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Clubbing on Ibiza on a budget

Tips to party and save.

Ibiza offers a party scene like no other - it's part of what makes the island so famous. With endless choices, it can get pricey. However, you have quite a few options to make the most of it and not break the bank.

We have gathered some of our top tips on how to make the most of Ibiza's buzzing clubbing scene for less than you might imagine. It's not about getting rich; it's about getting smart.

Here is what we recommend to make the most of Ibiza's vibrant nightlife for less than you might think.


check out the Free Parties

Yes, you are seeing the word free in the same sentence as Ibiza - stranger things have happened. Some amazing venues offer free parties around the island. It's just a case of knowing about them.

For one, the ultimate beach party, look no further than Bora Bora in Playa d'en Bossa. Holding free parties six days a week, this one should be on everybody's bucket list. Drink prices are also very reasonable here.

Around San Antonio's sunset strip you can stumble across some thriving bars which come alive at night with music. Places like Café Del Mar and Café Mambo - amongst the most famous venues on the island - offer the perfect free pre-party spots to get you in the mood for the night.

Café Mambo offers live DJ sets every night all for free. The likes of Fatboy Slim, Roger Sanchez and Camelphat have graced the decks so far this season so this is certainly a party you don't want to miss.

Experience the ultimate villa party at Pikes

If you are looking for something a little more offbeat then check out the illustrious Pikes. Made famous by icons of the '80s, the venue holds on to its prestige. You can expect to see some industry heavyweights behind the decks. Whilst most parties are free, some do ask for a donation to a chosen charity on the door.

Another favourite freebie is Guy Gerber's party RUMORS. The event made its move to Las Dalias at the beginning of the season and has kept our Sundays rich with deep house. Here until Sunday 25 August, this is a great party to check out even if you aren't on a budget.

Or else, you can head to Shadows with Magdalena and the most illustrious guests act on Fridays at Cova Santa. It's free until 21:00 and goes all night.


get on board Boat Party Packages

A day out at sea knocking back the cocktails and raving to some top DJs on the island is a staple for most holidays on Ibiza. With a bit of research, you can find some amazing deals that not only include the boat party but include entry to multiple big parties at Ibiza's famous super-clubs.

With an IBZ Boat Party online ticket, you can enjoy four hours of madness on the boat then head to Hï Ibiza for Afterlife on Thursdays (after midnight and before 01:00) OR any day at Ushuaïa (before 18:00 and on Saturdays before 16:00) - the choice is yours.

Float Your Boat also has some great ticket deals on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays so no matter what days you are here you can get on board the party.

Each package varies on what clubs you can gain free entry to but the list includes Hï Ibiza, Ibiza Rocks Hotel and O Beach, so you can tick plenty places off the bucket list and all with one ticket. Perfect.

The icing on the cake is that certain packages also include travel to the clubs after the boat party which is always a bonus. So what are you waiting for? Check out what boat parties are on offer and what bargains you can snap up.


Buy Early-Bird Tickets

If you know that you will be spending your summer holiday on Ibiza then start looking into what events you fancy going to in the months beforehand.

January to April is prime time to get a hold of early-bird tickets at a discounted rate. Not only will the ticket cost work out cheaper but buying in advance allows for more time to budget these costs so when you do arrive you can save your euros for the sangria. Yum.

At this point in the high season, you can get in on the closing parties. Whilst not all dates have been announced yet, some are starting to do so. Check out Amnesia's closing party early-bird deal and see for yourself.

Keep updated with announcements and upcoming events in the season ahead with our clubbing magazine to secure your space early. You can trust that any tickets purchased with Ibiza Spotlight guarantee you entry to the events.


get Early Entry Tickets

Not to be confused with early-bird tickets, early-entry tickets grant you access at a discounted rate if you arrive before a certain time.

Getting your hands on an early entry ticket can help to save a few euros and if anything it adds more value to the experience as you get longer to rave and discover new DJs. It's a win-win.

