Being an island water sports are most popular. The water temperatures (18 ° C in May, and up to 26 ° C in August) turn all activities in the tempered wet to a pleasure; only in winter is the sea with 13 ° C too cold to swim.
Those who look for more diversion water sport centres and rental places offer in all holiday centres and on beaches water-ski, jet ski, banana, and donut, but also traditional peddle boats and kayaks. Windsurfing, parasailing and sailing with yachts can be exercised. Courses are on offer in many schools.
Kitesurfing or kiteboarding is becoming a growing community in Ibiza. The beaches of Playa d'en Bossa, Playa de Es Cavallet, Cala Martina and the Playa Codolar in spring and fall, the trendy spots.
Special Wind & weather forecast for windsurfing, kitesurfing and other wind related sports - hier
Although Ibiza cannot compare itself with the spectacular coral reefs of the Caribbean and Red Sea, amateurs and experienced divers find here interesting dive areas. With clear water, and 20 to 40 metres visibility Ibiza has some of the clearest waters in the Mediterranean. In the cliff coast and on the many islands offshore are uncounted caves; there are large sea grass fields of the Posidonia (between Ses Salinas of Ibiza and Formentera; they are protected by the UNESCO as a world inheritance site). They offer shelter to many fish. Antique amphoras and even shipwrecks on the sea bed are not rare.
In nearly all tourist areas diving schools offer courses for beginners and advanced divers.
Orca Sub- is situated on the West coast of the island in Cala Tarida near San Antonio. Visitors to the island value this little bay, which has become more popular in recent years. This has happened mainly thanks to its good strategic position and the beautiful sunsets.
Vellmari Ibiza Diving is located on the south coast of the island in Talamanca in Ibiza town. Many know at the Botafoc Harbor Marina. From here you can see the big 4-star Hotel El Corso. Nearby is the Café Sydney. Here at marina is the diving school: (click).
Numerous small islands and coves with a rich and varied sea-life, offer wonderful sites to be discovered in a crystal clear water at less than 15 minutes from the diving center.
Explore the coloured cliffs of our small islands; corals, octopuses, squids, hog-fishes, nudibranches are waiting for you, with here and there the remnants of antique ships loaded with amphora's.
A little further, you will follow sea-bass and barracudas between the metal framework of the old fish farm (max.depth 33 m.).
Visit the Cathedral, a tremendous cave with several large rooms where you will admire stalactites and a particular fauna & flora (depth 16 m.); the Llado islet, a 31 m. cliff with anfractuosities populated with moray-eels, congers, squids, groupers.... or dive in the Blue and admire the fantastic wreck´s site (40 m. max. depth) Photos in company of a tuna or a ray.
Not to be missed either are the night dives and our trips to the islands with a gastronomic stop in a typical restaurant or on a sailing ship.
The possibility of off the beaten tourist paths Ibiza know, offer bike tours. A well-developed road network invites you to travel around the countryside of the island. The island in a group to explore is an experience of a special kind Therefore the motorcycle is excellent: both beginners as well as experts come during one of the guided tours at their expense.
Allriders wants to introduce bike riders from all over the world to the enjoyable off-road experience on the magical island of Ibiza. The small group of riders already in Ibiza have claimed this patch of heaven to themselves for too long.
Allriders is aware of the fact that every rider in the world has his or her own style, level and experience. With this in mind, Allriders will offer each and everyone a personally tailored holiday. Therefore, this also includes the possibility to bring you partner along on this captivation expedition. All the tours will be guided by Shlomo Bahalul.
Nothing beats experience
Shlomo has raced for nine years in the Super Sport 600 class in the Netherlands and has been an instructor for one of the finest race schools of Holland. Now living in Ibiza, he has been exploring the island by means of Enduro riding and x-country rides. As a result, he knows all the best trails and locations on the island.
Shlomo speaks English, Hebrew, Dutch and Spanish. He is competent in offering you all the assistance and support one may need to improve your riding skills and become the excellent rider you are capable of being.
Every excursion will be accompanied by a support vehicle with an experienced mechanic and driver. Not only can this vehicle transport all the motorcycles but can also drive all the riders when necessary. For instance, if the rain is hindering the ride, or if one rider is tired or injured. Also, a partner that does not ride can travel along with the vehicle
Discover Ibiza on horseback. Riding is a favoured sport on the island, that also Ibicencoes like to exercise. There are several riding schools (Escuelas de Equitación). Some organise excursions or offer ponies and donkeys for children.
Trotting races take place on Sundays in the hippodrome in San Rafael and in the hippodrome Sant Jordi.
Tips, tours and rides: Sta. Gertrudis
• Hiking and Walking
In case you are not yet a lover of Ibiza, allow yourself to be convinced of its quieter side. Beautiful landscapes and spectacular sea views charm the walker along with the rare plants and the many birds .
The Island Council developed in the last years walking routes that pass in part along the coast, and through the pine forests of the hill chains. Maps for the "Ruta de Falcó", "Ruta des Amunts", and "Ruta dels Boscos" can be got free in the Tourist Office. There are also four books describing walking routes according to difficulty.
With mountain bikes becoming a preferred holiday activity, Ibiza has encouraged this sport as well. Professional cyclists meet here in the low seasons to train for the Tour de France. The Island Council has prepared a pamphlet "Cicloturismo" with the description of two tours: the "Ruta de ses Planes" circa 5o Km long from Santa Gertrudis over Santa Inés to San Carlos; and the "Ruta dels Torrent" from Santa Eulalia over San Rafael to Ibiza. Naturally one can ride only parts of these routes, or as an alternative one can discover the nature reserve Ses Salines by bike.
In most towns and villages are bike rentals. For a day's excursion we can recommend them. Those who want to be on the road for several days should bring their own bike. Against small charges nearly all airlines transport bikes (it is important to book in advance and to pack it thoroughly).
Routes Map here (i).
To late the only golf course is at Roca Llisa on the East coast between Santa Eulalia and Jesús. In 1972 a 9 hole course was constructed, the Golf de Roca Llisa. In 1992 another 18 hole course was built and connected with the older course: the birth of the Club de Golf Eivissa. The groomed course with broad fairways and quick greens suit every level: the older course is flat, the newer poses a challenge with many handicaps. Tel: +34 971 19 61 18 Fax: +34 971 19 60 51