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48 hours in Playa d’en Bossa

A rip-roaring two-day itinerary taking you around Ibiza's most popular resort.

Why go?

Playa d'en Bossa is Ibiza's most popular resort for a reason. Its long sandy beach is the island's biggest and is lined all the way with some fine restaurants, hotels for all tastes and budgets and divine beach clubs: a strip where you choose the vibe and the tempo. The nightlife here is a huge draw and what better than having three super-clubs on your doorstep. Quiet spots or action spots, a nexus for couples, groups of friends and families - Playa d'en Bossa really is all yours for the taking.


Sleeping

Lots of hotels give some amazing views of the sea and of Ibiza Town's walled citadel to the left. For adults-only chic, try the Tropicana Ibiza Suites: Miami glamour, wild pastel shades and a selection of 30 different cocktails from its Cocktails & Dreams bar, which you can enjoy on one of its fabulous Dream Beds. Even the rooms are named after cocktails.


Fabulous dream cocktails at Tropicana Ibiza Suites

Those looking for an oasis of peace might want to choose the Torre del Mar Hotel located at the far end of the resort towards Figueretas. A brand new facade, glass walled balconies, a recently upgraded spa with sea views and a recently extended swimming pool further enhance this excellent offering.

At the complete opposite end of the beach is the almost holiday-village-like FERGUS Style Bahamas. An upgraded four-star offering sees improvements to the on-site bars and restaurants and accommodation. Enjoy the tropical garden, central pool, wellness spa and the fact that you are directly next to the beach.


Endless relaxing and sea views at the Torre del Mar hotel

Hotel Playasol Bossa Flow has mid-range pricing and some great facilities in this sublime adults-only sanctuary. A pool surrounded by Balinese beds offers a peaceful paradise. Located away from the seafront, there's that extra bit of seclusion too.


Day 1

Breakfast or brunch

First thing's first and to start the day, get some good energy. Some morning elegance might be just what you want; if so, go to the supremely-stylish Nassau Beach Club for a lovely filling breakfast next to the sea with a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. Close by is the divine Beachouse, where you can enjoy free early morning yoga and then duck in for a breakfast of champions. You'll love the cool decor.


Beachouse makes for an elegant start to the day


A nice walk

Go to the far end of the beach heading right and you will come to a much quieter end, where you can walk to the old pirate tower of Torre de sa Sal Rossa. Just on the other side of it, you will find even more tranquillity at La Xanga, a secret little beach surrounded by pretty fishermen's huts. The water is calm and there's a small islet, Illa de sa Sal Rossa that you could even swim to. Take your snorkel too.


Pirates ahoy: the tower of Torre de sa Sal Rossa and La Xanga

Places to shop

Wandering back, you might want to browse the shops and pick up a lovely item to wear or take home. Beach club Tanit Beach Ibiza has a gorgeous boutique that's located just inside the main entrance, where you will find a nice little number to wear for your evening out. You'll find more boutiques at Beachouse and Nassau Beach Club.

La Sirena has lots of Ibizan momentoes as well as top brand clothes and shoes, all at competitive prices. You will also find local products and if your purchases are too much to carry, the "You Shop & We Ship" service will deliver to your home. For hand-crafted goods, head to the hippy market that lies between the resort's two main streets. Running every day and evening, you are sure to find something to treasure and delight.

Pre-drinks

Hip bar Dunes on the main street has some great early evening two-for-one cocktail deals or maybe you might just want a refreshing juice. Try its great diner-style food too. If you want seafront sass, then take a trip to the Santos Ibiza Coast Club, with events all through summer and cool resident DJs. A great way to get the party started.


Pre-club drinks at Dunes is the way to get the party started


Club nights

What a choice you have. Maybe you want a bit of South African Black Coffee at glitzy Hï Ibiza or if you can't wait that long, then Ushuaïa starts earlier: open-air dancing with one of the best stages on Ibiza, plus it closes at midnight, so it's either an early sleep or you could carry on at Hï. A brand new super-club doesn't come about every day, so make history and be amongst the first to go to Octan. Launching in summer 2019, expect the same, yet new and improved gritty esssence and underground sound of the venue it replaces, Sankeys.


High entertainment at Hï Ibiza


Day 2

Lunch spots

What to do for lunch? If you want a good value lunchtime meal, Bali Beach Club is the place to go. Three courses including Cava or wine for under €20. A lighter one-course bite can be had at Steak ‘n' Shake, try the Truffle Burger. For the best gourmet burgers though, go to The Booo, they even deliver. For a healthier and dearer option, there's the beautiful Beachouse Ibiza.

On the waves

On Sundays there's a great weekly trip from the resort to the mystical island of Es Vedrá on the Ulises Cat glass bottomed boat an and it only takes three hours. You can take the same trip to Formentera or simply go there on the keenly-priced Aquabus ferry at the far left of Playa d'en Bossa beach. Maybe choose Ibiza's sister island after your 48 hours are up.


An Asian and Mediterranean array of food at Nassau Beach Club


Time for dinner

Finally, it will be time for a spot of dinner. We'd recommend eating by the sea back at Nassau Beach Club, whose Asian and Mediterranean influenced menu has everything for all diets from fresh seafood to vegan dishes. Next door in the Ushuaïa complex is meat lover's dream the Montauk Steak House or, if your billionaire friend is paying, try Sublimotion, where gastro meets tech.


Getting there and around

It's incredibly easy to get to Playa d'en Bossa with the airport being just ten minutes away in a taxi and there's an airport bus in summer. You can walk around the resort very easily and if encumbered by suitcases, there's a great left luggage place if you arrive well ahead of hotel check-in times.

The main street of Carretera Playa d'en Bossa is where many bars are located as well as the super-clubs Hï Ibiza and Ushuaïa. Heading down this long road towards Ibiza Town, you will come to a left turn in the road, up to a roundabout, where there's a right turn onto the other long street. Here you will find more bars along the road. For more information, see our fantastic resort guide.


First published in May 2018 - revised and updated in June 2019

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