To fully appreciate the island of Ibiza and the comfort of travelling independently throughout Spain, it is recommended to take a car hire. Ibiza airport contains many companies which are easy to locate close to the exit of the main arrivals hall.
All the car rental companies that you find at Ibiza airport are completely professional and can offer customers a wide variety of vehicles suitable for all purposes, budgets and tastes.
Within the airport, you will experienced car hire staff who can answer any questions you may have if you are not sure what car would best serve your needs.
We recommend hiring a car via the Internet, prior to your arrival. The process is simply choosing a car, filling out a booking form and then you will receive your invoice and confirmation of your booking. Make sure to print out both as proof of your booking.
On arrival at Ibiza airport, the car hire company of your choice will need to see your driver’s licence, valid credit card and passport.
Car hire Ibiza airport requirements
- Many car hire companies have a minimum age requirement (usually 25) and an upper age limit for some vehicles.
- Younger drivers (18-24) might be subject to higher charge rates.
- To confirm your booking, many car hire companies at the airport will request your credit card as proof of booking.
Car hire tips
- When booking through the Internet, it is wise to check prices from several car hire companies before you make a booking
- Choose your car type carefully, depending on the purpose of your visit (business, holiday, covering short or longer distances etc), amount of luggage and passengers, etc
- Booking prior to your arrival allows a larger choice of car and usually a better price
- When collecting your car, please ensure you fully check for possible damage and inform your car hire representative
- Do you need any special requirement? Child seats, wheelchair access. Confirm that these are available and if any charges will apply
Car hire companies at Ibiza airport
The list of the represented at car hire companies at Ibiza airport companies includes some international and local operators:
Avis Car Hire : Telephone: +34 971 809 176
Centauro Car Hire : Telephone: +34 971 394 917
Europcar Hire : Telephone: +34 971 396 744/+34 971 395 385
Hertz Car Hire : Telephone +34 971 809 178
Auriga Crown Car Hire : Telephone: +34 971 308 854
Things to see in Ibiza
Once you have collected your car hire at Ibiza airport, you will need to know where to go and what to visit in this beautiful island. Ibiza, also known as ‘white island’, is home to some wonderful places of interest along with its natural beauty.
Monuments and tourist sites:
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Snows
Ibiza’s 14th century cathedral combines several architectural styles due to work carried out over time. The initial church contained five chapels, dedicated to the Saints – James & Michael, Tecla & Anthony, John Baptist & John Evangelist, Peter & Paul. During the 16th-century, the current structure was built in Catalan Gothic style. Major renovations took place during the 18th century in baroque style. The Cathedral museum contains some fine examples of religious art.
Centre d’Interpretació Madina Yasiba
An interesting replica of the medieval Muslim city of Madina Yabisa, which existed prior to the island’s fall to Christian forces in 1235. The centre uses audiovisuals and maps to help visitors imagine the medieval city. There are many interesting artefacts also on display. Several of the walls are the original Islamic-era defensive walls.
Necròpolis del Puig des Molins
A fascinating site and the largest and best-preserved necropolis in the world. These tombs date back to the 7th century BC during Phoenician times and there are over 3000 burial tombs dug into the hills. A museum currently displays terracotta figures and jewelry discovered within the tombs.
This fortification consists of 7 artillery bastions and is a great place to visit for stunning views and historical interest. Access is via a ramp starting at Plaça de Sa Font up to the main entrance. The fort was completed in 1585 and contains impressive defensive walls, some of which are 22m in height.
Set in a beautiful 15th century mansion, the Museu Puget exhibits the work of local artists Narcís Puget Viñas (1874-1960) and his son Narcís Puget Riquer (1916-83). The collection on display contains 130 pieces. Temporary exhibits are displayed downstairs and tend to be local artists.
For military or history aficionados, this exhibit is truly a wonderful experience. Located in the Baluard de Sant Jaume, visitors can see military paraphernalia and even try on body armour. There are also audiovisual displays to demonstrate artillery warfare and firing a canon.
Torre d’en Galmés
These bronze-age megaliths, located southwest of Alaior, are very interesting. The information centre offers an excellent video presentation of the construction and history of the talayots. There are 3 talayots that can be visited on the hilltop, as well as deep underground storage chambers and a complicated water collection system.
Ibiza festivals and parades:
- Feast of the Epiphany: The celebrations start on the evening of January 5, when the Three Kings arrive in the port of Ibiza by ship. The arrival is combined with an elaborate parade of floats that pass through the town. The following day commemorates the arrival of the three kings in Bethlehem, with children waking up to find presents left by the kings.
- Carnaval: The annual carnaval takes place 40 days before Easter, and is a week-long festival. The festivities include fancy costume parties, cart racing from the hill of old town to Vara de Rey, music concerts, street markets, dancing, and childrens parties. A great festival for all members of the family.
- Ibiza International film Festival: The festival began in 2007 and aims to promote independent productions worldwide. Several movie screenings and an awards ceremony culminates with the main prize, the Falcó d’Or, awarded to best movie.
- First Sunday in May: A local fiesta in Santa Eulalia to celebrate a “miracle” from the 14th century, when the church roof collapsed after everyone inside had been evacuated. To celebrate this event, a large parade takes place including horses, carriages and the local town hall band. Food and drink is available.
- Dia del Carmen July 16th: To celebrate the patron saint of the fisherman, the fishing towns of Ibiza and San Antonio hold parades, music concerts, beach parties and markets.
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