Discover Ibiza in Winter: A Guide to Off-Season Wonders

Ibiza is a different island during the winter off-season. Compared to summer, you’ll experience much more relaxation and an entirely different crowd of people – it’s really the best time to see the island’s natural landscapes and sunsets. In fact, Ibiza in winter delights all the senses, offering its more authentic and inherent aspects. 

The island’s off-season also lets travellers enjoy its local charm and captivating community and heritage. Fortunately, there are many sunny days, and the temperatures are usually very pleasant, making it possible to enjoy a few beers in the sun, join the local community events and explore the island’s social scene.

Read on to discover what to do in Ibiza during the winter and why we love it! 

What to do in the Winter: Ibiza’s Natural Habitat 

A stroll along in absolute solitude is always a delight, and nothing beats Mother Nature. A refreshing walk through Ibiza’s countryside, along its coastline or overlooking the glorious winter sunsets is always best when there are fewer people, and the air is cooler.

Portitxol Ibiza

The Beaches and Hidden Coves in Ibiza

At the very top of our list, we recommend visiting beaches such as Las Salinas (Ses Salines) and Es Cavallet (here you can walk between both beaches, passing by the Torre de Ses Portes), Playa d’en Bossa or Platges d’en Comte. 

Yet, Ibiza also has plenty of hidden coves that are suitable for active travellers who are interested in the journey as well as the final destination. These idyllic coves are most enjoyable for relaxing and enjoying a picnic after a long hike. Here, you can discover many charming coves and spots along the coast, such as Cala d’Albarca, Es Portitxol, Cala Llentrisca and Punta Galera.

Over the winter, it is more than possible to find many of our beaches lined with large quantities of algae. There is nothing unusual about this –– it’s part of the remains of Posidonia Oceanica, the world’s largest living plant between Formentera and Ibiza. These meadows have been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Their oxygenating action on the water makes the Pitiusas Islands’ sea clean and crystalline. 

The Campo and Hiking Opportunities in Ibiza 

Nothing is more rewarding than walking the lush, golden countryside, a road less travelled but very rewarding. There are several areas worth exploring, including farmlands and places of interest. Sant Agnes’ almond blossoms are particularly beautiful during the winter season. Generally, the season lasts from the end of January to mid-February and is the most magical and special time of the year. These days also herald the arrival of spring on the island.

There is a great variety of hiking and walking options to participate in, from the hills of Sa Talaia, the highest point on the island with outstanding mountaintop views, the hills of San Juan, the natural springs of San Mateo, and the village of Santa Inés with its unique land, captivating beauty and sanctuary of cultivated almond trees; an exceptional sight and a truly preserved part of the island.

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Ibiza Sant Mateu D Albarca San Mateo White Church

The Glorious Winter Sunsets in Ibiza

A little cloud in the sky over the winter months actually enhances Ibiza’s sunsets, which are even more spectacular than usual. Moreover, the sea and the sky have a much wider spectrum of colours in winter, and the sunsets are more attractive. If you are unfamiliar with Ibiza sunsets, we recommend checking out Es Vedra from Cala d’Hort or up on the cliffs, Cala Comte, Benirras, and even Talamanca for a rather unusual pink sky.

What to do in the Winter: Cultural and Community Attractions

You’ll find plenty of cultural and social experiences to keep your Ibiza winter filled to the brim. Ibiza is renowned for its rich cultural heritage and history, unique and lively artisan markets and great community events.

Dalt Vila, the Old Town and Ibiza’s City Centre

The walled city of Dalt Vila is located in the city’s centre. The best way to experience the town is by wandering its cobbled streets and getting lost among them. During the summer, it is too hot to climb to the top where the monument castle and cathedral reside –– but in winter, it is a delight to discover the many viewpoints overlooking the city, the sea, and Formentera that can be found at various locations. You won’t want to miss the stunning architecture and views this UNESCO World Heritage Site offers!

Ibiza’s Street and Hippie Markets

Street markets are charming places to shop and are one of the most interesting things to do.  Various markets, including Sant Jordi market, are interesting places to look for second-hand items. Aside from regular sellers of clothes, costume jewellery, music or books, you can also find plenty of sellers with antiques and collectable jewellery. We also recommend the famed Las Dalias hippy market. At Christmas time, this market puts on its most impressive stalls, welcoming local visitors from all over the island. Sa Forada Market is likewise worth visiting. This market is frequented by locals, and you have lots of local fruit, vegetables and local products. 

