Ibiza is everyone’s party destination that attracts almost 6 million tourists per year. It is not only a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but an ideal place to sojourn, party, and dance the night away. Its very own Privilege club was even recognized by the Guinness World Records as the largest nightclub in the world. With this being said, Ibiza is indeed a haven for the socialites, partygoers, and music lovers all over the globe.
With its pristine beaches and idyllic location lies tons of beach clubs providing the utmost entertainment from the non-stop Balearic beat, themed parties, and excellent drink options. Most tourist head over at the Playa d’en Bossa to check out the various clubs and bars, and also the Calle de la Virgen, where the LGBT community considers this area as their hub. Various events are also held in Ibiza including the annual International DJ awards, exciting raucous foam party, and iconic party concepts.
When it comes to the gastronomic scene, Ibiza has a great reputation of offering the most diverse dishes from the typical Catalan dish, fusion, creative, Mediterranean influence, and international options as well.
In this guide, our team of experts has gathered the best places in Ibiza, the hottest clubbing areas, and greatest places to drink. Have fun reading!
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A. CULTURE AND DRINKING TRADITIONS
Ibiza’s type of drinks differs from other cities, as they offer and produce their own. Such drinks offered are the Vi Pages, Granizados, Horchatas, Frigola, and Hierbas Ibicenas. Some of their spirits are also infused with herbs which can be traced back to their herb-based medicines used by the monks. This type of spirits making has been practiced even today.
Best example if this drink is the Hierbas de Ibiza liqueur, known to be the best spirit in Ibiza. This concoction is made up of 28 different Ibizan herbs with an aniseed spirit as a base, with a mix of thyme, rosemary, fennel, oregano or chamomile, among many others.
They are also abundant with traditional Spanish dishes, with seafood as their mainstay. Ibiza is also home to plenty of world-class chefs offering only the finest quality of dishes that speak great flavors of the Balearic Islands.
B. DRESS CODE FOR IBIZA’S NIGHTLIFE
Ibiza, located off the coast of Spain, is known for its boisterous nightlife which also requires the partygoers to dress well for the occasion. Dressing here is divided into parts; it’s either casual or dressy. There are six superclubs in Ibiza, namely Pacha, Space, Amnesia, Privilege, Eden and Es Paradis, where some does not implement a strict dress code as they welcome a mix of people.
Some of the bars and clubs in Ibiza are free of entrance and also offer cheaper drinks where guests can opt to go for casual. Don’t forget to bring IDs because they only allow 18 years and above to enter the premise.
C. SAFETY TIP WHEN PARTYING IN IBIZA
Known for round-the-clock partying, Ibiza is not only home to its locals but also to guests around the world. It is best to mind your own belongings and not to bring unnecessary things. For first time clubbers in Ibiza, be minded that some parties may end up until 6 to 9 in the morning, so earplugs are one of the must-haves especially for people sensitive to too much noise. It is also recommended to bring a bottled water to prevent dehydration from partying.
D. PLANNING YOUR IBIZA VISIT
How many days to spend in Ibiza?
For serious clubbers, 3-5 days should be enough to get fully immersed in the intense partying culture in Ibiza. Since there are various party themes every night in each club, it’s best to experience each one of them until the wee hours in the morning. In the morning, plan for a gastronomic trip from different restaurants offering the best seafood and fusion dishes. Guests also prefer checking out some sunset cafes and visiting the night market.
For the calendar of activities, take note that the peak of the clubbing season kicks off in May with the International Music Summit (IMS) and Ibiza opening parties.
Where to stay?
· Hostal Anibal
· Hostal Balearic
· Hostal Mari
· Boutique Hostal Salinas
· Sol Beach House Ibiza
· Can Pardal
· Can Sastre Hotel
· Ca Na Xica
· The Giri Residence
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