Ibiza In February
Ibiza in February is when the island starts to spring back to life after, what is normally, am subdued January…but then much of Europe (ski resorts excluded) are pretty subdued in January!
Many restaurants close in January – this is the one chance of the year for the owners to give their staff and themselves a well-earned break after a long hot summer & busy Christmas, so February sees many restaurants re-open.
The weather in February is a mixed bag – you can get some beautiful Spring-like sunny days & beautify sunsets…but Ibiza needs the rain in the winter & it will rain in February...often heavily, but temperatures are, on average. 5 to 10 degrees warmer than you will experience in London, for example. We can pretty much guarantee that you won’t be waking up to mornings of scraping the ice of your car windscreen! Although very rarely Ibiza has experiences snow! albeit for a few hours.
It is not uncommon to find people sitting on the beach in their swimwear in February…yes sunbathing in Ibiza in February...but there is more to Ibiza than beaches; there are beautiful walks to experience and in February the almond blossom is at its most impressive with valleys & fields transformed into a beautiful landscape that lasts for just a few weeks.
San Joan in the north hosts a weekly market every Sunday, which is a great excuse of the locals to get together, enjoy a beer & listen to some live music in the small village square. Meanwhile Las Dalias, established over 50 years ago in San Carlos, has a weekly Saturday market with music.
February is carnival season in many Catholic countries take the opportunity to show off & indulge just before lent – now whilst suggest that the Ibiza Carnival will rival those in Valencia, Cadiz & other cities on the peninsula, it’s a great occasion to wake everyone up from their self-imposed winter hibernation. The main procession is in Ibiza Town but there are also processions in Santa Eulalia & San Antonio.
Across the island there are many events in February to experience – far fewer tourists & where everyone has a little more time but where the Ibiza spirit is still alive & kicking, but with a few extra layers of clothing...just in case.