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Discover the island of Ibiza in May

Spain has the same sayings about the weather as the English when we speak of “April showers” and “never cast a clout ’til May is out”…

Spain has the same sayings about the weather as the English when we speak of “April showers” and “never cast a clout ’til May is out”, yet in Ibiza when May comes around you can definitely cast your clouts and you can even get your bikini out and make the most of the island’s crystalline waters.

Excellent temperatures are almost always to the fore in this month, even though summer has not officially started, and it is a delightful time to enjoy the beaches, the island cuisine and the Ibizan countryside in all its splendour.

That is why this month is the ideal time to go for walks or lounge on one of the heavenly beaches that you will find the length and breadth of the five municipalities that make up the island geography, and you can enjoy the sunshine, with temperatures ranging from as high as 25ºC, with a minimum of 13ºC. Similarly, at this time of year the Ibizan countryside is breath-takingly beautiful, as you will find when roaming the many country paths and routes with family or friends, discovering hideaways that are some of the island’s best kept secrets. If the temperature rises, as it can do at this time of year, it is probably best to take a stroll early in the morning or later in the day before dusk falls.

This time of year is also perfect for savouring Ibizan cuisine, trying some traditional dishes made with local products. If you would like to know where to go, check out the website where you can discover restaurants that serve the best traditional cuisine of the island. In this regard, a food festival, the “Sabors de Primavera” will be held from the end of April to the end of May, offering menus at 25 euros, including Ibizan dishes made with local produce such as farm-reared chicken, sobrasada sausage, red potatoes, octopus, rotja or scorpion fish, and grouper.

Santa Eularia always celebrates its Anem a Maig festival on the first Sunday in May showcasing some of the island’s traditions such as the “ball pagès” (typical local dance), a parade of traditional carriages, and concerts…

Ibiza holds its Ibiza Medieval Fair, one of the city’s most popular festivities located in the walled town of Dalt Vila which always takes place on the second weekend in May and where a host of craft and food stalls will be plying their wares, along with some unique entertainments and shows.