Ibiza, while being one of the greatest holiday destinations in the world, can be a bit of a daunting spectacle to anyone who has never been there before. It’s known for being expensive, hedonistic, and famous for its out and out debauchery, and while all of these are true, you won’t find a better place to go and blow off a bit of steam for a week in the sun. So, for any of you who have never been, we’ve put together this guide with the help of our friends at Party Hard Travel with everything you need to know if you’re thinking of booking a holiday to Ibiza.
First of all, for those of you who don’t know, Ibiza is one of the Balearic Islands, which can be found in the Mediterranean Sea off the east coast of Spain. It takes between two and four hours to get to Ibiza on a flight from the United Kingdom, with most major airports operating flights there during the summer months. The Balearic Islands are part of Spain so if you’re going to go there you’ll need some, and by some, we mean quite a lot of, Euros to spend when you arrive.
Now that you know where it is and how long it will take to get there, you should think about where you’re going to stay when you arrive. If you fall into the age bracket of 18 -21, I think we can safely assume that you’re not booking a holiday to Ibiza to take in the culture or see the beautiful scenery, so we’re going to assume that what you’re looking for is a bit of a party. We’re right, aren’t we? With this in mind, there are two real options for you when booking accommodation. San Antonio or Playa d’en Bossa.
Both of these areas are custom made for young people to come and party for a week or two and offer plenty of hotels, apartments, hostels, bars, restaurants and cafes, to meet every budget. Our preference is San Antonio as we think this is where you’ll find the best value for you’re money and with hotels like Ibiza Rocks, Azuline Pacific and The Red Hotel, you’ll be able to find somewhere to stay to completely suit your needs.
Basing yourself in San Antonio or Playa d’en Bossa will also give you access to a host of daytime activities. You’ll be able to go to beach parties, pool parties and boat parties and you won’t need to be taking expensive cab rides to get to them, you’ll literally be within walking distance of everything, although we’re not guaranteeing you’ll still be in a condition to walk by the end of them.
These areas also have some of the best restaurants for getting through your time Ibiza on a budget. It’s important to keep yourself energised and ready for partying by eating regularly. This can work out to be quite expensive, so with a lot of places where you can easily eat for under a tenner, San Antonio and Playa d’en Bossa are both ideal destinations. If you really want to save some money, you’ll also find plenty of supermarkets where you’ll be able to buy everything you need to keep yourself well-fed while you’re on your holiday.
You’ll find some of the best clubs in the world in San Antonio and Playa d’en Bossa. You’ve got Ushuaïa Ibiza, Hï Ibiza, Eden and Es Paradis to name just a few. If you’re planning on visiting any of these places we strongly recommend that you buy your tickets before you go. You’ll get the best deals, you’ll be able to budget the money you have when you arrive better and you’ll take away the risk of getting ripped off by dodgy ticket sellers on the street. The island is also home to many other amazing clubs and venues, but getting around can be expensive. If you want to go clubs outside of San Antonio or Playa d’en Bossa, we recommend you use the island’s bus network, with most venues easily reached at a fraction of the price of a taxi, particularly from San Antonio, which has its very own bus station.
If you’re ready to take the plunge and book your ticket to Ibiza for the end of this season or even if you just want to get your planning done nice and early for next year, we highly recommend you check out Party Hard Travel for some amazing packages to Ibiza.
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