by Santorini Dave • Updated: May 31, 2019
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When is the best time to visit Ibiza?
The best time to visit Ibiza is during summer, from late May through early October, when temperatures are hot (often 30°C or higher) and the parties are even hotter. Expect lots of action, plenty of tourists, and the highest accommodation rates of the year. Visit late spring or early fall to avoid the biggest crowds and the hottest temperatures.
- The Best Time to Visit Ibiza for Good Weather: The best time to visit Ibiza for good weather is from May through October, when visitors can expect plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures. Earlier and later in the season, expect temperatures in the low to mid-20s, and during the midsummer peak, around 30°C.
- Best Time for Sightseeing: In addition to having great weather, May through October in Ibiza is also ideal for sightseeing. But if you want to enjoy warm weather without peak crowds to interrupt the views, aim for April through early May or around mid to late-October.
- Best Time for Beaches: The best time to go to Ibiza for a beach-focused vacation is when sea temperatures are most comfortable for swimming. In June they can still be a bit cool, but by July and August, they’re ideal at around 26°C – and will continue to be pleasant through around mid-October. For those who just want to come and soak up the sun and the sand, anytime from May through October will be enjoyable.
- Best Time for Festivals: Ibiza is famous for its parties and festivals, with May through October featuring some of the biggest and best. It all kicks off with the Ibiza International Music Summit in late May, bringing big-name concerts with international superstars. Ibiza Rocks takes place in mid-June, as do the annual gay pride festivities. Towns and villages across the island frequently celebrate their patron saint’s feast day during the summer, and the Ibiza Jazz Festival is hosted for three days in early September. The fun continues into October with the Ibiza Light Festival.
Ibiza Travel Seasons
- High Season (mid-June through mid-September): High season is basically summer, Ibiza’s peak party season. Expect temperatures to be hot, humidity high, and the islands jam-packed with visitors. Those who plan to visit during high season will want to book accommodations well in advance and schedule sufficient travel time to allow for dense road traffic and hard-to-find beach parking.
- Shoulder Season (April through mid-June and mid-September through October): Late spring and early fall are ideal times to visit Ibiza to avoid the island’s biggest crowds and hottest temperatures. Travelers will find the greatest number of resorts open from early May through mid-June, or mid-September through early October when the season just begins to wind down. Accommodation rates are usually discounted during the shoulder season, sometimes significantly.
- Low Season (November through March): Low season encompasses winter, as well as late fall and early spring. Winter in Ibiza is fairly mild, with temperatures of 20°C not uncommon. While this is technically the wet season, precipitation is relatively minimal – even the rainiest month in this period averages only 39mm of precipitation. Room rates may be half the cost of what they will be in the high season, but many hotels and restaurants will be closed for business.
Ibiza Weather by Month
- Ibiza Weather in January: Ibiza is rarely considered as a winter vacation destination, though it’s actually rather mild – even in January, one of the island’s coldest months. This can be an ideal time to enjoy the beautiful scenery without the crowds, with afternoon temperatures climbing to 15°C and only around 40mm of rain across the month – it only rains on about a third of the days in January. Bring a comfortable pair of shoes and dress in layers, bringing sweaters, sweatshirts and the like; you can enjoy scenic walks in addition to many of the other delights Ibiza offers (other than a dip in the sea with water temperatures rather chilly now). January days are short, with sunrise at 8:12 a.m. and sunset at 5:42 p.m., so plan your agenda accordingly. (Average Max Temperature: 15°C. Average Precipitation: 40mm.)
- Ibiza Weather in February: February is another cool month in Ibiza, though temperatures are beginning to rise, with the afternoon high now up to 16°C and the chance of rainfall decreasing slightly to 38mm over 7 days. Now is the perfect time to bring long pants, sweatshirts, and sweaters for comfortably enjoying historic sights and hiking trails. You may need a bathing suit but with sea temperatures remaining at 15°C, it’s going to be too chilly for a dip in the ocean. Swimming in a heated pool, on the other hand, is enjoyable now. (Average Max Temperature: 16°C. Average Precipitation: 38mm.)
- Ibiza Weather in March: Ibiza weather continues to improve in March, with average precipitation decreasing even more now (down to 33mm over seven days) and high temperatures creeping up another degree to a relatively balmy 17°C. Some years it can reach the mid-20s, especially later in the month. There’s typically lots of sun and dry weather, so bring a mix of clothing, including short-sleeve shirts, dresses, and shorts along with items for cooler weather, especially in the mornings and evenings. Swimming in the sea will probably have to wait, however, with water temperatures remaining at 15°C. (Average Max Temperature: 17°C. Average Precipitation: 33mm.)
