10 Things to Do in Ibiza in November

November is an autumn month, so you're likely to get fewer tourists than usual on the island. However, there is plenty to do in November in Ibiza.

Andressa García

Andressa García

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10 Things to Do in Ibiza in November

Punta Galera, Ibiza | ©Alberto Godino

The penultimate month of the year is the best time of year to visit the island's street markets, especially if you want to see the works of art that artisans can make. Although Ibiza in November does not open its doors to partying at night, it does open its doors to traditions and tranquillity.

November is also a good time to get to know some of the most beautiful traditions that Ibiza has to offer, including the patron saint festivals of its busiest towns and villages, and humour festivals. That's why I'll show you some of the best things to see and do in Ibiza at this time of year.

1. Visit the coves without tourists

Cala d'Hort| ©Nicolas Vigier
Cala d'Hort| ©Nicolas Vigier

Among the most special attractions of the Balearic Islands are the Calas, which are usually full of tourists in high season or in summer. In low season, you might think that you can't visit the coves, but the truth is that this is one of the best things to do in winter in Ibiza, because the influx of tourists is lower.

As it is autumn, the weather is not cold enough to not enjoy the beach, and as there are fewer people in the coves, you can enjoy more of the scenery and swim in the cool waters of the coast.

One of the coves that I recommend you to visit during this autumn season is Cala d'Hort, and more than the cove itself, I recommend you to visit the viewpoint of this cove. Also, from this viewpoint you can see on a clear day, the island of Es Vedra, whose surroundings have many incredible activities to do and also have a reputation of being mysterious due to the strange events that occur in this place.

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2. Sunset in Sant Antoni with insured places to visit

Sunset in Sant Antoni| ©calafellvalo
Sunset in Sant Antoni| ©calafellvalo

Sunset in Sant Antoni is one of the best activities you can do at sunset. And although it is something you can enjoy all year round thanks to Ibiza's great weather, I especially recommend you to do it during the month of November.

There are several very beautiful and special places to watch the sunset in San Antonio. Most of them are located by the sea. But no matter where you choose to watch this spectacle of nature, the first advantage you will have in November is that you won't find large crowds of people.

This is an excellent plan for couples visiting the island in November, so if this is your intention, you already know that you will be able to enjoy an incredible beach climate and a postcard view, without having many people around bothering you. On the other hand, and another of the advantages I like about enjoying this trip in November, is that the weather is always in your favour.

In November it is still autumn so the weather is not too cold to wear too many layers of clothes, nor too warm to be sweating all day. Some of my favourite places to watch the sunset are: Sa Penya Esbarrada in the Plà de Corona area, Punta Galera, Ses Variades and Cap Blanc.

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3. Trencada de pinyons

Trencada de pinyons| ©VICENT MARÍ
Trencada de pinyons| ©VICENT MARÍ

This is a tradition that has practically been forgotten in Ibiza, but which has come back into fashion in recent years. The locals want to revive this tradition and one of the best ways of doing so is to show it to tourists. Trencada de pinyons basically means "breaking of pine nuts" in Catalan.

This is a tradition that comes to the fore around the feast of All Saints in Ibiza, and in fact, it is partly related to what would be the tradition of Halloween in this town, let's say it is the Ibizan Halloween. In the past, pine nuts were split to make the traditional panellets, but nowadays this is only done in bakeries.

As for the festivity itself, this "trencada de pinyons" is organised year after year to recover this lost tradition. The moment is enlivened with music and there is also a schedule of musical events and concerts by different artists that you will surely want to see on stage.

The events dedicated to the Trencada take place from the 31st of October and last until at least the 2nd of November every year. To find out about ticket prices for concerts and other musical events, I recommend that you pay attention to the information on the organisation of the celebrations.

4. Festivities in honour of the patron saint of San Carlos

Squid fair| ©Aghe74
Squid fair| ©Aghe74

The San Carlos festivities in Ibiza usually last exactly one month, and although the celebration of the patron saint of San Carlos de Peralta begins in the second week of October, the big day on which the saint is celebrated is the 4th of November. It usually lasts until the second week of November.

There are no activities every day, but I do recommend you go to Ibiza in November to enjoy this patron saint's day because it is in this month when you can enjoy most of the attractions of this festival.

The squid fair is one of the many attractions of the fairs. The cauldrons and kitchens are lit up to season and season and serve this delicious fruit of the sea, following different preparations. So it's a good opportunity to sample some of the local gastronomy.

But there is also a packed programme of activities to celebrate the patron saint's fiestas, including traditional games and photography competitions in which you can take part. If you go with children to these fiestas you can also find a wide variety of entertainment for them, such as the different children's gymkhanas and magic acts.

5. Santa Gertrudis festivities

Santa Gertrudis festivities| ©Ibizatravel
Santa Gertrudis festivities| ©Ibizatravel

Sports activities, concerts and events for children are just some of the attractions you can find in Ibiza during the Santa Gertrudis festivities. And if you are visiting the city, it is an excellent opportunity to learn a little more about the traditions and folklore of this region.

Spain in general is a country of many traditions, so if you visit Ibiza during the month of November you will be able to see the many traditional festivals and celebrations that take place. And of course, in addition to the typical activities to highlight the idiosyncrasies of Ibiza, there are other musical activities for everyone to enjoy.

To find out which musical groups, or at least the type of shows that will be on offer at the Santa Gertrudis festival, I recommend you visit the event's website to find out other details related to the festivities.

These fiestas offer entertainment for all audiences, because besides music and typical gastronomy, you will be able to attend quality sporting events such as equestrian activities and motocross championships. And children cannot be left out of this celebration, so if you go with them to the fair, they can enjoy children's parties, games and magic acts.

