The 33-year-old told medics the taxi driver hit him round the head with a baseball bat in an attempt to rob him.
An ambulance took him to the island’s Can Misses Hospital from a bay on the west coast called Cala Vadella.he incident is said to have happened around 6am this morning.
An estimated 200 of the unregistered drivers travel to Ibiza every summer. Many of them rent cars with credit cards they immediately cancel.
They focus on the airport where they try to under-cut legal taxi drivers or in busy nightlife areas, although many holidaymakers complain of being ‘stung’ with higher-than-normal fares.