Ibiza is one of Spain's Balearic Islands in the western Mediterranean. It is only 30 miles by 12 miles wide but has had a big impact on European culture in the last 50 years. At first it was one of the original hippy retreats, but for years now has been a dance mecca. The legacy of that history is an anything-goes atmosphere, so there's plenty to explore and hiring a car in Ibiza will give you the opportunity to take it all in, while exploring the whole island. You'll find the interior is largely arid and unspoilt, the coast is dotted with magical coves and beaches, and the capital, Ibiza Town, is the main focus of the world-famous nightlife.
Rent a car in Ibiza you'll soon find that the island has become one of the continent's trendiest destinations as you navigate your way around its beauty. The main clubbing season runs from June to September, but there's plenty more to see than that. Start your tour by exploring Ibiza's coast. The main resort beaches are good and often have excellent watersports facilities. For beach beauty, lively Playa d'en Bossa will appeal to the younger crowd, while Portinatx, to the north, will suit sun-seeking families. Inland, you can drive around the unspoilt pine forests, olive groves and fruit orchards dotted with sleepy villages. You'll see ancient ruins, Arab-style water wheels and white-washed cube-shaped houses. Visitors interested in the area's ‘hippy' history should take in the still-popular hippy markets which are held weekly (the biggest is Punta Arabi in Es Cana). As a base for your visit, you might consider one of Ibiza's many pretty towns – perhaps somewhere along the south-eastern coast – but wherever you find yourself, most attractions are only a short drive away.
Opening hours: (Seasonal location)
From 1 October until 31 March: Mo-Su 0700-2300
From 1 April until 30 September: Mo-Su 0700-2400
Address: Airport, Balearic Islands