Ibiza Virgins: How to Survive Ibiza 2020

5 tips to survive your first trip to Ibiza

A re you an Ibiza virgin getting ready for your first trip to the island in 2020? Feeling excited, anxious, both?

If you’ve decided to scour Google to read up on tips before your first trip to the White Isle then you’ve stumbled across just the right place. This is our guide on how to do Ibiza, our 5 tips on how to survive.

Everyone has a different idea of what a good holiday entails in Ibiza, and this is just our opinion. We’ve been going to this beautiful island for over 10 years to enjoy its clubs, food, culture, and much much more. You can take our advice or leave it 🙌🏻

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Stop Complaining about Money


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We’re not going to beat around the bush here: if you want a budget holiday, you need to reconsider if Ibiza is the right place to go.

Of course, there are plenty of ways to cut back on excessive spending and make the most of your budget. However, you are about to go on holiday to Ibiza. This isn’t Magaluf, Zante, Kavos or anywhere else in Europe. If the only thing you’re going to do is remark on how expensive everything is, trust us, you won’t have a good time.

Everyone knows things are expensive in Ibiza. It’s the second most densely populated tourist destination in the world. It’s an island in the middle of the sea. Everyone working in the tourism industry has 5 months to make their money for the year.

So suck it up. Things are expensive, it’s as simple as that. If Ibiza wasn’t worth it, people would be going elsewhere and voting with their feet. Did we mention 2019 saw record number of visitors to the island?


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Choose Accommodation Wisely


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This is very important. Think carefully about where you want to base yourself on the island. You will learn quickly that getting from A/B in Ibiza is not as simple as booking at Uber, even if the island does look small on a map. It can be excruciating trying to find an available taxi… you have been warned!

So where could you stay? Here are the two most popular options:

Overall, it’s for a younger crowd. West of the island, about 30 minute drive from the airport. Home of the infamous “strip” of bars. Lots and lots of English people. Eden, Es Paradis, Ibiza Rocks and O Beach are all on your doorstep. Zoo Project & Pikes are a short taxi away. Cafe del Mar & Cafe Mambo for unforgettable sunsets and free pre-parties -> worth going to for an evening alone.

East of the island, and very close to the airport (just 10 minutes in a taxi). The stunning Old Town is a few minutes drive away. On this side of the island you have superclubs Ushuaïa & Hï, whilst Octan (the old Sankeys) is also at your doorstep. Pacha is a short taxi away in Talamanca, with Destino a further 10 minute drive up in the hills. Between Playa d’en Bossa and the Old Town you have Figuertas, a great middle ground if you want to be somewhere near the parties, but not right in the middle of everything.

If you are in a group of 8 or more, you should seriously consider renting a villa. Why? Because you will begin to get much better value than staying at a low/mid range hotel, especially for a week long trip which owners much prefer over a few night stay.

With that said, it will be more important than ever to be able to get to and from it, especially if your villa is in the middle of the island and you can’t speak Spanish to your driver! The Ibiza Taxi App might become your best friend 😎


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Plan Your Big Club Nights


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If you’re going to Ibiza for a week and want to go clubbing “at some point”, let us give you some advice. Plan which clubs you want to visit… now! Yes, you’re spoilt for choice with parties for every club each night, but the music policy at each varies wildly from day to day. Oh, you wanted to visit Pacha but it’s your last night? And you’re not into Reggaeton? Well you won’t be in luck if it’s J Balvin that night.

Think about the genres of music you’re into, and do your research. You will find a huge amount of music that suits every taste wherever you look… whether it’s David Guetta at Ushuaïa, Paul van Dyk at Eden, a Pool Party with Craig David, or Jamie Jones at DC10.

From our experience, it also helps if you’re in a big group to agree on at least a couple of the nights you plan to go out together. By sorting that before you go to Ibiza, you’ll have something that resembles a plan.


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Buy Your Club Tickets Before You Go


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On that note, if you know which clubs you’ll be going to in advance, then it pays you to buy your club tickets too. You will find the cheapest, official advance tickets online which can save you over €10 compared to buying on the door. You can also buy drinks packages from the big clubs at the same time. A generous double vodka mixer for €13 suddenly seems a lot more affordable than €20.

Ibiza Spotlight are the longest running official ticket seller in Ibiza – they offer free cancellations and guarantee the cheapest advance tickets to buy anywhere on the island.

Whatever you do, don’t reserve your ticket for €5 and then pick it up when you’re in Ibiza. You will spend time having to find the pick up point, and the price is going to end up the same as buying it in advance online. There really is no point.


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Enjoy Yourself 😅


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Ok, this last point is a bit weak. But here’s the thing… Ibiza is a special place. It’s a good time place. It lives and breathes music, but there is so much more explore beyond its clubbing. Treat it and everyone who lives there with respect. You’ll meet many like-minded people, who just like you want to have the time of their lives on holiday.

So leave your worries at home, get ready to be on top form, and enjoy yourself. You’ll be back before you know it 😉


We aim to give you all the info you need to buy your club tickets for Ibiza.

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