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    Car hire in Ibiza - Top entertainment and pristine beaches

    Affectionately known as the White Isle, Ibiza has been attracting visitors for millennia, starting with the Punics and Phoenicians before the subsequent arrival of the Romans, Byzantines, Visigoths, Moors, and Christians. As magical in winter as in summer, the island receives very little rainfall during the low and shoulder seasons and is blessed with enough warm weather for sunset cocktails on the rooftops followed by al fresco dining in seaside paradises all over the island at any time of the year. Ibiza also excels in a wide range of outdoor pursuits which are easily accessible to anyone with a car hire in Ibiza, including scuba-diving, hiking, kayaking, and paddle-boarding along the island's peaceful shoreline.

    The island's cosmopolitan capital, Ibiza Town (known as Eivissa by the locals), is popular for its stylish boutiques, upmarket restaurants and lively bars in the lovely, palm tree-lined Plaza del Parque. The first stop is Dalt Vila, the city's Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the best-preserved walled fortification in the Mediterranean region. Inside you'll find several magnificent museums, most notably the Museu d'Art Contemporani d'Eivissa and the fascinating Centre d'Interpretació Madina Yabisa portraying Ibiza's Moorish history. Don't miss Ibiza Town's 'Our Lady of the Snows' cathedral, which offers some of the best views of the entire city.

    Once you are in Ibiza you could be tempted to peek into some other nearby islands. Each of them has its own beauty and sights. They are all very touristic but if you head to Majorca and more specifically to Palma de Mallorca, the archipelago’s capital, you will find a very authentic city that will remind you of a “miniature” of Barcelona in the middle of the sea. If you are looking for fine gin Menorca Menorca is the right destination, while if you prefer quiet Formentera would be the perfect continuation to your journey. To do island hopping you will need to choose a supplier that allows you to bring rented vehicles on ferries and to drop them off in a different location. These so-called one-way car hires are on request, and you can call our reservation agents to verify beforehand if they are possible.

    Established over 65 years ago, Auto Europe offers the cheapest car hire deals in Ibiza and elsewhere in Spain with over 24,000 pick-up and drop-off points available in more than 180 destinations worldwide. This means a lot of experience, dedication and attention to our clients’ needs. Give our rental specialists a call at +44 123 3225 114 and they will be more than happy to help you with any question or even take the booking over the phone.

    Have a read of what our previous customers have thought of the Auto Europe rental service in Ibiza. You'll find all their comments in our car hire reviews in Ibiza section.

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    Where to Pick up a Car Hire in Ibiza

    If you are looking for the best car rental deals in Ibiza, the Auto Europe comparison portal will not disappoint you. Cheap rates combined with high service quality, a large choice of suppliers, and pick-up locations are difficult to find. As you can easily imagine most of the car rental companies have desks at the airport, but thanks to our numerous connections we offer also downtown offices at the Ibiza port or also in other beach resorts. You can also pick up the car some days after arrival and give it back at the airport, usually with no extra fee. Have a look to our locations drop-down menu to see which option is the best for you. The pick-up procedure will be very easy, you just need to print and read carefully the voucher and take with you all the necessary papers: the voucher itself, a valid ID and driving license, and a credit card in the name of the main driver with enough coverage to sustain the security block that will be performed.

    Ibiza Airport

    Serving the two islands of Ibiza and Formentera, the Ibiza Airport is located just 4 miles from Ibiza Town with easy access to and from all the main seaside resorts. It first opened as a military facility during the Spanish Civil War but grew significantly in the tourism boom of later years, and by the late 1990s was already handling over 3.6 million passengers a year, with the numbers fast approaching 8 million passengers today. Primarily a holiday destination, Ibiza caters for a lot of seasonal traffic during the warm summer months with a growing list of airlines serving the airport, including Air France, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, easyJet, Finnair, KLM, Lufthansa, Ryanair, TUI Airways and Vueling. The airport's passenger amenities are wide-ranging with plenty of on-site food and beverage options such as sit-down restaurants, tapas bars, cafés and fast food outlets, along with a good range of shops and duty-free stores. There is only one terminal and to pick up your car hire at the Ibiza airport the desks are conveniently located in the arrivals area on level 0.

