Ibiza is a tiny island (Airport to San Antonio is just 20km) so you can have a lot of fun renting a car and taking short excursions around the island. However, if the main aim of your holiday is to tour the nightlife hotspots then renting a vehicle isn’t such a good idea. Drink driving in Ibiza is taken very seriously by the police so under no circumstances must you rent a car and use it to travel between the clubs of Ibiza Town Playa d’en Bossa and San Antonio. There’s a Discobus connecting the main Ibiza clubs venues which is a great service operating through the night and a shared taxi between clubs works out fairly cheaply.
If, on the other hand, you’re planning on discovering this beautiful island then renting a car in Ibiza is a fine idea. From Ibiza Town and Playa d’en Bossa you can easily access lesser known beaches all along the east coast from Las Salinas in the south to Cala Sant Vicent in the north. There are plenty options around Santa Eulalia including Es Cana which is worth a visit on Wednesdays to tie in with a trip to the weekly ‘hippy market’.
Similarly from San Antonio you can head out to a string of fine beaches by road to the south west, notably Cala Bassa and Cala Vadella. The road north to Santa Ines is a beautiful excursion with access to the lovely beach at Cala Salada. This inland road goes through lovely countryside to the relatively large town of San Miguel before winding its way to the quaint northern resort of Portinatx.
Ibiza Car Rental
If you do decide to rent a car in Ibiza then you’ll normally find the best deals online which you can book before you leave home. You’ll be able to collect your car at the airport or else leave it a few days and just pick it up in one of the main resorts. Be sure to take your driving licence and booking confirmation along with your passport when collecting your car and name any 2nd driver when making the booking. For peace of mind it’s usually worth paying the insurance excess in advance to make sure that you’re covered against all eventualities during the period of the car rental.
Zest Car Rental is a good choice for Ibiza Car Rental. They are a highly reputable UK car rental broker offering fully inclusive, cheap car hire with no insurance excess. There is no limit on mileage and no charge for an additional driver. Excellent customer support helps the company attract 93% repeat customers.