Ibiza is a destination that remains interesting for international tourism throughout the year. In turn, the transition that occurs between winter and spring during the month of March makes it one of the best times of the year to visit the island and enjoy it properly.
So here I tell you the best things to see and do in Ibiza to take advantage of this step towards the good weather.
1. Visit the most famous coves
Ibiza is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the whole Mediterranean Sea and right in March you have the opportunity to enjoy this place without having to deal with the exaggerated tourist influx that usually occurs at times like summer or Christmas.
In March, many iconic sites of the island are free for you to get to know them at your leisure. Here are some of them:
- Platges de Comte, with several uninterrupted kilometers of sand.
- Cala d'Hort with a direct perspective of the famous islet of Es Vedrà.
- Cala de Benirrás, Cala Bassa and the beaches of Ses Salines.
Actually, a good way to know them all is through a boat trip along the coasts of Ibiza, since the low tourist influx of the month can also make this type of services are much cheaper than the rest of the year.
2. Learn to snorkel in low season
Snorkeling and scuba diving are other great water activities that you have to enjoy in Ibiza if you are visiting this island in March, because this is an ideal month to enjoy these fun events.
The first reason is the economic savings, as the low tourist influx of the month makes most of the agencies that offer a snorkeling experience in Ibiza lower their prices drastically to convince tourists to join the activity in the reefs that occur on the north and south coast of the island.
The second is the availability of the service, as diving and snorkeling are highly requested activities in high seasons in Ibiza. However, in March you will have more opportunities to be able to join this experience without having to book it so far in advance (although I do recommend that you book it before arriving on the island).
3. Enjoy the open sky disco
Although March is not the month par excellence of the party night in Ibiza, it is also true that the arrival of spring and the same festivities of San José leave the local population wanting to celebrate in style.
Under this slogan is given the Flower Power, a music festival in the center of the town square in which attendees are dressed in clothes of the 60s, 70s and 80s, just as happens in Pacha, the legendary nightclub that organizes its schedule annually.
If you do not want to stop the party, you can also sign up for a party on a boat in the waters of Ibiza. Imagine enjoying the best music for hours , with drinks and sailing on the Mediterranean. Doesn't it sound good?
4. Enjoy the last winter swell for surfing
The Mediterranean is not a sea that is characterized by being an international epicenter of surfing and certainly Ibiza is no exception within this general context. That does not mean that you can not enjoy good surfing at some times of the year that are favorable for it in some corners of islands.
Just March is the last month to do it, because the winter season is the best period of the year to take advantage of the proliferation of waves with the intention of giving everything on a good surfboard. I tell you the best beaches to practice it:
- Playa de Aigua Blanca, is one of the best places in the north end of the island.
- Cala Jondal, in the south of the Pitiusa Island.
- Cala Nova, with its 250 meters of uninterrupted sand.
5. Celebrate the day of the Balearic Islands
The first of March opens the month in style with the celebration of the Day of the Balearic Islands. It is a festivity that was created with the intention of commemorating the Statute of Autonomy of this Spanish Autonomous Community.
Normally, cultural activities are organized in the city of Ibiza that go from open-air concerts and gastronomic fairs to plastic art exhibitions or theatrical plays. These traditional events are often joined by other gatherings such as sports competitions.
Keep in mind that all these events, which also tend to take place in other parts of the island such as San Antonio de Abad, are one of those things to do in Ibiza with children, as they are completely family-friendly plans that allow children to play freely and participate in educational workshops.
6. Enjoy the flavors of Pintxa Sant Antoni
March and April are two months that also feature some of Ibiza's most interesting and fun culinary traditions, such as Pintxa Sant Antoni. This is a kind of culinary festival in which several modern and traditional restaurants in the municipality of Sant Antoni de Portmany join a route of the typical pinchos and tapas of Spanish gastronomy.
