September is such a beautiful month in Ibiza. “Proof is in the pudding”, the photo above was taken from an Eco Catamaran just a week ago on 2nd September. I should know, I took the photo myself!
We love Ibiza in September and October. The vibe on the island changes overnight, the weather is stunning, the sea is warm, the restaurants are not so busy and the clubs launch their infamous closing parties.
In this month’s September guide, your trusty Ibiza Villas 2000 team has again put together a handy inside guide to Ibiza in September.
Rather than roll off a list of 30 amazing things to do in Ibiza, this month we have only included our absolute favorite places in Ibiza.
What’s the weather like in Ibiza in September?
The weather is still beautiful, long hot warm days. We have more rain, but it comes and goes without anyone noticing.
Chart By holiday-weather.com
It’s still T-shirt weather interrupted by the odd storm, but on the whole, the weather is beautiful, the sea is about 26 degrees and you can still get a sun tan.
Favorite September restaurant. The amazing Kumharas at sunset
Kumharas is one of our favorite restaurants on the island. With an incredible location, next to Cala de Bou and just a few meters from San Antonio Bay, Kumharas Ibiza not only offers one of the island’s best international cuisines, but it is also one of the best places to enjoy Ibiza’s beautiful sunsets.
Within the grounds of this restaurant, which aims to be a meeting point for alternative cultures and a springboard for young artists, is the restaurant’s standout feature, an ancient Martello tower, a building that undoubtedly has become the signature of Kumharas Ibiza.
We visited a week ago and enjoyed an outstanding dinner, fresh Tuna Carpaccio followed by their delicious Tikka Masala Curry. It was so hard to choose from their menu, I could have eaten everything. The sunset was amazing, and the Kumharas staff was outstanding and super friendly. They never disappoint. If you are in the shopping mood, there is a small Hippy Market. The difference with this market is that the store owners have worked with Kumharas for years and stock their stores with many hand-picked items from all over Asia. I know this first hand, as I have met a few owners during my travels in India.
Don’t miss out, Kumharas is an exceptional evening out.
How are prices?
September is not high season so there are many special offers and “happy hours” across the island. Most clubs are offering last-minute discounts, as are the boat charter companies.
Flights are a bit cheaper in September and while (as always) there can be bargains to be found if you hunt hard enough, you’re generally looking at €150 – €250 for a return flight.
Take a look at Skyscanner.org Here you can find last-minute deals for as little as €29 each way. Worth checking out before you book direct with an airline.
Which beaches are best?
Our favorite beach on the island in September is Benirras. The beach is not so crowded, there are plenty of places to park and the swimming is perfect. It’s quite extraordinary. No wonder Conde Nast voted Benirras one of the top 10 beaches in the world.
Benirras is located 10 minutes from the beautiful village of San Miguel
By car just follow the signs once you reach the town of San Miguel. The approach to Benirras is wonderful, you follow a winding road through the beautiful countryside down to the beach, where there is ample parking for up to 400 cars. Beware: On Sundays Benirras can get very crowded during sunset when the drummers descend onto the beach. Sundays the authorities block the road to the beach and run a “park and ride” service. Check out ‘drum down the sunset‘ an iconic hippie ritual; This drumming is a unique Ibiza experience, established over many years.
If you are not hiring a car, there is a bus service from Ibiza Town to Benirras, albeit fairly infrequent.
BEACH BARS AND RESTAURANTS:
There are three restaurants on the beach, a clothing boutique, and a small beach bar. Elements, with a fabulous menu and plenty of events all season plus two other more traditional and better value restaurants.
What’s the countryside like in September?
Ibiza’s countryside is much greener and more fertile during September than in July and August. Outdoor fires of any kind are still forbidden in the countryside from Mid-May until the middle of October, as the risk of forest fires is still high.
When you are out and about, please be 100% sure that all cigarettes are extinguished properly.
And, pretty please, don’t flick smoldering cigarette ends out of the car window whilst you’re driving along, especially on the country roads.
Believe it or not, some people do. Crazy, right?
Forest fires are something we try vehemently to avoid and the smallest careless spark can ignite an inferno.
What’s the clubbing scene like in September?
It’s closing party time and there is a huge calendar of events. Everyone knows about Ibiza’s closing parties, they are infamous across this beautiful planet. Check out every closing party in September by clicking on this link.
However, our absolute favorite place to party is Pikes Hotel Check out the Pikes calendar for September
Which restaurants are great to visit in September?
La Bodega is the sister restaurant to the infamous Tapas restaurant in Ibiza Town. The only difference is this restaurant is on the beach in Talamanca, close to Ibiza Town. La Bodega Talamanca has the same impressive range of tapas (and other dishes) as its sister restaurant in Ibiza and again the staff are really friendly and laid back. Prices are also excellent.
All of the above, quite rightly, makes La Bodega a popular choice amongst locals, holiday-makers, and the odd celebrity.
It’s always buzzing and busy especially during peak season, therefore, reserving a table in advance is most definitely recommended on 0034 672 49 48 47
Great night out!
Special events in Ibiza during September
The Ibiza Jazz Festival is the stand-out event in September. The Festival is being held in Ibiza Town in its stunning old Town. Possibly, the most perfect backdrop for a Jazz concert.
When it comes to traveling around Ibiza in September, we’d reiterate everything that we mentioned in last month’s guide, Ibiza in July.
Whilst not meaning to sound all doom-and-gloom here, there are a couple of things worth bearing in mind.
For the most part, Ibiza is a very safe place. However, there are some bad eggs out there and this is the time of year when pro thieves tend to operate.
When you are out and about, only take the cash you will need and the most essential items. Leave everything else (passport, credit cards, etc) securely locked up in a safe and make sure all doors, windows, and/or gates to your accommodation are locked.
Be security conscious
And never, never, never leave valuables in your hire car. Ever! No point even tucking them away out of sight and thinking they will be fine. These days, some devices can clone your car alarm system and disable the locks like it ain’t nothing.
And while we’re at it…
TIP: Always have your driving license on you or carry a photocopy of your passport. Spanish law requires you to carry a photo ID at all times. Being on the receiving end of a policeman’s disapprovingly wagging finger (or a fine if you’re unlucky) is best avoided.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our mini guide and don’t forget to tune in for the next exciting installment, Ibiza in October.
Coming soon… 😉
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