Sure, the summertime means beach days and parties but there are plenty of reasons why you should consider planning a trip to Ibiza in the winter rather than the summer and the residents of the island keep this secret very well. The shortest month of the year, comes packed with plenty of events, whether you love food, culture or nature, February has unique offerings that should not be missed!
ISLAND ALMOND BLOSSOM
If you didn’t already know, Ibiza takes its almond blossom season extremely seriously and the most impressive sight is in the valley of Santa Inés. You can join many walking route to experience the beauty of the island countryside dotted of sot white petals, the most famous one is probably the full moon almond blossom walk organized by Walking Ibiza, organized this year on the 8th of February. Click here for more details.
If you love independent movies and short movies, don’t miss Ibizacinefest. This film festival runs for 10days from the 31st of January till the 9th of February. In total, there will be 80 projections between feature films and short films, with two world premieres, three European premieres and seven in Spain, with award-winning works at the Malaga or San Sebastian Festivals, 2 workshops about writing movie script and promotion and distribution of an audiovisual work. You can also see 4 short films nominated for the Goya 2020 and a short winner at Cannes 2019. More information here: Ibizacinefest
BACK TO THE ‘80S
And the ’90s. La Movida DJs Petit & Vazquez are at the helm of this annual homage to the music of these two decades, part of San Antonio’s 2020 fiesta programme. It’s incumbent on you to don the right gear, so dig out your shoulder pads, crop tops or just improvise. A night of retro music in the fiesta marquee on the main palm-tree-lined promenade. More details here.
Carnival in ibiza might not be as famous as Rio de Janeiro, but it’s definitely an important date on the calendar of the island residents. Taking place in many of Ibiza’s main towns and on Formentera. Processions of themed floats, dance displays and a sea of smiling faces await you as the island comes out of it’s winter spell. Enjoy the first sniff of spring in a celebration that sweeps both islands. A must visit!