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Nightlife in Ibiza

Discover the top Ibiza nightlife


Ibiza is renowned for its phenomenal offering of nightlife and all-year-round feel-good vibes. As a paradise for lovers of music and dance since the 1970s, the island provides a level of clubbing that cannot be experienced anywhere else in the world.

With top-name DJs, live bands, VIP rooms, luxury yachts moored off the coastline and sunset parties most evenings, you can be sure to find the perfect night out in Ibiza. The island offers relaxed beach clubs, chill-out sessions, special salsa evenings, cocktail or wine bars and everything in between. However, the reason why Ibiza is famous is that it's home to several of the biggest superclubs on the planet. Music icons such as Pete Tong, David Guetta, Martin Garrix and Carl Cox perform regularly here, drawing huge international crowds. 

The White Isle may not have the red carpet of Cannes or the huge casinos of Monaco but it is most certainly a discrete and exclusive holiday destination for the rich, famous and truly glamorous people of the world. Celebrities like Paris Hilton and Idris Elba have graced the Ibiza DJ circuit while stars fill the local bars, restaurants and clubs, from Hollywood royalty like Leo DiCaprio and Michael Fassbender to sporting legends such as Leo Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Rafa Nadal.

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Beach clubs

What's on in Ibiza July 2018

The jet-setters' favourites
Beach clubs like Blue Marlin Ibiza, Cotton Beach Club and Nassau Tanit Beach host some of the most exciting events of the year, with a great schedule of DJs and parties throughout the summer. Situated on the west coast of the island, in San Antonio, you will find the celebrity hot spot of O Beach Club. A popular choice for footballers and television stars, this is the place to rub shoulders with the rich and famous. As well as a host of exciting events, guests can sit back and relax at one of their day beds that circle an inviting 600m2 pool.

For a day out where you can dress up, wear your jewelled outfits and killer heels, then look no further than Nikki Beach. This exclusive beach club and restaurant, located just outside of Santa Eulalia, oozes sophistication and you can even arrive by yacht to start your night off in style. Then, just sit back, relax and be entertained by the global beach brand’s signature entertainment and live acts.

Relaxing on the beach
For a more idyllic experience, the sister venues of Amante Beach Club and Aiyanna Ibiza are a perfect choice. Amante Ibiza can be found on the bay of Sol d’en Serra and is the true jewel of the island, with exquisite food and breathtaking views. Aiyanna Ibiza is equally as delightful, serving healthy cuisine on Cala Nova’s picturesque bay. Both are open until late into the night, making them great choices to unwind before an adventurous night out in Ibiza.

Located on the idyllic beach of Cala Jondal, Yemanja Beach Club exudes authentic Ibizan spirit. Holding an outstanding reputation for more than 30 years, the beach club serves lunch and dinner at the beach and is also on the A-listers' must-visit list.

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Pool & boat parties

What's On in Ibiza June 2017

Pool parties
Amongst the many things that Ibiza does so outrageously well is its offering of pool parties. There is simply nothing better than to enjoy the glorious sunshine with the accompaniment of fantastic music and a pool to dip your feet into. At the lively Ibiza Rocks, situated in the heart of San Antonio, the main pool plays host to a jam-packed schedule of events with big names like Craig David.

Boat parties
The island also has an excellent offering of boat parties. With pumping music and energetic crowds, this is a great opportunity to dance without a care in the world. Some boats even offer watersports as well as tempting food and beverages.

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Sunset spots

Tourists watching the sunset at Benirras beach

Almost anywhere on the west coast will give you a great sunset view but there are a few spots that make the experience just that little bit more special.

Sunset on the beach
Benirras beach, in the north-west of Ibiza, is renowned for its sunset parties, being a popular place for the local hippy community who beat their drums in a hypnotic rhythm as the sun goes down. As well as being the perfect setting to soak up awe-inspiring views, you will also find several beach bars here such as Elements where DJs provide the soundtrack as the sun melts into the horizon. Another great spot on the west coast is Sunset Ashram in Cala Conta which showcases breathtaking views of the island’s surrounding landscapes. This is a truly magical setting, which means that it can become overcrowded and you will definitely need to book in advance for a seat during the season.

