Car hire in Ibiza
The last thing you want is to wait for you hire car in Ibiza when you could be off to a pool party at Ocean Beach. Choose Carhirespain.net to make sure everything is arranged and your booking and pick up go smoothly.
Make sure you have pre-booked your airport pick-up and that one of our fleet of economy cars, SUVs or luxury cars is ready for you. Our car rental search will put you in an unlimited-mileage hire car that will take you to Pasha and beyond. Whether you want to do Ibiza in style or on the cheap, Carhirespain.net has the rental car for you.
Ibiza is the jewel of the Balearic, the stuff of legend and somewhat notorious all at once. It is the ultimate tropical fantasy – nights of shameless hedonism and days of therapeutic bliss.
Known for super-clubs like the legendary Pasha, Amnesia, and Space (now Hi Ibiza) Ibiza is a mecca for the electronic scene for both clubbers and celebrities. They come to hear the world’s top DJs spin and lose themselves in the techno vibe. There is no telling who you may bump into at night in Ibiza Town or Sant Antoni on a night out.
But it’s not all super clubs, Ibiza is known for its day parties, more intimate beachside clubs and exclusive after parties if you can swing the right hook-up.
With all the glitz and glamour, it is no surprise that there is an amazing food culture in Ibiza. The island is, in many ways, going back to its roots with a burgeoning field-to-fork movement. Many of the island’s restaurants are sourcing locally grown organic produce and pairing it with the amazing seafood the Balearic has to offer. You can explore restaurants for days on Ibiza if clubbing isn’t your thing. The island has no shortage of charming smaller bars and local pubs either.
Ibiza Town is rich in tradition and cultural history. This should not be surprising as the island was once a stopping point for the Phoenicians, even before the Romans started exploring. The island has a rich ancient past.
But let’s not forget about the other charms of the island. There is something to do in Ibiza for everyone. You can relax on the countless beaches and in the sea, watersports are easily within your reach.
If you are looking for something more sedate, head out to experience delicious ocean-fresh seafood, take in chill sunsets with a beer, wine or cocktail.
The island has a UNESCO world heritage site, the Dalt Vila, and traditional whitewashed towns to explore in its quiet interior.
If the water is your thing, Ibiza boasts a record 15 Blue Flag beaches along its shores. But don’t limit yourself, those are just the beginning, there are hundreds of small coves if you want to get away from the horde. There are over 20 dive schools listed on the island.
Ibiza is truly an international playground, and, in season, you can get a direct flight from almost every major city in Europe or the UK. Local flights from Gran Canaria, Mallorca, Alicante, Madrid and pretty much every other Spanish city land at the airport daily.
If you are coming from the mainland and don’t want to fly, you can also take one or the ferries which leave from the harbour of Sant Antoni and Ibiza Town. They travel between Ibiza and Barcelona, Majorca, Dénia, and Valencia.
There are also ferries to Formentera leaving Sant Antoni Harbour once per week and daily from Ibiza Town, Santa Eulària, and Figueretes–Platja d’en Bossa.
What to see in Ibiza with a hire car
While there is a decent public transport system, having a rental car is the only way to explore Ibiza and get off the beaten track. Here are just a few of the many slightly out of the way places you will have access to:
A Day at Talamanca Beach
Talamanca is an area about 15 minutes outside Ibiza Town in your car hire. It is home to UNESCO world heritage site Dalt Vila and a beautiful nearby town called Jesus.
Talamanca beach, one of the largest beaches on Ibiza, lies several minutes away from the marina. The sand is a snowy white that contrast the development behind it.
Fringed by pine-covered hills and a little holiday complex at Cap Martinet, Talamanca is family-friendly and safe for children because of its gentle waters, a result of its location between two large headlands.
Hardly uncivilized, you can lounge in the sun or just grab a meal On Talamanca. Your choices are plentiful, international cuisine can be found beside the local Balearic seafood stew and other traditional dishes. It extremely easy to while away a day here, swimming, eating and soaking up the Balearic vibe
Peaceful Santa Eulalia
Santa Eulalia is a great place to avoid all evidence of Ibiza’s wild nightlife. It is a much-loved family resort found 10 miles (around 15 kilometres) to the northeast of Ibiza Town. It is much more quiet than the beaches around the capital — definitely not a party beach.