The best thing, they offer very economical rates that allow you to try them all in one day to give your verdict. In turn, by participating in the route, you have the chance to ride a kind of tourist train that would take you for free to each and every one of the restaurants participating in this festival.
Keep in mind that these discounts and this mode of tourist route is not given every day of the month, traditionally the Pintxa Sant Antoni is reserved for Thursdays in March.
7. Celebrate the feast day of St. Joseph
The traditional festivals of the island have a great tourist attraction for the simple fact that all municipalities try to stand out to the maximum when it is their turn to celebrate the patró (patron saint) of their community. The case of San José is no exception to the rule, since the festivities begin at the beginning of the month until the last days of March.
Actually, there is no pre-established structure for the calendar of events throughout the month, since the intention to constantly innovate makes the program for all the activities to be reconfigured every year.
However, on March 19, which is the Great Day of San José, it is customary to celebrate a solemn mass in the church of the main town of this municipality. This religious activity is followed by a display of traditional dances, a typical handicrafts fair and tasting of local gastronomic products.
8. Experience the peace and quiet of Santa Gertrudis de Fruitera
It is a typical Ibizan village that has all the traditional charm of this island and is located right in the geographical center of Ibiza. It is excessively touristy, but in March the thing changes and it can be visited with absolute tranquility.
Its picturesque streets are full of the white houses that characterize the rural villages of the Balearic Islands. Its gastronomic offer that is located in the terraces that are close to the church of the island is also quite interesting, as they are very simple but captivating dishes of the traditional gastronomy of Ibiza.
9. Take a bike tour through the route of the almond trees
From the end of January to the end of March there is usually a spectacle of nature in Ibiza that you cannot miss. Basically, it is the flowering of the almond trees that are located in the Corona Valley, an elevated plain of reddish earth that extends for about 3 square kilometers north of the island.
There are different ways to enjoy this natural event, but one of the best is to bet on one of the tourist bike tours in Ibiza that have planned to reach this community. If you are not interested in the idea of pedaling for so many kilometers, then you can choose to go in a private car.
Ah! And you can not miss the streets of the village of Santa Ines that will also offer gastronomic entertainment and the opportunity to toast with a drink before heading to the next destination on your tourist itinerary. Keep in mind that this valley is also known locally as the Pla de Corona or the Santa Inés Valley.
10. Enjoy the local humor
As you may have noticed with the activities I have mentioned, the low tourist influx in March allows the local population of Ibiza to configure their way of life and enjoy the island in a different way than they usually do in their busiest summer season.
Therefore, you can take advantage of your March visit to join the traditions of the locals in the places that most entertain them. The café theater Ibiza and the pub La Kokotxa are two very interesting places that are worth visiting within this cultural context that I am telling you about.
On Thursday nights in March they celebrate humorous monologues of a local Stand Up Comedy circuit.
Temperatures in Ibiza in March
Ibiza in March is a cooler month than you might expect from a paradisiacal destination in the middle of the Spanish Mediterranean. Maximum temperatures are usually around 16 or 18 degrees, while minimum temperatures are almost always between 9 or 11 degrees throughout the month.
The influx of tourists in Ibiza in March
March is a month with low tourist affluence in all the Balearic Islands and in fact it is the month with the lowest rate of visitors of the first quarter of the year.
In January there are still people from the Christmas festivities and in February there is a certain degree of movement of travelers in the European continent due to the Carnival and the school vacations that occur during this month in some countries of the union.
Prices in Ibiza in March
March is a significantly economic month if you compare the costs of visiting the island at this time with the rates that are handled for the summer season. At the same time, the fact that there are no festivities such as Carnival or Three Kings Day also makes it the cheapest winter month of all.
What to pack to visit Ibiza in March?
As I told you, this month is cold by Balearic standards especially during the first two weeks. Therefore, in addition to a swimsuit and sunscreen you should bring a coat for any night activities in case the wind plays a trick on you and decides to blow stronger than expected.