Fly To Ibiza, Spain
The official home of the rave (party, not the burger) is still one of the best places in the world to bash your nights away to electronic music, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a very peaceful island holiday on a visit to Ibiza. In fact, Ibiza’s Greek nickname translates into ‘Island of Pine Trees’ as these forests cover half of the island.
Partygoers can look forward to visiting Ibiza Town, the island’s capital along the south coast, and Sant Antoni to the West. These are the two clubbing capitals where the island literally pulsates throughout the night – especially in summer.
In contrast, the rest of the island is a peaceful paradise, with ample walking trails, idyllic beaches and thick woods. Whether you want to relax your holiday away, dance it away, or find a healthy balance, you can make a trip to Ibiza possible by finding the cheapest possible flights there with Travelstart – South Africa’s leading online travel agency.
Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South Africans do need a Visa to travel to Ibiza, Spain. As Spain forms part of the Schengen State, you need to apply for a Schengen Visa. You can only apply for it through the Spanish Embassy if this is the Schengen country in which you’ll be spending the most time. As delays are often encountered when applying through the Spanish Embassy, you’re advised to apply well in advance.
- The South African Embassy to Spain is in Madrid. Edificio Lista, Calle de Claudio Coello 91-6, Cor of J Ortega Y Gasset. Phone: +34 91 436 3780. There is also a South African Consulate in Bilbao and the Canary Islands.
See and do
Perhaps the most renowned place from which to watch the sunset, Cala D'hort is a small beach overlooking Es Verda, a large limestone rock protruding from the water and steeped in mystic history.
D’Alt Villa is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and great for an afternoon of culture and history. Stroll up the steep, winding cobblestone streets of this fortified city, stop at one of the many restaurants along the way and enjoy magnificent views across Ibiza Town from the top.
Spend hours lazing on the beach or relaxing at the beach bars. Cala Compte, Cala Bassa, Playa Cala Salada and Cala Conte are but a few of the beaches that will take your breath away. In the evenings, hop from club to club until the sun rises the next morning.
Explore both the coastal and inland beauty of the island from behind the handlebars as you dodge the crowds on a scenic bicycle tour of Ibiza or discover the ocean life of the Mediterranean as you dive along the island’s 200km stretch of natural coastline.
Ibiza Airport (Aena Aeropuertos) – IBZ
A fairly small airport, with only one terminal where both domestic and international flights depart and arrive, Ibiza Airport gets quite busy in the summer months. Still, it has everything you need for a swift and efficient airport experience.
Food and beverage: A range of bars and coffee shops are available at the airport, including Caffriccio Coffe, Farggi, Espression Lavazza, the curiously named F*** me I’m Famous, Gambrinus, Illy Café and Medas Beer. Restaurant and fast food include Burger King, Arg and Henry J. Beans.
Currency Exchange: Apart from the ATM’s spread across the airport, you’ll also find the Bureaux de Change in the terminal where you arrive and depart.
Lost Luggage: On the ground floor is a baggage reclaim hall where you can enquire about lost luggage from individual airlines.
Car hire: Car rental services at Ibiza Airport are available from Avis, Enterprise Atesa, Europcar and Hertz.
Airport Hub: Ibiza Airport (code IBZ) is a hub for Vueling.