IBIZA XMAS & NEW YEAR
What to Do and Where to Go
Just when you thought it was all quiet on the homefront the party is back in full swing! It’s Ibiza, after all. Yep, it’s that time of the year when island residents and visitors alike are, once again, given full permission to let down their locks, hike up their skirts and dance on the tables ‘til dawn. Ibiza Xmas is here. The question is what to do, and where. Here is our Ibiza winter guide to the best hotspots and highlights worth having.
First off: Shopping. And what delights there are in store. Ibiza foodies are spoilt with locally produced, home-made yummies and the local tipple, Hierbas, which all make great Ibiza xmas gifts to take home. The xmas market in Ibiza town has a whole host of gift ideas and is open from 10am – 10pm, Las Dalias Hippy Market on a Saturday in San Carlos brims with fabulousness and San Juan market on a Sunday also has some lovely local artisan products that make great Ibiza xmas gifts.
Next up: Food. No Christmas is complete without all the culinary trimmings and there are Ibiza Xmas dinner menu offerings the island over.
La Imprenta in Ibiza town have 3 different xmas menus to choose from and for New Year will be holding their famous Masquerade Ball, with live music and dance and a special menu designed by chef, Pablo Montoro.
For beach vibes try Cotton Beach Club – open all winter with a special Sunday brunch menu – or Sir Rocco in Playa D’en Bossa – open every day except Wednesdays – or La Escollera on Es Cavallet beach, also open all year round, serving modern Mediterranean cuisine. La Muella – on the road to San Juan, is a very popular Ibiza venue with great food – look out for their NYE menu. Sushi Point are also choosing the 31st for their celebratory bash this year with a special NYE menu and compulsory shindig afterwards. Always a winne
Drink, Dine, Dance, Drop …
Taking advantage of the facilities at your Ibiza private villa rental to cook Xmas dinner yourselves? Try eco-farm, Can Muson, close to Santa Eularia, for your ingredients – 100% organic and sustainably grown. Or, fancy eating in but don’t feel like cooking? Flying pig is a brilliantly simple new concept on the island and the perfect way to enjoy a theatrical Xmas dinner in your villa. Design show rotisseries are delivered to your door, with or without (great) side dishes and dessert, plus a carving master (aptly named the “Grill Sergeant”). Choose from classic hog roast, suckling pig, wild boar in Hierbas, giant turkey, ‘Magic Mega Ham’ and more!
And after all that, in true Ibiza clubbing fashion, the party carries on. New Year’s Eve in Ibiza is a biggie. Party wise, the favourite is DC10 near Las Salinas, populated by the hardcore raving massive, albeit dressed in more layers than normal. Project social is a hip new hangout and eatery in Santa Eularia, also choosing NYE for their party. When asked if they are serving their famous, morning Bloody Mary’s on New Year’s Day the answer was “potentially” – roughly translated, in Ibiza speak, as “we will likely still be at the party”.
On January 1st in Ibiza the annual “New Year’s Dive”, organised by Dutch company, Vino & Co, takes place. A large crowd gather around midday on Salinas Beach and, yep you guessed it, dive in the sea together! Call us crazy but there nothing quite like it for the perfect hangover cure.