In last months installment of a Dozen Tips that May Save your Holiday in Ibiza I advised six tips. Now, I am about to reveal the final half dozen which will hopefully help some holidaymakers enjoy their holiday even more.

Ibiza Roadside Checks on the Increase
  1. When Booking accommodation in Ibiza, LOOK BEFORE YOU BOOK!. It amazes me how often people book a holiday blind, then go researching Tripadvisor Reviews for feedback on the Hotel, only to find thats its not what they thought it would be. So please, check the reviews and ask questions before booking and paying a non refundable deposit. 
  2. Do not Drink or use drugs when driving in Ibiza. In the last two years, there has been a big increase in the number and frequency of roadside checkpoints, as police seriously crack down on drink driving and drug related activities. Car searches with sniffer dogs and testing for illegal substances are now commonplace.
  3. When out and about, lock doors and secure possessions. As in most resorts around the world, where there are Tourists, there is always opportunistic petty crime. It could be the person in the next room that takes advantage of an open window or balcony door. Do not carry large sums of cash or valuables around. Ibiza is a safe tourist destination once normal precautions are taken.
  4. Try not to sit out or sunbathe  in the 12.00 to 15.00 sun, as harmful UV rays are at their strongest during these hours. In July and August it is very hot and humid, so be particularity careful during these months and always ensure that accommodation has Air Con included in the room rate.
  5. Respect the Island and its people and they will respect you. Always try to remember that Ibiza is home to many people, so urinating or vulgar behavior in public areas is not appreciated. Try to speak a little Spanish, making an effort to recognise local culture, no matter how small, garners respect from the locals.
  6. Do Not leave drinks unattended in Bars or Clubs. Always keep them with you and if possible watch them being opened or poured by staff.

Most importantly DO NOT walk on balcony railings or jump in pools when drunk or under the influence of illegal substances. Each year in Ibiza there are numerous incidents of tourist accidents due to stupid, dangerous behavior. The majority end up in Hospital but a few, sadly, do not make it back home.

Here is a link to the last months first 6 tips