Cars, Mopeds and Motorcycles, Ibiza
We hired a car in the UK to collect and leave at the airport - brand new (5 Kilometres on the clock!), and £14 a day. We went everywhere - to small isolated coves, great beaches, into the hills - great. Parking in St Eulalia and Eivissa can be a challenge though....especially if you have a hefty excess on your hire car! It was cheaper, and much less stressful to take the (cheap) bus from Cala Longa to Eivissa however, as car parking in Eivissa is a nightmare.
I would highly recommend that you rent a car when on Ibiza. Not to drive to or from the clubs, but to be able to explore the islands great beaches and cool towns. With the DiscoBus taking care of you between Sant Antoni and Ibiza Town, you can use your car tohead north and south for the spectacular scenery. I rented my car in Sant Antoni, real close to my hotel there, Hotel Orosol. It was about a 5 minute walk from the hotel. The service was great. They allowed me to return the car at the end of the day, when I was supposed to have the car back by 8 AM, with no additional charge.
They did fail to mention the appropriate steps to open the gas tank (see my Figueral Beach Tip), but overall they were great.
A good way to see Ibiza is to hire a car. The island is very easy to get around and is well signposted.
We were recommended to use Autos Union who delivered and collected the car to our apartment - fantastic service.
Rent a car or you will miss some of the most beautiful beaches on the coast.
But try to avoid it at night as the roads are very dark and you can run over people walking back home or going to the pubs walking (it has been called the death road for this reason)
On my first time I bocked with Avis and I was not very happy, but on our last time I bocked through www.doyouspain.com for a great price specially as insurance was full cover, very important in the island! and also we got 4 times upgraded as they did not had the small car :-))))
its the best way to move around ... the cheapest are centauro and amigoautos ... the first is in airport arrivals and the other is in front of the airport...one time you pick up your baggage look for a women in yellow in front of the exit and ask her for rent a car if you havnt in advance (made by internet)
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We hired Moped for a day to see a bit of the Island. A very cheap way to get to out of the way places, but make sure your bike comes with a helmet, as they are not the most considerate of drivers. I actually came off mine, see the dangers & warnings section
Rent a moped for the day and check out the Island. The island is small so you will be able to see all sides of the island and visit anything of interest in a day.
Make sure you know what petrol it takes before you return it you will have to fill the tank. 1 day rental is all you'll need.
Adrian found this gem of a Jeep, 25 years old and still as strong as the day it was built. There is no air conditioning but that doesn`t matter, you just take the roof off!!
Perfect for posing around Ibiza and good fun off road too.
the islad is not big, but its worth to rent a car and have plenty of freedom to move from one point to another, both durind the day and the night. many of the beaches are not easy to get (even by car) so you lose many of them, specially the quiet ones, if u dont have a car ...
the same happens at night if you want to change the place you are in
it cost me around 250 eur 1week
I recommend you hire a car while you are on the Island, at least for a few days of your stay. Public transport is good but it will rarely get you to those 'Off the Beaten path' places which are a great feature of the Island.
Car hire offices are scattered throughout all the major towns, you should have no difficulty finding one, but if in doubt ask at your hotel reception or tourist information office.
You could also hire one at the airport on arrival, the offices are located in the main arrivals hall.
Another option is to pre-book a car through the internet or with your travel agent, sometimes you can get better rates doing this and it ensures you will have one available on arrival.
Be aware that in the high season, August and July there is a big demand for vehicles so early booking is advised, if not essential.
Moped hire is also commonplace, but just a word of warning... many inexperienced riders hire them, dont wear protective clothing, and frequently have accidents driving on unfamiliar roads or due to thoughtless drivers. Be sure you know how to handle them. I frequently meet people around town or at the hotel, bandaged, or plastered, with broken bones, severe gravel burns or worst. You never have to ask the question 'How did that happen'? the answer if you do is invariably, 'I came off a moped'. It really spoils their holiday.
We found that the public transport was not particularly good. We hired an open top Suzuki Jeep for one of the weeks which enabled us to see a fair amount of the island which we would otherwise not have seen. There are lots of hire car places around Ibiza. Prices were reasonable.
Seen on the street near the harbour in old Ibiza Town, probably a two stroke it has only one seat and would be perfect for getting around London.
We found these little jeeps were excellent for getting around. The open roof is ideally suited to the weather and there good for gettting off the beaten track around Ibiza