    Ibiza Airport (IBZ)
    Address: Ibiza Airport, Ibiza Island, 07800, Spain
    Telephone: (+34) 91 321 10 00

    Book with the Best Car Hire Suppliers in Ibiza

    Auto Europe, a strong leader in the international car rental industry, has established the best possible working relationships with all the most reliable car hire suppliers in the Balearics, including Europcar, Avis, and the low-cost players Budget and Interrent. This results in the cheapest car rental offer on Ibiza, yet with top service and 100% client satisfaction. Once you see a good deal, we advise you to book it right away, especially during the peak summer months, where availability gets tight very soon. The below three logos can be clicked and will give you specific information for the respective companies. Our experienced reservation agents are at your disposal every day of the week for further questions or to help organise extra equipment and services.

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    Frequently Asked Questions about Renting a Car in Ibiza

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    To hire a car on Ibiza on the Auto Europe portal is quick and easy. In few steps, you will be able to close your purchase and receive the pre-paid voucher via email. In the case of Ibiza, we boast so many partner companies that you will find a long list of attractive solutions. Read the below FAQs about car insurance types, traffic, parking in Ibiza, and taking cars on ferries in the Balearics, so that you will be sure to know the exact characteristics that your car rental package will need. Free of charge modifications are allowed up until 48 hours prior to pick-up.

    Do I need a credit card to rent a car in Ibiza?

    Yes. Renting a car in Ibiza requires as anywhere in the world a valid credit card in the name of the main driver. Being the car rental service pre-paid with Auto Europe, the credit card serves the purpose of performing a safety block of an amount correspondent to the insurance excess, or in case of zero excess packages, to cover small expenses that could occur during the rental. The block will be released upon car drop-off in good conditions and the money will be available again after a period depending on your bank, two weeks at the most. Make sure that the credit card has enough coverage. You can find the amount blocked and the list of credit cards accepted under the “Rate Details”. For more exhaustive information on credit cards and deposit FAQs page, read our dedicated page.


    What insurance do I need for my car rental in Ibiza?

    For a start you will need the minimum car hire insurance coverage stated by Spanish law. And this is already taken care of, since all the Ibiza car rental deals you see on the Auto Europe portal satisfy this requirement by including in default: Collision Damage Weaver (CDW), third-party liability, and theft protection (TP).

    You will notice there are three insurance options, different in coverage and price. The basic and cheaper packages foresee an excess, a threshold up to which drivers have to pay for damages or theft out of their own pockets. Then there are the more expensive zero excess packages, which, as already stated have no excess, and last but not least the “Auto Europe full protection packages”, average-priced and with refundable excess. We, of course, advise you to choose our own product, not only for its convenience, but especially for its more exhaustive coverage encompassing items left out by the CDW like undercover, mirror, glasses, lights, car interior, key loss, and administration fees.

    If you or any of your driving partners are under 26 you should definitely check under “Rate Details – Age requirements” if there are any age limits or a young driver fee. There are no common rules, so every supplier can dictate its own conditions. A general requirement, is though that the driving license has been held for at least one year, which implies you have to be 19 years old at least.

    In case you need to enroll additional drivers for your car hire in Ibiza, usually, there are no problems and an extra fee to be paid locally for each of them. Check under “Rate Details” if there is a fee, not all the suppliers always apply one. In addition have a look at our page on promotions with free additional driver, to see if in the destination you are bound one of our partners does not charge the fees.


    How is the traffic in Ibiza?

