Ibiza, located in the Mediterranean Sea just 79 km from the coast of Valencia, is one of the Balearic Islands renowned worldwide as the prime party and luxury yacht destination in Europe. However, this beautiful island is much more than just a party destination. It is exceptional because of its hidden bays, stunning country roads, delicious Mediterranean cuisine, and breath-taking landscapes that make yacht charter in Ibiza perfect.
Why is Ibiza Popular Among Sailors?
Hundreds of stunning coves, mountains, and picturesque town – it's all waiting for you when you charter a yacht in Ibiza. This area has everything a sailor would want on his sailing holiday: the weather with mild temperatures all year long, a not very rough ocean, and a wide range of amenities, landscapes, beaches, and marinas to choose from. Ibiza is best known as a party island with the best nightlife, electronic music, and the hottest summer club scene.
But there is also a family-friendly side to Ibiza with rich cultural and historical sights accompanied by large portions of the island preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A yacht charter in Ibiza is an ideal way to explore the best of both worlds.
Yacht Charter in Ibiza Sailing Region
Yacht charter in Ibiza gives you the opportunity to experience the island in the best possible way. Party in Europe’s best nightclubs in San Antonio or Playa d’en Bossa, with performances of the world’s best DJs. Choose among various yacht rental options and enjoy the amazing sunsets on the terrace of the famous Cafe Del Mar and feel the Balearic vibe.
Charter a yacht in Ibiza and visit its peaceful north and northeast parts to get the full experience of this island. Sail to the neighbouring unspoilt island of Formentera on your sailing boat or catamaran. Both Ibiza and Formentera are covered in pine trees and are called the Pine Islands. Big parts of the islands are registered as UNESCO World Heritage Sites and you should visit at least some of them, such as the old part of Ibiza Town or the remains of the first Phoenician settlement at Sa Caleta.
Best time to charter a yacht and sail Ibiza is from April to October. The party season starts in June and lasts till early October, but the islands are beautiful in early spring, too.
Best Places to Visit in Ibiza region
Ibiza Town (officially named Eivissa) is in the south-eastern part of the island overlooking the Mediterranean Sea with its walled fortress and cobblestone streets. In the old town, you can explore the Castle of Ibiza, one of the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, or walk the streets of Dalt Vila with spectacular views of the whole city and watch as this historic city turns into the best party destination when the night starts. In case you are visiting Ibiza for partying, numerous clubs and bars are waiting just for you.
Some of the most popular ones are S’Escalinata, Sa Trinxa Beach Bar, Portinatx, Pacha Ibiza, The Rock Bar Ibiza and many more, just take a walk through the town and listen to where the music is coming from, thus discovering a new club every day.
The second-largest town in Ibiza - Sant Antoni de Portmany offers everything from the relaxing atmosphere on the Sunset Strip to the spectacular clubbing scene in the West End area. Stroll down Passeig de ses Fonts, an area full of palm trees, massive, illuminated fountains, restaurants and bars, or take a photo in the Egg, the best-known landmark of the city. The most popular beach in the area and probably on the whole island is Cala Comte, located just outside of the city.
In case you want to explore the nature reserves of Ibiza, you are in luck because Ibiza can offer a variety of locations for you. Ses Salines Natural Park with wetlands, dunes, beaches, and salt flats along with thousands of bird species is an ideal place for birdwatching. On the west coast of the island, you can visit Punta Galera and its many rock formations rising above the sea. If you want to experience how ancient smugglers felt, go visit Can Marça Caves, a series of underground caverns once used by smugglers to store contraband.
Important Info for Sailing in Ibiza Sailing Region
Best time to sail
April - October
Most popular marinas
Sant Antoni de Portmany, Marina Port Ibiza, Club Nautico Ibiza, St. Eulalia-Ibiza
Ibiza Airport (IBZ)
Number of charter yachts
Ibiza Gold Cup, Ibiza JoySail
Ibiza Town, C’an Marça Caves, Aquarium Cap Blanc, Ses Salines National Park, Es Vedra Island
Gastronomy Highlights of Ibiza Sailing Region
Ibiza’s cuisine is a part of wider, Balearic cuisine since it shares many dishes with its neighbouring islands. However, the islands’ isolation from one another in the past led to the development of individual traditional dishes. Ibiza’s cuisine is rich in vegetables, cereal and legumes as well as being low in fats. When you charter a yacht in Ibiza be sure to get a taste of the island’s signature dishes!
Sofrit pages is a typical Spanish stew that has its origins in Ibiza. It is prepared with a range of meats, including lamb, chicken, and sausages like sobrassada, as well as potatoes, bell peppers, artichokes, and other vegetables.
A unique Balearic Island delicacy – Sobrassada is a reddish-coloured sausage made with pork mince, bacon, salt and spices. Since sobrassada has a soft pâté-like consistency, it is typically spread on toast or bread rather than being sliced. This sausage can also be used as a condiment or a topping for coca de recapte.
A Spanish flatbread, Coca de recapte, similar to Italian pizza traditionally eaten cold. Coca dough is made with flour, salt, olive oil, yeast, sugar, and warm water, while the most traditional Coca de recapte topping – escalivada is a preparation of roasted eggplant, red peppers, and onions, sometimes also topped with sardine fillets, fresh or tinned, or butifarra and onion or spinach and pine nuts.
Flaó de Ibiza, or Flaó d'Eivissa, Flaó Eivissenc is Ibiza’ most popular dessert. It has a pastry base filled with fresh cheese, eggs, sugar or honey, citrus zest, fresh mint and anise liqueur.