Cheap flights to Ibiza land at the country's international airport situated close to Ibiza Town. The flight duration from the UK is around 2 hours and 30 minutes with multiple airlines including Monarch, British Airways, Jet 2 and Easyjet operating the route. Upon arrival in Ibiza, you can rent a car to reach your final destination, whether that be the quaint old streets of Ibiza Town or the bustling San Antonio. Regardless of where you choose to stay in Ibiza, the island's petite size (just 42km at the widest) means you'll never have to travel for longer than an hour from the airport to your accommodation. During the summer months, the island's peak travel period, booking a rental car in advance is strongly advised. It is important to check the documentation and deposit requirements when booking to make sure you have everything in order when you arrive to collect your vehicle.
Formentera: A short boat ride from Estacion Maritima in Ibiza is the paradisical island of Formentera. The questionable highlight of Formentera is the many unspoiled beaches and some of the best include Platja Llevant, Cala Saona and Espalmador. Ibiza Old Town: The UNESCO protected fortress, Dalt Vila, surrounds the town's quaint cobbled streets which are lined with kitsch bars and traditional restaurants. Head down to the port to explore the island's premier shopping district and stop for a drink to take in the sweeping vistas of natural beauty and Mediterranean history. San Antonio: San Antonio on the island's west coast is mainly populated by young people who flock here for the magnificent sunsets, to dine at the restaurants lining the promenade and to party till dawn at the numerous bars and clubs in the famed West End. Countryside: Head inland for stunning landscapes and scenery often overlooked by visitors who mainly explore the island's coastline.
Cropped by a rugged coastline, Ibiza holidays are about much more than just the beach. Vineyards and villas pepper the undulating country lanes and are a welcome contrast to the more developed coastal resorts. Exploring off the beaten path is easy when you rent a car in Ibiza, and it's small size means getting lost is rarely an issue. Santa Ines, a small enclave surrounded by rolling countryside and almond trees is just one of the many locations waiting to be discovered. Es Amunts Natural Park covers almost a quarter of the island and is the heart of Ibiza's flora and fauna. Rare species of plants, local herbs and a collection of wildlife all blossom here, and free guided tours with the Es Amunts Interpretation Centre are available.
While the driving age in Ibiza is 18, you must be 21 to legally hire a vehicle. In Ibiza, as with the rest of Spain, people drive on the right-hand side of the road. Drivers are required to carry their licence, registration and insurance, and seatbelts must be worn at all times. A mobile phone may only be used when in hands-free mode. The blood alcohol limit in Spain is 50 mg; authorities strictly impose this and driving after consuming any alcohol is not advised. Parking in Ibiza usually incurs a charge unless you have a designated space at your accommodation. Bays are marked in blue and you will need to carry some coins to purchase a ticket from the machine.