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Guide to partying on Ibiza this New Year

All you need to know about travel, accommodation and tickets this winter season.

After a short slumber, Ibiza's super-clubs stir back into life this New Year period. Not only is the island's 2022-23 cool season clubbing calendar the busiest in recent memory, arguably it's the biggest ever.

Following the successful return of restriction-free partying this summer, the big players are keen to keep that momentum going. For the first time, we've kept our party calendar published and updated since the end of the summer. Check it out yourself to see how much is going on.

Given Ibiza's global reputation as party capital of the world, it's just logical that we should have an enviable programme on the biggest club nights of the year.

That said, travelling and staying here during winter is a bit different to doing so during high-season.

Our guide to New Year's clubbing will help make things easier when it comes to booking your winter visit in confidence.


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Clubbing

First and foremost, let's whet your appetite.

Amnesia gets the ball rolling on Friday 30 December with a winter edition of its in-house production Pyramid, called The Last One. This ten hour party has a familiar feel about it, as resident DJs Caal, Cuartero, Luca Donzelli and Mar-T form the backbone of the line-up.

Joining them are underground talents Enzo Siragusa, Sidney Charles and Deborah De Luca, with further support from local outfit 2vilas. Much like during summer, both rooms will be open, breaking down into Tech House on The Terrace and Techno in the Main Room.

Frankly a great way to get things warmed-up early. MORE INFO | BUY TICKETS

New Year's Eve proper comes the next day. Around the world this is widely regarded as the biggest clubbing date of the year. That's not so much the case where Ibiza is concerned, granted, but we still make this a night that will rival any option in London, Amsterdam or New York.

Marco Carola brings his Music On behemoth back to Pacha to gatecrash 2023!

The Italian talisman invites Andrea Oliva to open the night in the first NYE edition of Music On since 2013. Carola's devout fanbase travel internationally to watch him play and this will be no different. Doors open at midnight, so we'll already be in high spirits and party mode.

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Alternatively, if you prefer your sounds a bit deeper in a spiritual setting, up north Akasha has booked HOSH to soundtrack the night. A little off the beaten track, but sure to attract a dedicated crowd of music lovers, this intimate party represents great value at €25 first release.

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Back in Ibiza Town, Pacha Group's waterfront fine dining and cabaret venue Lío is also open, operating exclusively as a club. Mayfair party starter Toy Room is the host for the evening. Dress code is smart-casual, but no doubt you'll still want to sparkle on this night of all nights.

During recent times, New Year's Day has almost overtaken New Year's Eve in terms of its partying appeal - and we return to Amnesia who look to capitalise.

Considering its prolific touring schedule and simply being incredibly popular, on the balance of things, elrow is probably the biggest club brand on the planet. Therefore, we start the New Year as we mean to continue with madcap characters and the journeying theme of Nowmads.

No expense has been spared on the line-up, which includes Adam Beyer, Arielle Free, Eats Everything, Ilario Alicante, Marco Faraone, Mason Collective, Matthias Tanzmann and more.

In the absence of elrow's Barcelona fixture, which traditionally takes place on this date, this is another party that clubbers are sure to travel for. MORE INFO | BUY TICKETS

Did you think that was our lot? We're not over yet. On Thursday 5 January, the eve of the Three Kings public holiday, Eden is open for business. Eden Presents lines up Hector Couto, LEON and Neverdogs for a top night of dancing. €15 early bird tickets on sale now.

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That not enough for you? Keep On Dancing throws its annual extended Día Dos party at Bora Bora from 16:00 on Monday 2 January. Richy Ahmed, Tania Vulcano and Tobi Neumann all play, alongside regulars like Tuccillo, Alex Potts and Ion Pananides.

Aside from all the action above, Akasha will open on 30 December with the last 2022 instalment of Namasté. An alternative New Year Eve option sees Rock Nights takeover NUI Ibiza and we can't finish without a mention going to Circoloco at DC10 on New Year's Day - always a treat.

You get the idea - it's all going on. Hit up our trusted party calendar for the full breakdown.