    Driving your rent a car in Ibiza in Ibiza will require a certain amount of care because the local residents can sometimes be a little unpredictable. Due to roadworks and the building of new roads, visitors sometimes have to make diversions on poor quality roads, so be prepared for that when touring around. Ibiza is a relatively small island and within forty minutes you can drive from north to south or vice versa, but you'll need to drive carefully because of the sharp bends. But generally speaking, the roads on Ibiza are good with excellent signposting. You can expect much more traffic during the period of May to October (particularly July and August) as this is considered the peak season with the most favourable weather. In summer, the island's capital, Ibiza Town, and the main tourist resorts such as Sant Antoni and Santa Eulària are busy with holiday traffic, with many tourists in the streets, so make sure you drive slowly in urban areas. For general advice on getting around Ibiza and the rest of Spain by car, please consult our Spain driving guide for information on road rules, speed limits, etc.


    Where can I park my car hire in Ibiza?

    In Ibiza Town, Sant Antoni, Santa Santa Eulària and the other main tourist areas you'll find designated parking areas. Look for a pay machine and check the times when you have to pay, which can vary according to the season. Pay machines have the parking info in different languages. Note that in some areas you might not have to pay anything at all, but parking time in these zones is sometimes restricted to a couple of hours at the most. Be aware that traffic wardens patrol continuously throughout the day, so make sure you return to your vehicle in time. In Ibiza Town, look for the large parking area in the city centre which stretches from the port to the main shopping precinct. For free parking, head to the parking areas on the outskirts of town, some of which also provide a shuttle service to the centre.


    Can I pick up my car hire in Ibiza and travel with it to other islands?

    There is no general answer since every supplier sets its own rules. If you are thinking about bringing your rental car on a ferry to another Balearic island check under “Rate Details”, or at best call our reservations agents who will check if there is a supplier that permits it and if there is a way to extend the car rental insurance coverage also to the ferry journey by paying and extra fee locally.

    Ibiza Travel Guide

    With more hidden charms than many of the other Mediterranean islands, you can drive for miles and miles on Ibiza's scenic roads, encountering a succession of spectacular sea views along the way. You come across secluded coves hidden away amongst sweeping sandy bays, whilst the island's thickly-wooded interior provides plenty of options for a peaceful and fun-filled picnic with family and friends. Away from the island's famous beaches, Ibiza’s countryside is especially worth exploring, particularly during the spring bloom or as autumn retreats. Lose yourself in a leisurely drive across the island, taking in the scenery and local architecture, with whitewashed churches, rural homes, centuries-old traditions, and, above all, the friendliness and warm hospitality of the Ibiza residents themselves.

    Best day trips with my car rental in Ibiza

    Covering a total area of 572 square-kilometers (221 square-miles), Ibiza is the larger of a group of the western Balearic archipelago called the Pitiusas (Pine Islands) consisting of itself and its smaller sister island, Formentera. From driving along Ibiza’s spectacular coast roads to exploring its unspoiled interior, visitors will find dozens of reasons to pull themselves away from the white sandy beaches to discover the island's lesser-known beauty. Although the island is small enough to be covered in a couple of hours, it's best to explore one part of the island per day, leaving you time to discover the best bays and beaches. A road-trip to Ibiza is sure to include lots of unexpected adventures no matter which part of the island you visit. Just make sure to plan your route carefully and leave lots of time to enjoy all the local culture has to offer.

    Ibiza Wine Tour

    Ibiza’s famously temperate weather and fortified landscapes have long provided the perfect conditions for wine-making on the island. Situated close to Sant Antoni on the west side of the island, the Can Rich de Buscastell vineyards merge tradition with modernity and regularly harvest a large variety of wines and Ibicencan liquors. Likewise, visitors are welcome to drop in on the Ibizkus estate situated on the main road between Ibiza Town and Santa Eulària to taste and buy high-quality reds and whites as well as the vineyard's award-winning rosé.


