Ibiza is a true paradise for all kinds of tourist approaches, as there are plans for those who seek to marvel at the nature of the island, as well as a solid industry oriented to the world of night parties. Actually, the best things to do in Ibiza are those that know how to balance both environments and that is why in this publication I propose you some of the famous activities that are celebrated on the island annually during the month of June.
So I advise you to continue reading this publication so you can get a more concrete idea of the style of plans and activities that you have at your disposal if you decide to visit Ibiza in June to enjoy in style the arrival of summer in the northern hemisphere.
1. Participate in the parties at the beginning of the summer season
Ibiza is internationally known for being one of the party capitals of the world, just as New York and Berlin are in their respective countries. In turn, June is one of the best months of the year to join this experience of going dancing in these establishments that sometimes receive up to 5 thousand or 7 thousand people on the same night.
This is due to the fact that the most famous discotheques of the island such as Pachá, Ushuaia and Amnesia operate under a season that starts between the last week of May and the first week of June until the end of September and the beginning of October.
That means that when you're in Ibiza in June you'll have access to what's known as the opening parties, where every nightclub, beach bar and disco will kick off the summer season with themed nights involving some of the most famous DJs on the planet and featuring an even more spectacular setting. At least if you compare it to what you will find on a regular Saturday in August or July.
So partying and joining the opening parties of the clubs closest to your accommodation is a must on your itinerary if you are planning a 7-day trip to Ibiza during the first days of June. Although in reality the rest of the summer parties will also be memorable and are a safe bet to enjoy the nightlife culture of the island.
2. Celebrate San Juan in the best style of the island's inhabitants
The night of San Juan on June 23rd and the respective day of San Juan on the 24th are undoubtedly the most important festivity of the month in Spain. As Ibiza is such an important tourist destination, it is logical to know that every year there will be multiple ways to celebrate this tradition all over the island.
Whether on the beaches of Ibiza Town or in other coastal towns such as San Antonio de Abad, bonfires and parties will be organized until dawn. All under the traditions of folkloric games and dances that are accompanied by live music and fire manipulation shows. However, the parish of San Juan Bautista is the epicenter of the date for the locals and therefore places like Cala d'en Serra or the village of Portinatx are good alternatives to live the experience under the terms of the inhabitants of Ibiza.
Keep in mind that during the night of June 23 the atmosphere is very festive and the intentions of the participants of the event have everything to do with leaving behind the bad energies and enjoy the bonfires to welcome a prosperous and fun summer.
Now, most towns will also have traditions of a religious nature on the 24th that have to do with special masses or processions of the saint through the streets of the community. Which means that you can perfectly appreciate the beauty of these events if the hangover allows you to.
3. Take part in Ibiza Pride activities
Ibiza is a destination that is committed to respecting diversity throughout the year and in June these intentions are reinforced with the celebration of Ibiza Pride. This is a week-long festival in which all kinds of events related to the celebration of LGBT communion take place and in Ibiza the second week of the month is usually selected for this framework of festivities.
The calendar of events changes every year, but most commonly there is a Grand March for LGBT rights on the last day of the week that starts at around 7pm and runs until midnight. During the preceding days there are usually drag shows, concerts and musical performances, theatrical performances and a lot of movement in the streets of Ibiza Town, as well as in other large communities such as San Antonio de Abad.
La Calle de la Virgen in Ibiza Town is usually the epicenter of many of these activities due to the fact that it is known as the gay street of the island. As you can imagine, the party nights are usually memorable in many establishments such as the mythical Lola's nightclub. In fact, many of these activities that take place within the framework of Ibiza Pride are so fun and entertaining that they cannot be missing in your tourist itinerary if you have planned a 4-day trip to Ibiza that coincides with this event.
4. Take the opportunity to make a route to taste the best macarons of Sant Joan
From the afternoon of June 24 until the rest of the month in Ibiza a dessert that captivates all tourists who venture to try it is eaten. It is the macaroni of Sant Joan and as you can imagine, it is a recipe that is culturally associated with this holiday, but also with the rural municipality that bears the same name in the north of the island.
Without giving them much thought I can explain that these macaroons are like a rice pudding, only in this case the raisin replaces the rice. That other ingredient, milk, is also a very interesting factor in the history of this traditional recipe, because in the north of the island they prepare it with water, while in the south and in the city they do add milk to give more consistency to the flavors.
This makes a search for the best macaroni of Sant Joan throughout the island a good entertainment activity for those tourists who are immediately captivated by the texture and flavor of this local recipe. I can advise you to start with traditional restaurants like Ca'n Alfredo or La Solera, but it is also a good idea to consider a route like the best bike tours in Ibiza to combine sporting fun with your gastronomic passion.
5. Take a trip to the Natural Park of Ses Salines
The Natural Park of Ses Salines has some of the most beautiful beaches in Ibiza and June is an ideal time to visit it because of the wide range of excursions that can take you without any inconvenience to visit its natural attractions.
This corner of the island located between Formentera and the rest of Ibiza was granted the status of protected natural area since 1995 and that same reason has allowed a large part of the area to remain completely unspoiled without running the risk of going through processes of urbanization and settlement of the land.
I can highlight two corners of the park that become even more recommended during this month. The first is the beach of Las Salinas, as it is a favorite tourist destination among celebrities and as June is the grand opening of the summer it is very likely that one day you will meet some Spanish television personality.
Es Cavallet beach is the other place you should not miss, at least if you have been left wanting to continue exploring the sites of interest of the LGBT community in Ibiza. And the fact is that this wild and beautiful beach is the favorite space for gay tourists during a summer vacation on the island. Although if you are looking for a more family-friendly plan, the northern end of the beach is characterized by not being nudist and by handling a focus for an audience that is also children.
