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  1. Cosy Winter Dining – Ibiza Restaurants With Fireplaces

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    Lovers of gastronomy will be happy to know there are some restaurants that keep their doors open also off season. While the weather turns colder here on the island, you’ll be after comfort and warmth – and not just from food and drink but from roaring fires, candlelight and cosy interiors.

    Here’s our top pick of cosy winter restaurants in Ibiza. These restaurants do not only offer delicious winter warmers but also provide a cosy ambience – the perfect combination to enjoy dining in the colder winter months.


    Aubergine is set in the quiet north of the island, on the main road to San Miguel. This restaurant with a bohemian soul offers delicious farm to table dishes – fusing ecological and seasonal products. Aubergine is open all year round, in summer you can enjoy dining outdoors in the campo and in winter you are welcomed indoor in a cosy ambience with crackling fireplaces.

    Es Caliu

    Set in a 200 year old finca this traditional Spanish grill restaurant is located on the road to San Juan. Its cosy dinning room is perfect for the winter season and the ideal dinner will end up listening to live music or having a drink in its fantastic cocktail garden, surrounded by orange trees and lit by hundreds of candles and lights that create a magical atmosphere.

    Es Jardins de Fruitera

    You’ll have no trouble feeling snug and warm at this beautiful traditional Ibicencan restaurant, just outside the village of Santa Gertrudis. The indoor is full of places to cosy up in and the restaurant features roaring fireplaces. There’s a strong selection of Mediterranean style dishes to keep you fed – we recommend the seafood and the meat on the grill, if you are up for some sharing then order their delicious paella.

    Casa Colonial

    Sitting on top of a hill near the town of Santa Eulalia, you will find one of the real fine dining experience of Ibiza, Casa Colonial. The restaurant is set in a beautifully restored old finca with stunning interior, a blend of Asian charm with a hint of bohemian beauty. With a crackling fireplace, the stunning interior, warm and welcoming service and high-level cuisine, Casa Colonial offer a fabulous winter dining option.

    You might want to discover more restaurants in Ibiza, visit our Ibiza Restaurant Guide.

  2. Winter sun: Christmas and NYE in Ibiza.

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    As winter sets in across Europe is normal to start dreaming about exotic warm destinations and Christmas is a great time to travel and get away from it all. But if you don’t want to travel all the way across the globe for some winter sunshine, look no further than Ibiza and here’s why:


    If you fancy the idea of palm trees instead of Christmas trees, making sandman instead of snowman but don’t want to cope with a long-haul flight, then Ibiza can be a great destination to head to – right on your doorstep!


    As many tourists do not consider Ibiza as a possible destination at this time of the year, the island is left to the joy of the residents and few Ibiza veterans. Far away from the buzzing summer, the island is not less charming and those seeking some fiestas will not be disappointed, as the vivid nightlife of Ibiza goes on during the festive season.


    Ibiza gets plenty of sunshine all year – so there’s a good chance you’ll get some warm weather even in this colder month. Although the locals consider the winter average of 10-15C to be chilly, those from further north will take pleasure in this glorious sunshine – making it the perfect weather to snap some gorgeous photos to make your family and friends back home insanely jealous.


    The feeling of Christmas is strong on the island and every village has a full programme of events. While in many countries the celebration ends on New Year’s Day, in Ibiza the celebration lasts until the 6th of January with the ‘Dia de los Reyes Magos’, otherwise known as The Epiphany – this is actually one big day of celebration on the island, with the kings bringing presents not just to the kids – but the adults too! As a tradition, many residents bring their children to the annual parade, in Ibiza Town, where the kings throw gifts, sweets and chocolates to the crowd.

  3. Things to do in Ibiza in Winter

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    Even if Ibiza is a popular holiday destination in summer, the island is not any less charming in the quieter winter months. There is an Ibiza to discover beyond the bustling summer, an island full of mesmerising Mediterranean landscapes, charming villages surrounded by almond and olive trees, dreamy coves and sandy beaches with crystal clear waters boasting countless shades of blue.

    Going off season does not only mean that Spain’s expensive holiday island is better value, but you will be able to enjoy the real essence of Ibiza – gentle, dreamy and peaceful. You will feel like having the island to yourselves, which is everyone’s dream!

    The best way to discover the authentic Ibiza is by renting a car. Bear in mind that public transport in winter is reduced, the only bus routes available are connecting the airport and towns and the service between Ibiza and Santa Eularia and few other spots, even so, these routes run less often in the winter.

    To help you make the most of your winter getaway we’ve put together a list of our top 5 things to do in Ibiza:

    Visit the historic Dalt Villa

    Dalt Vila is the old town of Ibiza which is full of charming little streets with shops, art galleries, bars and restaurants. It was declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage site in 1999. The cobbled streets, hidden alleyways and old buildings of this historic part seem to be the same as they were decades ago. It’s such a pleasure to get lost and wander around. If you are up for a walk don’t miss the beautiful Cathedral which sits on the top of Dalt Villa, from there you will see beautiful panoramic views across the rest of the town and the Marina.

    Discover local traditions

    Winter is the perfect time to discover more about the island’s traditions and culture. The patron saint festivities of San Carlos and Santa Gertrudis are held in the winter months, as well as the popular wine festival of San Mateu – with the mild temperatures and the end of the harvest season, there is no better time to visit Ibiza’s local wineries!

    Take in a peaceful sunset

    The iconic Es Vedra is an essential spot to visit in Ibiza at sunset time. It’s reputed to be the third most magnetic place on earth and to be the centre of spiritually significant ley lines. Regardless of whether you believe all this, it’s hard to deny there is a special feel about this limestone rock islet. The main advantage of visiting this place in winter is that you’ll avoid the overcrowding that can suffer in summer. In winter you can really take in the raw beauty of nature, disconnect and recharge your batteries while the sun goes down. The road that leads there is beautiful and it’s really worth the visit. 

    Enjoy quiet beach time

    Any time of the year is good to discover some of the most spectacular beaches and coves in the world. Yes, we have said the world as some are renown worldwide for their attractiveness like the beaches of Cala Comta and Las Salinas, which runs along the Natural Parc of Ses Salinas. Even in autumn or winter, the beautiful beaches of Ibiza are well worth a visit! The way of enjoying the beach of course is different, with the water only warm enough for the brave! It’s all about discovering a quiet time far away from the bustling summer masses of tourists.

    Get off the beaten track

    Ibiza also boasts an abundance of cliff top walks, mountain hikes and countryside trails, making it a great choice for those who enjoy discovering destinations on foot! Spring, autumn and winter are the best time of the year to get to know them, escaping the high summer temperatures. Hiking allows you to discover the wilds side of the island by getting lost in the lush pine forests or climbing along the scenic coastal path. Experienced hikers or amateurs you are all welcome!