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Weather, events and what to wear in Ibiza in January

In January you can enjoy local festivities, fields covered in yellow flowers and the start of the almond blossom.

January is the perfect month to get over the post Christmas blues and leave grey skies behind. On Ibiza you can continue celebrating the festive season into early New Year, culminating as it does on 6 January when the arrival of the Three Wise Men (Los Tres Reyes) is feted.

In January temperatures are at their lowest on Ibiza, though this still means up to 15 degrees Celsius on sunny days. At night temperatures can almost reach frosty levels and very occasionally, every five to eight years, there may even be snow. It's always a light dusting and is so exceptional that people talk about it for months afterwards.

Generally, the island looks like a lush spring dream in January, with fields covered in green grass and blossoms of yellow clover. It is also when the almond trees start to bloom.


From midday on the first day of the year many bravely run into the sea at Las Salinas beach. It's a tradition that keeps growing in popularity, with the number of people taking part running into several hundred. It's a deeply refreshing way to start the year, leaving behind the sins of the past one.

The Three Wise Men celebration is the most important date in the Spanish festive season calendar as it's their equivalent of Christmas Day. All the main towns (Ibiza Town, San Antonio and Santa Eulalia) put on street processions of the Wise Men, who parade through the towns throwing sweets. Some of the villages such as San José and San Carlos also take part and all events usually take place on in the evening on 5 January.

San Antonio celebrates its annual fiesta with a month-long schedule of events. Most of the many fun events take place in a large marquee next to the fountains on the main palm-tree-lined avenue. Highlights include Flower Power (a huge hippy-style party) and the Patron Saint's festivities on 17 January, which sees a day full of activities for all.

Depending on the temperatures the almond trees start blooming from the beginning of January. Later in the month much blossom can be seen in the slightly elevated valley of Santa Inés, which is covered in almond orchards. On the weekends the locals flock to the valley, for long walks followed by a snack and drink in the village's charming bars.

For more events in January check out our events' calendar.

Weather: 8-15 degrees Celsius
Daywear: layers are best with jumpers or sweatshirts on top of t-shirts
Evening: warm coat, gloves, scarves and boots