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  1. The Best Ibiza Closing Parties 2018

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    As summer fades away, the clubs in Ibiza are gearing up for one last blow out to mark the closing of the party season (yay!). So grab your dancing shoes and head down to one of these closing parties for your final shape-throwing session of 2018.

    AMNESIA CLOSING PARTY

    When: 13th October

    About: A milestone in the Ibiza’s clubbing scene, Amnesia was one of the first clubs to open on the island, and remains one of the most popular. With a capacity of over 5,000 you can also expect their party to be one of the biggest closers of the season. In fact they are promising their biggest ever closing party and one “like never before” so best get your ticket in early as they’re bound to sell out fast!

    DC-10 – CIRCOLOCO CLOSING PARTY

    When: 8th October

    Born as the underground club compared to the big clubs, DC10 has grown becoming one of the stand-out clubs on the island. And Circoloco is one of its biggest nights, so their closing party is bound to be a banger! With doors opening at 4pm it’s an early start, though with over a dozen acts confirmed they’ve got a lot to squeeze in.

    USHUAIA  – ANTS CLOSING PARTY

    When: 6th October

    About:  While a relative newcomer to the Ibiza’s clubbing scene, Ushuaïa and its colony of Ants lovers have already become a legend in the party scene. This impressive open-air club is the place to see and been seen during the day, with their sessions kicking off in the afternoon and escalating into the evening. It’s well worth getting in early for some rowdy daytime action around the pool, before hitting the dance floor for what will surely be an explosive party closing!

    Hï IBIZA CLOSING PARTY

    When: 6th October

    About: The newest kid on the block, Hï Ibiza has risen from the ashes of legendary Space and taken the crown for most technologically advanced superclub in the world. So it goes without saying that its Closing Party is going to be up there with the most spectacular. Its lineup counts with resident Djs Black Coffee, Andrea Oliva, Nic Fanciulli and many more.

  2. Things you can do In Ibiza in August

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    August is the hottest month in Ibiza, and so we tend to spend most of our time outside. Whether you fancy enjoying a movie beneath the stars, or prefer to kick back and enjoy a boat trip away from the crowd, you’ll be spoiled for choice when visiting Ibiza in August.

    OPEN AIR CINEMA

    If you love movies then you’ll be happy to know about Cinema Paradiso and Cinema A La Fresca, both unmissable highlights of the Ibizan summer. Some of this year’s movies on offer include La La Land, Moulin Rouge, The Wolf of Wallstreet, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and for the little ones, Ice Age, Minions and Secret Life of Pets. It’s the fact that the screenings take place in beautiful settings outside after dusk, and nothing could be more romantic than kicking back to a good film beneath the stars. Cinema A La Fresca is completely free while Cinema Paradiso tickets are 16€ (including popcorn, a bean bag, and a drink).

    SUNSET SIPPING
    Sipping a delicious cocktail & enjoy the beautiful Ibiza sunset make a perfect addition to your August agenda. Check out our list of iconic sights, some of the islands most awe-inspiring sunset spots, where you can enjoy the magical sunset and kick back with a delicious drink in your hand.

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    BOAT TRIP
    There’s no better time than August to enjoy a boat trip in the turquoise waters and get away from the crowd. While the beaches get pretty busy you can enjoy a relaxing day trip on board of our Aurora. It’s definitely worth exploring the island from a different side and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Mediterranean sea.

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    MUSIC
    After a long day sunbathing in Ibiza, or after spending time sightseeing Ibiza town, what could be better than to catch some live music in the evening? Ibiza offers a whole range of open-air concerts from Children of the 80’s, to rock nights in Santos Hotel and free concerts in Ibiza Town. There simply is something for everyone.

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  3. Art exhibitions you need to visit this summer in Ibiza

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    1 – Bill Viola – La Nave Salinas

    Bill Viola is one of the leading artists of our time who is widely recognised as a pioneer in the development of video art. As part of its ongoing mission to bring cutting-edge, international art to Ibiza, La Nave Salinas presents two pieces of this contemporary video artist, ‘Fire Woman’ and ‘Tristan’s Ascensions’. If you are interested in a guided tour, they offer it every Wednesday at 11 a.m., Fridays & Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. Visits may be in English or Spanish and require a prior subscription at: visitnavesalinas@gmail.com. Any other day you are welcome to visit the exhibition by yourself. For more information: FB La Nave Salinas

    2 – Jimmy Nelson – Agroturismo Atzaró

    As part of this year art exhibitions, Agroturismo Atzaró will host internationally acclaimed Jimmy Nelson with its ‘Homage to humanity’ collection. The exhibition opening on the 17th of July will also feature live music, drinks and an introduction by Jimmy Nelson himself. The photographs will be visible until Monday the 6th of August. For more information visit: Agroturismo Atzaró Events.

