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    Sailing holidays in Ibiza

    A Guide to setting sail in Ibiza: Stunning sunsets, tranquil bays and vibrant nightlife

    Zizoo's Guide to Sailing in Ibiza

    Charter a yacht in Ibiza and discover its extraordinary beaches, exciting nightlife and breathtaking sunsets. By boat, you can easily reach Ibiza's hidden treasures – from the historic Old Town and San Antonio to the picturesque beaches and coves all across the island. The island’s natural beauty and excellent cruising grounds exceed its well-known reputation as a party spot, making it the perfect destination for your next sailing holiday in Spain.


    • Pulsating nightlife
    • Alluring beaches
    • Inspiring landscapes
    • Best time to sail
      April through October
    • Currency
    • Boat base locations
      Ibiza Magna, Marina Ibiza, Puerto de Santa Eulalia
    • Languages spoken
    • Closest airports
      Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona, Valencia
    • Tips
      Cova de Can Marçà, the nearby island of Formentera, the historic Old Town of San Antonio
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    Ibiza is the most celebrated island in the Balearic Island group and rightfully so. Situated in the Mediterranean Sea, east of Valencia, Ibiza can be reached by boat or plane. Choose to sail to the island from a number of larger ports including Mallorca, Barcelona and Valencia or fly to its international airport, which serves many flights coming from the Spanish Peninsula and Europe. From the airport you can get to your yacht by taxi or public transportation and start your Ibiza sailing holiday.

    Ibiza boasts a pleasurable Mediterranean climate with long, hot and dry summers. While it’s pleasant for sailing during most of the year, summer is undoubtedly the most popular season when you can enjoy incredible beach and yacht parties, fantastic weather and dynamic festivals. Ibiza Magna marina is the largest and most popular place to rent a boat in Ibiza. Its prime location next to the Old Town makes it perfect for exploring the seafront, which is full of quaint restaurants, a variety of bars, and several shops.

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    Cave inside a cliff in Port de Sant Miquel de Balansat
    Cova de Can Marca

    Ibiza is renowned for its party life. Arrive in style on your own private yacht and party until the sun comes up at clubs like Cala Salada, Las Salinas, and Cala Conta. If you're looking for a more secluded and serene spot to kick off your sandals and relax, then check out beaches such as Cala Llentrisca, Cala Tarida, and Cala Llentia, which feature idyllic coves framed by cliffs and clear, turquoise water. 

    The island is not only famous for its parties, but is also home to a wealth of biodiversity and historic landmarks. In 1999, many of the island's natural and cultural sites was inscribed on the UNESCO List of World Heritage. You can explore each of the designated siates during your sailing holiday as you make your way around the island.  


    In addition to snorkelling and lounging on the beach, one thing that should be on your agenda when sailing around Ibiza is a trip to Cova de Can Marçà, where you can explore underground caves with colourful illumination. Port de San Miguel is located nearby, so you can moor your boat here and then check out the island's stunning natural features. 

    After a day of hiking or walking around the island's cliffs, coastal routes, vineyards and charming villages, enjoy an increible view of Ibiza's famous sunsets aboard your yacht or at one of the fantastic seafront bars and restaurants around the marina. Definitely a must during your sailing holiday in Ibiza.

    Ibiza's natural beauty and excellent sailing grounds exceed its well-known reputation as a party island.

    Cala in Ibiza

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    View of the fortress in San Antonio, Ibiza
    San Antonio

    Only 50km wide, the island is best explored by boat, giving you the chance to discover the many hidden coves and shores that are not easily found with land transportation. Start your own private sailing holiday in Ibiza in the northwest of the island between San Antonio and San Vicente. Here the coast is lined with almond, olive and fig trees, picturesque woods and green valleys. Ibiza's large and small bays with stunning white sandy beaches and turquoise waters invite you to relax in the sun. Before heading down to Puerto de Ibiza make a stop at Cala Mastella. This fantastic little cove is surrounded by lush nature and offers a great little beach and romantic seaside restaurant.

    There are several routes you can take on your sailing holiday. Many people start in San Antonio and head down the western side of the island to Formentera. Another option is to do a complete loop around the island, with the possibility of stopping off at Formentera. Sailing around Ibiza is a true delight. Thanks to the island’s small size, you can sail around Ibiza in a couple of days or you can extend your trip to do some island hopping around Mallorca, Minorca and Formentera. 

    Ibiza's large and small bays with stunning white sandy beaches and turquoise waters invite you to relax in the sun.

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    Sailing at Balearic Islands
    Crystal waters of Ibiza

    The best time to plan your Ibiza sailing holiday is between May and October. Naturally, the summer months bring more traffic to the seas and beaches, but the winds in the area are perfect for sailing. The position of the Balearic Islands offers protection from strong wind gusts, meaning you will enjoy safe and easy sailing during your sailing holiday in Ibiza. In the spring and summer, you’ll enjoy temperatures in the low to high 20’s. August boasts the hottest temperatures, but a dip in the tranquil Mediterranean will cool you off from the heat. Swell in the summer tends to be on the lower side, normally below a metre and the sea is generally smooth and calm.   

    When you go sailing in Ibiza, mooring reservations are recommended at the more popular resorts. Popular places to moor your boat include the marina in Santa Eulalia on the eastern coast and the marina in San Antonio, the largest town on the island. However, there are multiple bays and coves surrounding the island where no reservation is necessary and you can simply turn up and moor your vessel. Though the conditions are often temperate and very amenable for beginners, you can also hire a skipper for your sailing holiday from Zizoo to put your mind at rest. Having your own skipper gives you the opportunity to sit back and relax and not have to worry about the sailing itself.

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    Sunset in Ibiza

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    Zizoo's Guide to Sailing in Spain

    Chartering a yacht in Spain is one of the best ways to explore the beauty and diversity of one of the world's most visited destinations. With 8000 km of stunning coastline, Spain is also one of the most dynamic sailing destinations. From the golden beaches of Marbella to the vibrant coastal city of Barcelona, Spain offers the perfect mix of culture and relaxation. 


    • Incredible island regions
    • Stunning beaches
    • Vibrant cities, charming coastal villages and unbeatable nightlife 

    • Best time to sail
      May - September
    • Currency
    • Boat base locations
      Barcelona, Balearic and Canary Islands, Malaga
    • Languages spoken
    • Closest airports
      Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife, Lanzarote
    • Tips
      Party island of Ibiza, Costa Blanca, architecture by Gaudi, fantastic cuisine