6. Enjoy Sunday drumming parties in Benirràs
In Cala de Benirràs, in the north of the island, a Sunday tradition is celebrated throughout the month of June that is quite peculiar and attractive. I'm talking about a session of a drum and timbales party that begins with the arrival of the sunset and extends with bonfires, singing and dancing until well after midnight.
This tradition began in a rather spontaneous way, because at first it was a gathering of hippies that was repeated sporadically for a few weeks of the summer months. With the arrival of tourism this began to be seen as an attraction of what Benirràs had to offer to visitors. So today it is an event that is repeated every Sunday in June to celebrate the arrival of summer and usually extends until the weekends of mid-July.
If you happen to visit the area on any Sunday of your trip in search of this fun event, I can advise you to get to the beach early. This is because you can take advantage of its crystal clear waters to enjoy one of those snorkeling sessions in Ibiza that captivate visitors so much during the month of June as well as for the rest of the summer.
7. Start the summer toasting with a glass of Herbes
Herbes Her bes is a slightly smooth and very traditional liqueur from Ibiza that is prepared from a balanced concentration of typical herbs of the island with a little aniseed. Its origin goes back more than 200 years and with the passing of time it has become a staple of the culinary and after-dinner customs in this community.
It is consumed all year round and it is very common to accompany that period of conversation before a meal or also as an accompaniment to coffee. However, in June Herbes takes on greater cultural relevance, as it becomes the drink of choice among locals to toast the arrival of summer. As well as to wish each other a very profitable, entertaining and above all memorable season.
That is why it is a good idea to join this tradition when visiting the island during the month of June. Perfectly, it can be the liquor that accompanies the beginning of your days of celebration or also the one you drink to close them at dawn.
8. Tour the coast of the island in a boat
Ibiza offers its visitors a captivating beauty in both the southern and northern part of the island. The most interesting thing about it is that each one is characterized by natural attractions worthy of being known by anyone who is passionate about the natural environment of the tourist destinations they know in their lives. Therefore, an excellent activity to do in June in Ibiza is to plan a tour around the island in a boat that can take you to the places of your interest.
Es Vedrà, the Natural Park of Ses Salines and the neighboring Formentera are some of the places you should get to know before returning home. Just the month of June is an ideal time of the year to do an activity like this, due to the fact that the touristic offer is so wide that you won't have to settle for just one style of trip.
Actually, you can do everything when it comes to sailing in Ibiza during the month of June. You have the possibility to book a sailing tour, catamarans, diving tours and there are boat excursions that are designed for a celebration with DJs and lots of alcohol. These usually have a capacity of up to 50 people for a good party in the middle of the sea.
9. Visit the aquarium of Es Cap Blanc for a family plan
If you are visiting in June it is important that you also have at your disposal activities to do in Ibiza with children, since the idea of a family trip is to find activities that can entertain everyone equally. Fortunately, the Es Cap Blanc aquarium offers you this, as it is a site that in the past was a lobster farm and a monk seal refuge to become today a fun aquarium that seeks to promote the conservation of marine fauna and flora.
It is quite interesting, since most of its facilities are underground, in a series of subway caverns. They offer you a very intimate and educational perspective on the process behind the conservation of species such as sea sponges or the most vulnerable fish of the coral reefs of the Balearic Islands.
In turn, visiting this site in June is even more recommendable due to the fact that they usually organize all kinds of workshops and special activities as part of the opening of the summer season. The aquarium's management is interested in showing itself as an interesting tourist attraction for the whole family in such a competitive period.
10. Enjoy a visit to the cave of Can Marça
If you want to continue knowing the interior of Ibiza from a subway space then you can not miss the cave of Can Marça in Puerto de San Miguel. It is a series of caves with stalagmites and stalactites that is characterized by its history associated with smugglers and pirates. They used it as a refuge for their mutinies on the island.
When you visit it you will also have the opportunity to enjoy a panoramic view of the small but beautiful bay. This is really one of the best activities to do in Ibiza in June due to the fact that the low tourist influx of this attraction makes it an escape from the crowded streets of other more visited communities.
It is also a family plan and can perfectly be a short part of the itinerary of a day in which you decide to focus on touring some of the natural attractions of the north of Ibiza.
Temperatures in Ibiza in June
Although June marks the beginning of summer, this does not translate into a drastic rise in temperatures. That means that being on the island during this month you could find yourself with maximum temperatures bordering 28 degrees Celsius, while the minimums on a cold night will be around 18 degrees Celsius.
Now, what is also a reality is that it is becoming more and more common to encounter heat waves that already start in mid-June. Therefore temperatures can exceed 32 or 35 degrees Celsius during your visit.
The influx of tourists in Ibiza in June
June is a month with a lot of tourist movement throughout Europe due to the beginning of the summer vacations and Ibiza is clearly no exception to the rule. However, something that is also true is that the peak of visitors usually occurs between July and August and for this reason your vacation on the island may be more favorable in this month. At least if you are interested in getting to know it without having to deal with so many people at each of your tourist stops.
Prices in Ibiza in June
For June the rates that all the tourist services will set for the rest of the summer are already being managed. For the truth is that since mid-May already begins to give this rise in the prices of any commercial consumption on the island. This implies that being in Ibiza in June is relatively expensive, but it all depends on the activities you choose to do and the style of accommodation you choose for your visit.
What to pack to visit Ibiza in June?
The suitcase you will have to prepare to visit Ibiza in June is practically identical to the one you would take in any of the other summer months.
That is to say, comfortable and breathable clothes, footwear that is appropriate for all occasions and a good sunscreen are elements that cannot be missing in that luggage if you want to enjoy the most of what this island has to offer during the last month of the first half of the year.