San Antonio's Sunset Strip
If you are in San Antonio, then hitting the Sunset Strip to the west of the town is a must during your time in Ibiza. Here you will find Cafe Mambo and its sister venue Savannah which offer live music and cocktails to kick your evening off. For a slightly different atmosphere, then Cafe del Mar is an obvious choice, especially for the many of us who grew up listening to their iconic mixes. Here you will experience a chilled ambience while enjoying the most magnificent of sunsets. Another unbeatable spot for sunsets and great DJs is Hostal La Torre, which is situated in San Antonio’s countryside and offers a Mediterranean atmosphere full of magic.

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Pre-party dining

Fabulous fine dining in Ibiza 2018

The island has an array of venues to start your night of fun in Ibiza. A few of them even combine delicious food with live music and performances so that you can start dancing while fuelling up.

Restaurants in Ibiza Town
Situated in Marina Botafoch, Lío Ibiza is one of the most exclusive settings on the island, with spectacular cabaret performances and a culinary offering to match. Close by, you will find the innovative venue of Heart Ibiza. Fusing Michelin-starred gastronomy with music and the arts, you will be guaranteed a night full of creativity and excitement. The chic restaurant and lounge bar of it Ibiza serves refined Italian cuisine and also has resident DJs setting the tone for a night on the town.

Restaurants in Playa d'en Bossa
For those that want to indulge in the finest of culinary experiences, Sublimotion in Playa d’en Bossa is a gastro-sensory venue that combines food and technological innovation. The intimate space is aromatically, visually and musically controlled, and limited to just 12 guests at the table.

Restaurants in San Jose
Head to KM5 Restaurant & Lounge in San Jose for an evening of gourmet dining, including a delicious offering of sushi, combined with some musical events. Not too far away is Cova Santa, surrounded by pine trees and with views across the Ibizan countryside. This restaurant comprises of a lounge bar and a stunning natural cave where parties are held.

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Late nights

About Bars & Nightlife in Ibiza

Ibiza is best known for its superclubs. With several of the largest award-winning clubs in the world found here, there is no shortage of places to choose from for a fun-filled night out.

Ibiza powerhouses
As one of the oldest and most iconic superclubs on the island, there is little surprise that Pacha is a favourite spot here. Events are scheduled throughout the year and superstar DJs frequently grace its decks. The famous Amnesia is a paradise for clubbers thanks to its first-class production, performances and DJs. The superclub continues to evolve each year, offering an extraordinary selection of music that caters well for all music tastes. The world’s largest nightclub, Privilege, has a swimming pool, garden and stage. Whether you like uplifting house or underground beats, Privilege will most definitely provide.

No trip to Ibiza would be complete without a visit to the sister venues of Ushuaïa and Hï Ibiza. Both superclubs are located in the bustling town of Playa d’en Bossa and offer a night that can only be described as simply out of this world. Hï Ibiza stands where Space once lived and has gained notoriety for its schedule of events. It was even voted as the best club in the world in 2018, showcasing the latest stars of electronic music. Ushuaïa was one of the favourite destinations for the late legend of Avicii and it continues to host some of the most impressive parties on the island.

Treasures of San Antonio
On the east coast of Ibiza, you will be amazed by San Antonio’s superclubs. The iconic Es Paradis is a gem of the island, with a mesmerising garden that oozes glamour, renowned for its famous Water Party. You will also find the superclub of Eden in San Antonio, which has a jam-packed schedule of events throughout the summer.

Just outside of the town is the legendary Pikes Ibiza, a boutique hotel that hosts some of the best musical events of the year. Here, you can expect the unexpected, with an eclectic mix of musical genre on offer. Thanks to its incredible collection of famous and talented clientele over the years, it is well recommended to take a trip over to see this iconic venue for yourself. 

