Experience Ibiza's good times without cashing out
A two and a half hour flight directly from UK airports means Ibiza is as easy to reach as it is a superb value holiday. However, that’s far from the only appealing aspect of this island for those of you looking for a budget friendly break in the sun.
When the island’s outlandish beach parties come to mind, it’s likely you’re thinking of San Antonio Bay, which sits close to the immense nightclubs, Es Paradis and Eden. Five beaches and smaller, cheaper clubs also surround this area for the ultimate Ibiza fix, which means you’re able to take part in the island’s famous after-dark fun without fretting about how your bank balance will look the morning after.
A more relaxing coastal experience can be had at Es Cana. Cheap bars and chilled out lifestyles are the norm in this hippie-style beach town. For more shopping and dining options, head to Santa Eulalia, where bargain hunters often walk away with superb deals from shops hidden along the narrow, sunny streets. Similarly, you’re going to find plenty of cafes and family-run restaurants here who specialise in good eating without demanding you do any big spending.
Cheap days out in Ibiza
Whether you’re after big nights out or a taste of Ibiza’s cultural past, you won’t have to empty your wallet to make it happen. Shots of hierbas – the local liquor of the Balearic Islands – can be found at almost every bar and quite a few cafes at rock bottom prices. Some bars even hand them out for free to get the party into full swing.
Of course, beaches are also a great way to enjoy Ibiza’s brilliance without spending a single Euro. Plus, since much of the island is a UNESCO Heritage Site, you can savour the culture with cheap or free entry to sites. Be sure to check out the view from the battlements of Dalt Vila – Ibiza Town’s medieval masterpiece – which showcase charming, narrow Mediterranean streets and a superb sea vista. Definitely one for the photo album.
Other popular holidays in the Balearic Islands
Cheap holidays aren’t limited to just Ibiza. You can discover a range of bargain holiday deals within Spain’s Balearic Islands, including cheap island holidays in Majorca, Menorca, and mainland experiences in Costa del Sol. If you’re set on a holiday to Ibiza, take a look at our travel guide for more information on how to plan your perfect budget break in the sun, plus our top three cheap hotel recommendations in Ibiza.
A cheap yet supremely comfortable way to strike the perfect balance between the nightlife and the quieter beachfront of San Antonio can be found at this hotel. Right on the beach, the cool, clear waters of the pool invite you in while the games room houses everything from arcade videogame classics to table tennis. Adding to the good value, the buffet restaurant is known for its show cooking, where the chefs prepare your dishes right before your eyes. There are sea view rooms available here too, along with regular evening entertainment and even a poolside bar with waiter service.