Ibiza is one of the most beautiful islands on the Mediterranean Sea all year long. It has perfect weather and clear water beaches during the 365 days of the year. Moreover, its wild nightlife becomes a little bit different and quiet in comparison to the summer. This time, we are telling you how to enjoy your stay in Ibiza in December.
You will find some cold winds everywhere in Ibiza in winter, but it still is a perfect place for an unforgettable vacation. Locals prepare themselves to welcome the new year among stable and pleasant temperatures. Perfect, isn’t it?
What to do in Ibiza in December?
Ibiza in December is fascinating 24/7. Even if it is not the high season of the year, there are tons of great places to visit and relaxing activities to do. Many people from different places of Europe come to Ibiza in Christmas to spend their holidays together with friends or their families, as it is the ideal season of the year to visit many of the places you probably wouldn’t go to in Summer.
Have a walk through the Ibiza town
As you may know if you have already read some of our previous articles, going for a walk around Ibiza town will let you learn about the tradition and the most historical part of the island, going back to its origins in the 16th century. This is a perfect plan that almost every visitor who comes to Ibiza in December makes sure to check.
Being there, you can let yourself be amazed by the large and imposing walls that make up the historic core of the city: Dalt Vila. Also, we absolutely recommend you to go to the Antoni Albert i Nieto square if you are looking for Christmas activities in Ibiza in December, such as workshops, ice skating or even some live music.
Enjoy the restaurants and taste some local food
Taking a gastronomic route in Ibiza in December is something you can not miss out on. The island, and the Balearic archipelago in general, has a really appealing culinary tradition. Above all, its different fish, seafood and traditional desserts are among those foods that you must try before you leave.
In addition, as the Ibiza weather in December is sometimes a bit cold, we would also like to recommend its stews and warm recipes for those moments when you need to warm up and fill up with energy to continue enjoying and walking around the island for the rest of the day. Balearic cuisine has delicacies that every visitor should give a try.
Christmas lights in San Antonio
We all love to see the luminous decorations of the cities around the world when Christmas comes. Every place has its charm, and the municipality of San Antonio is the perfect spot to see those lights, as well as enjoying a variety of activities. Many agree that it is the place to be in Ibiza in December.
Visiting this town sounds really good for kids, as they will enjoy themselves a lot in the famous Fountain square, which hosts Santa’s Grotto every year. And it is also a magnificent opportunity to have a fun ride on the famous Christmas train.
Visit the famous street markets
The street markets are one of the most characteristic things about the island, something that visitors who come to Ibiza in December must visit for the handmade relics they can find and the take-away food stalls that are available if they want to make a quick stop for a snack.
If you want some special recommendations, the most popular one is usually Sant Jordi’s because of all the second-hand clothes, jewellery, music and books you can take home with you. They will give you a very special souvenir of your December visit to Ibiza. And if you’re looking for more Christmasy items, you can try your luck at the street markets in Cala Llenya and Las Dalias.
Which is the Ibiza weather in December?
Ibiza weather in December tends to have highs of 17ºC, while the lows do not usually drop below 10ºC. In short, you will not feel too hot, but do not pack too lightly either, as you will probably need to keep warm at night.
However, the feeling is quite pleasant and you will not feel that it is too cold at all. The Ibiza weather in December will not be an impediment to your sightseeing plans on the island, this is something we can guarantee after so many years living on the island.
Are clubs open in Ibiza in December?
Most of the top nightclubs are not open in Ibiza in December. The high season tends to be from May to October, when temperatures are more pleasant and tourists from all over the world come for one purpose – to dance in such famous clubs as Ushuaïa, Hï, Pacha, Amnesia, Eden and many more.
However, if at the end of the day you still have enough energy to go out dancing or if you feel like having a few cocktails with your family or friends, you can find bars and parties with plenty of atmosphere, especially in Ibiza town.
How to get to Ibiza in December?
It is easy to get to Ibiza in December, the liveliest island of the Balearic archipelago. By plane or boat, Ibiza is a 571.6 km2 territory full of exciting places and activities. Its airport is 10 km away from the city and if you come by boat, you will disembark right in Ibiza town, so you’ll be at the epicentre of all the Christmas activity on the island.
Do not forget to visit lovely places such as Santa Eulalia and Dalt Vila, go to restaurants and try the typical food and make the most of your holidays in Ibiza in December even if we are in the low season. Forget about the Summer months and discover a different way to enjoy our lovely island.