Secret Cave Raves, Beach Parties And Sunsets: An Insiders Guide To Ibiza

For people who have never been to Ibiza, it can be difficult to sum up exactly why the island is a hot tourist destination and why it attracts so many revellers each and every year. From boat parties to secret cave raves, we've got an insider's tips on how to do Ibiza right. Get ready folks....

1) The Sunset

If you want to see the perfect sunset, ideally you should go to the West side of the island, with San Antonio's sunset strip offering the best location for this beautiful site. It's filled with bars and restaurants like Cafe Mambo and Cafe Del Mar, where each night hundreds of locals and tourists alike gather to watch the sun go down and with it, all common sense. It's the perfect spot to chill out before the night begins to get a little crazy.

2) Super Clubs

It goes without saying that Ibiza plays host to the biggest and best nightclubs in the world. Well, that's mostly true with superclub Space boasting over 10 awards for 'Best Global Club' over the past 25 years, and Privilege holding the title of Worlds biggest nightclub with a capacity of over 10,000 people. That's not to mention clubs like Amnesia, DC10, Pacha, Ushuaia and Sankeys; so get planning!

3) Beautiful Beaches

Ibiza has some of the most beautiful beaches you'll ever see. With perfect white sandy terrains, you'll be sure to find the perfect location whether you want to party for the day or to chill out completely. Some of the ones to drop by and sunbathe on are Playa d'en Bossa, Cala Conta and Cala Bassa, to name but a few. There's also a Jamaican themed 'Reggae Reggae' beach which is just a short boat ride away and definitely worth visiting.

4) Beach Parties

There ain't no beach party like an Ibiza beach party. Playa d'en Bossa offers some of the best day time beach parties with hotels such as the Jet apartments and Sands holding huge parties every Sunday, so get there early and get your dance on.


5) Es Vedra

Otherwise known as 'The Mystical Rock', a trip to Ibiza is not complete without a visit to this amazing place. Rumoured to be the 3rd most magnetic spot on the planet, there's no denying that this area is surrounded by an incredibly serene atmosphere, perfect for meditation and escaping the madness of the rest of the island. Many of the locals also say that the rock holds magical powers, which is certainly undeniable once you take a visit. Located in the southwest of the island, you can avail of boat tours, or you can rent a car. However you get there aside, just do it and you won't regret it.

6) The Sunrise

Equally, if not more beautiful than the sunset, the sunrises in Ibiza are truly astonishing. This time you'll have to go to the East coast of the island for the best view. The best time to do this is usually when you're leaving a club in Playa d'en Bossa at around 6:00-6:30 am, then you can head to any local corner shop, pick up a few drinks and head to the beach. When you get there you can pick a spot and enjoy the view as the sun rises above the island, or even better take a dip in the Mediterranean Sea and watch as the horizon turns into a beautiful hue of oranges and pinks.


7) Ibiza Old Town

With wonderful views and over 2,500 years of history, Ibiza old town is a must see during your trip in case you're planning on pretending that you're cultured and all that. Be sure to wear sensible shoes as you explore the winding streets and cobbled roads and admire the beauty and discover little hidden gems within the town. If you even take half a day off from partying, spend it here. Oh and don't forget your camera. #instamoments

8) Secret Cave Raves

Considered by most to be a topic of urban myth, Ibiza has some amazing caves which apparently play host to secret and let's face it, amazing raves. It can be difficult to locate a cave rave but if you do, well let's just say, you're in for a big, fat treat. You can try to befriend a local or you may be lucky enough to stumble upon one by chance. However, if you manage to find one, then prepare yourself for a whole heap of secret fun!

Justine Halpin Mulligan
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22 year old Sociology and Social Policy student in Trinity College Dublin. Interests include romantic walks to the fridge and anything to do with elephants. Wants to be a TV personality when she grows up.

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