    3 – Tony Lewis – Art Projects Ibiza

    Cirque du Soleil co-founder Guy Laliberté is championing Ibiza’s contemporary scene with Art Projects Ibiza. Set up just north of Talamanca, this summer exhibition features works by American artist Tony Lewis. An exhibition of four to five different drawing in which the artist explores how to translate “drawings and language in physical movement, in actions”. For more information: artprojectsibiza.com

    4 – Bloop Festival

    If you love more underground then don’t miss the annual Bloop Festival dedicated to urban art. The OpenAir.Gallery is a long-term project that aims to convert the entire island into a true outdoor gallery. This year 8th edition will run from 23rd August to 8th September. For more information: bloop-festival.com

    If you want to know more about art in Ibiza, read our previous blog: Art Galleries in Ibiza.

  4. Easter Celebration in Ibiza

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    Spring is a great time to go to Ibiza – the days are getting longer, the island is beginning to warm up for the summer and Ibiza’s Easter celebration is something special.

    Wonderful Ibiza has absolutely every element vital for a great Easter weekend break (or more). Burgeoning food, arts and music scenes (find Ibiza’s art galleries here); great places to eat and drink on the beach (find Ibiza’s best beach restaurants here), interesting old corners and markets to poke around (find Ibiza’s hippy markets here). There are rooftop bars with pools to hang out in and venues with beautiful sunset views (find Ibiza’s sunset bars here).

    Here in Ibiza, the week of Easter is like a mini-preview of the summer ahead, chock-full of openings, special events, celebrations and good times in the sun! As always the most modern side of the island coexists with its traditional side – on Good Friday through Ibiza town takes place the traditional Easter procession. This religious procession starts at sunset from the Cathedral in Dalt Vila, when religious effigies are slowly carried by participants dressed up in traditional Catholic robes, accompanied by drumming and lit by candles through the streets of Ibiza town, stopping at every church. It’s a very spectacular parade, the atmosphere is bustling, so if you happen to be here on the island we recommend you not to miss it!

    When it comes to Ibiza’s gastronomy, Easter food is more than chocolate bunnies and Easter eggs. Cuinat (a typical vegetable and chickpeas stew) and Flaó (cake made with eggs and soft cheese) are traditional Easter dishes in Ibiza. For more information on the local gastronomy, read our previous post Eat like a Local.

    If you’re heading over to Ibiza for Easter we can make sure you will have the best weekend on the island. Call us now on +34 680 564 445 or email us at info@micasatucasaibiza.com

  5. Celebrate Valentine’s day in Ibiza.

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    Instead of spending a nerve-wracking amount of time coming up with the perfect plan for you and your beloved one this year, we’ve done the hard work for you. Here are the top picks for Ibiza lovebirds this Valentine’s Day.

    SPA DAY EXPERIENCE

    There are a few beautiful Ibizan Spa’s you and your lover can book into for a day experience… but if you want to take your partner for a quintessentially Ibizan Spa Experience to remember, why not try the Na Xemena Cascades in the North of the island? You can enjoy a spectacular journey around the infinity spa pools of the cliff’s edge (that boast an amazing unique Ibiza view) each pool is designed to focus the water massage on a different part of your body – leaving you holistically rejuvenated by the time you get out, to enjoy your delicious food. There are three packages to choose from, lunch, dinner or pica pica – a very romantic setting to enjoy the delicious fresh food.

    SUNSET SIPS

    Aid to be one of the most beautiful sunsets in Europe, the mesmerizing Ibiza sunset is the perfect backdrop for the most romantic day of the year. One of our favourite places to watch the sunset thanks to its vast and unspoilt views, Hostal La Torre surely is the place to get romantic on February 14th. The restaurant is always offering delicious menus for this special day.

