Latest update: 24 June 2021
WHAT?!?! Rain on Ibiza? Exploring beautiful bays, visiting beach clubs, and sunbathing are a lot less fun when it rains. So what are you supposed to do then? Try these 11 tips for Ibiza when it rains.
Ibiza is not designed for a lot of rain. When it rains, it often rains heavily, and large puddles immediately appear on the street. The drainage system can’t handle all that water – I can almost swim through the road! It’s easier said than done not to get just a little bit depressed about a rainy day. But don’t worry: there isn’t much, but there is something to do when it rains. I’ll give you some practical tips.
1. Party all night, sleep all day
Let me start with a no-brainer. Find a good club and stay up late, really late. So late that it is actually early again. Grab a nice warm shower and sleep. Hopefully, it will have stopped raining when you wake up. Find out here which club on Ibiza is the best choice for you. When I buy my tickets for parties online, I prefer to do so at Ibiza Spotlight. They allow you to cancel your tickets and get a refund, which is helpful if your party friends are indecisive. Find the party calendar of Ibiza Spotlight here.
2. Roadtripping on Ibiza
If it rains on one side of the island, it might be dry on the other side. I get into my rental car from Sunny Cars, and I decide to chase the sunshine. And yes, it is not tropical warm and sunny, but it is dry after half an hour’s drive! If you are not so lucky, then driving around without a specific destination is fun to do anyway. You might accidentally discover a local restaurant, a nice street, or a stunning view.
3. Eating on Ibiza
Comfort food! Ibiza has many restaurants with excellent food. So take your time for an extensive lunch at Amante or Aiyanna, for example. Check out my blog withtop tips for restaurants on the island.
4. Catch a movie on Ibiza
The best movie options are, of course, the open-air cinemas, like Cinema Paradiso. Still, fortunately, there are also a few indoor ones. on Ibiza town, you can go to MultiCines Ibiza, in San Antoni, there’s Cine Regio and in Santa Eulalia to Teatro Espaňa. Make sure you choose a movie with subtitles or one that is spoken in English.
5. Wine tasting on Ibiza
On Ibiza, there are several wineries, like Can Rich (which also makes olive oil), Ibizkus, Bodega Can Maymo, and Sa Cova. All offer a wine tasting with a tour. T hey take at least 1.5 to 2 hours, and with a nice glass of wine, you might forget all about the rain. I joined the Ibizkus and Sa Cova wine tastings – find out which one I like the most.
6. Spa visit on Ibiza
Op zo’n regenachtige dag kun je je misschien maar het beste laten verwennen. Waar kan dat beter dan in een spa? De drie bekendste zijn Hacienda Na Xamena, Agroturismo Atzaro en Aguas de Ibiza. Ik ga naar Atzaro, maar er is helaas geen plek voor een massage (even bellen voor een afspraak is dus slim). Maar wat is het een prachtlocatie! De tuin, het restaurant, de zwembaden… Neem wel een goedgevulde portemonnee mee. 😉
High on my bucket list is a visit to the Cascadas at Posidonia Spa (Hacienda Na Xamena). It is mainly intended for better weather: the cascadas are outdoor swimming pools with different temperatures and currents that flow into each other like waterfalls.
Would you like to spend a little less? Then check if Mandala has time for you.
7. Diving on Ibiza
Underwater you will not notice the rain! I get a little panicked when it comes to diving, but maybe it’s something you’d like to try. You can do an introductory dive on Ibiza starting from € 70. Book your dive via GetYourGuide.
8. Escape Room on Ibiza
Super popular in the Netherlands, so Ibiza cannot be left behind. Try an escape room with your friends or family when it rains. It takes about an hour unless you are very quick and intelligent – which you obviously are. You pay € 60 for two people, and each additional person is € 15 extra. Book your escape room here.
9. Go bowling on Ibiza
On Ibiza you can enjoy indoor bowling – it’s been ages since I’ve done that. Go to the bowling alleys of American Diner, just below Ibiza town. If I should trust the reviews online, the food here is awful, so stick to bowling!
10. Visit a museum
Ibiza has a few museums. Most are pretty small, but certainly good for an hour of entertainment when it rains on Ibiza. In Ibiza town, for example, is the Museu Puget, where you can see work by the Ibizan artist Narcís Puget Viñas and his father in a 19th-century house. The Museo Arquelógico Ibiza y Formenterahas locations in both Ibiza town and Puig des Molins.
11. Visit the cave Cova de Can Marçà
The Cova de Can Marçà is located in San Miguel. It’s an underground cave, and of course, it is dry. You have to go down the long stairs first, which is not much fun when it rains, but when the sun does shine: that view! that view! A tour is included in the entrance fee of the Cova de Can Marçà. Unfortunately, you are not allowed to discover the cave by yourself. And while the guide has clearly already given the talk 1,000 times, it is still captivating. You will learn about stalagmites and stalactites and how smugglers used the cave in the past. The website is absolutely terrible, but luckily you can buy a ticket on the spot or at Get Your Guide.
Do you also have some tips for Ibiza for when the sun doesn’t shine?? I’d love to hear from you!
More Ibiza inspiration?
If you’re looking for more tips about Ibiza, check out this overview. I’ve written quite a bit about this gorgeous island! If you want to get yourself an offline travel guide, you could check Bol.com, Amazon, or Book Depository.
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First published: august 2015. The article has been updated since.