How to Stay Safe and Enjoy this Top Summer Party Destination
It’s that time of year when a lot of us will be thinking about exchanging our textbooks and revision notes for two weeks of sun, sea, sand and partying. Below are three of the most popular resorts in Ibiza, have a read to discover how to make the most of these buzzing sunspots while staying out of harm’s way!
Known for its lively night time vibe, fantastic sandy beach and idyllic sunsets, San Antonio is a top pick for many 18-30 sun-seekers. This resort is home to an array of large nightclubs as well as a smattering of bars in the buzzing West End, and although they offer fun times for all, the sale and use of drugs in these venues is ever problematic.
In order to make the most of San Antonio’s famous nightlife, be well advised on the precautions you should take and what you should look out for. To avoid being ‘banged up abroad’ or becoming the next ‘Ibiza to Peru’ drugs mule, it’s best to avoid engaging in any drug-related activity, and keep an eye on your drink (you do not want to get spiked!) The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have some great advice on being careful and aware abroad check out gov.uk/knowbeforeyougo.
What Not to Miss in San Antonio:
1) Eden and Es Paradis- San Antonio’s super-clubs hold events, live DJ sets and guest appearances throughout the summer season.
2) Café del Mar and Café Mambo- Why not enjoy a Mojito or two while watching the famous San Antonio sunset at one of these plush chill-out bars?
3) S’Arenal de San Antonio Beach – Relax on the wide, sandy beach and take a dip in the warm shallow waters. Common sense on this one though, stick to swimming when the sun is shining!
Head to Ibiza’s vibrant capital to experience a mixture of super-club extravagance, tasty tapas and cultural heritage. With Pacha just a short stroll from the centre of town, expect to be tempted into lots of ‘pre-parties’ by an avalanche of eager PR workers that are keen to get you into their clubs; take this in your stride and do not be pressured to drink one too many chupitos (shots) before you have even got to the club! Instead, why not line your stomach with some traditional Spanish cuisine in one of the many taste tantalizing restaurants? Lose the clubbing heels and don your sensible shoes to explore the cobbled streets of the Dalt Vila; a popular tourist attraction. Do take heed of the FCO’s advice and be aware of street crime as thieves and con-artists operate in this busy area.
What Not to Miss in Ibiza Town:
1) Dalt Vila- This UNESCO World Heritage site offers breathtaking views from the terraces, cobbled squares and ancient architecture.
2) Pacha – Probably one of the best clubs on the island for mainstream dance music (Plan your journey well in advance to and from the club to avoid paying large taxi fares or being stranded!).
3) Marina Botafoch – Take a walk a few minutes outside of Ibiza Town and you will be rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous, sipping champagne and gazing out on the sparkly shores of the Mediterranean.
Playa d’en Bossa
This well located resort is possibly the most popular with the 18-30s crowd in Ibiza thanks to its location near the majority of the island’s famed super-clubs. Don’t be overwhelmed with the combination of alcohol, sun and constant pumping of dance music, organize your itinerary before you arrive in Playa d’en Bossa to make sure you fit in everything you want to do. Accommodation here is affordable, but do not be scammed; be aware of any unnecessary charges or add-ons and make sure your room is secure, you don’t want any important documents or money to go missing! But you should always be aware on what you can do should this happen to you, check the FCO for advice on your important documents.
What Not to Miss in Playa d’en Bossa:
1) Bora Bora Beach – Sip on those cocktails and party on the beach!
2) Space – The super-club landmarked in Ibiza as the ultimate clubbing experience
3) Ibiza Rocks Bar – Now opened in Play d’en Bossa, this venue always gets super busy, so keep your wits about you!
For more information on travelling to Spain check out the Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel advice page for Spain here: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain, on their Facebook page facebook.com/fcotravel and follow @fcotravel on Twitter to ask questions and receive travel updates on the go!
Remember to be prepared before leaving the UK, keep updated with the FCO ‘Know Before You Go’ Campaign to get the most out of your travels abroad.