Rui Da Silva
Es Paradis Terrenal translates as Paradise on Earth and anyone who has stepped inside this beautiful arena will testify to the worthiness of such a title. Like a cross between a Greek temple and a garden centre, this arena is perhaps the most ornate clubbing space on the globe. Established in 1975, Es Paradis is one of the founding fathers of Ibiza clubland, yet it is the notorious water parties held here, combined with its pyramid roof, that make it iconic of Ibiza's extravagant and majestic clubs. Its San Antonio location meant that it was one of the first used by British promoters and in the mid to late 90s saw the likes of Sasha, David Morales, Erick Morillo, Danny Rampling gracing the podium like DJ booth above the small central amphitheatre of a dance floor. Since the dawn of the new millennium, Es Paradis' fall from grace could hardly have been more spectacular, with the exciting nights of the 90s long forgotten, the ubiquitous water parties remain the unique draw but if its cutting edge electronic sounds you seek, then look elsewhere.