If your passion is to travel the world with a backpack, we will show you a destination bound to leave you speechless with its charms. In this article, we will show you our own backpacker guide to Ibiza.

Ibiza is not such a popular destination for backpackers; although it has a reputation of being costly, the truth is Ibiza is one of the most versatile destinations in the world. You will find all kinds of people on the island, all of them seem to be in harmony with the plural spirit of Ibiza.

If you travel to Ibiza as a backpacker, it usually implies you are travelling on a tight budget. In this case, the best you can do is save some money by staying at a hostel in Ibiza. That way, you will also be able to save some money on food, since you can use the common kitchen to cook your meals. By staying at a hostel you will also have the chance of meeting new and exciting people; it may as well be the starting point of your adventure.

It is important to know how to move around the island, the cheapest way is definitively by bus. Just so you get an idea, the cost of a ride from Ibiza to San Antonio is 1,95 euros, and from Ibiza to the airport, 3,50 euros. There are also buses that go to the main beaches and calas. You can also move around on a bike, although there is not a lot of bike path along the island, so you should be careful. Another choice would be to share a rented car with a few travelling companions, renting a car on your own is not a cheap choice on the island. Sharing is living!

Even if you still think of Ibiza as an expensive destination, the truth is you will find a lot of free (or very cheap) activities in Ibiza. We will tell you about our favourites so that you can make the most out of your stay:

Discover the White Villages: You cannot leave Ibiza without visiting some of its typical villages. Santa Gertrudis or San Carlos are two great choices. The first one is located in the heart of the island, it stands out due to its lively vibe and because of its many bars and terraces. In San Carlos you will meet the most relaxed side of the island; in this little town, you can find some of the wildest beaches of the island, as well as the famous Las Dalias market, a symbol of the most authentic Ibiza.

Walk around the streets La Marina and Dalt Vila: it is the most emblematic area of the island, where you can take a look into Ibiza’s past. We invite you to visit the Archaeological Museum and the Necropolis of Puig des Molins, and if you are an art fan, you cannot miss the Contemporary Art Museum.

Heavenly beaches: we are going to tell you a secret, you don’t need to go to the Caribbean or to South West Asia to enjoy wild beaches with crystal-clear waters. In Ibiza, you will find dreamy beaches and calas where you can have fun doing snorkel. Some of our favourites are Cala d’Hort, Cala Conta, Cala Saladeta, Aguas Blancas, cala Gració, cala Bassa and Ses Salines.

As you can see, there are a lot of low-cost activities to enjoy in Ibiza. One last detail you should take into consideration is when to travel to Ibiza. The prices are higher during the months of June, July and August. There is a nice weather from middle April until the end of October. Take advantage of the low season months so that you can save some money on your trip to Ibiza.

Have a nice trip!