Ibiza 2016: Three Local Bloggers Share Their Tips
From must-see DJ sets, to fashion trends and off-the-beaten track escapes, three Ibiza experts reveal their hottest tips for summer 2016.
The Essential Parties
“Ibiza 2016 is shaping up to be one of the busiest seasons on record. A number of clubs, including Amnesia, have moved their opening parties to May. So for visitors travelling out early this year there will be lots more to do from a partying perspective. Check out the following for starters…
The legendary Ibiza DJ plays his final season at Space Ibiza, which is due to close after 27 years. This will be the club night to beat.
When: Tuesdays 14th June – 20th September
The island’s No 1 EDM party, held in the stylish grounds of Ushuaia Beach Club, complete with the best production and animation on the island.
When: Sundays 10th July – 28th August
This trance inspired party has been packing in the crowds for over 20 years. Eric Prydz, Paul Van Dyk, Sasha, Pete Tong and Fatboy Slim will grace the Cream terrace this summer.
When: Thursdays 9th June – 15th September
Bob Sinclair Paris By Night @Pure Pacha
A fun Saturday night party where the music is popular house with lots of energy generated by the French flair of its host.
When: Saturdays 21st May – 8th October
Axwell and Ingrosso @Ushuaia
The Swedish House Mafia duo are back at the island’s most popular outdoor beachside venue. Lots of hands in the air moments with a young holiday crowd.
When: 6th July – 7th September
Feel the unique energy and buzzing atmosphere at the island’s premier live music venue. Faithless on 31st August, Kaiser Chiefs on 3rd August and Tinie Tempah on 27th August, are just some of the highlights on the billboard this summer.”
When: Wednesdays 15th June – 14th September
– Dan Kirwan
Keep up with the latest news about Ibiza nightlife and events on dannykayibiza.com
“You can’t help but be infected by Ibiza’s summer vibe. Ibiza has been a playground of artistic expression ever since the 1960s when it gave birth to the boho-chic fashion trend. The mix of Mediterranean and hippie styles still inspires fashion designers all over the globe.
So what to wear this season to truly embrace Ibiza’s summer vibes?
Embroidery is hot this season. You’ll find embroidered tunics and dresses everywhere on the island – just take a wander around one of the many hippie markets and you’ll pick up an authentic (often locally made) piece.
Also, straight from the 70’s, fringing is back in full swing! Fringed ponchos, fringed boots, fringed bags, fringe in all fabrics and colours. Boots? You can’t go wrong with knee high boots in spring or sandals (yes with fringes) in summer. When it comes to accessories, go for tribal rings, kuchi necklaces and earrings, all layered up.”
– Yvon from @ibizabohogirl
For more tips about Ibiza fashion, check out Ibizabohogirl.com
“One of the best things about Ibiza is that you can disconnect from the world as easily as you can find crowded all-night parties. You don’t have to travel very far to discover hidden beaches, dreamy sunsets and traditional Spanish charm.
Start the day early in the morning and get lost in the old city. Walk through La Marina in the Port of Ibiza and explore its beautiful streets and traditional architecture. Take your time and maybe stop at one of the old patisseries to treat yourself to a sugary pick-me-up.
After this sweet stop, head to the market stalls of Mercat Vell and soak up the atmosphere. Continue your trek up through the Portal de Ses Taules (right opposite the market), get lost in the cobbled ancient streets of Dalt Vila and check out the historic town (UNESCO has declared it a World Heritage Site). Wander through the narrow streets and enjoy every step until you reach the Cathedral of Ibiza.
An action-packed morning of exploring deserves an afternoon reward. Avoid the typical beaches and head off-the-beaten track. Old fishermen’s houses, rocky beaches and crystal-clear waters await. Es Portixol, Ses Balandres, Xuclar Cala, Cala Moli, Punta de Ses Portes and Saladeta Cala are just a few of my favourite secret beaches.”
Monica Flaquer is an Ibiza-based lifestyle blogger. Read more on Lovingmysteps.com
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