A Beginners Guide to Ibiza

In the resorts

If you’ve booked a package holiday to Ibiza most likely you’ll be staying in one of the main tourist resorts on the island- San Antonio, Playa D’en Bossa or Es Cana. If you’re renting a villa, you’re more likely to be located in one of the smaller villages which lye outside the main resorts towns.

The big resorts are much like you’ll find anywhere in Europe- big hotels, lots of characterless restaurants catering for tourists and mediocre beaches. If its your first time in Ibiza make sure you spend at least one day of your holiday getting out of the resort and exploring some of the great beaches surrounding the towns. The best thing about Ibiza is its small enough to hop cross the island very easily, either in a rental car or using public transport.

Eating and drinking

Although if you’re staying in a resort you’ll have no problem finding reasonable places to eat on your doorstep, Ibiza can offer much better when it comes to food. Ibiza Town on the East side of the island is the place to head for the best collection of eateries in close proximity. The biggest congregation of bars can be found in San Antonio’s West End district. Here you’ll find a street packed with music bars selling cheap cocktails and playing commercial dance music until the early hours. Most clubbers head here before embarking on a night out in the clubs because its a cheaper place to drink.

The club scene

If you’re reading this there’s a good chance the club scene is your main reason for visiting Ibiza this summer. Ibiza has 6 main superclubs and lots of smaller lesser known venues and bar/ clubs. The most famous are probably Pacha, Amnesia and Privilege. They each play different styles of music every night of the week so check the club calendars before you go to pick the nights you want to visit. Don’t be put off if you don’t know the DJ, Ibiza is the place to discover something new so step outside your comfort zone at least one night during your holiday and you’re likely to have a good experience.

Money, money, money

Ibiza can be an expensive holiday if you’re planning on partying every night as the cost of drinks and club entry is high. Look out for nights with cheaper tickets and buy your tickets online in advance for big nights as this usually guarantees you a cheaper price and a queue jump.

Be sensible and look after each other

Ibiza gets a lot of bad publicity in national newspapers, unfortunately most of it is well deserved and centre’s around holidaymakers who have accidents during their visits to the island. If its your first time in Ibiza, or even if it isn’t, don’t get carried away and hurt yourself- if you’re in a group look out for one another and don’t put yourselves in risky situations.

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