    EAT AT A ROMANTIC RESTAURANT

    Ibiza boasts many romantic restaurants, like Sa Cappella restaurant, housed in a renovated old church and La Brasa restaurant in Ibiza town, with its magical courtyard. But not all Valentine’s day needs to be celebrated with a candlelight dinner,  especially in Ibiza, where you can make the most of a sunny winter day at the beach! Check out our previous blog about beach dining in winter.

     

     

     

     

  6. Winter sun: Christmas and NYE in Ibiza.

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    As winter sets in across Europe is normal to start dreaming about exotic warm destinations and Christmas is a great time to travel and get away from it all. But if you don’t want to travel all the way across the globe for some winter sunshine, look no further than Ibiza and here’s why:

    NEXT-DOOR GETAWAY

    If you fancy the idea of palm trees instead of Christmas trees, making sandman instead of snowman but don’t want to cope with a long-haul flight, then Ibiza can be a great destination to head to – right on your doorstep!

    LESS-PACKED

    As many tourists do not consider Ibiza as a possible destination at this time of the year, the island is left to the joy of the residents and few Ibiza veterans. Far away from the buzzing summer, the island is not less charming and those seeking some fiestas will not be disappointed, as the vivid nightlife of Ibiza goes on during the festive season.

    BALMY WINTER TEMPERATURES

    Ibiza gets plenty of sunshine all year – so there’s a good chance you’ll get some warm weather even in this colder month. Although the locals consider the winter average of 10-15C to be chilly, those from further north will take pleasure in this glorious sunshine – making it the perfect weather to snap some gorgeous photos to make your family and friends back home insanely jealous.

    DISCOVER LOCAL TRADITIONS

    The feeling of Christmas is strong on the island and every village has a full programme of events. While in many countries the celebration ends on New Year’s Day, in Ibiza the celebration lasts until the 6th of January with the ‘Dia de los Reyes Magos’, otherwise known as The Epiphany – this is actually one big day of celebration on the island, with the kings bringing presents not just to the kids – but the adults too! As a tradition, many residents bring their children to the annual parade, in Ibiza Town, where the kings throw gifts, sweets and chocolates to the crowd.

  7. Things to do in Ibiza in Winter

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    Even if Ibiza is a popular holiday destination in summer, the island is not any less charming in the quieter winter months. There is an Ibiza to discover beyond the bustling summer, an island full of mesmerising Mediterranean landscapes, charming villages surrounded by almond and olive trees, dreamy coves and sandy beaches with crystal clear waters boasting countless shades of blue.

    Going off season does not only mean that Spain’s expensive holiday island is better value, but you will be able to enjoy the real essence of Ibiza – gentle, dreamy and peaceful. You will feel like having the island to yourselves, which is everyone’s dream!

    The best way to discover the authentic Ibiza is by renting a car. Bear in mind that public transport in winter is reduced, the only bus routes available are connecting the airport and towns and the service between Ibiza and Santa Eularia and few other spots, even so, these routes run less often in the winter.

    To help you make the most of your winter getaway we’ve put together a list of our top 5 things to do in Ibiza:

    Visit the historic Dalt Villa

    Dalt Vila is the old town of Ibiza which is full of charming little streets with shops, art galleries, bars and restaurants. It was declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage site in 1999. The cobbled streets, hidden alleyways and old buildings of this historic part seem to be the same as they were decades ago. It’s such a pleasure to get lost and wander around. If you are up for a walk don’t miss the beautiful Cathedral which sits on the top of Dalt Villa, from there you will see beautiful panoramic views across the rest of the town and the Marina.

    Discover local traditions

    Winter is the perfect time to discover more about the island’s traditions and culture. The patron saint festivities of San Carlos and Santa Gertrudis are held in the winter months, as well as the popular wine festival of San Mateu – with the mild temperatures and the end of the harvest season, there is no better time to visit Ibiza’s local wineries!

    Take in a peaceful sunset

    The iconic Es Vedra is an essential spot to visit in Ibiza at sunset time. It’s reputed to be the third most magnetic place on earth and to be the centre of spiritually significant ley lines. Regardless of whether you believe all this, it’s hard to deny there is a special feel about this limestone rock islet. The main advantage of visiting this place in winter is that you’ll avoid the overcrowding that can suffer in summer. In winter you can really take in the raw beauty of nature, disconnect and recharge your batteries while the sun goes down. The road that leads there is beautiful and it’s really worth the visit. 

