Ibiza: A Trip of a Lifetime

The island of Ibiza is a truly magical place to holiday if you’re looking for fun and wild vacation. Ibiza is an island off of Spain, which can be reached easily by a plane ride from Barcelona. Ibiza is definitely a party island, hosting the most well-known and world-renowned musical talents. DJ’s and other musical artists come from around the world to perform in Ibiza’s famous clubs. Many Americans compare Ibiza to Vegas because of its reputation for music, parties, and around the clock action.  A trip to Ibiza requires careful planning, but is sure to be a holiday to remember!

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Where to Stay

San Antonio

Roca Hostel

Roca Hostel is located in the West End of San Antonio, a perfect spot for partiers. The area is somewhat loud, but is very safe and only a short walk from the bus stop. The rooms are clean, and have amenities such as air conditioning, towels, and en-suite bathrooms.

 Playa d’en Bossa

Ushuaia

Ushuaia is located in Playa d’en Bossa, about a twenty-minute cab ride from the West End. Ushuaia provides luxury accommodations and hosts numerous DJ’s in the pool area. Ushuaia is very nice, but the location is convenient as Roca.

Where to Eat

Café Mambo

Café Mambo is located right on the beach and a short walk from the West End. The food is a little pricey, but I would still recommend going once while you’re in Ibiza.

What to Do

Take a boat/booze cruise around the island. Company I recommend: Pukka Up

Pukka Up Boat Cruise

Pukka Up Boat Cruise

Watch the sunrise on the beach after a night of dancing.

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Watch the sunset at Café Mambo.

Sunset at Cafe Mambo

Sunset at Cafe Mambo

Nightlife

West End

The West End is home to numerous bars that always offer food and drink deals. At first you may be overwhelmed by the promoters trying to get you to eat at their bar, but don’t feel pressured to say yes!

Clubs

Amnesia

Amnesia was my favorite club in Ibiza. The venue is massive and has two different rooms with their own DJ’s. When I was there, I had the options of listening to Paul Van Dyke or Calvin Harris. Their musical guests are amazing, to say the least!

Pacha

Pacha is Ibiza’s most famous nightclub. There is both inside and outdoor bars, and plenty of space to dance!

Monika Kruse at Pacha

Monika Kruse at Pacha

Ushuaia

Ushuaia hosts different DJ’s in their pool area beginning in the evening around 6 p.m. until midnight. This past summer they were home to Departures, which brought Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso of Swedish House Mafia together on the same stage.

Departures at Ushuaia

Departures at Ushuaia

 Note of Advice

Ibiza may be overwhelming the first time you visit, but the island is truly unique and has so much to offer. Visiting Ibiza was an incredible experience for myself, and I’m sure you will have the same experience as well! I recommend a 3-5 day trip (Mine was 5) because the all night partying can be hard to overcome after five days. Check out Ibiza Spotlight for update news on events scheduled for the 2014 season. This article by Marie Claire is another great reference for what one can expect in Ibiza. Good luck planning your trip!

Until Next Time,

Megan

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