What comes to mind when you hear Ibiza? Sunny summer days, golden beaches and turquoise waters? Partying, super clubs and drugs? Or both? Ibiza is certainly world famous for all of that, and for good reason. Each year during the warmer summer months the little Balearic Island of Ibiza, just off the east coast of Spain, plays host to the world’s biggest DJs and most popular house and electronic artist. A kind of Mecca for House and Techno music lovers, as well as sun lovers and often one visit isn’t enough. Ibiza attracts people from all over the world, including celebrities, but predominantly young European and British holiday makers although it’s not uncommon to see older revelers or even families enjoying what Ibiza has to offer!

Getting to Ibiza, where to stay and the clubs

There are three main ways to get to the island of Ibiza; fly, ferry from Spain or private boat… Assuming the majority don’t have access to their own launch and aren’t coming from the Spanish towns of Valencia or Denia, then you’ll be arriving by plane. Ibiza’s main airport (IBZ) is located in the Southeast corner of the island a short 10-15minute taxi from Ibiza’s Playa Den Bossa (€15) and the Old Town (€20). The taxi’s at the airport are all modern cars, official and metered properly.  Flights from all over Europe arrive here throughout the day during the summer season and any search on skyscanner or Kayak will show you the best deals.

There are three main areas that holiday makers and party people stay when in Ibiza, close to Playa Den Bossa, Ibiza Old Town and Sant Antoni. Many of the big clubs are located near Playa Den Bossa such as Space, Ushuaia, Hard Rock Ibiza, Bora Bora and many of the boat parties depart from here too) with the more refined and scenic Old Town being the center of culture and outdoor dining. When I visit Ibiza I prefer to stay between the two at the Playa Sol II Apartments (a studio for two going for approx €100/day) which makes both Playa Den Bossa and the Old Town within walking distance.

Pacha, another of Ibiza’s super clubs is also located close to the marina and Old Town. Halfway between the Old Town and Sant Antoni is Amnesia another popular and iconic Ibiza club. Within the portside town of Sant Antoni itself is the popular Mambo Café and Ibiza Rocks Hotel. For more information about Ibiza’s clubs, the Ibiza-spotlight site is a good read.

Other sights and activities

  • Visiting the island of Formentera to the south of Ibiza. Here you’ll find unbelievable beaches and sights. Besure to check out Restaurant Es Cupina while there.
  • Make the short drive to Las Salinas beach on the south coast for white sands.
  • While on a scooter trip along the coast stop and check out the Hippy Market, but be sure to check it’s open!
  • Platja de Santa Eulàlia.
  • The isolated bay of Cala LLenya is well worth a stop on any round the island sightseeing trip.
  • Find your way to Torre de Campanitx is a fun scooter ride and adventure.
  • The beach at Cala de San Vicente is another hidden gem.
  • The small beach of Cala Saladeta can get crowded but it’s a unique spot for those staying on the western side of the island.

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