What to do in December in Ibiza: Ibiza best winter activities

Explore Ibiza this December with our top picks activities and hidden gems to do in winter in Ibiza
What to do in December in Ibiza: Ibiza best winter activities
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If when you think of Ibiza you think of summer holidays and scorching weather, you may be wondering what to do in Ibiza in December. At the turn of the season, the crowds may dwindle but the island's beauty does not. Instead, unearth the charm of Ibiza in winter, a perfect winter sun destination, and discover a slower life in this Balearic wonder. 

Weather in ibiza in december 

In winter, Ibiza is far cooler but relatively warm sitting on average at moderate highs of 16°C in December. 

During the quieter months, its relatively cool climate makes it much easier to explore the island during autumn or January in Ibiza, uncovering a secret that the locals have meticulously kept from the world of travel. 


Celebrating Christmas in Ibiza 

In Ibiza, the streets of the beautiful old town are decked with twinkling Christmas lights, almost in mimicry of the shimmering Mediterranean when it catches the early evening light. 

Enjoy a Christmas meal of typical Ibizan cuisine at one of our favourite restaurants in Ibiza that open for the festive period. It is a time of sharing, and few do it as well as the cheery and welcoming Ibizan locals, where laid-back is the status quo.

Discover our curated collection of exquisite festive villas, the perfect rental to celebrate Christmas and New Year's with your loved ones. From cozy, snow-capped retreats to sun-soaked beachfront properties, we have the perfect private villas for your intimate festive celebrations

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Discover iconic beaches this december in ibiza 

Of all of the things to do in Ibiza in December, making the most of the open space and freedom on the island's spectacular beaches has to be one of the most delightful surprises. Instead of trying to zigzag through an obstacle course of sunbathers, December in Ibiza ushers in a quietude.

Explore our selection of the best beaches on this beautiful island for your escape to Ibiza in December. 

Our favourite beaches in Ibiza in winter: 

  • Ses Salines, for a landscape dreamed in technicolour where the Mediterranean Sea meets white sands, lush vegetation and pink salt marshes.
  • Playa d'en Bossa, for discovering one of the most famous beaches in its winter quietude.
  • Cala Saladeta, to enjoy this mythical fine-sand beach to yourself.
  • Es Portixol, to venture into unspoilt coves and rose-hued rock pools.

Choose from our Ibiza beachfront villas along the white beaches to make the rippling blue water the backdrop to your holiday. 

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Family-friendly cultural activities in Ibiza in winter 

Ibiza in December is the perfect place to bring your family in our family-friendly Ibiza villas free from the summer partying crowds. In this haven, lounge on the white sand beaches without having to reapply suncream every 30 minutes and explore the cultural hotspots without having to wade your way through the hordes of other holiday-makers. 

Our favourite family-friendly cultural activities: 

  • Ibiza Town, explore Dalt Vila, and enjoy the views from the viewing platform that would normally be teeming with Instagrammers and selfie sticks.
  • Las Dalias market, in December bohemia meets festivity as Las Dalias market.
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, discover the creative heritage of Ibiza wandering through one of its many incredible museums.

For more of our cultural highlights, discover our guide to what to do in Ibiza when it rains.


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Hike through the landscape in ibiza this winter 

The landscape of Ibiza varies from farming countryside, to rugged cliffs plunging into the navy-blue of deeper waters, from white beaches to pine forests. With the weather in Ibiza in December usually sitting around 16°C, it is the perfect temperature for exploring the plethora of natural splendours and diverse ecosystems that are unreachable in the stifling summer heat. 

Follow the paths that bend through the forest, where, on cloudy days, the mist wafts through the pines in enchanting whirls. Move along cliff edges until you reach the coves, steeped in a history of pirates and hippies. 

Our favourite hiking routes in Ibiza in December: 

  • 'Heaven's gate', a small beach flanked by chalky white cliffs, framing the blue waters lapping against the ridges. The beach will appear and vanish again in glimpses through the pines, until you begin the descent towards the beach.
  • Ses Balandres, is not for the faint-hearted, but is well worth the dizzying heights as you pass the cliffs and daunting ladders and ropes for the crystal-clear waters at the hike's end.  
  • Es Vedrà, known for having one of the world's highest magnetic points, sunsets here are not to be missed!

After a day of hiking through this mesmerising landscape, return to your Ibiza villa with a pool where its refreshing waters beckon!

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Nightlife in ibiza in December 

Even though it is undoubtedly quieter in the winter months, the nightlife does not completely disappear but rather transforms. There will be a great nightlife scene in Ibiza in December, all without the queueing, VIP-pandering, and extortionate entrance fees. Alternatively, spend relaxing evenings listening to live music performed by local bands in some of the smaller bars. 

Our favourite bars and clubs in Ibiza in December:

  • Pacha, for themed nights all-year round! On a Monday night, wondering what to do in Ibiza in winter? Don your go-go boots and take to the dance floor at their flower-power themed night.
  • Las Dalias night life, this hippy market transforms at night with themed evenings even throughout the month of December.
  • Beso beach, marvel at the breathtaking fine-sands with a cocktail in hand. 



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For all you need to know about the White Island, discover Le Collectionist's guide to Ibiza.

Whether your seeking an adventure-packed family holiday or a relaxing retreat, your trip to Ibiza in December can mold to suit your needs. Explore our unforgettable luxury villa rentals in Ibiza to find the perfect match for your trip to this tranquil yet bold Balearic isle. 

What is Ibiza like at Christmas?

In Ibiza in December the Festa del Vi Pagès is unmissable! It is a festival in Sant Mateu d'Albarca that celebrates red wine, in particular small-scale-produced country wine. Indulge in the local wines, poured from jugs shaped like teapots, and feel like a real local.

Equally, explore the Christmas markets at Las Dalias which come alive with the twinkling fairy lights and toasting on sparkling wine. 

For more inspiration for your festive escape, explore our hand-picked selection of villas that are perfect for Christmas and New Year

Is Ibiza still hot in December?

In December in Ibiza you can expect mild temperatures of around 16°C, making it the perfect temperature for exploring Ibiza's rich landscape. 

Although the sea might be the preserve of the brave hearted, choose one of our Ibiza villas with swimming pools to get your swimming fix. 

Are clubs open in Ibiza in December?

The party never fully stops in Ibiza in December! Many clubs and bars go into a winter hibernation but still, several stay open all year long.   

Watch as the atmosphere shifts during the quiet season, with a calmer and more intimate ambience. Explore our selection of the trendiest spots in Ibiza and stay in one of Ibiza villas


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