Super-club parties such as ABODE and Pyramid at Amnesia, Glitterbox at Hï Ibiza, ANTS at Ushuaïa and Children of the 80s at the Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza are just some of the parties known for having these penny-saving tickets.

Double party La Espuma | People From Ibiza also has an early-entry deal throwing in your first two drinks included in the €30 ticket. Yes, please!


buy DRINK PACKAGES ahead of time

If Hï Ibiza is on your holiday to-do list, then you might want to check out the drinks package on offer. You can pre-order a round of five drinks for €75 so with long drinks averaging between €18-€20 this deal can save you up to €25 - sounds great.

Simply add this money-saving option to your order when buying your tickets. If you already have you party tickets purchased, don't worry the deal can be bought separately so you have no excuse not to snap up this bargain.


CHECK OUT THE LOW-PRICED PARTIES

Not every party on Ibiza blows a hole in your wallet. Take a look around and you can find some fantastic parties at a reasonable cost. Here are some of our top picks.

Eden is a great place to start. The San Antonio club boasts an exquisite range of weekly parties between €15 to €40. Toolroom and Defected are popular parties here with some big names coming through the doors so far this season such as Roberto Surace, Mark Knight, Armin Van Helden and more.

For a pool party extravaganza any day of the week, head on over to O Beach Ibiza for some glam poolside action and feel-good tunes. Tickets range from €15 to €30!

For just a bit more, check out the Ibiza Rocks Hotel. Top names including MK, Rudimental, Craig David and more have secured residencies here offering the perfect soundtrack to a day in the sun sipping cocktails - living the good life. Entry varies from €10 to €40 depending on the party.

One thing that is for sure: nothing is as fun and crazy as a pool party.

Es Paradis is one for the eccentric holiday-makers. The unique decor of this club lends itself nicely to the array of budget-friendly parties held here. From weekly water and neon paint parties to the celebration of the decade Boom Boom Live and Friday night urban fiesta Urban Policy, you have plenty of choices. Entry prices start at €20.

The biggest nightclub in the world, Privilege also has many affordable options. You can experience the mammoth super-club in its entirety with SuperMartXé on Fridays for some flamboyant production and big room house or Brutal on Saturdays for all things urban, as well as Solid Grooves in the Vista Club on Sundays. All of them go between €20 and €25.

To witness a magical spectacle, head up to the hills of San José for a dance under the stars at Cova Santa. The rural venue hosts enchanting parties that bring out the hippy in all of us, including Guy Gerber's Guardians of EK and the mystical WooMooN. This festival-esque venue starts at €20. Wow.

Super-club Pacha also has several parties starting at €31, including global superstar Claptone with his The Masquerade, underground maestro Dixon with Transmoderna and a return to the glory days with Flower Power.

Turning five years old his year, the sparkling HEART Ibiza has quickly become an island favourite. With several parties starting at €25, you are spoilt for choice. These include the uber transgressive and LGBTQ-friendly La Troya, which has become an Ibiza legend, as well as Jean Claude Ade's B!CRAZY, sound-charmer Satori with his Maktub and former Space promoters Game Over with WILDCHILD all for €25.

While drinks are not exactly cheap, the entry tickets are very accessible.

One place that offers a great deal on drinks is new kid on the block Octan. The warehouse-style clubbing destination ranks amongst the most underground venues on the island. Head to Warriors and Planet Claire to see for yourselves. Tickets go for €30.

And for all your urban needs, SWAG has got you covered with parties every day of the week going for €25. The original nightclub features hip hop, rap, trap, reggaeton and r'n'b. Mondays for Bad Girls Club, the ladies get a free drink, too. Hell yeah!


Hopefully, these tips and tricks will help you to have a more budget-friendly experience here on the island but most importantly we hope that you have the summer holiday of a lifetime. Whilst a trip to Ibiza is not for free, it is certainly unforgettable.

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