12 September 2012
Ibiza, the Entertainment Island of the World
Are you looking for party-holidays at the end of this summer? Then you will be glad to hear there is no place on Earth where Fiesta can be so very fun as in Ibiza. This small island of the Balearics, stands proud in the Mediterranean Sea about 90 kilometers from the mainland of Spain. Clubbing here has always been one of the main attractions to the Island, along with its 80 beautiful beaches.
Situated off the coast of Spain and part of the Balearic Islands, Ibiza is easily accessible from almost every European international airport and the perfect size for visiting the whole island at once. It boasts wonderful beaches, excellent resorts, terrific landscapes: a true haven for any vacationer in seek of the sweetness of doing nothing.
Ibiza became a popular destination with hippies in the 1960s, who came to the island attracted by the wonderful weather and beautiful beaches. Shortly after, many local business started to flourish due to these new visitors to the island and nightclubs became the main economic activity of Ibiza.
Listed since the 1990s as the “Entertainment Island of the World” by the Guinness Book of World Records, Ibiza is undoubtedly synonymous with hedonistic summers ever since. Many thousands of visitors of all ages fill the resorts on Ibiza and its big-name nightclubs are truly legendary. If your idea of holiday if is big on the party life, then this is the place to go.
Just to start with, during the summer you may catch one of the many popular music bands that make Ibiza their annual scenario.
Explore the island’s two main towns – San Antonio and Ibiza Town, the Capital – both of which are on the coast and boast a magnificent promenade dotted with restaurants and little eateries serving everything from tapas and pizza to gourmet menus. During the peak tourist season in summer, there are bus services that connect San Antonio with Ibiza Town, where the majority of the nightclubs are located.
Moreover, Paseo Vara de Rey is perhaps the most popular tourist destination in Ibiza, intently happening in the evenings. This is a a long avenue with bars, shops and restaurants of any sort.
The best clubs and venues for partying in Ibiza
The main pioneers of Ibiza’s “clubland” were the Amnesia and Pacha, which opened in the 1970s, and followed, shortly after, by the Ku Club, better known as Privilege, which is the largest nightclub on Ibiza and can hold up to 10,000 guests.
Other top-rated clubs on the island include: Es Paradis – 3 dance floors, a boutique, 4 V.I.P areas and 10 bars; Space – awarded “Best Global Club” at the International Dance Music Awards in 2005, 2006 and again in 2012; Eden – right in the middle of San Antonio.
Please note, these are the largest and most famous clubs on Ibiza, where admission charges are usually fairly high and drinks are a little expensive too, but there are also smaller and cheaper clubs which perhaps don’t have such major entertainment, but do have a charm of their own.
The important thing is that ALL these nightclubs stay open until the early hours of the morning and many people are still partying when after dawn!
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