Ralph Moore's Summer Guide to Ibiza
FROM THE ARCHIVES
Originally published June 2013
Cala Jondal. Photo c/o Ibiza Maps
Ralph Moore has been a regular man-about-town in Ibiza every Summer for years. When he’s not busy as the editor of Mixmag, or managing the prolific Tensnake, you can find him cruising around the island and hanging out at all the best parties, beaches and places to chill. As the season kicks off, we asked him to share his top spots for our Summer guide to Ibiza. Follow him on Twitter @ralphmooreus.
WHERE TO STAY
Personally, I tend to stay on Talamanca Beach and there are two main options here (as it’s so close to Pacha):
Playa Talamanca, Aptdo. 103, 07800 Ibiza | www.hostaltalamanca.com
Around 100 a night, also comes with breakfast.
Playa de Talamanca, APT. 223 E, 07800 Ibiza | www.od-hotels.com
Around the corner, great staff and good food. Prices online.
Av. 8 de Agosto, s/n (frente Pacha) 07800 Ibiza | www.elhotelpacha.com
In addition, if you’re looking to spend a little more and be right opposite the club, the Pacha Hotel is a great 4 star option, but it can get expensive in peak season.
La Barraca. Photo c/o Amnesia Magazine
WHERE TO EAT
So many great places! Here are 5 to kick off with:
1. Talamanca Club
Playa de Talamanca, 07800 Ibiza | No website
Fantastic pizzas, seafood pasta and salads with shade and a great view of Talamanca beach - good value but be warned, the service can be slow!
2. La Barraca
Carretera de Sen Feixes, 07800 Ibiza | No Website
Built in a finca that’s 150 years old, La Barraca is known for it’s meat and grill dishes. This place is incredible - easily one of the best on the island.
3. Tropicana Beach Club, Cala Jondal
Cala Jondal Beach, Sant Josep de Sa Talaia, Ibiza | www.tropicanaibiza.com
Tropicana is right on the beach and great for freshly cooked seafood and BBQ. Go with a bunch of friends and lose the day in style!
4. Sa Capella
Carretera Sant Antoni-Santa Agnés, Km 1 07820 Ibiza | No Website
Sa Capella is near San Antonio, but don’t let that put you off! Amazing home-cooked Spanish food in a converted old church. Not cheap, but a great unique vibe.
Ibiza Gran Hotel Paseo Juan Carlos I, nr. 17, 07800 Ibiza | www.cipriani.com
Cipriani’s is new to the island, and they have impeccable fish and meat with a great wine selection backed up by fantastic service and a cool outdoor feel. Take your credit card!
WHERE TO DRINK
For the best places for drinks, head into the Old Town for amazing views and pure Spanish air. Further down in the port, head to The Rock Bar (Calle Cipriano Garijo, 14, 07800 Ibiza) for great mojitos, beers and brilliant people watching! There are plenty of other bars along the strip if The Rock is too busy to get a seat. Up in Dalt Vila, it’s great to sit under the stars at Red Bar (Sa Carossa, 4, Dalt Vila) which is probably the best high view on the island.
I like Cala Jondal for the authentic Ibiza beach vibe (and it’s super hippy!). It all depends where your hotel is, but this place is worth jumping in a cab to visit as this is the by far the best beach.
Pacha. Photo c/o Ibiza Traveller
Space on a Tuesday for Carl Cox and friends and We Love at Space on Sundays with James Zabiela, Ame, Dixon et al….
Also look at Sankeys on Tuesdays for Diynamic with Solomun and David August, plus weekly parties from Steve Lawler and Sasha.
Plus Hot Natured at DC10 every Thursday for Jamie Jones and crew.
For open-air daytime parties, go to Ushuaia for one of the many weekly parties on offer - this year Pete Tong takes over Fridays with a new festival-style party that starts early and features DJs and live electronic acts alike, with Pete at the helm.
On Sundays, catch Solomun +1 at Pacha with special guests playing a dance floor in the middle of the club for the first time… guests at +1 include Tensnake, Dennis Ferrer and Miss Kittin.
Finally, wait until Bomba, the new club that was previously Heaven, announces their line-ups. Defected, Subliminal and Luciano are all expected to announce details this month.