Getting here

Unsurprisingly, flight options are slightly more limited over this period than during summer. Reduced availability means more expensive seats, especially if you want to fly direct.

However, there are cheaper options available if you're willing to catch connecting flights. If you can be flexible with your day of travel, then it's possible to make further savings. And why not arrive earlier and stay a bit longer? This is a great opportunity to experience Ibiza out of season.

If money is no object, then British Airways fly direct from London City Airport throughout winter.

For savvy savers, skyscanner.net is your go-to tool to scour the best deals. We've pulled out a few of our favourites travelling from London. Remember to search for flying via Barcelona, Madrid or Valencia for the best prices.

From elsewhere in Europe, you can fly from Amsterdam via Madrid with KLM from €300 return and a similar price from Stockholm Arlanda with the same airline, also with a change-over.

For Transatlantic travellers, it's possible to get return flights from New York for under $350, which seems like tremendous value in comparison to the short haul prices listed above. Do any of our American friends fancy joining us?

Prices are correct at time of publication, but subject to demand, can fluctuate and be impacted by tracking cookies. As with travel during summer, the safe rule of thumb is that the earlier you book, the better. Current prices are only going to go in one direction.

Worth remembering that you can also travel from the mainland by ferry, which is one of our favourite ways to arrive. Balearia, Trasmapi and Trasmed all sail here from Barcelona, Valencia and Dénia.

If you've already arranged your travel to get here, well done for beating the price hikes.


Accommodation

Let's look at the choice of accommodation available.

Newly opened in Spring 2022, The Standard Ibiza is a luxury option in the beating heart of Ibiza Town. The chain's Ibiza location is befitting of its reputation and the island's cosmopolitan visitor demographic. Two guests staying for seven days, available for around €2,000.

Nightmares On Wax, The Brothers Grim (Mark Broadbent and Andrew Livesey), Andy Wilson and Willie Graff all play in the hotel's ground-floor Jara bar from 20:00 on New Year's Eve.

In the mid-range offerings, travellers can secure a week's stay at Rita Boutique Hostal in the region of €700 based on two sharing. This comfortable base in the centre of San Antonio is a short walk from either the bus station or the marina.

Budget options are more limited, although Hotel Puchet which straddles the boundary of San Antonio and San Antonio Bay, has basic twin rooms available for under €100 a night.

You can find a full list of hotels opening all year by visiting this page.


Eating out

You're gonna need fuel for the fire with all that partying.

Anyone wanting to splurge on a high-end dinner can look at the delicacies of Japanese-fusion Nagai or the Mediterranean fare of Hostal La Torre. A visit to either is always special.

Those seeking a hearty steak meal have plenty of options, with meat specialists such as Chimichurri Restaurant, Cas Costas Grill and Can Pilot open all year round. Meanwhile, you can also dine at beachside favourites such as Sa Caleta and Cala Bonita.

Want a quick bite? Es Tancó continues selling high-quality, budget-friendly pizza from its San Jordi and San José outlets. 

The town of Santa Gertrudis remains a gastronomic hub, even outside of high season. Overall and Finca La Plaza will ensure you are well-fed this New Year with their own unique menus.

At the other end of the spectrum, locals favourites such as Bar Costa, Bar Anita, Rita's Cantina and Can Tixedò are all open all year round. Meaning, no matter where you are dotted around the island, there's always a cheap coffee and bocadillo not far away.

It's still plenty warm enough to fully appreciate Mediterranean café culture, so get yourself to Vara de Rey in Ibiza Town or the marina in Santa Eulalia and just watch the world go by.

You won't be going hungry.


I think we've covered all the important points, but it is worth stressing that winter is a great time to visit Ibiza for non-clubbing reasons. Beaches and roads are quiet, the island is lush and green and everybody is more relaxed. Get out and explore the island. Maybe even go for a hike?

Our events calendar gives you lots of ideas what else to do apart from clubbing into the New Year.

Even if we can't tempt you this New Year, we look forward to welcoming you next summer. Ibiza 2023 news can only be right around the corner.

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