- Ibiza Weather in April: Thanks to Ibiza’s pleasant Mediterranean climate, April brings wonderfully warm spring weather and lots of sunshine with an average high temperature of 20°C. Precipitation is minimal, only 36mm over 7 days this month. More good news in that the sea temperatures are warming again too, though at 16°C it’s probably still too cool for anything more than a quick dip. Instead, hit the heated pool or enjoy lounging on the sand, soaking up the beachy sunshine. Pack clothing for warmer weather, although you’ll still need a sweater or sweatshirt for cooler evenings. (Average Max Temperature: 20°C. Average Precipitation: 36mm.)
- Ibiza Weather in May: May is a wonderful time to be in Ibiza, with temperatures rising to 23°C and occasionally in the upper 20s, though never unbearably hot. There’s very little rain as well, only 27mm over seven days in May. Daylight hours increase to over 14 hours and 40 minutes by the end of the month, leaving plenty of time to enjoy the beaches and other sights. While sea temperatures are still quite cool at 18°C, a short dip can be enjoyable. Bring clothing for warm weather, along with sunglasses, sunscreen, and a wide-brimmed hat. But don’t forget a light jacket or sweater for evenings – the low temperature is a bit brisk at 14°C. (Average Max Temperature: 23°C. Average Precipitation: 27mm.)
- Ibiza Weather in June: Summer has arrived, Ibiza afternoons will reach a warm 27°C and often higher, especially later in June. The low temperature rises quite a bit too, to 18°C, so even nights are relatively warm now. Rain is rare, with an average of only 12mm falling over four days this month. Bring lightweight, summer clothing and beachwear, including a swim suit – sea temperatures are now at 21°C. This month also brings the longest day of the year; on the Summer Solstice the sun rises at 6:29 a.m. and doesn’t set until 9:22 p.m. (Average Max Temperature: 27°C. Average Precipitation: 12mm.)
- Ibiza Weather in July: July brings hot, dry, sunny weather to Ibiza that’s ideal for sunbathing, swimming, and any other activity in the water. Sea temperatures have climbed to 24°C, and afternoon highs reach 29°C and occasionally into the low 30s. There’s virtually no rain – usually only 9mm over 3 days this month. The sun’s rays are rather intense now, so slather on the sunscreen and pack lots of lightweight clothing, as well as a couple of swimsuits – you’ll probably be spending lots of time in the water. (Average Max Temperature: 29°C. Average Precipitation: 9mm.)
- Ibiza Weather in August: August is the hottest month of the year on Ibiza, with the average high temperature now at 31°C. Expect lots of sunshine and little if any rain now. Sa Talaiassa Mountain protects the eastern and western parts of the island more, making it even warmer and drier in those areas. It’s the perfect time to chill out around the pool or hang out at the beach – with plenty of sunscreen to prevent a burn. Sea temperatures are ideal now at 26°C making beach swims especially enticing. (Average Max Temperature: 31°C. Average Precipitation: 9mm.)
- Ibiza Weather in September: September begins a cooling trend in Ibiza as the summer season begins to wind down, although it will still be quite warm and ideal for enjoying the island’s beaches. The afternoon high temp lowers a bit to 28°C and sea temperatures are still pleasantly warm at 25°C. After the dry summer months, rainfall increases a bit to 30mm over 8 days, but it’s still barely noticeable. Nights remain balmy, with a low temperature at 20°C so you may not even need a sweater for going out in the evening. (Average Max Temperature: 28°C. Average Precipitation: 30mm.)
- Ibiza Weather in October: October is a great time to visit Ibiza, with lovely warm weather throughout the month replacing the high heat of summer. Expect plenty of sunshine and high temperatures in the mid-20s. The sea, while cooler, is still warm enough for swimming at 22°C, so you won’t want to leave your bathing suit at home. The average amount of precipitation does increase quite a bit to 54mm over 10 days, so bring a light rain jacket just in case, along with clothing for warm weather and a sweater for cooler late nights with the low temperature now at 17°C. (Average Max Temperature: 24°C. Average Precipitation: 54mm.)
- Ibiza Weather in November: Damp winter weather arrives in Ibiza in November, although the month is still rather mild – afternoon temperatures of 19°C and significantly cooler nights down to 13°C. There’s still quite a bit of sunshine in between the occasional showers, making it a great time to enjoy sightseeing and exploring museums. The sea is generally too chilly for swimming, down to 19°C now. Bring a mix of clothing for cool and warm days, and somewhat chilly nights. (Average Max Temperature: 19°C. Average Precipitation: 39mm.)
- Ibiza Weather in December: December is the second coldest month of the year in Ibiza, but still fairly mild compared to many other destinations. The average high temperature is 16°C and the low is 10°C – well above freezing. Plan to bring a warm coat, sweaters, and the like to keep comfortably warm when hiking the trails or exploring the outdoor sights. Pay attention to daylight hours too, with the shortest day of the year seeing a sunset of 5:35 p.m. A waterproof jacket is a good idea, although heavy downpours are unlikely. (Average Max Temperature: 16°C. Average Precipitation: 36mm.)