The Villages of Ibiza

Many white villages dot the island’s interior, imparting a dreamlike quality to the island. Each has little local bars and restaurants where you can find some of the island’s finest and most typical specialities, including fresh seafood, Jamons, and bocadillos. A leisurely stroll around any of these villages, watching the true local spirit, or sitting on terraces with friends and family is the most idyllic way to experience the island’s authenticity.

Santa Gertrudis is one of the most popular villages to visit, with much atmosphere and vibrancy. This traditional village is architecturally styled to perfection, with a recently renovated main square plaza filled with traditional bars and restaurants, such as  Macao Cafe, Bar Costa, Musset, and Can Mimosa and a central white and yellow decorated church with matching surrounding lined streets of beautiful terrace housing and apartments –– a much-recommended visit!

Bar Costa Santa Gertrudis

What to do in the Winter: Fiestas, Parties and Restaurants 

In Ibiza, a ‘fiesta’ way of life is different from the usual party culture you may experience in the summer. Ibicencan culture is notorious for getting festive regularly, whatever the occasion. There are a variety of activities in different villages on the island most months of the year. These festivities often involve market stalls, live music, parades, fancy costumes, sports, competitions, and folk dancing.

Don’t forget the options are still plentiful if you’re looking for that typical Ibiza-style party or something different and more social. Various day events, parties, and club nights are held regularly at Las Dalias and Akasha throughout the year. The Standard Hotel Ibiza is booming with Bingo players every week, and restaurants like Yemanja, Juntos Farm, Club Nautico, and La Escollera are thriving with locals all year round.

winter in Ibiza - Juntos farm Ibiza

Indulge in Seasonal Gastronomy

Savour the flavours of Ibiza’s unique gastronomy, from the traditional Sofrit Pagès at the local restaurants to the delightful Salsa de Nadal, a Christmas dessert made with sugar, almonds, and chicken stock. Explore a diverse array of culinary delights. Whether it’s a Flamenco Night, a laid back Tapas lazy afternoon in Santa Gertrudis or a Middle Eastern Fusion Brunch, Ibiza’s culinary scene promises to elevate your festive experience:

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    Professional Home Evaluations in Ibiza – Everything You Need To Know Before Selling Your Property in Ibiza

    It can be a testing and complex process to sell a home in Ibiza. Nonetheless, if you work with a knowledgeable agent, you can maximise your chances of a successful, hassle-free sale.

    Selling a home in Ibiza takes an average of 10 months. However, there are many things you can do to speed up the process with a little strategic planning and smart thinking.

    Here is a guide to help you navigate the process of home evaluations and everything you need to know about selling your property in Ibiza.

    Selling Property in Ibiza and Home Evaluation

    Is it time to choose a reliable agent to sell your Ibiza property?

    You might wonder if you even need an estate agent to sell your Ibiza property – and the answer is: No, you don’t – but you’ll wish you did. It’s not difficult to put up a sales sign and list your property on online portals such as Fotocasa and Idealista. However, working with a professional real estate agency with the right skills, knowledge, and infrastructure will make the whole process much easier – especially when completing a reliable evaluation of your Ibiza home.

    You need to find a reliable Ibiza real estate agent to understand the local market dynamics. The demand for various properties, local valuation trends, and factors currently influencing the market, like seasonal fluctuations and increased peak activity, will all be under the belt of an experienced, knowledgeable and trustworthy agent. The best realtors will also take into consideration a property’s legal situation, its location, its immediate surroundings, its age, size, plot, and condition, as well as its style, amenities, and views. In addition, they can offer advice on how to prepare your property for an optimal sale, highlight unique features for increased value, and market it effectively.

    Need more convincing? Check out our article here: "15 Great Reasons to sell your property with Prestige Properties". 

    Selling Property in Ibiza and Home Evaluation

    Getting ready to sell your home in Ibiza and preparing for an evaluation 

    Getting a real estate expert to assess your property’s real market value can help you set a realistic sales price, prepare your property to an optimal selling standard, and sell more quickly. 

    When a realtor visits your property for a valuation, he or she will conduct an inspection to identify any potential issues that may surface during the buyer’s viewing and to forecast a realistic and competitive price for your property. 

    An experienced real estate agent knows how important presentation is for marketing your property effectively and can offer the best advice on how to portray it. Taking these simple steps will optimise your property’s chance of a decent valuation and quick sale:

    1. (un)Dress the home – remove all personal items, declutter and leave it as minimalistic as possible; add mirrors and plants; redecorate in neutral colours; have it as light as possible; remove any signs of pets or sources of unpleasant smells.
    2. Do the repairs – address any minor repairs or maintenance issues. A well-maintained home is more appealing to buyers.
    3. First impressions matter – ensure your home’s well-maintained exterior, with trimmed lawns, clean driveways, freshly painted façades and attractive landscaping.
    4. Professional photos & videos – Market your property well: have the most impressive presentation by taking the highest quality possible photos and videos to promote your property in its most appealing light (this is often included in the service of a professional real estate agency, especially when you sign an exclusive sales mandate).