    Beach destinations don't get much more relaxing (and children-friendly) than Portinatx in the north-eastern corner of the island. With a choice of three wonderful beaches, namely S’Arenal Gros, S’Arenal Petit, and Playa Porto, the area is one of the best places to get away from the crowds during the hot summer months. With the focus on families, Portinatx offers an exhaustive range of both land and sea-based activities which are safe for the kids and also fun for the parents.

    Sant Llorenc de Balafia

    Tucked into the hills of north Ibiza, Sant Llorenc (otherwise known as San Lorenzo) is a pretty whitewashed village situated within easy striking distance of Ibiza Town. Well off the tourist trail, the village and its people are the main draws to Sant Llorenc, offering visitors an authentic taste of country life in the Mediterranean. Like in most Ibizan villages, Sant Llorenc's centerpiece is its beautiful 18th-century church, which is visible from miles around.

    Boat trips

    One of the best ways to see Ibiza from a different perspective is to take a boat trip around the White Isle, preferably with the chance to do some snorkeling and swimming in its translucent waters. Some of Ibiza's best beaches and surrounding islands are best reached by boat, as well as some of the hard-to-get-to caves and inlets. Younger visitors might prefer to opt for one of the larger boats with a dance floor and sound system to experience the kind of party atmosphere for which Ibiza is well known.

    What to do in Ibiza

    Idyllically located set close to the Spanish mainland in the Mediterranean, Ibiza is a multi-faceted destination with a broad range of tourist attractions besides its long sandy coastline. Thanks to its youthful appeal, there are plenty of options for an activity-based itinerary, with lots of sightseeing with your rental car in between. And in the evening you will have access to some of the most famous and exclusive dance clubs in Europe if not in the world.

    • Dalt Vila: Categorised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999, Dalt Vila (meaning Upper Town) is the unmissable historic centre of the island's capital, Ibiza Town. This centuries-old district is packed with cultural attractions, such as Eivissa Cathedral built in the Catalan Gothic style and the ultra-stylish Museum of Contemporary Art (MACE), home to some of the rarest pieces of modern art.

    • Puig des Molins: Located in close proximity to Ibiza Town's old quarter, Puig des Molins (Hill of Windmills) is the site of an original Phoenician settlement dating back to the seventh century BC in an area now classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Visitors can see a large, well-preserved necropolis containing some 3,000 tombs, some of which are open to the public. Subject to ongoing excavation work, the hillside features a tourist path around the burial chambers, with the chance of descending into one before entering an on-site archeological museum portraying the site's chronological history.

    • C’an Marça Caves: Once used by smugglers, the C’an Marça Caves on the north side of Ibiza are a refreshing alternative to the summer heat and a welcome break for people touring the island. Filled with stalactites and stalagmites, visitors can enjoy an official tour of the caves and find out about their long and fascinating history, including a light show set very artistically around an artificial waterfall designed to recreate how the caves once looked.

    • Cap Blanc Aquarium: Located inside a natural cave once used as a lobster nursery on the west side of the island, the excellent Cap Blanc Aquarium is a top tourist attraction for all the family. There's much to including a vast assortment of colourful fish such as the rainbow wrasse, as well as sea sponges, starfish, shark eggs, and other marine life. The high quality of the water and natural environment makes the aquarium suitable for rescuing sea turtles who are well recuperated before being released back into the local waters.

    • Hippy Market: Located in the north-eastern corner of the island, the famous Las Dalias Hippy Market is one of the largest flea markets in the Balearics. Taking place every Saturday from 10 am onwards, it attracts locals and tourists from all over the world who spend hours visiting the many stalls in search of unique pieces of jewelry, clothing, leather accessories, and much more. Food stalls are also in abundance catering for all tastes washed down by freshly-made juices and smoothies.

    • Formentera: Ibiza's lesser-known sister island, Formentera, is well worth visiting for its pristine beaches and unspoiled landscapes. Occupied since prehistoric times, the island is easily accessible from Ibiza Town with regular catamaran ferries leaving the port throughout the day, mostly during the summer months.

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