OoOOOo! We’re going to Ibiza

I have never thought in a million years that I would ever get a chance to go to Ibiza. But dreams do come true, 2 years ago, I travelled to Ibiza and it was wonderful!

The amazing Ibiza with gorgeous beaches, people and never-ending parties.

We stayed at El Divino Apartments, which was a short ride from the airport. A simple apartment with a small balcony good location, relatively near the airport and walkable to Formentera Beach (http://www.ibiza-spotlight.com/formentera/beaches_i.htm) and Pacha (http://www.pacha.com/)

The interesting thing about Ibiza’s night scene is that every night of the week, a different club would be  having an event or party. We were approached in the beach by guys who were selling club tickets, they sell it slightly cheaper than the clubs themselves. Once the sun sets, everyone starts partying and making their way to the clubs.

There are a few big clubs that I would suggest to check out

1) Amnesia (http://www.amnesia.es/webapp/home)

Arguably the quintessential Ibiza clubbing experience, Amnesia has long been the backdrop for some unforgettable clubbing moments. Two massive rooms – one a dark cavernous cauldron and the other an expansive arena that is flooded with light when the sun rises – are guarded by the notorious Amnesia ice cannons that could strike at anytime.

Very eclectic in its programming, Amnesia covers the best of techno, house, trance, dubstep and even some live shows. Like all the super clubs, Amnesia’s main dance floors can get extremely busy, and are known for incredible communal moments with every hand in the air. The upper levels of Amnesia are VIP, and provide an amazing view of the revelry below.

How to get there: €10-15 in a taxi from San Antonio, Playa D’en Bossa or Ibiza Town. Disco buses run all night direct from Ibiza and Playa d’en Bossa to San Antonio and vice versa.

2) Bora Bora (http://www.boraboraibiza.net/)

Bora Bora is for Ibiza, and even across the whole world, the incarnation of beach partying. Sun tanned bodies dance to electronic dance music’s summer hits, on the tables, in the sand, a drink in their hand and the other waving to the low-flying planes going just overhead. Definitely a ‘must-do’ in the party calendar of each Ibiza holidaymaker!

Totally free entrance all day and all night.

3) Space (http://www.spaceibiza.com/en)

Space Ibiza is synonomous around the world as one of the temples of electronic dance music. Unique through many of its years by offering unadulterated daytime clubbing, the Space Terrace ranks along side the Paradise Garage and Haçienda in terms of influence and impact.

Now a sprawling and modern discoteca, with 5 different areas, Space is Ibiza power clubbing at its finest with a particular emphasis on bringing only the best international DJs across the genres.

Famous for: the Terrace, low flying planes, Sundays at Space, Opening and Closing parties

How to get there: located in Playa D’en Bossa, 20€ taxi from San Antonio

4) Ushuaïa (http://www.ushuaiaibiza.com/)

Ushuaïa has made a name for itself championing huge DJ names, amazing stage production, glamourous dancers and attendees and a fantastically placed VIP section; in a few short years it has become one of the most famous venues in Ibiza. With the exception of the opening and closing parties (which continue indefinitely into the night) Ushuaïa opens around 3-5pm in the afternoon and closes at midnight. By providing a rare opportunity to see some of the biggest headliners on the island as the sun is still setting, Ushuaïa has become an important force in returning the long-held tradition of daytime clubbing back to the island.

How to get there: €25 cab from San Antonio, €10 cab from Ibiza town. Disco buses run along both these routes at night.

Interesting facts about Ibiza

1) The peak period to go to Ibiza is during the summer from May – September.

– The weather is at its best.

– Peak season – best clubs are open + its usually full of people. Making the atmosphere better.

– All the hotels and stuff are open so theres more choice.

– Due to more visitors they put on more entertainment and celebs performing etc.

2) Spoke to some locals and was informed that the city only work during summers as the only income for Ibiza is tourism, most of the local spanish travel to countries like Thailand or Bali to live for a few months.

3) The reason why food and drinks are more expensive here than anywhere else in Spain is because most of Ibiza’s businesses runs on tourism and Ibiza only have 4 months of summer. Which in turn only allows the economy to run for 4 months per year.

4) Try their local Gazpacho, it is both a local delicacy and a refreshing drink.

5) They serve beer at Mcdonald’s as a drink for your meal.

6) The sunsets are beautiful, watch out for them.

7) When you go to the more tourist beaches, you can find out where is the place to be. While we were sunbathing at Formentera Beach, people selling tickets for parties approached us and told us where to go for every night we were there, and he even gave us his number to get tickets from him for the next few days.

 

To-Go Beaches

Las Salinas

Las Salinas is one of the must-see icons of Ibiza beaches. Named after the salt flats around it on the South Coast of Ibiza, these were once the main industry of  Ibiza. The salt fields were created by the Carthaginian group of merchants and traders over 2000 years ago as a means of extracting salt from the evaporating sea water.

When the water evaporates during summer, a shiny layer of pure salt is left sparkling at the bottom of the lakes. You can catch a perfect incredible sunset spot in the early evening.

There is a shuttle bus that allows you to head back to the city centre from Las Salinas Beach.

Playa de Talamanca

Walking distance from Ibiza Town, filled with cafes, restaurants and beach bars, perfect for a chilled meal by the beach. It is around 20 minutes walk from Ibiza Town, and it is also near clubs like Pacha and El Divino.

Along the bay Cala Talamanca stretches 900 metres of prime beachfront, sporting soft sand, a gently shelving shore perfect for sunbathing. Playa de Talamanca has an array of opportunity to sample cuisine from a variety of different restaurants, pubs, bars, and cafes.

In Ibiza Town, do not forget to to check out the Old Town’s architecture and the Plaza del Parque filled with boutiques and restaurants.

Cala Codolar

Hidden paradise

A hidden paradise, easiest to get there by car or taxi. Cala Codolar feels like stepping into another world. Often frequented by the local people of the island who like spending there sunny days off, bathing among friends and family in the coves crystal waters.

The charming, enclosed Ibiza beach of Cala Codolar is a secluded beach surrounded by cliffs and nature, with golden, slightly pebbly sand.

All in all, Ibiza has both the beautiful nature of an untouched beach town and amazing people and parties with great music.

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