Where to Stay
There are two areas that people like to stay in Ibiza and also note that most travellers rent apartments for their stay (there are few hostels). The first is Playa Den Bossa and this is on the South East side of the island. It is pretty close to the main areas and big clubs and is also where you will come after your nights out to watch the most beautiful sunrises on Earth. The biggest party lodge here is Jet Apartments and every day you can expect loud dance parties in its backyard (the beach). I would recommend staying here or renting an apartment nearby (great way to save money – check out Apartamentos Bon Sol). There are also a couple of hostels you can find through any hostel booking website. The second area is called San Antonio and it is somewhat further from the clubs, but still has a crazy party strip. You can likely find apartments here for cheaper and there is a good hostel called Hostal Sunrise. Most people also choose to stay here to watch the awesome sunsets and don’t mind taking a taxi to the clubs at night.
Jet Apartments, Ibiza
Where to Party
People come to Ibiza to party and to not feel bad for seeing nothing all day. Try to be here on weekdays, since that is when the big DJs have their residencies. You also have to know that the big clubs cost 30-60 Euros to get in and that drinks inside are around 15 Euros. The fanciest and most expensive club would be Pacha, where you will see tons of VIP booths and nicely dressed people.
In my opinion, Space is the best club on the island as it has a ridiculous sound system (and awesome visuals/fog whiteouts) and seems to be all about good music. Amnesia is also a must-see and Privilege is the biggest. Also check the San Antonio spots Cafe Mambo (for pre-parties) and Eden. Sankeys and DC-10
are a little more intimate. Ushuaia and Boom are newer clubs that have attracted big-name DJs as well. There are rowdy strips of bars in Playa and San Antonio that you can party at before hitting the clubs (and get much cheaper drinks).
Ibiza is the home of all genres of electronic music. Check this website before you arrive to see schedules of all DJs at all the main clubs (I would also recommend buying tickets here, although you will likely be able to get them from hustlers on the street):
Any electronic music fan will be satisfied here whether he or she like techno, house, trance, dubstep, etc. If you are going with a big group with mixed fans and those new to EDM, I would recommend going to a Cream party at Amnesia, which usually couples mainstream artists with other legends and somewhat more underground styles.
During the Day
Party on the beaches with the most beautiful people in the world. The other option is to sleep on the beach or explore other beaches around the island (to sleep on).