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Nightlife hot spots

What's On in Ibiza June 2017

There is a wealth of bars and clubs dotted across the island, all which offer entertainment from sundown to sun up. Ibiza TownPlaya d'en Bossa and San Antonio are the main party hubs, with San Jose and San Rafael also boasting a vibrant scene for a perfect night out.

The great thing about Ibiza is that everything can be reached by just a taxi ride away or using the island’s Discobus, a regular and inexpensive bus service that will take you to a variety of superclubs from June to September until the early hours of the morning.

Ibiza Town & Dalt Vila
The island’s capital is an exciting and vibrant setting, buzzing with an international crowd including stylish fashionistas, savvy restaurateurs and Ibiza’s signature hippy crowd. The social scene in Ibiza Town is lively between May and early October, with a host of bars and underground clubs to enjoy. Many of the island’s superclubs are situated within just a walk or short taxi ride. with an endless choice of quirky bars bursting with life and charm.

The bohemian area of Dalt Vila offers an eclectic mix of bars throughout its winding cobbled streets and is home to a vibrant gay quarter in the backstreets of Sa Penya which comes alive at night. The neighbouring Port of Ibiza also offers a lively atmosphere and is the perfect setting to enjoy drinks before a night out on the town.

Marina Botafoch
For those that want to indulge in a more exclusive setting, the sophisticated area of Marina Botafoch offers the chance to rub shoulders with the rich and famous in a truly extraordinary setting. Here you will find the iconic Pacha, which has an impressive schedule of events with some of the biggest DJs in the world headlining its weekly residencies. Also in Marina Botafoch are Lío and Heart Ibiza, both offering a unique experience that combines live music, performances and dining while boasting striking views across the iconic Dalt Vila skyline. Keeper Ibiza also can be found in the area, offering a vibrant ambience and plenty of uplifting music to dance the night away under starlit skies.

Playa d'en Bossa
On the east coast of the island, you will find one of the most popular nightlife areas in Ibiza, Playa d'en Bossa, which has a wealth of beach clubs, bars, cafes and restaurants, as well as some of the best events on the island. The party vibe along its beach, Ibiza's longest stretch of sand, is vibrant throughout the day with a host of beach parties enticing sun worshippers to dance against the backdrop of the glorious Mediterranean Sea. Bora Bora Ibiza is one of the island’s most iconic spots – a classic daytime party that hosts a great selection of local and international DJs who entrance their crowds.

After dark, DJs continue to spin their Balearic beats with its promenade providing the perfect setting for a spot of people watching. Starting the party in the early evening is Ushuaïa, encased within the Ushuaia Beach Hotel. This extraordinary open-air venue hosts legendary parties featuring some of the biggest names in electronic music. As well as an otherworldly stage production, guests can feast their eyes on amazing dancers and a great VIP area filled with celebrities and a jet-set crowd.

Playa d’en Bossa is also home to one of the most exciting venues on the island, Hï Ibiza, where you will be well and truly covered for sleepless beat-driven summer nights. Even with just a few years from its inception, it has already become the place to be for undisputed clubbing. Created by the geniuses behind Ushuaïa, the venue has secured its place on Ibiza’s map for its state of the art facilities and extraordinary offering of music.

San Antonio
The bustling town of San Antonio is well known as a party-goers playground, with an array of bars and clubs lining its streets and its iconic Sunset Strip setting the tone for a magical evening in Ibiza. The town is a popular place for Brits abroad, here you will find party people and seasonal workers uniting with a wonderful feel-good vibe. As well as a host of bars offering an idyllic setting to watch the sun go down, Cafe del Mar and Cafe Mambo provide the perfect chilled atmosphere before the beat picks up in the late evening.

You will also be amazed by the area’s superclubs that provide unbeatable nights out in Ibiza. The iconic Es Paradis is one of the most beautiful on the island, with a garden that oozes glamour and charm. You will also find the famous Eden here, which has a jam-packed schedule of events throughout the summer. And, just outside of San Antonio, is the legendary Pikes Ibiza, an infamous boutique hotel that hosts some of the most unique musical events of the year.

