Ibiza, Spain

The Best Places to Run in Ibiza and Nearby Areas

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Ibiza is a Spanish island in the Mediterranean sea, one of three Balearic islands. Ibiza has become a popular destination for music and nightlife over the years. But it’s also a very scenic and historic island, with a well-preserved Old Town, numerous beaches, and a pretty countryside. There’s great running in Ibiza, owing to the island’s fantastic weather and abundant scenery, including numerous waterfront promenades, unique routes around old salt marshes, and some trail running in the island’s fertile valleys. Thanks to Donna Warren of Running Ibiza for her help with this guide!

Our guide to running in Ibiza includes Ibiza Town and other scenic spots on the island. In Ibiza Town, our ‘runseeing’ tour includes the Dalt Villa, a well-preserved medieval city, plus adjacent neighborhoods and waterfront routes around the port. There are three waterfront promenades in Ibiza Town: Marina/Bofoc, Talanca Beach and Figueritas. There are also nice waterfront routes in Santa Eulalia, and in on the western side of the islandFor unique runs, enjoy paths around salt marshes in Ses Salines, and the fertile valley of es Broll de Buscastell.

Ibiza is not a large island. There are buses in town and between the major villages. For exploring the countryside, a car is needed. Be aware that Ibiza has a very sunny, dry climate and it can be hot and exposed in summer.

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Ibiza has a warm, sunny, dry climate — great for running year-round! Summers can be hot and the terrain exposed. Average high temperatures are 30C (mid 80sF), with warm nights. Temperatures are rarely extreme. It is fairly dry. In winter, it can be 15-16C (60F) during the day, and around 8C (high 40s) at night. There’s only 400mm (16 inches) of rain annually, with very little falling June-August.

Ibiza is a tourist spot, so there are plenty of accommodations. If staying anywhere in Ibiza town, you’ll be near our ‘runseeing’ and waterfront routes. Other popular places to stay are Santa Eulària des Riu, and Sant Antoni de Portmany, where we also have running routes!


There are numerous places to shop for running gear on Ibiza, mainly outlets of major chains: Decathlon, Trideport, Intersport, and Oysho.


Free group run Saturday mornings along the harbour of Ibiza Town. From October-June. Meet front of Cafe Mar y Sol. Information

Go Running Tours offers guided running tours in Ibiza

Running Ibiza also leads terrific running tours of Ibiza Town, as well as some more customized trail running options.

Ibiza Blue Challenge, the Ibiza Marathon, the Ibiza Trail, the Isla de Ibiza quadrathlon, the Milla Urbana.