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Clubber's guide to Playa d'en Bossa, Ibiza

Everything you need to know about one of Ibiza's most buzzing clubbing resorts.


While some may prefer to hide out in the secluded Ibiza hills, many holidaymakers cannot resist the temptation of a party (or 20) on their doorstep. Few places in the world offer more bars, beach clubs, eateries for every taste and superclubs within a two-mile radius than Playa d'en Bossa. Many of these double or triple up as multiple-purpose venues. On top of that, it boasts the longest stretch of sand on the island, too!

Hardly surprising, then, that Playa d'en Bossa is the main island destination for party-going tourists of all ages. If you are looking for a holiday with round-the-clock action, Playa d'en Bossa caters for just about every possible type of evening out. In addition to this, it is only five minutes away from the airport, where you will be dragged home kicking and screaming.

Beach clubs and beach bars

Easily one of the most amazing parts of a summer holiday is spending time at the beach. No one can say for sure what it is, but there is something magical about lounging on oversized comfy sunbeds, dancing barefoot on the sand to the best tunes and dining with a sea view, the gentle breeze caressing your hair. Playa d'en Bossa satisfies every whim in this respect.

Lined with great venues, Playa d'en Bossa caters to every taste and budget. At the many beach clubs, you can just as easily sip on a smoothie as enjoy a full-blown caviar, oysters and champagne meal on your Balinese sunbed. Many of them are exclusive restaurants and most throw beach parties so you can let loose dancing on the beach. Particularly at the beginning and end of the season, these parties are even bigger.

While many of the beach clubs can get quite expensive, they are also the perfect way to spoil yourself while on holiday. You can treat yourself with delicious food served directly to your sunbed, get some original goods from the various beach club boutiques, indluge in your favourite style of massage, have a beauty treatment and much, much more.


On the main road that runs through the whole resort there are endless shops, restaurants and bars.

There are countless bars all over the resort, just wander along the main strip and try them out. Here you can find more bars and clubs in and near Playa d'en Bossa.


In Playa d'en Bossa, you will find several of the island's nightclubs: the world-famous open-air venue Ushuaïa, the elegant Hï Ibiza and the underground haunt Octan (ex-Sankeys), as well as SWAG and the Hard Rock Hotel.

Widely considered Ibiza's number one open-air club, Ushuaïa Ibiza rules daytime clubbing, with parties running from early afternoon to midnight. Besides the luxury hotel and beach club, this open-air club boasts a spectacular stage and impressive productions that include amazing light shows, scandalous dancers, lots of fireworks and LED screens. Here you can dance around the spectacular pool of the luxury resort.

Conveniently located across the street, Hï Ibiza is one of the slickest clubs on the island, presenting some of the biggest names in electronic music. With two main rooms, three open-air areas and even a DJ in one of the many restrooms, this ultra-modern super-club presents an entirely different production every night, plus two more unique ones for opening and closing nights. Special VIP amenities abound here, including private tepee tents and a private slide down to the garden.

Octan opened in July 2019 on the site of what was previously Sankeys. This smaller club, with a capacity of 1500 people, continues to be an underground music Mecca. Moderately priced, it boasts three party areas and a great roof terrace.

The dark and sexy urban music club Swag Ibiza is also at the centre of Playa d'en Bossa if you are after urban music and something different. It is a smaller venue with a familiar atmosphere and affordable entry and drink prices.

Adjacent to Ushuaïa, you'll find the world famous live music venue and luxury hotel Hard Rock Hotel. It further extends the musical offerings on this side of the island, adding another jewel to the Playa d'en Bossa crown. Besides live music events, the old-school favourite event Children of the 80s and rock events are often on the menu on the spectacular open-air stage.

You can buy your tickets online here for all clubs in Playa d'en Bossa or directly from our Party Calendar.

Boat parties

Nothing spells summer vacation as much as dancing on a boat while gliding along the stunning Ibiza coastline. Take a dip in the crystal-clear water to cool off or enjoy the watersports often included in the price. Many boat parties also include an open bar, food and varying extras. And most even include entry to one or more club nights, which makes the price a real bargain.

With numerous excellent boat parties setting off from Playa d'en Bossa, you are bound to find the perfect party at sea for you. Choose your favourite atmosphere and music style, ranging from feel-good summer hits to underground deep house and techno tunes.

Quite frankly, the boat party is an absolute must of any summer vacation.

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There is a fantastic choice of hotels and apartments in Playa d'en Bossa, catering for all budgets and tastes. All offer great locations either directly on or near the long sandy beach and the famous clubs.

The availability of affordable accommodation has a great deal to offer typical clubbers. Many want to spend their time and money having fun rather than on a place to rest their head. In recent years, Playa d'en Bossa also has increasingly become a prime location for the luxury hotel experience, accommodating for the slightly older clubber who fancies the extra comforts on holiday.

You can also get a group of friends together and live the dream with your own private holiday villa on Ibiza - you will be surprised how affordable it is.

How to get there

Playa d'en Bossa is only five to 10 minutes from Ibiza Town by car. Parking is not a problem at all since Playa d'en Bossa has a large public car park in the middle, which is free of cost. If you feel like some exercise, it's a 40-minute walk from the centre of Ibiza Town, and only 20 minutes by foot from the beach suburb Figueretas.

Playa d'en Bossa has excellent bus connections with Ibiza Town and other major resorts. Regular buses connect Ibiza Town to PdB before continuing on to the popular beach of Las Salinas. The disco bus also has Playa d'en Bossa on its route, running every half hour and stopping outside the bars and superclubs. The colourful disco buses blast loud music while chauffeuring you throughout the whole night to all the major clubs like Pacha, Amnesia and Privilege, as well as to Ibiza Town and San Antonio – a great way to move around the island and to get to know other clubbers.

From the jetty at the far north end of Playa d'en Bossa in front of the Bar Albatros, small ferries go to the port area in the centre of Ibiza Town. This is a beautiful ride along the coastline with a stop in the neighbouring resort of Figueretas and great views of the citadel.

Taxis are another option, especially when travelling in a group. Taxi fares are very affordable. In high season, though, it can be difficult to get a taxi, so be prepared to wait a while at the taxi ranks.

A big advantage of Playa d'en Bossa is also that the airport is only 5 km, it is easily reached in only 10 minutes by bus or taxi.

For more information, read our guide on how to get around Ibiza.


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