    Knowing the legal requirements and having your property’s documentation prepared will ensure that things will run smoothly and fast, with no unpleasant surprises either for the buyer or yourself. 

    The following is a summary of the information required from the seller in preparation for the signature of the title deed (and ideally already in preparation for placing the property for sale so that potential buyers can have quick answers to questions related to the property’s documentation). 

    Ideally, you will have: 

    • The Title Deeds to the property
    • Cédula de Habitabilidad (Valid)
    • Licencia and/or Final de Obra
    • Receipts for the local municipal property tax (impuesto sobre bienes inmuebles or IBI)
    • Copies of latest utility bills
    • Details of the community statutes (for apartments and gated communities) 
    • A list of any items of furniture, etc, which will be included in the sale
    • Your residencia card if you have residency status or NIE
    • An Official Energy Certificate (Certificado de Eficiencia Energetica) 

    All these documents will help us understand your property’s legal situation, which will both help and impact the valuation process.

    For a full list of the legal requirements and documentation needed to sell your property, check out Sellers Guide: How to Sell Your Property in Ibiza 

    Getting a Realistic and Fair Evaluation for Your Ibiza Property

    In our role as professional real estate agents in Ibiza, we will compare your property with properties that have been SOLD within the last six months with similar attributes. Market prices are always based on final sales prices. We never compare with properties that are still for sale. A slightly higher price can be tested first and adjusted if needed depending on the owner’s personal idea or timeframe. Keeping a bit of a negotiation margin in mind is also a good idea since clients often like to haggle –– but being open to what the market is willing to offer is always recommended especially if you want things to move faster and not drag on endlessly, risking also that your property will lose its value over time due to overexposure on the market.

    Are you ready to sell your Ibiza property?

    At Prestige Properties Ibiza, our extensive experience in the local market will help you find the right buyer in no time at all. We can confidently sell your home with great satisfaction. 

    Our team is always ready to help you with your seller’s journey and will ensure you get the best opportunities with us, so why not get a free valuation with us today?

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      Exclusive Homes and Villas for Sale near the Most Popular Beaches in the South of Ibiza

      There is much to love about Ibiza, not just for its trendy tourism, cosmopolitan lifestyle, A-list hotspots, amazing restaurants, and beach clubs – but also due to its spectacular beaches and natural surroundings. It’s really no wonder that the real estate market and popularity of buying second homes on this Balearic Island, especially in the luxury housing sector, has skyrocketed in the past decade as Ibiza becomes one of Europe’s top destinations. 

      Having your dream home or villa in one of the island’s most sought-after areas and coveted locations could not be more appealing. We invite you to explore our premium locations and exclusive homes and villas for sale near some of the best beaches in the south of Ibiza –– read on to discover what’s on offer.

      What are the prime locations to buy a property near the beach in the south of Ibiza?

      Most people associate the south of the island with its vibrant Mediterranean culture and luxury lifestyle. The area is home to a stunning coastline, exciting nightlife, a vibrant capital, VIP celebrity hotspots, and Ibiza’s most extravagant port. So, what are some of the top prime locations to consider buying an exclusive home or villa near the beach in the south of Ibiza?

      Properties for Sale in Marina Botafoch and Ibiza Town near the Southern beaches, Talamanca and Es Figueretas.

      Living in the city centre, old town (Dalt Vila), its extension or in the Marina Botafoch and Paseo Maritimo area offers nothing less than being in the centre of it all with close proximity to some of the area’s best beaches, socialite spots and, of course, the airport. This area tends to attract buyers of all kinds –– particularly those who appreciate historical architecture and life in the centre of the city’s vibrant culture, especially during the height of summer. 

      Ibiza town Dalt Vila night view
      Living in Ibiza - Marina Botafoch and Talamanca aerial view

      Areas such as Marina Botafoch and the Old Town (Dalt Vila) are very popular but pricey, which tend to suit a higher-profile and cosmopolitan clientele, particularly second-home buyers and investors. Specifically, Marina Botafoch has become a highly sought-after socialite hotspot with an international nightlife scene and some of Ibiza’s most luxurious apartment buildings right in front of the island’s main Marina Port. Close to here is where you will also find residential communities like Vista Alegre, which is home to the most spectacular newly built villas on the island, designed by world-renowned architects.