    Enjoy quiet beach time

    Any time of the year is good to discover some of the most spectacular beaches and coves in the world. Yes, we have said the world as some are renown worldwide for their attractiveness like the beaches of Cala Comta and Las Salinas, which runs along the Natural Parc of Ses Salinas. Even in autumn or winter, the beautiful beaches of Ibiza are well worth a visit! The way of enjoying the beach of course is different, with the water only warm enough for the brave! It’s all about discovering a quiet time far away from the bustling summer masses of tourists.

    Get off the beaten track

    Ibiza also boasts an abundance of cliff top walks, mountain hikes and countryside trails, making it a great choice for those who enjoy discovering destinations on foot! Spring, autumn and winter are the best time of the year to get to know them, escaping the high summer temperatures. Hiking allows you to discover the wilds side of the island by getting lost in the lush pine forests or climbing along the scenic coastal path. Experienced hikers or amateurs you are all welcome!

  8. New Restaurants & Beach Clubs – Ibiza 2016

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    Ok, so you might be thinking a ‘new for 2016’ blog post is a bit slow off the mark in the heady days of August. Well you’re not wrong, but there’s been a string of fairly late openings as licences and building works take longer than any nervous restaurant owner might expect…and we’ve been a little busy reviewing! Anyway, here are five brand new restaurants that (might) be worth checking out on your holidays this August;
     

     

    Cala Bonita

     

    The enchanting bay of S’estanyol has always been one of Ibiza’s coolest and not-so-well-known spots. There is just a single beach restaurant there and it’s been a favourite amongst locals for private parties and skinny dips for years. The restaurant has just been taken over by a new team, headed up by Australian TV celebrity chef Karen Martini. She has a string of awards and credits to her name from ‘down under’ and the menu at Cala Bonita looks great with the focus on Mediterranean flavours using local organic produce. We haven’t eaten here ourselves yet but we will be driving down S’estanyol’s bumpy track very soon. The reports are of mouth watering food at eye watering prices. Service levels tbc.
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    Can Bass

     

    Opening a restaurant next to a main road can be a recipe for disaster but perhaps not so in Ibiza. Can Bass opened up in June at km7 on the Ibiza /San Jose road. With the help of a fair few containers of teak furniture from Bali , a good effort has been made at making some intimate areas creating a nice atmosphere. It’s a surprisingly big place. When we ate here the menu was interesting but not complicated. It has a Spanish Mediterranean theme with a lot of variety. The food was decent, the service willing and the prices surprisingly good (year one strategy perhaps). Some kid friendly options on the menu too. It’s probably not worth driving across the island to, but if you are in this area for dinner then we thoroughly recommend it. It might be the next km5. Best of luck to the Basque owners.
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    Coricancha

     

    The Blue Marlin Group have just opened up their latest venture on the road across the salt lakes to Salinas. It’s a Japanese Peruvian Nikkei restaurant. They have worked very hard to deliver the theme from menu to decor. It’s a pretty spot and you really can see the flamingoes in the salt lakes (if you have good eyesight). The service was excellent and staff were evangelical about the ingredients and the dishes. But this can be a double edged sword. The bar of expectation is set very high when you are briefed on the food so professionally. It was tasty but not everything hits expectation . Great Ceviche, great desserts , main courses disappointing. We will be returning once they have settled in a bit more
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    IT in Cala Moli

     

    On the back of the success of IT in Marina Botafoch (a fantastic modern Italian restaurant which we love ) , IT have taken over the beach club at Cala Moli. It’s the only restaurant in this pretty west coast bay and it even has a swimming pool. So, the fundamental ingredients were there for something special and it was only a matter of time before someone grabbed one of the last great beach club opportunities on the island. The new owners have done a great job and the place oozes style. We haven’t eaten there yet but if the food is on a par with it’s Marina Botafoch sister it will complete a very special location on the island.
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    The Cotton Beach Club Lounge (Figueretes)

     

    Yet another brand extension. This time from the owners of the Cotton Beach Club / Fay sushi restaurant in Cala Tarida . This is a different offering. More of a cafe restaurant. It is a great place for breakfast but it doesn’t sit alongside it’s west coast partner in quality for lunch or dinner. Stunning sea views but in somewhat ordinary surroundings. Figueretes is up and coming but still needs to come up a fair bit to support high restaurant prices. But with a new 5 star hotel opening set for 2017 around the corner and the possible redevelopment of the paseo maritimo (board walk) maybe they have seen the light before anyone else. Let’s see. 
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    For our full island restaurant guide just click here.

