Ibiza in July
Ibiza in July is traditionally the start of the peak season for the island, with the start of the month being relaxed and laid back and as the traditional summer holidays begin towards the end it is much busier and truly the peak of the season as August approaches.
It is a great month to visit because of this though as early – mid July the weather is hot, the waters are warm and without fail everything that’s going to open this season is well and truly open.
The weather is well hot, although the UK does seem to be giving the island a run for its money this summer, the average temperatures run from 24c to 34c and in the evening it stays balmy and warm so there’s no real need for anything extra after sunset.
The chances of rain are slim. You may catch the odd cloudy day which can be a delight just to ease the intense heat for a few hours but as normal as it is the weather is blue skies and wall to wall sunshine.
Flight prices even at the last minute are still sensibly priced from across the UK, we found return flights from Bristol for the 11th until the 18th July for just £84.24 return or from Edinburgh on those same dates for £82.39 so a great bargain can be had.
Hotels, apartments and villas the bargains are a little harder to find but choosing wisely we found twin / double hotel rooms available on booking.com for less than £100 per night across most resorts, of course, the more amenities you would like the more you pay but prices are still sensible and there are bargains to be had.
The Mediterranean is also hotting up so sunscreen a hat and a bottle of water or two are a must but this also means the sea temperatures are in the mid 20s so it is the perfect time to take a refreshing dip in and beneath the waves exploring the wondrous undersea life and coast of Ibiza.
You can visit the many top class beaches, taking in a few hours sunbathing and a dip or our preference is to take a boat trip or excursion exploring the island where many stop for a refreshing swim.
We highly recommend Chilli Pepper Charters who as well as supplying drinks on their afternoon and sunset trips also stop for swims and provide snorkels so you can explore under the waves just offshore where you will see some amazing sights as well as getting to relax and soak up the best Ibiza has to offer including those sunsets.
For those who like to explore a little more avoid the midday to mid afternoon sun but use the 14 hrs of daily sunshine by taking an evening stroll around Dalt Vila or by visiting the markets held across the island.
We especially love the Ecological food and craft market in San Jose on Saturday morning with locally produced fruit and vegetables, home-made pastries, artwork and handicrafts of all types, with paintings, sculptures and ceramics or on Monday or Tuesday evenings take a trip to Las Dalias for a more artisan style market with a more hippy feel with clothing, island made goods, food, paintings and jewellery.
There is, of course, the largest and oldest hippy market in Ibiza held on Wednesdays at Punta Arabia nr Es Cana which is a true shoppers delight with even more stalls than you could imagine selling literally everything and more as well as musical acts taking place across the day.
If you are a little more adventurous take a quad bike tour or learn to paddle board, a great activity for all or for those looking for even more take a stroll, paddle or swim with Secret Ibiza Tours where you see some of the wonders of the island many never see.
The clubbing scene across the island is now in full flow with the last of the summer residencies starting in early July and will be performing week in and week out until mid September when the season starts to slow down again. We do advise booking tickets in advance especially for the peak of the season as many events are now selling out in advance and you can a full guide to the 2018 events here.
July in Ibiza is also the perfect sunset month where it is rare a cloud or even two get in the way of that perfect shot, in fact, you are more likely to miss the sun setting by the number of super yachts starting to moor off the island ready for their summer guests.
Although these may get in the way at sunset they do provide some awe inspiring views as you pass by seeing how the other half live with their impressive size and incredible designs not that any of us feel yacht envy.
So Ibiza in July is a great month to visit with some great bargains to be had, the weather is hot the sea warm and everything is open and the island is truly alive and welcoming to all as the main season approaches.