San Rafael
To party at the oldest and most legendary superclub on the White Isle you will head to the central town of San Rafael where Amnesia is found. This clubbing institution has changed the lives of music lovers since the 1970s, gaining international accolades for its exquisite offering of musical diversity. The striking building is divided into different rooms, with a spectacular terrace and a pulsating main room that hosts incredible shows and performances, providing an eclectic mix of techno, trance, disco and house seven nights a week.

San Jose
Situated near the airport of Ibiza, DC10 is a must-visit if you seek an immersive and exciting adventure. With a superstar schedule of DJs gracing the decks, its Circo Loco Monday sessions are the stuff of legends, as well as its annual opening and closing parties, and its infamous New Year’s Day celebration.

Santa Eulalia & San Carlos
In the north-east of Ibiza, the town of Santa Eulalia is quieter but can certainly hold its own when it comes to nightlife, opting for a more traditional Spanish feel of late-night promenades, tapas and live music. Guarana Nightclub is the area’s top pick, being the ideal place to enjoy a drink with friends on the terrace or to dance the night away inside the club to live DJs and local musicians. Venturing slightly north from Santa Eulalia, in San Carlos, you will find Las Dalias. Although serving as a large market, there is always a great schedule of live music throughout the summer and is perfect for anyone that wants to immerse themselves in Ibiza’s signature hippy vibe.

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A short history of Ibiza's nightlife

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The 1970s – The first clubs open
The first ever discos and clubs on the island opened in the 1970s when tourism flourished. At the same time, the ‘flower power’ revolution descended on Ibiza, attracting hippies from across Europe for its unspoilt natural beauty, spiritual energy and laid-back pace of life.

Amnesia was the birthplace of the Balearic beat, being the first club to open on the island in the mid-1970s. A young philosopher named Antonio Escohotado signed a lease for a beautiful 18th-century country finca which, over the years, underwent a spectacular transformation to stand as one of the island’s most iconic establishments today. Originally named ‘The Workshop of Forgetfulness’, Escohotado soon discovered that the Greek word ‘Amnesia’ captured everything he wanted and more. The entrepreneur had a strong desire to create a place that people would go to forget about their problems, indulging in an unknown world that was far away from their ordinary routine. 

Pacha followed in 1973, just a small farmhouse with a bar and dancefloor surrounded by countryside fields. The Urgell brothers, Ricardo and Piti, had found success in a small club in Sitges and decided that it was time to venture to Ibiza to try their luck with Pacha. For the locals and young Spaniards, there was an enormous gap in how they had fun, feeling the cultural void of the Franco regime. Pacha offered them something completely different, standing as a symbol of freedom, where one could cross the threshold of scrutiny, let down their hair and dance. 

Shortly afterwards, Ku Club joined the burgeoning nightlife scene, now known as Privilege. Starting as a simple community swimming pool which still stands in its main room, in the 1980s the venue became the star attraction for the island’s first hedonistic crowds, with Freddie Mercury and Grace Jones being just some of their most famous guests. 

The 1980s – Celebrity status
This was a precedent for all things to come, as gradually the reputation of the clubs spread across the world, attracting the rich and famous who wanted to experience the island's unrivalled nightlife scene. Pikes Ibiza is especially famous for its star-studded list of clientele. George Michael filmed his video for Wham's 'Club Tropicana' here in 1983 and Freddie Mercury hosted his raucous birthday party in 1987. Queen's frontman invited over 700 guests in a party that has gone down in Ibiza’s history, with Bon Jovi, Tony Curtis, Naomi Campbell, Boy George and Spandau Ballet being just some of his attendees.

From the 1990s – Europe's party capital
Rave music became popular in the 1980s, with Balearic house pushing forward in the 1990s. Today, the island’s offering of music is a daring and eclectic mix of musical styles that have led the island to become one of the most fascinating places to visit in the world. New clubs have opened and old ones closed, replaced by more contemporary concepts, but Ibiza's place as Europe's party capital still hasn't been challenged. A night out in Ibiza is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, not to be missed!