    Happy eating!

    Un saludo cordial, Mi Casa Tu Casa Ibiza

     

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  9. Ibiza’s Best Dinner Restaurants in 2015

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    Happy eating!

     
    We´ve tried our very hardest to visit the best restaurants that Ibiza has to offer in 2015 – an exhausting experience as you can imagine! Here’s our top choices for dinner in 2015;
     
     

    Fay at Cotton Beach Club   Cala Tarida

    Fay, a sushi and Asian restaurant, opened in May 2015 on the roof terrace of The Cotton Club. We have given Fay it´s own listing as it is something a bit special. The setting is unparalleled with westward sea views as far as mainland Spain, 70km away at dusk. The food is mouth-watering and the service good. Overall it´s a great experience that should not be missed if you do not have too far to travel. It gets windy up there so the ladies should bring wraps.

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    971 80 61 80  / website;  www.cottonbeachclub.com
     

     

    It Ibiza  Marina Botafoch

    It Ibiza is a new arrival in Ibiza opening its doors in June 2015. It is in pride of place in Marina Botafoch (where the restaurant Madrigal used to be) with great views across the bay and marina to the beautiful old town. The food is modern Italian and the chef has two Michelin stars to his name back in his native Italy. The menu de degustacion is delicious. Excellent food in jet set surroundings.

    Tel 971 311 107 / website: www.it-ibiza.com
     

     

    Heart Ibiza  Paseo Maritimo, near Marina Nueva Ibiza

    The Gran Hotel, Paseo Maritimo, near Marina Nueva. Ferran and Albert Adrià , the famous owners of El Bulli , have teamed up with Guy Laliberte, owner of Cirque du soleil, to open ‘Heart’ at the Ibiza Gran Hotel. The concept is a world-leading restaurant with living art performances. It is a formidable partnership and is proving to be a spectacular dining experience. It opened in June 2015. Make your reservation well in advance as it is proving a big success.

    Tel 971933777  / website www.heartibiza.com
     

     

    Ginger/Patchwork  Talamanca

    Sa Punta restaurante has been around for a few years serving up nice Mediterranean food with lovely views back across Talamanca bay to Dált Vila in Ibiza old town. In 2014 ‘Patchwork’ , a Lebanese restaurant and cocktail bar, opened on the roof  and in 2015 ‘Ginger’, with a sushi and Asian menu has also opened. So, there are now three restaurants in one offering a global array of delicious treats in lovely surroundings.  

    Tel +34 971 193 424. / website; www.sapuntaibiza.com
     

     

    La Belle Ibiza  San Rafael

    A dinner restaurant offering  high quality modern French cuisine in the stylish and intimate surroundings of the old El Ayoun restaurant in the centre of San Rafael. It has a much fresher feel to it than the old establishment and early reviews rate the food highly. Well worth a visit if you are not too far away.  

    Tel 971 198 335 / website www.labelleibiza.com
     

     

    El Destino  San Jose village

    The best tapas on the island in a small bustling spot opposite the church. Well priced and excellent guidance on the food by Claudio the young energetic owner. A must visit spot if you are staying nearby.

    Tel  971 800 341
     

     

    Bar 1805  Ibiza old town

    Carrer Santa Lucia, hidden in ta tiny plaza in the old town. If you can find it and you are in for a more alternative night then this is a great place. 1805 celebrates the founding of Absynthe and all the craziness that goes with this intoxicating spirit. Charles the French owner is a character to say the least. What they do they do well, very well. Great steaks and Moules Mariniere. Don´t get stressed about the service, it´s awful at times. Just relax and get eating and drinking and watching the club parades walking past in thongs and not much else. This is a fun slice of Ibiza and a warm up to something else.

    Tel 651 62 59 72  / website www.bar1805ibiza.com 

    And if you want to stay in one of our delicious villas please get in touch. We have a extremely tasty portfolio of private villas up in the hills above some of these lovely restaurants. What better way to explore them?

    Bon profit!

     

  10. There are many Hippy Markets on the island now, some older than others.

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    There are many Hippy Markets on the island now, some older than others. When walking around soaking up the magical atmosphere, your senses are on overdrive from the array of colours filling the stalls where handmade goods are sold.

     

    The aromatic smells of homemade food and the sounds of bongos fill the air.