      Ibiza Town’s and Marina Botafoch’s closest beaches are Talamanca and Ses Figueretes. Here, you get the best of both worlds: living close to the trendy city, the marina, beach life, and a family-friendly young community.

      Talamanca offers several contemporary Mediterranean villas and new apartments, while Figueretas caters more to young couples and families seeking more reasonably priced vacation homes.

      Read our recent blog here for more on buying a property in the area of Ibiza Town 

      Properties for Sale near the south’s best beaches in the area of Jesús, Ibiza

      Jesús offers an undeniably chic and cosmopolitan lifestyle in a convenient and refined island setting. Despite being in the municipality of Santa Eulària des Riu, the village is close to Eivissa, the main town, and the airport as the popular beach of Talamanca as well as the numerous tourist hotspots of Marina Botafoch, Destino, and Pacha. Jesús is an excellent location due to its direct access to several island destinations, a chic village and a sophisticated lifestyle. The properties available to buy and rent tend to be exclusive, modern, contemporary villas in the surrounding countryside or private urbanisations. This naturally offers its residents and visitors plenty of upscale living. 

      Jesús is conveniently located near all the best beach hotspots previously mentioned, and both Talamanca and Es Figueretas in the Ibiza Town and Marina Botafoch area.
      For more on the area, visit our blog life in Jesús.

      Properties for Sale near the south’s best beaches in Ibiza – Ses Salines, Es Cavellet and Cala Jondal

      The most popular area in the south for second-home international buyers to invest is undoubtedly Ses Salines, Es Cavellet and Cala Jondal. These up-market locations all offer easy access to the unspoiled countryside, Ibiza Town, and the island’s most popular beaches, as well as fashionable bars and restaurants frequented by A-list celebrities like Sa Trinxa and El Chiringuito, the famous Blue Marlin Ibiza Beach Club. These southern Ibiza spots are considered the finest and most attractive places for lifestyle vacationers to enjoy exclusive VIP status. 

      Las Salinas (Ses Salines) - buy a property in Sant Josep

      There are only a few villas present in Cala Jondal, Es Cavellet and Ses Salines, so finding a property for sale here is a rare commodity. Despite its low supply, this spot in the south is always in high demand – with a demand for spectacular cliff top villas and modern architecture. Those who find a home in these areas are incredibly lucky to reside in an unbeatable up-market and affluent area.

      Ibiza’s most popular tourist resort, Playa d’en Bossa is also one of the best beaches in the south, with its long sandy beach (3km!) and many fashionable beach clubs aimed at young and affluent guests. Although Playa d’en Bossa is primarily considered a summer destination, local residents often visit and reside in the area and is deemed a prime location for those looking to buy an exclusive home or villa near the beach in the south of Ibiza.

      Villas for Sale near the Best Beaches in the South of Ibiza, Es Cubells

      Es Cubells is one of Ibiza’s smallest villages. Besides its white Ibicencan church, which is beautifully located on the edge of the cliff, there are only a couple of local bars making up the entirety. Located at the foot of striking cliffs typical of this area are three little coves separated by rock formations. The pebbled beaches and crystal waters entice one to bathe among the rocky sea bottoms where divers can discover countless interesting corners. Es Cubells’ cliffs are renowned among hikers and nature lovers for its spectacular views from the top.

      Cala Llentrisca Ibiza

      Es Cubells offers miraculously peaceful and unparalleled surroundings combined with the most authentic local fishermen beaches and coves like Ses Boques, Cala Llentrisca, Es Torrent, Porroig, and Cala d’Hort Natural Park. Buying a property near the beach in Es Cubells is hard to come by –– but when found they tend to offer expansive landscapes and grounds with sweeping, south-facing sea views.

      For more on the area, visit our blogs, buying a property in San José.

      Let’s Help you Find your Perfect Property for Sale near the Beach in the South of Ibiza

      Let’s talk about finding the right investment property for you. We’d love to hear from you! 

      Whenever you see a property that meets your needs, we strongly recommend you contact us. Investing in Ibiza is a great option, and demand is almost always higher than supply, so properties often sell quickly –– especially for exclusive homes and villas for sale near the beach in the south of Ibiza.

      Take advantage of the opportunity to make an appointment to visit any of our properties mentioned above or others we currently have on the market with us today. We also offer virtual tours upon request. 

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        The Costs of Owning a Property in Ibiza

        Buying a dream home in Ibiza is one of the most exciting things you can do. However, buying and owning a property in Ibiza comes with upfront and ongoing costs that all potential and active buyers must be aware of before signing on the dotted line. 

