Here we leave you the basis points to keep in mind if you are going to spend a vacation in Ibiza and you do not know the main characteristics of the island. Because we know that not all countries work the same nor are they governed by the same rules, we have compiled the information that we think will be useful to you on your trip, so you will not be lost with the schedules, the change of currency, language Or you create certain myths about the permissiveness that has in Ibiza with certain subjects, being able to avoid you thus some unpleasant surprise.
Ibiza has Two official languages That cohabit without problems in the island: The Castilian and the ibicenco, A dialect of Catalan that closely resembles it.
However, the cosmopolitan character of its population (many foreigners opted for being established on the island for life) has made it a place where You can find people speaking in all kinds of languages.
Due to the island's dependence on the tourist sector, it is Great part of the population, Although I may not speak them, Understand languages like English, One of the cars that previously came to Ibiza.
Most Restaurant cards They have their menus In different languagesAs well as Hotel brochures and those of tourist information.
SCHEDULES IN IBIZA
The variety of Ibiza shops, In general, open of 10 in the morning until noon (13.30 or 14 hours in most cases). The afternoon hours are usually start at 17 hours and it goes on until 20.30/21. During the winter and spring it is customary to choose the Sunday as a day of rest.
However, this varies as the summer season approaches. In full season of Summer schedules are expanded. Muchos Shops do not close at midday and open until 22 hours, above all, those who are in the center. It's more, algunos from them They do not close no day a week.
If we talk about Turistic zones as Playa d'en Bossa o San Antonio, Here the freedom of schedules is much more relaxed, remaining some shops open until the wee hours of the morning.
In Ibiza, as in Spain, is usually eaten from the 13.30 And dinner of the 21 hours ahead However, always find restaurants What your dishes will serve According to the English or German timetable, for example. The hostelry it is probably the sector with the longest hours. In according to which areas you will find Restaurants that will serve you either the 18 hours or the 3 at dawn.
As for Schedules of the clubs since the 2008 year the legislation has changed, forcing the locals to close their doors to 6 in the morning And not be able to open again until the 16 hours, thus ending with the famous continuous party and after hours throughout the island. However, they are many who skip the said regulations and they extend their parties a few more hours.
In addition, a large number of venues have taken advantage of this situation to celebrate other types of events that begin precisely around 16:24 p.m. and last until approximately XNUMX:XNUMX p.m., a situation that celebrities have taken advantage of. Beach Clubs.
As a member of the European Economic Community, since the year 2002, The official currency In Spain and therefore in Ibiza It's the Euro.
You can Change your money To euros before arriving on the island in the main Bank entities from your country or even, once in Ibiza, the Reception of many hotels you will be able to do it on the spot.
In any case, currently You can use your credit cards anywhere, without the commission being too high and, if you have any doubt about the change, use a currency converter. There are lots of free applications of this type.
LEGISLATION AND DRUGS
Ibiza belongs to the Spanish state and within it to the Autonomous Community of the Balearic Islands. This implies that it is subject to national, regional and local laws.
Despite the fame that surrounds the island of Ibiza in terms of permissiveness, continuous partying and drug use, Not all is allowed.
Consume Narcotic substances on public roads, as well as alcohol, is punishable by law And the security of the premises puts all their effort in that does not happen.
State security bodies carry out regularly Controls both alcohol and drug use throughout the island And, specifically, In the entrances and exits of the best-known discos To avoid any kind of incident. In the event of a positive result in any of them, the Sanctions are Spanish or foreign.
These are national and local holidays. Each year the festive calendar is approved, which may introduce small modifications in this list. In each town, in addition to these, there is a local patronal festival.
* 1 Day January: New Year
* 6 Day January: Three Kings Day
* Holy Thursday
* Holy Friday
* Easter Monday
* 1 Day May: Labor Day
* 24 Day June: Feast of Saint John
* 16 Day July: Fiestas del Carmen
* 15 Day August: Assumption of Mary
* 12 Day October: Virgen del Pilar
* 1 Day November: Feast of All Saints.
* 6 Day December: Day of the Spanish Constitution.
* 8 Day December: Immaculate Conception.
* 24 Day of December: Christmas Eve.
* 25 Day of December: Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
* 26 Day of December: San Esteban.