If you want to make the most of a holiday in Ibiza then it’s best to hire a car. The public transport network is sufficient for limited sightseeing, but if you want the freedom to go wherever you want at any time, a hire car is a much more cost-effective option than hiring a taxi to reach all the island’s attractions. One of the more interesting is Casita Verde, a sustainable living and environmental education project. To the north of the island is San Carlos, a small village that was a famous hippie commune. On the west coast is Cala Comte, a small beach with platforms carved out of the coastline hill that make great suntanning spots.
First off, you’ll have to adjust to driving on the opposite side of the road to which you do in the UK. The speed limit on the main motorways is about 75mph, and it pays to be on the lookout for those who exceed the limit, particularly fellow holidaymakers – the locals are very relaxed and drive pretty sedately. There are plenty of speed cameras across the island too, which is further motivation to take things easy behind the wheel. Another good reason for driving a bit slower is that the roads aren’t all signposted, so you’ll have to rely on your sat nav instructions for much of the time. It also pays to be on the lookout for drivers who may be over the limit during holiday season. Other than that, driving yourself around to the island’s many landmarks is safe and easy.
To drive in Ibiza you need to be 21 years of age or older, and must have held your driving licence for at least two years. So that’s a personal legal restriction that car hire companies adhere to. There are also different classes of cars that have age restrictions – you’ll only be able to hire more powerful cars and premium vehicles from the age of 23. Remember to carry your driver’s licence with you at all times while driving on the island.
Mini (Fiat 500 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Ibiza Island.
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On average a car hire in Ibiza Island costs $354 per week ($51 per day).
On average a car hire in Ibiza Island costs $1,516 per month ($51 per day).