It's no secret that there is so much more to Ibiza than its 'party capital of the planet' title, though this label is richly deserved. Lovers of this Spanish island will tell you about the incredible beaches, the lively food and fashion scenes, mesmerising history and hippy roots, as well as raving about the nightclubs, dance music and lively summer party scene.
To unlock the true potential of Ibiza, car hire is the key to discovering this beautiful Balearic Island.
There are beaches and coves galore circling its 220 square miles, so a little slice of Ibiza beach heaven is never far away.
Car hire in Ibiza means that even the most secluded spots and isolated beaches on the island are within reach - perhaps you will even find the “secret” cove of Atlantis.
Hiring your car at Ibiza Airport (IBZ) is the most convenient option before heading off to your hotel, self-catering or villa accommodation in destinations such as popular San Antonio, Playa d'en Bossa and Ibiza Town. Reaching rural villages such as Sant Joan (San Juan), quieter family resorts such as Santa Eulalia, Puerto de San Miguel, Portinatx, and bay resorts Es Cana and Casa Llonga, is also made simple with car hire.
Ibiza Town is the place to gaze into Ibiza's historical soul. The UNESCO World Heritage listed fortress of Dalt Vila is enthralling, and you'll find a number of listed sites across the island, including the catacombs of Puig Des Molins. The Salt Flats (Las Salinas) form another impressive listed landmark on Ibiza.
Family and sporting fun can be found at Club Fiestaland park near Playa d'en Bossa and, if you fancy a day trip off the island, you can take the car by ferry to the airport-free island of Formentera with its pristine beaches.
Of course, no guide to Ibiza is complete without mentioning the club scene. You might find that partying in Ibiza is made easier with your hire car as the majority of the biggest clubs are found in Ibiza Town and San Antonio and on the highway between the two towns. However, a designated driver is essential.
As with anywhere in Spain, drive on the right.
Unleaded fuel is gasolina sin plomo and diesel is gas-oil or gasóleo.
The police in Ibiza are strict, so follow the laws of the road and keep documents to hand. The drink-driving laws are also much stricter than in the UK. It should go without saying: never drink and drive.
The way locals park their cars in Ibiza could be described as “imaginative”, but stick to the marked bays and pay for a ticket. It's worth taking out the full insurance option too as car bumpers are treated as just that.
Booking your car hire before you travel is recommended and should present attractive savings compared to arranging car hire on arrival in Ibiza. The credit card you book with will need to be produced upon collection.
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