Ibiza is a relatively small island – measuring just 571 sq km (220 sq miles) in total, and so therefore, it is relatively easy to get around. There are several ways to explore and discover all that this beautiful island has to offer, but two of the best, especially if you are on a budget are by bus and by boat.
In the summer months public buses run a regular service between all the towns and villages across the island, plus all of the most popular and well loved beaches, usually departing every 30 minutes or so between the hours of 7am to 10pm. This is a very inexpensive way to travel around and see some of the real nature and wildlife the island has to offer, with fares being a maximum of 4€ per trip. At night-time, the infamous Discobus service takes over, delivering partygoers to and from their selected venue of choice. The Discobus runs between all the major nightclubs, including Pacha, Space and Amnesia, and drops off at all the main resorts on the island, San Antonio, Playa d’en Bossa and Santa Eulalia, in different areas throughout each town. This is a super fun way to start and finish your night out with a party atmosphere on board and all passengers raring to go for a great Ibiza night out! One of the best websites to use if you are seeking up to the minute information, fares and timetables is http://ibizabus.com which gives real time information in English, Spanish, French, German and Italian.
Another lovely option, and certainly a very picturesque one, is to travel around the spectacular coastline of Ibiza by boat, using the regular boat ferry services which run a reliable service across the island. From San Antonio, a hourly boat service runs from the main town to all of the nearby local beaches, including Cala Tarida, and Cala Bassa and Cala Comte, the latter of the three being one of the most beautiful spots to watch the world famous Ibizan sunset. Over on the other coast of the island, regular services run from Ibiza Town to Talamanca, Cala Llonga, Santa Eualia, Cala Pada to Es Canar, where you will find one of the islands famous Hippy Markets, held each and every Wednesday from May until October. You will find up to date information on all boat timetables at the ports of each town we have mentioned, or in local tourist information offices.
If you are thinking of heading further afield to the stunning sister island of Formentera, which is aquamarine waters, soft white sandy beaches and charming villages, then ferry services depart regularly from both Ibiza Town and Santa Eulalia, offering wonderful chance to explore this most beautiful of spots. One inexpensive option is to take the Aqua Bus, from Ibiza Town Port, which offers rates from as little as 19€ per person, return. www.aquabusferryboats.com
So, boat or bus, the choice is yours, simply grab a map, and go and discover all the wonderful hidden gems of Ibiza and her unforgettable coastline and scenic countryside.