Budget travel in Ibiza

cheap accomodation

Ibiza camp ©Ibiza Inside/Flickr

The ultramarine waters of secluded little coves, the lively beaches and the perpetual crowds of 24h party people seem emblematic for the island of Ibiza. This beautiful Mediterranean island has become the ultimate summer destination for European students and youngsters: its hype parties and picturesque beaches have long gained international fame. But how affordable is the party capital of Europe for the pocket of the average student? Well, I would dare saying that budget travel in Ibiza is indeed possible, and that with some smart planning every budget-constrained student can get his or her own share of Ibiza sun:

Transportation

Ibiza Airport has direct connections with several European countries, including the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Ireland and, of course, Spain. Some of these Ibiza flights are operated by low cost European airlines, such as Ryanair and Vueling. Once you arrived on the airport, you might be greeted by local taxi drivers. Here you can also save a few euros by taking the bus to Ibiza Town instead.

relaxing before flight

inside ibiza airport ©gune01/Flickr

Where to stay

There are several ways to save money on your accommodation. If you travel in a larger group, the best idea would be to rent an apartment. There will be rental websites and companies offering this service, but you can also rely on the word of mouth if you know a bit of Spanish. Ibiza also has some nice hostels, like Hostal Parque or Hostal La Marina. Locally owned guest houses are also an option, and so is camping during the summer months – Ibiza has a total of 7 campsites.

cheap accomodation

Ibiza camp ©Ibiza Inside/Flickr

Having fun on a budget

Once you are all set and found the perfect, inexpensive accommodation, it’s time you put on your sunglasses and summer hat and start exploring the island. The island’s greatest assets happen to be absolutely free: by these I mean the wonderful beaches, clear waters and amazing nature. You can walk, hike or swim to your liking. Ibiza Old Town is certainly worth visiting, and you won’t have to pay a dime to stare at its old streets and buildings.

old harbor view

old town ibiza ©victoriapeckham/Flickr

As for partying on a budget in Ibiza, here you should be aware that the trendy Ibiza clubs could hardly be labelled as pocket-friendly, especially when considering the price of drinks. Instead, you can choose to drink with your friends in some small bar, look carefully for the club promoters offering free entrance and check out the websites for discount vouchers. Alternatively, you can try one of the less famous clubs, or simply organize your own party – once they hear the sound of music, others are very likely to join.

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