Do you know Ozuna’s song about a particular Mediterranean island? It goes like that:
“No se me olvida esa noche en Ibiza
En el muelle con la brisa
Flamenco y tu sonrisa, yeah”
“I won’t forget that night in Ibiza
On the dock with the breeze
Flamenco and your smile, yeah”
Oh yes, Ibiza… The pearl of the Mediterranean sea, the European capital of mélange and hot sex parties, the Spanish island of sin, the one and only place to loose all your inhibitions. No other island is as open and welcoming as Ibiza, pulling you like a magnet and filling you with a desire to return for more.
Do not make elaborate plans, because the magic of the island is that you have to be carried away. Go to the parties as a single and return accompanied by several sex partners from all over the world. Yes, it is that simple!
Start with Platja d’en Bossa, which is Eivissa’s longest beach by day (endless sand and chill-out space with sunbeds and parasols) as well as the main party strip and the focus of the island’s clubbing crowd by night. Platja d’en Bossa has an excellent choice of accommodation, either right on the beach or just a short walk away. Here you will find not only trendy bars (like Bora Bora) with Bali beach beds, excellent food, great service and laid-back music to enjoy a pre-club cocktail but also world-famous superclubs, such as Ushuaïa and Hï Ibiza, attracting A-list DJs like Armin van Buuren, David Guetta and Paris Hilton every night.
It’s hard to call Ushuaïa ‘a place’, because it is a stage located between hotel buildings. It can be described as a magical bubble of electronic sounds, with open space, swimming pools, and incredibly sexy dancers. Overwhelming euphoria and erotic madness galore!
The club is famous for daytime clubbing, the spectacular open-air poolside stage, breathtaking light shows and performances by the world’s biggest DJs.
The moment you finish partying in Ushuaïa (it closes at midnight), all you have to do is cross the street and queue up to Hï Ibiza, which opens its gates shortly before midnight. So: joined fun efforts instead of competition. Clever, don’t you think?
According to the homepage (https://www.hiibiza.com/ ), Hï Ibiza is an evolutionary nightclub experience. An ambitious vision devoted to uniting crowds through quality music and positive energy. Hedonists, clubbers, dreamers and party animals are welcome.
Before entering the premises, be prepared to be checked very thoroughly. Even the content of your wallet gets diligently verified. All this effort is directed at avoiding banned substances, which are abundant on the island. Drug dealers everywhere, so be careful!
There is… darkness inside Hï Ibiza. Literally, since the walls are painted black, which creates a bit of a creepy atmosphere in the labyrinth of dance halls. The imposing Theater (Room 1) boasts phenomenal Hi-Tech, including kinetic ceiling displays, mesmerizing LED screens and a brand new, state-of-the-art sound system. The Club (Room 2), has a more intimate feel, with dazzling lighting installations and the DJ booth at eye-level, giving artists the ideal platform to connect with the crowd. Venture further into the club to discover the Wild Corner, a unisex restroom, complete with DJ booth. Should you get tired, visit the two stunning open-air terraces – the Magic Garden and Secret Garden. You can get some fresh air here, as long as you don’t mind the cigarette smoke.
Other famous clubs worth visiting in Ibiza are:
Amnesia is one of the oldest establishments in Ibiza, situated close to San Rafael in the middle of the island. It is famous for the open air parties in the 1980s, back then with DJ Alfredo’s eclectic mix of house, disco and pop, sunrise on the terrace as well as epic opening and closing parties. Its long history attracts both a young and a more mature crowd. There are two huge dance floors inside with no place to sit, so all you can do is dance, stand around or step out and relax in the fresh air.
Cool electronic beats and live music show performances (e.g. with a sexy violinist, guitarist and saxophonist), are sure to make every corner of your body tingle. Our recommendation: the “Espuma Foam Party” in Amnesia is legendary! Be ready to dive into huge amounts of foam and get wet EVERYWHERE! (No worries: in order to prevent people from being wet in taxis, on the party bus or walking kilometers in wet party clothes, Amnesia sells towels for only 5 euros. Of course, with the club’s logo.)
Pacha – the club with two cherries
Pacha was founded in 1973, and since then this old finca has developed into one of the most important club brands in the world. The parent club in Ibiza is still the driving force behind the franchise chain and the crown jewel of the Pacha universe.
