Travelling In Ibiza
Like every other great travel destination, Ibiza too boasts of excellent transport links. The mass influx of tourists in the summer to the Balearics is a big opportunity for travelling in Ibiza. The sheer number of tourists arriving requires efficiency, not just in scheduling but also in the design of Ibiza’s internal road and water links.
Air To The Throne
Most international tourists arrive in Ibiza on flights from mainland Europe and the rest of the world. The Sant Josep Airport, based in the south of the island, receives the overwhelming bulk of the overseas flight arrivals. Among those are most of Europe’s big air services, like Air Berlin, Air France, Iberia and Ryanair. And come the hectic summer seasons, these are joined by charter flights too, packed with partygoers.
The Sea Fare
One of the more niche ways of travelling in Ibiza are the waterways. Companies like Acciona Trasmeditteranea and Balearia operate extremely reliable boat services, which arrive and depart from Ibiza’s various island entry points. There are ferries arriving from Barcelona, Valencia and Majorca at the island’s biggest ports, at Sant Antoni and Ibiza town. The same ferry services also have regular shuttles to other islands in the Balearic chain, like Formentera, Santa Eularia and Figueretes.
Back On Land
Clearly, visitors have no lack of options when arriving in Ibiza. But choosing a travel option on the islands can be a slightly trickier task. For one thing, Ibiza is a big island; about five times the size of Mikonos. And it is full of great sights and places to visit. So, your plans for travelling in Ibiza must also include transportation arrangements on the island.
Though there are rental cars and buses operated by Transporte Por Carratera de Ibiza, the best way to see the islands is on a bicycle. In fact, the local sports council along with cycle clubs even organizes a scenic 30 km ride along the Peu de sa Talaia route. No better way to see the gorgeous Mediterranean panoramas rising out of hillsides!
As you can tell, travelling in Ibiza does not have to be expensive or troublesome, if only you plan it right and stick to it.