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Resort guide for Playa d'en Bossa, Ibiza

Playa d'en Bossa is situated midway between Ibiza Town and the airport and is famous for the amazing variety of bars, restaurants and shops, the longest beach of the island and the clubs Ushuaia and Hï Ibiza.

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Playa d'en Bossa is one of Ibiza's most popular and lively resorts, with a fun party atmosphere both day and night. Most of it is built around the main strip, where you'll find lots going on, with people parading the streets especially at night. With much of the action centred here, you'll find that it's really easy to get to know other holidaymakers.

In recent years Platja d'en Bossa, as it is known in Catalan, has been moving more upmarket, though fear not as many budget options still abound. When you experience this internationally-renowned resort, also a haunt of many celebrities, you will see why so many people return here year after year.

Beach and beach clubs

By day the focus is on the longest beach on the island; endless chill out space with sunbeds and parasols. The lounge bars with their Balinese beach beds and sumptuous healthy menus are blissful, whether you're relaxing after the night before or simply want to be able to reach out and inhale luxury. Add to that great service and laid-back music from DJ's, it's a summer dream. Names to know and check out include beach lounge bars Nassau, Tanit Beach, Beachouse and Bali Beach Club for a taste of paradise and perfection.

Fun on land and water

If chilling out isn't your thing, the range of activities, excursions and water sports is sure to grab your attention.

Always wanted to dive? Playa d'en Bossa has it covered, right on your doorstep. If you like to keep your head above water, it's a spectacular place to try out stand up paddle, kayaking or hire yourself a jet ski. There's also everything in between – think catamaran hire or having a laugh with friends on a pedalo. This resort is designed to meet your every whim, with golden sands and beautiful waters.

From Playa d'en Bossa you can also explore the beautiful coast line of Ibiza or the sister island of Formentera by boat - see our offer of boat excursions.

A very special combination of boat trip and party are the boat parties which get more popular year by year - daytime party on the sea and free entrance to one or more clubs are mostly also included, which makes these a real bargain.

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Shopping

A great variety of shops can be found in the resort like souvenir shops and fashion boutiques with top items including cool club and beach wear. There is also a big branch of department store la Sirena, which carries top clothing brands and a variety of trainers, souvenirs and everything you need for the beach.

Small supermarkets are everywhere and street vendors add to the lively atmosphere. A hippy market takes place every night during the summer sited along a bustling pedestrianised area in the resort's centre, opening up from late afternoon.

Restaurants

Playa d'en Bossa has an excellent choice of restaurants. Affordable eateries like burger bars, pizza joints and snack bars are great for food on the go and there are also take-away places and street booths selling quick bites like hot slices of pizza.

You'll also find grill restaurants where you can enjoy delicious freshly grilled meat or fish, hot off the coals. For those looking for food of a healthy persuasion, your needs are met too, with many places serving great vegan and vegetarian dishes.

For fans of top range cuisine, many of the resort's upscale hotel restaurants have some very good fine-dining restaurants that are open to the public too.

Clubs and bars

Clubbers love Playa d'en Bossa for the great choice of clubs and bars, for example the luxury hotel and open-air party venue that is Ushuaïa, state-of-the-art club Hï Ibiza, underground venue Octan (formerly Sankeys), SWAG, home of urban music, and the celebrated beach club Bora Bora.

The vibe is pumping and with myriad bars and night-time entertainment, Playa d'en Bossa is a clubbers' paradise. If you want to party in the other super clubs like Pacha, Amnesia or Privilege, they are just a ten-minute taxi ride away. Read more about the clubbing scene in in our extensive clubbers' guide for Playa d'en Bossa.

For pre-club drinks or the evenings you're not up for a club night, Playa d'en Bossa offers everything from large neon-lit music bars like the famous two-storey Dunes, sport bars with large screens for all the important sports events or celebrity-attracting lounge venues - chic, chilled and definitely fun. Outrageous to laid-back can all be found within the shortest of strolls on the gloriously warm nights.

Accommodation

With just a ten minute drive from the airport or Ibiza Town, Playa d'en Bossa is quite rightly one of the top summer resorts both on Ibiza and in Europe. Playa d'en Bossa is fast becoming THE place to stay on Ibiza with a fantastic choice of hotels and apartments. Many of them are perfectly situated next to its broad and sandy beach.

You will find some amazing five-star and four-star luxury hotels in the resort with ones aimed purely at party people who want to immerse themselves in the clubbing scene to quieter ones aimed at families and couples; these are mainly found at the more tranquil southern or northern ends of the beach.

If stylish and intimate is your thing, then you will find a great range of hotels, from popular chains to cool boutique hotels. Most of these have great facilities for the price and there is a good selection aimed at adults only.

If you want to save your money for clubbing rather than sleeping, there's a great choice of economically priced apartments across the entire resort. Many of these keep the party going through the day and into the night with some more tucked away, where you'll get more privacy and peace.

You could also live the dream by renting your private holiday villa on Ibiza. When travelling in a group, you might be surprised at the per-person price, as often it is very affordable.

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