        It is crucial to consider the upfront costs associated with buying a property, such as the down payment, closing costs, and fees, but mostly forgotten are the ongoing costs, such as maintenance, taxes, insurance, and utilities, that will inevitably occur. A clear understanding of the costs of purchasing a home in Ibiza will help you determine if you are happy with the annual outlay.

        You can find our How to Buy a Property in Ibiza guide on our website; written with our buyers in mind and covering all those essential costs to consider when buying a property in Ibiza. But, in the meantime, let’s be clear about the ongoing costs of owning a property in Ibiza, so you know what to expect, once you call Ibiza your home.

        Costs of Buying and Owning Property in Ibiza - Prestige Properties

        The costs associated with Owning a Property in Ibiza 

        Multiple tax implications are associated with the cost of owning a property in Ibiza, Spain. To own a home in Ibiza, you must consider all tax implications -– so here’s a quick overview that will help you understand these costs.

        Understanding Property Taxes in Ibiza for Homeowners

        Your IBI (Property Tax)

        The IBI (Impuesto sobre Bienes Inmuebles) is a real estate municipal tax on properties in Spain that must be paid each year by property owners in Ibiza – regardless of whether you’re a resident or not.

        To figure the amount, the town hall assigns a value to your property known as the cadastral value. This value will be taxed at the same rate approved by each town hall within the specific municipality. 

        While IBI is charged as a percentage, the tax bill depends on the property’s cadastral value. This rateable value, in turn, is determined by a number of factors, which include the property’s:

        • Size and location
        • Construction costs
        • Title and lease details
        • Age and condition
        • Land characteristics
        • Proximity to public infrastructure

        Using this information, the local town hall compiles a report assessing the property’s rateable value and assigning a taxable "valor catastral" to each property in their area. These records are kept by the cadastral registry (which is different from the land registry office).

        When purchasing or interested in a specific property, the best advice is to ask your real estate agent for the most recent IBI bill of that property which will show the exact amount applicable for this specific property.

        Your Basuras (Waste Collection Tax)

        A local charge needs to be paid at the town hall where your property is located for rubbish removal. Each town hall determines the amount due, which varies from place to place. It is imperative to note that it is still necessary to pay for a property even if it is not occupied during the off-season. The town hall has the right to take legal action if payment is not made within a certain period of time.

        Typically, the waste collection cost when owning a property in Ibiza is around 90 euros annually.

        An Overview of Maintenance Costs when Owning a Property in Ibiza

        General Maintenance Costs

        All the additional services designed to maintain the property’s general condition and upkeep are included in the General Maintenance bracket. Property owners should expect annual costs of 1-2% of their property value to keep their houses healthy, fully maintained and stable. 

        These services may cover anything from basic repairs and house maintenance, home improvements, property management services, pest control, security checks, cleaning, gardening and pool maintenance. These include annual agreements, monthly advanced services, and one-off payments for individual services.

        Although these extra costs of owning a property in Ibiza may not feel necessary, the overall investment will ensure that the property’s value moves in line with the Ibiza property market trend (up!).

        Home Improvements and Renovation Costs when Owning a Home in Ibiza

        Property owners who rent their property will have higher maintenance costs, as rentals often require additional services and rental support which tend to arise from more wear-and-tear than non-rental properties. This may mean a higher budget for general yearly maintenance service is needed –– as well as regular home improvements and renovations to keep your home modern and up-to-date. 

        The purpose of home improvements is not only to enhance the living experience but also to increase the market value of the property and its rental potential. Landscape projects, energy solutions (e.g. solar panels), better water systems, interior improvements, carpentry, ventilation and construction are all great examples of these services and projects that may be noteworthy costs of owning a property in Ibiza. 

        Larger Renovation Projects

        In Ibiza, renovating a property can be a very rewarding experience, allowing you to create your dream home. It is also possible to reap impressive returns from a renovation project if planning and renovation are done properly – although there will be upfront and ongoing costs involved.

        Check out our guide on Renovating a Property in Ibiza – Everything You Need to Know if you’re thinking of buying or renovating a house in Ibiza!

        Costs of with selling a property in Ibiza

        Just as there are costs associated with the buying process, there are also costs associated with selling your property. Please check out our Seller’s Guide, which will walk you through all the relevant and associated costs when selling your property in Ibiza.

        If you have further questions about the costs of owning a property in Ibiza, why not chat with one of our agents? They can also assist you in finding a suitable property investment or help you list your house on the Ibiza market.

        We would love to hear from you! 

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