6. La Cursa de Sa Sobrassada

Cursa Sa de Sobrassada| ©J.A. Riera
Cursa Sa de Sobrassada| ©J.A. Riera

Continuing with the activities that take place during the Santa Gertrudis festivities, one of the most popular is the Cursa de Sa Sobrassada. This is one of the events that I recommend you don't miss, or at least go and see. It is a half marathon in which anyone who wants to can take part.

It is a family race that is divided into different categories, one for men, one for women, one mixed and one for children and young people. In the case of the adult categories, you can register by paying a price that is generally around 5 euros.

When it comes to the race for children and young people, they can participate for free. This event usually takes place around the second week of November and is part of the festivities of Santa Gertrudis, but it is one of those activities that, if you like sport, I recommend you to participate in during your visit to Ibiza in November.

Also, if you like Mediterranean and Ibicencan gastronomy specifically, you will surely love running to taste the delicious sobrasada that is traditionally given to those who win this competition. I'm sure you'll love running for a culinary purpose.

7. Mal del Cap Short Film Festival

Mal del Cap Short Film Festival| ©Matt Ans
Mal del Cap Short Film Festival| ©Matt Ans

It started out as a simple short film festival at the beginning of its history, but nowadays this is one of the most prolific art festivals you can attend in Ibiza. It opens to the public during the last week of October and runs until the second week of November.

During the Mal del Cap short film festival you can attend as many times as you like to enjoy different shows, not only the presentation of short films, but also plays, musical numbers and even concerts featuring talented local artists.

Sometimes books and other written works are also presented. If you're an art lover in general, you'll love this festival, because it also offers a more alternative type of art such as podcasts. You'll love to participate in the talks that are prepared to talk about art and learn more about art movements.

But this festival doesn't just aim to please the art, music and literature lovers; it also conquers the rest of the public with its comedy shows, where I can assure you that you'll laugh a lot, and you'll be thankful you went to this festival.

8. Ibiza Humour Festival

Can Ventosa Cultural Centre| ©Miguel A
Can Ventosa Cultural Centre| ©Miguel A

In the second week of November, the Ibiza Humour Festival opens to the public, where different comedy artists offer their best performances to delight the audience. If you like this type of humour show, this is one of the funniest things to do in Ibiza in November.

Although in this month the island is desolate due to autumn and the beginning of winter, there are many fun activities that you can enjoy and this is one of them. Generally the shows are for adults, so it's not an activity I would recommend to do in Ibiza with children.

There are comedy shows for all tastes and it's a show that almost always lasts between 3 and 4 days. It is organised by the Town Hall, so if you want information about tickets, the days the festival will be active and, of course, the different artists and acts that will be performing, I recommend you to visit the official website of this entity.

As for ticket prices, they usually cost between 10 and 20 euros, depending on the type of show and the number of artists on stage. And as for the place where each show is performed, this can change from year to year, but mostly the meeting place to enjoy this event is the Can Ventosa Cultural Centre.

9. Las Dalias Hippie Market without the crowds

Las Dalias flea market| ©David Garcia
Las Dalias flea market| ©David Garcia

The Las Dalias flea market is open every Saturday all year round, however, November is a good time to visit as the influx of tourists drops considerably during the autumn-winter period starting around October.

With few people on the streets, the Las Dalias street market is a must for any tourist. Once in this place you can buy all kinds of handicrafts and try many traditional foods from the Ibizan region. In addition, if you go during the last two weekends of November, you may find a few things related to the Christmas season that is about to arrive at that time.

Going without crowds will allow you to get to know each of the craft stalls and enjoy the originality of each one of them. In November it is only open on Saturdays, so during those days you have from 10:00 to 19:00 hours to enjoy the attractions of this place.

I don't recommend this as a good place to bring your children because there are no special activities for them to enjoy, but it is a good place to take a leisurely stroll with the rest of the family, friends or your partner, especially if you are a foodie who likes to try new dishes and different flavours.

10. Cycling or hiking in cooler weather

Hiking in Ibiza| ©Goianobe
Hiking in Ibiza| ©Goianobe

Hiking is an amazing activity to do anytime and anywhere, especially if the weather and landscapes allow it, that's why Ibiza's cool weather in November is perfect for a hiking or cycling tour. Once again, the weather is on your side in this activity.


Whether you want to hike on your own or take a guided tour, this is one of the best options you have for the month of November. If you go on a guided tour, the hiking route will be determined by the team of guides you go with. But if you're going on your own to go hiking in Ibiza, I recommend some of the most special routes to get to know the whole island.

One of the best hiking routes is from Sant Josep to Sa Talaia, the highest point in Ibiza. Although it's about getting to the highest point of Ibiza, this is one of the easiest routes to do and yet it's one of the best because of the amount of scenery you can enjoy along the way.

Another one that is ideal for beginners is the route around the Santa Eulalia river, which is just 3 kilometres long and is a cool route, with lots of nature to see all around. Other routes are: the one that goes from San Antonio to Cala Salada and the Cala Aubarca route.

Cycle touring

On the other hand, you can also choose to get on a bicycle and cycle around Ibiza Town and its surroundings. Just like hiking, you can do this type of route on your own or you can do a guided cycle touring route. The former is free, although if you don't have your own bike, you have to rent one.

In the second case, there are many bike tours in Ibiza, which offer a complete tour, with a guide to accompany you and also include bike rental. In this case you can pay approximately between 30 and 60 euros per person, depending on the type of route and the type of tour you choose to do.

As for the routes, if you choose a guided tour, the route is usually suggested by the tour guide, while if you go on your own, you can choose from a wide range of cycling routes to enjoy the island. The most popular routes include Port Des Torrent, Sant Rafael, Santa Gertrudis and Sa Capelleta.

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