Covered by rich golden sand, there are plenty of places to eat and shop on Santa Eulalia. The nearby resort makes it an excellent place to pass the day and park your hire car.
Santa Eulalia has a scenic promenade that spans the entire length of the beach. In true Balearic style, it is palm-shaded and, at night, lit by beautiful wrought-iron lamp posts.
If you brought your golf clubs, put them in the rental car too. Ibiza’s only golf course is nearby the resort. You can leave the family in comfort while you sneak in a round of golf.
If you happen to be there on a Saturday, Saturday the Las Dalias Hippie Market is minutes away in San Carlos.
Finally, if you are feeling particularly active, climb Puig de Missa check out the old church at the top of the hill.
Cala Comte’s Magical Sunsets
While not exactly a secret, the Cala Comte is certainly underrated and may well be the best beach on Ibiza. It is a short drive in your hire car from San Antonio and connected to the party town by busses and ferries in the summer.
Cala Comte is a 2,500 feet long (800 meter) twist of sand that hugs the contour of the rocky coast. The view is jaw-dropping and very definitely worth the trip. A nearby offshore island creates rich turquoise pools that look like lagoons.
After a day at the beach, head behind the rocks. You will find a cluster of bars that fill in the evenings with people relaxing and watching the sun sink into this epic coastline.
Beaches of the Northeast
Up in the northeast hides a string of peaceful beaches that are free from the crowds down south. If peaceful paradise it what you are after, point your hire car to the north and explore the quietest beaches Ibiza has to offer. You won’t be disappointed by the tranquil sands and crystal waters that lie along the northeast coast.
You could easily take the hire car from one to the next in an afternoon or explore them at a much more sedate pace. Playa Cala Xarraca is an excellent place to start with sunbathing on the stone pier. Playa de La Cueva (De Portinatx), with its rocky beach, is next in line. End your afternoon on the exquisite sand of Cala D’En Serra.
Cala Saladeta and Cala Salada
Cala Salada is the next place to take your car hire. It is one of the islands clearest beaches, with glass-like water. With no reliable public transit to get you there, you will need to have your own transportation.
Cala Salada is quite close to Sant Antonio, drive 10 minutes and you will find this rocky beach hiding beyond a lightly-forested parking area.
It is a short hike down steep steps to the beach. While Cala Salada is memorable in its own right, put on some good shoes and make the trek over the rocks to Cala Saladetta. It is a truly beautiful place. You have found peace on Ibiza.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it worth hiring a car in Ibiza?
Yes, it is definitely worth it to rent a car in Ibiza. The island is quite large and local transportation can vary in both cost and reliability, especially in the early mornings and evenings. Having your own hire car will save you money if you plan to explore the island. The freedom you gain having your own hire car is priceless.
If you do decide to hire a car for your holiday in Ibiza, please check out Carhirespain.net. We will help you find the car and rental policy that suit you best.
How much is it to hire a car in Ibiza?
The cost of renting a hire car varies. It depends on many factors – when you book, where you book, and the type of car are just three factors that can affect the cost of your rental.
For an accurate idea of what your car hire will cost, please check out Carhirespain.net’s car rental search. It will give you the real numbers so you can compare costs and options and chose the hire car best for you.
Is there a charge for pick up at Ibiza Airport?
For the cost of an airport pick-up please visit our Carhirespain.net rental search. It will allow you to compare the costs of picking up your hire car in the terminal and renting a car off-site.
Generally, if you have pre-booked your car hire, there will be no additional fees if you have arranged an airport pick-up.
What documents do I need to rent a car in Ibiza?
To hire a car in Ibiza you will need the following documents:
Credit Card – you can’t rent a car without a credit card. The card must have enough funds to cover the whole of the rental costs, including security and any fuel deposits as well as excess fees.
Driving Licence – You’ll need to have a valid driving license and have held it for at least one year. Requirements can vary from supplier to supplier so you may also have to show an ID card, passport or international driving permit.
Carhirespain.net will provide you with a list of the necessary documents along with your hire voucher.