What to Wear in Ibiza

Flamenco musicians, in March

Flamenco musicians, in March

Ibiza Old Town, in May

Ibiza Old Town, in May

Al fresco cafe, August

Al fresco cafe, August

On the beach, in September

On the beach, in September

An Ibiza winter, December

An Ibiza winter, December

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General Style Tips

  • As in all parts of Spain the locals really care about their personal appearance and image and on the whole they dress conservatively (away from the party scene).
  • For most visitors the draw are the glorious beaches so beachwear, sarong and sunhat, sunscreen (we love the Riemann P20 range for 10 hour protection), flip flops and sunglasses are the essentials for the day.
  • As night arrives this island is famous for its partying so be sure to pack your party outfits but keep them light and cool.

What Shoes To Pack

  • Don't forget about your shoes; a pair of shabby shoes can let down a whole outfit.
  • Save your high heels for the evenings. Or we love the Lindsay Phillips Switch Flops range - using interchangeable shoe and flip-flop bases with snap-on decorations, you can change your look from day to evening in an instant whilst still packing light.

Clothing Tips for Women

  • Save your swimwear and sarong for the beach; wearing them elsewhere will label you as a tourist.
  • Shorts, cropped pants, camisoles or t-shirts are perfect - even in the Fall months of September and October.
  • A skirt or loose-fitting pants are good in the heat and will protect you from the sun.
  • In the evening local women dress more stylishly - particularly when dining out in smarter restaurants and bars, so if you are going to an average to high quality restaurant wear something more dressy.
  • A pashmina is a versatile piece that will dress up any outfit.
  • And a few well-chosen pieces of costume jewelry will transform any outfit too.
  • If you're going to visit any churches then be sure to cover your shoulders and bare legs - your pashmina can come in handy for this too.

Clothing Tips for Men

  • If you're looking for versatile and stylish beachwear, try the Madda Fella range of shirts, shorts, polos and swimwear.
  • For great versatile travel jackets with multiple pockets including RFID security options, we love the SCOTTeVEST range.

Pack for the Weather

  • When you visit in the cooler months of November, December, January, February and March it's worth bearing in mind that although you may view the temperatures as warm (if you're used to cold winters), the locals don't. So if you want to blend in, then dress as they do with sturdy shoes, pants, sweaters and a lightweight raincoat.
  • We love the Weather+ app - it gives an accurate 6 day forecast for day and night, which when you're planning from home is really helpful. You can keep all the places you've been to too - a nice way to remember your trip :) Download for iPad/iPhone or Android

Other Things To Pack

  • A lightweight day sack or beach bag will come in handy to carry your sightseeing essentials.
  • If you tend to buy bottled water, consider carrying a Go! Filtered Water Bottle - fill up from any source and get clean, safe drinking water without wasting plastic bottles.
  • Look after your mobile phone with a phone bunjee - it protects against loss, theft and damage.
  • To use electrical gadgets you may need a travel adapter plug, and also a step down voltage converter if your devices are not designed for European voltage (230V).
  • If you're aiming to travel with just carry-on baggage, try the CabinMax soft-sided rucksack - it's light, roomy and has plenty of pockets to keep your stuff organized.
  • Avoid paying unexpected baggage fees - use an accurate luggage scale to ensure you keep within the weight allowance. Don't forget to leave room for souvenirs on the way home! The famous hippy markets are a real treasure trove of local crafts, leather goods and jewelry.

Last updated 16 December 2016.

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Pack Light

  • Less luggage to carry
  • Save time packing and unpacking
  • Save money on baggage fees

Pack Right

  • Respect local cultures
  • Feel comfortable and confident
  • Suitable outfits for all occasions

A Message From Helen



I want you to have an amazing vacation. That's why I started WhatToWearOnVacation.com,
to help you pack with confidence and stay safe, secure and comfortable.