With more than 40 years’ experience and a major refurbishment in winter of 2018, Pacha presents one of the best party programs on the island, with a wide range of well-known artists and new talent. Hear the best of electronic dance music here, from underground to mainstream , including the classics from the early days of clubbing.
The brand stands for stylish clubbing and celebrities. However, regulars compain, that a lot about this club has changed over the years. In the past, Pacha used to be one of the most expensive clubs on the island. Now it is more affordable and available to everyone, resulting in huge crowds on the dance floor. Along with the drop in prices, the acceptable dress code to enter the premises has also changed from super elegant to relaxed and casual.
Pacha is located near the marina and seems to be a meeting place for some wealthy yachts owners a.k.a elderly gentlemen, accompanied by young ladies. We might assume that it is a popular place to look for a sugar daddy and some sponsored deals (in the sense of closer acquaintance in return for certain benefits), but nobody knows for sure.
The Superclubs are anything but cheap. For example, a small bottle of still water in Hï Ibiza costs “only” 12 euros. Believe us, even if you do not plan on buying anything in the club, you will feel thirsty after an hour or so of jumping to the crazy beat. So make sure to bring some cash.
Tickets for club events start at 20 euros; the price depends on the DJs performing that night. In Ushuaïa, admission to Armin van Buuren or David Guetta costs around 55-65 euro. By admission, we mean exactly that – no drinks or other perks included.
Actually, Ibiza is one of the most expensive places in Europe, so plan your trip ahead. We recommend booking a hotel room more than six months in advance, since prices increase fourfold in summer! Therefore, do not wait with the decision to book an accommodation, but do it as soon as possible to save yourself a few dollars.
Platja des Cavallet
If you are into skinny-dipping, make sure to visit Platja des Cavallet, which is the most famous nudist beach in Ibiza. You can get there by bus number 11, passing the salt mining sites along the way. Surrounded by dunes and greenery, it gives the visitors a sense of privacy. It is very popular with same-sex-lovers, although you can also meet hetero and bi-folks there. And it is for free.
A Boat Party is a great way to go wild at sea. Of course, only if you do not suffer from seasickness, because well, it’s not exactly still waters out there. The waves can rock a small boat as if on a judgment day! However, all this tossing around and bumping into each other is actually conducive to integration. Very close integration. The “upps-sorry-did-not-mean-to-grab-you-there-it-was-just-the-wave” type of integration.
Choose one of the many Party Boat offers. They differ in boat sizes and prices, but all of them last around three to four hours and provide well-equipped bars. There is nothing better than outdoor music, feeling of space, freedom, party folks and the magic of a sunset at sea. This is something you must experience, even if you feel like kissing the ground upon mooring and fight a nasty hangover for three days afterwards. Trust us – it is worth it!
If you are curious about swinging in Ibiza, please make sure to read PART TWO of our article “What happens in Ibiza stays in Ibiza”
WHEN TO GO TO IBIZA?
The high season is in July and August, but the island is loud and overcrowded in that period. On the other hand, this is probably why you want to go to Ibiza in the first place, correct? You would not expect it to be quiet and relaxing, would you?
According to Ibiza-aficionados, it makes sense to visit the island either at the beginning (in June) or end of the season (in September) in order to attend the opening or the closing parties, which, as we have heard, are full of fire and passion. Well, we still need to verify that.
WHO IS IBIZA FOR?
For party-folks. For all those who like good music (primarily electronic, but there are also other musical vibes such as hip-hop or funky). For people open to other people, regardless of sexual orientation, preferences or lifestyle. There is no discrimination here, so if you cannot accept the diversity, you might want to choose a different destination.
SHALL WE GO BACK?
Yes, yes and yes! Already when leaving Ibiza, one starts making plans of returning here. There is something about the island that makes each visitor feel free and at ease like nowhere else. People come here for fun, for adventure, for entertainment. Thanks to this, they are happy, smiling and relaxed. Nobody goes to Ibiza for sightseeing. Chilling at the beach during the day and partying hard at night is the way to experience this pearl of the Mediterranean Sea. The amazing memories and the positive energy will stay in your hearts and minds for a long time.