Ibiza offers a party scene like no other – it’s part of what makes the island so famous. With endless choices, it can get pricey. However, you have quite a few options to make the most of it and not break the bank.
We have gathered some of our top tips on how to make the most of Ibiza’s buzzing clubbing scene for less than you might imagine. It’s not about getting rich; it’s about getting smart.
Here is what we recommend to make the most of Ibiza’s vibrant nightlife for less than you might think.
CHECK OUT THE FREE PARTIES
Yes, you are seeing the word free in the same sentence as Ibiza – stranger things have happened. Some amazing venues offer free parties around the island. It’s just a case of knowing about them.
For one, the ultimate beach party, look no further than Bora Bora in Playa d’en Bossa. Holding free parties six days a week, this one should be on everybody’s bucket list. Drink prices are also very reasonable here.
Around San Antonio’s sunset strip you can stumble across some thriving bars which come alive at night with music. Places like Café Del Mar and Café Mambo – amongst the most famous venues on the island – offer the perfect free pre-party spots to get you in the mood for the night.
Café Mambo offers live DJ sets every night all for free. The likes of Fatboy Slim, Roger Sanchez and Camelphat have graced the decks so far this season so this is certainly a party you don’t want to miss.
If you are looking for something a little more offbeat then check out the illustrious Pikes. Made famous by icons of the ’80s, the venue holds on to its prestige. You can expect to see some industry heavyweights behind the decks. Whilst most parties are free, some do ask for a donation to a chosen charity on the door.
Another favourite freebie is Guy Gerber’s party RUMORS. The event made its move to Las Dalias at the beginning of the season and has kept our Sundays rich with deep house. Here until Sunday 25 August, this is a great party to check out even if you aren’t on a budget.
Or else, you can head to Shadows with Magdalena and the most illustrious guests act on Fridays at Cova Santa. It’s free until 21:00 and goes all night.
GET ON BOARD BOAT PARTY PACKAGES
A day out at sea knocking back the cocktails and raving to some top DJs on the island is a staple for most holidays on Ibiza. With a bit of research, you can find some amazing deals that not only include the boat party but include entry to multiple big parties at Ibiza’s famous super-clubs.
With an IBZ Ibiza online ticket, you can enjoy four hours of madness on the boat then head to Hï Ibiza for Afterlife on Thursdays (after midnight and before 01:00) OR any day at Ushuaïa (before 18:00 and on Saturdays before 16:00) – the choice is yours.
Float Your Boat also has some great ticket deals on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays so no matter what days you are here you can get on board the party.
Each package varies on what clubs you can gain free entry to but the list includes Hï Ibiza, Ibiza Rocks Hotel and O Beach, so you can tick plenty places off the bucket list and all with one ticket. Perfect.
The icing on the cake is that certain packages also include travel to the clubs after the boat party which is always a bonus. So what are you waiting for? Check out what boat parties are on offer and what bargains you can snap up.
BUY EARLY-BIRD TICKETS
If you know that you will be spending your summer holiday on Ibiza then start looking into what events you fancy going to in the months beforehand.
January to April is prime time to get a hold of early-bird tickets at a discounted rate. Not only will the ticket cost work out cheaper but buying in advance allows for more time to budget these costs so when you do arrive you can save your euros for the sangria. Yum.
At this point in the high season, you can get in on the closing parties. Whilst not all dates have been announced yet, some are starting to do so. Check out Amnesia’s closing party early-bird deal and see for yourself.
Keep updated with announcements and upcoming events in the season ahead with our clubbing magazine to secure your space early. You can trust that any tickets purchased with Ibiza Spotlight guarantee you entry to the events.