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How to do Ibiza on a Budget

22nd February 2023

Ibiza has a stigma for being extremely expensive and impossible to step foot on without costing an arm and a leg. But as experts of the island, we've got 6 very simple tips for keeping your expenses down but maintaining your experience... you've got to do Ibiza properly after all!

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Disco Bus

An Island Legend

Unlike a lot of party resorts in Europe, the superclubs in Ibiza are dotted all around the island rather than just on one ‘strip’.

A taxi from San Antonio to Playa D’en Bossa (Ushuaïa & Hï Ibiza) will cost you around €35 which will start to add up during your holiday especially if there’s only 2 or 3 of you. Taxi’s can also be very hard to come by and in peak season you can be queuing for well over an hour which is not what you need if you have an early entry ticket or are racing to see a particular DJ.

The Disco Bus is the perfect alternative, and a reliable one at that. Running every 30 mins to all of the major clubs on the island for €3-4 a journey and will also get you back home in the early hours of the morning too, the vibes definitely aren’t as high on that trip.

If you’re staying at Ibiza Rocks Hotel, the bus station is less than 10 minutes walk away.

Pre-Book Your Events

From Official Sites!

Now, we know a lot of groups don’t like to have a strict itinerary and prefer to play their Ibiza trip by ear and take it day-by-day. But if there are particular events that you know you want to attend, book them in advance!

The cheapest tickets will always be from the club’s official site, especially on launch as you will often have the option for early bird and early entry tickets which will be up to 3x cheaper than on the door.

For some of the bigger nights on the island, such as openings and closings, tickets will sell out before doors have even opened so it really is worth pre-booking, at least for one or two events so you aren’t left disappointed.

Pre Drinks

Stock up early

The first thing you should be doing once you’ve checked in to your hotel room (maybe even before then), is heading straight to the nearest supermarket and picking up a big bottle of booze.

A big bottle seems daunting but trust us, you’ll get through it as the drinks in Ibiza’s clubs are notoriously expensive so getting those balcony pre’s in (holiday highlight btw) and pouring yourself some journey juice (you can take them on the disco bus) is an absolute essential.

Supermarkets also aren’t allowed to serve alcohol after midnight, which is why you have to get the drinks in early. If you’re on a night flight then it’s worth having a look in duty-free to see what you can pick up.

Instagrammable Spots

Get the perfect pic

If you didn’t get a pic for the gram in Ibiza then you didn’t really go to Ibiza did you?

They don’t come any better than the sunset at Cafe Mambo, but Ibiza veterans will know that instead of dropping a hefty minimum spend on a table, you can pick up one or two tinnies from the local shop and sit on the rocks as the sun goes down.

Not only will you get that 10/10 pic, but it will get you feeling all emotional and appreciative of what a magical island Ibiza really is.

From beautiful beaches, to breathtaking sunsets to secret hidden gems pther instagram spots include Wiki Woo, Es Vedra, Beach Star, Amante, Formentera, Abandoned Festival Club, Sa Caleta, Cala D’en Serra.

Head to the beach

have a rest day

When you think of Ibiza, you probably don’t think about spending a day at the beach; as you’re likely to be pool partying or recovering from the night before. However, there are some truly stunning beaches just walking distance or a short taxi journey away.

Stop off at the supermercado beforehand and grab a packet of lays, some alioli and a bottle of Don Simon (all for less than €5) and that’s your food and drink sorted for the day!

If you’re staying in San Antonio; Cala Gracio, Playa es Pouet or Cala Pinet are you best options and if you’re over in Bossa there is a 3km long beach boasting turquoise waters as far as the eye can see.

Stay at Rocks!

Completely unbiased

We’re not one to toot our own trumpet but Ibiza Rocks is the pinnacle of keeping a trip to White Isle, affordable. When you book a stay at Ibiza Rocks, you just have to pay a €50 deposit up front, meaning you have more money in advance to pre-book your tickets to DC-10, Pacha, Hï etc.

We have pool parties every day from April until September, and being a hotel guest means that you get every single pool party included in the price of your stay!

Fancy upgrading to VIP?  Our deposits for Beds, Tables & Sofas are only €50 as well.

Relax! Get the best deal guaranteed

When you book with

Book your Summer 2023 or 2024 stay direct through our official website or reservations team and you’ll be covered by our Rocks Booking Guarantee giving you the best room prices , entry to all events included and access to flexible booking options, extras and in resort perks you won’t find anywhere else.

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