The original iconic clubbing brand

If you want to experience the true essence of clubbing in Ibiza, look no further than Pacha. It is Ibiza’s original, iconic clubbing brand that has attracted the world’s biggest names in music for nearly 6 entire decades.

Whilst its double cherry logo is now known the world over, including 9 other clubs, Pacha Ibiza remains the spiritual home of an Ibizan Institution that many call the jewel in the crown of nightclubs all over the globe.

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Pacha Ibiza History

In 1967, brothers Ricardo and Piti Urgell opened their first nightclub in Sitges, near their hometown of Barcelona. The name Pacha originated from a remark from Ricardo’s first wife that they would be able to “live like a Pachá” (an Arabian prince) due to the money that they would earn from their venture.

Skip forward 6 years to 1973. Having seen the booming popularity of the island in a post-Franco (Spanish dictator) world, the brothers set their sights set on Ibiza. They purchased a plot of land just north of Ibiza Town in Talamanca which had nothing but an old Spanish farmhouse (or “finca”) on it. Do you recognise the building below?

Pacha Ibiza 1973
Pacha Ibiza 1973

Pacha Ibiza was built, and the rest as they say is history. Unlike many clubs in Ibiza, Pacha typically stays open throughout the winter, showcasing local and international talent. Piti was still DJings at one of the club’s longest running nights, “Flower Power”, until just a few years ago.

The Pacha group would go on to build a hotel next to the club, and also own other nearby venues including Lío (previously known as El Divino, located by the port), and Destino (a luxury hotel in the hills a short distance away).

The original club in Ibiza is now looking better than ever after an extensive refurbishment in 2018, and we’re looking forward to seeing the latest additions for the 2020 season.

Club Information

Pacha Ibiza’s capacity can hold up to 3,000 people.

There are two rooms at Pacha, though you’d be forgiven for thinking there was only one. Indeed, the main room is the centerpiece of the entire club. Its dancefloor is slightly sunken to the ground in the centre of the room, with the DJ booth raised immediately adjacent to the main VIP area. If you know Pacha, then you know that VIP has a strong presence emphasis throughout the club. Other tables are dotted around at various levels in the room.

As you explore the club, it’s quickly evident you have a variety of choices to get a viewpoint of the main room’s DJ booth. There’s a large outdoor terrace with plenty of seating options to give you a short break from dancing and grab a drink.

pacha floorplan 1

Meanwhile, Pacha’s second room is more of a hidden gem. The Pachacha Room is located on your left as you enter the club, and is a far more intimate venue to catch a set if the main room is too packed.

Pacha uses a d&b V-Series sound system, and a HARMAN Martin lighting system.

“An incredible main room with angles from multi-levels, VIP tables everywhere, and the best looking crowds on the island “

You’ll get a better view of the main room if you go to one of the higher levels during peak times. After 3am the main dance floor will become quieter. Make the most of the outdoor space for a breather in between!

Pacha Ibiza 2020

It’s no surprise that the club still attracts some of the biggest names in dance music, however in recent years its music policy has changed to include more underground, emerging promoters. In 2019 Marco Carola’s Music On party moved from Amnesia for the first time, whilst global superstar Calvin Harris had a Tuesday residency for the first time.

Meanwhile, long time resident Solomun will bring his Solomun+1 party back to Sunday nights in 2020.

Claptone‘s Masquerade party moves from Mondays to Saturdays in 2020.

Not afraid to push musical boundaries, 2019 also saw the first reggaeton residency at an ibiza superclub. Reggaeton sensation Bad Bunny will play 5 special Tuesday dates for the first time in 2020.

Unusually, Pacha has been closed for more refurbishments over the winter… we’re excited to see what will be new in 2020.

2019 Parties

  • Monday: The Masquerade
  • Tuesday: Calvin Harris
  • Tuesday: J Balvin
  • Wednesday: Flower Power
  • Thursday: Music On
  • Friday: Dixon pres Transmoderna
  • Saturday: Pure Pacha
  • Sunday: Solomun+1

2020 Parties

  • Monday:
  • Tuesday: Bad Bunny
  • Wednesday:
  • Thursday: Music On
  • Friday: SAGA
  • Saturday: The Masquerade
  • Sunday: Solomun+1

Popular Pacha Parties

Frequently Asked Questions

Pacha is located in Talamanca, to the north of Ibiza Town. It’ll cost around €10 for a taxi from Playa d’en Bossa, or €30 from San Antonio. You can take a free disco bus from either location throughout the night.

Pacha opens at midnight and typically closes at 7am, depending on the night.

Ticket entry to Pacha varies from €30-65, depending on the night.

A Beer costs €13, Spirit + Mixer €22, Water €10 at Pacha Ibiza.

Pacha Ibiza can hold 3,000 people.

There’s no strict dress code, although of any of the superclubs, you’re most likely to be turned away from Pacha if you’re not looking smart enough. Swimwear and sleeveless shirts are not permitted in VIP.

You can view the full lineup for Pacha Ibiza 2020 in the calendar below.

Pacha has a hotel across the road from the club. You will get free entry to Pacha if you are staying there.

Tables generally start at €330 per person for a table of 4 people. This will vary depending on the night you are going and availability.

2020 Party Listings