Winter in Ibiza isn't just about endless detoxing and hiding in your villa. From Luciano and Circoloco over New Year's to Ibiza Town's hidden gems, check out what the island has to offer while the rest of Europe freezes.
Having one of Ibiza’s Royal Family back on the island for an intimate new Year's Eve gig with islanders at Heart is an unmissable event. The Cadenza boss opened up about the pressures of touring in a recent documentary but despite having to cut back on international shows to ease the toll on his health, he still had a busy Ibiza season as resident for Hï Ibiza and Destino and playing one off gigs at WooMoon, Cocoon, Ushuaïa closing and even his old stomping ground of Circoloco. He'll be joined by Tuccillo, Polityko and Xavier Arak. Doors will stay open until 10am.
Luciano at Heart, Passeig de Joan Carles I, 17, 07800 Ibiza, Spain. For more information click here.
The Veto club sits next to Pacha and, since 2011, Veto Club has gained major popularity with locals on the island, having provided an alternative option to the super club nightlife. The club pride themselves on their come-one-come-all attitude and their music policy which they describe as: ‘far away from the mainstream’.
On a Thursday night, you can find heavy Detroit, Chicago and Berlin influences musically, whilst the weekend take on a slightly more eclectic vibe. Every Monday a psychedelic party takes place, focusing on hypnotic drum’n’bass, acid and ambient music.
It doesn't really matter who is playing at our favourite disused airplane hangar, DC10's annual January re-opening has a special kind of energy.
It's partly down to the mix of people. Now the tourists are gone, the old school DC10 heads usually make an appearance and for anyone who missed the clubs early 2000s glory days, it's a great way to recapture the spirit of those times. DJs are still to be announced but you can expect some of the club's favourite regulars and if you’ve always loved DC10 but can’t currently cope with the masses that swarm to the club in the heat of the summer, this one is just for you. Massive.
Circoloco at DC10. PM-802, Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Ibiza Spain. For more information, click here.
Malanga Cafe is situated just behind the taxi station in Ibiza Town and welcomes big DJs long after the closing parties fizzle out on the island. Throughout the winter, you can expect to find a wide range of soul, funk and reggae; it doesn’t get much more bohemian and eccentric in this snug and favoured night spot. The music stays on until 6am through the winter and caters for the finely tuned ears of locals who dwell here. Tip: don't miss their New Years Eve Party with the Melon Bomb crew!
Malanga Cafe, Carrer Carles V, nº 11, local 15, Ibiza, Spain. For more information, click here.
Just when you thought you could relax after Christmas, Three Kings Day takes place in Spain on January 6 and is the cause for another round of celebrations. Every islander can be found on the streets of Ibiza to celebrate the three Kings’ procession in true Spanish party fashion. There is ample music and feasting around all parts of the island. La Cava and Ibiza Rocks hotel will be be hotspots for party people as they are prime viewing points for the carnival as it proceeds around Ibiza.
Dia de los Reyes Magos, Ibiza, Spain.