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The Ibiza season really begins with the Club Opening Parties in May and continues through till the first week of October when things start to wind down. But Ibiza is about more than just the clubs and parties. Check out our month by month breakdown of the best time to go to Ibiza.
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In May the island starts to awaken from the winter and we open up the Ibiza Rocks Hotel.
At the start of the month things are still quite chilled with the weather warming up and flight prices super affordable. Average daily temperatures are around 16.5°C rising to 22°C by late May so it’s a perfect time for getting out and exploring the natural beauty of the island or hitting the beach.
In May the beaches are glorious and there is space everywhere! The huge crowds of the high season have yet to arrive so it’s the perfect place to chill out.
In terms of party spots the start of the month is when the bars start to open again particularly in San Antonio but you can expect very few of the super clubs to be open apart from traditionally Pacha, who host a few individual events on weekends.
However, as the month goes on expect for the party calendar to slowly start filling up. The last week is traditionally when many venues host their famous Opening Parties including our own at Ibiza Rocks. In a normal year by the end of May most of the super clubs will be open with a daily line up.
By the start of June, the island is noticeably busier (but not quite as rammed as in peak season) so it’s a paradise for Ibiza veterans or virgins. Temperatures rise (average daily temperatures between 18°C and 26°C), the party calendar grows, but flights and Ibiza Rocks Hotel stay prices are still low.
A popular month for big groups such as birthdays, hens, stags and team jollys as you strike the perfect balance of events every night whilst keeping things affordable.
June is when our biggest day party programme on the island gets into full swing which has featured the likes of DJ EZ, Sonny Fodera, Jax Jones, J Hus, Krept and Konan and Lovely Laura in recent years.
You will also find a wealth of early season parties to choose from across the board as the majority of venues are operating 7 days a week although you will find a few one-off events and shorter residencies to fill in some of the gaps in the calendar so keep an eye out for those!
Peak season has arrived… By far the most popular month at Ibiza Rocks Hotel and the island in general so expect a combo of hot weather (between 21°C and 29°C) and even hotter events all month long. In San Antonio, in particular there is always something going on as it’s the time in the summer to experience the true Ibiza vibe in all its glory. The constant magical buzz, like minded people, the legendary parties, and colossal atmosphere! WHAT MORE COULD YOU WANT?
With the sun rising early and setting late, July is the ideal time to really make the most of the daytime vibes on the island. Get yourself down to Cafe Mambos no later than 9pm to catch the iconic sunset. You will not be disappointed.
From day time pool parties to pre-parties watching the sunset to dawn raves if you’re on the island to dance July really has it all. Prices may increase for event tickets but the party line-ups are BIG! We’re talking the likes of Craig David, Rudimental and MK by day and Calvin Harris, Carl Cox, Camelphat and many more by night.
In August we’re talking the peak of the Ibiza season. The first week of the month is generally the busiest week in the calendar as on a ‘normal’ year, the famous BBC Radio 1 weekend lands.
Across the rest of August the temperatures are at their highest (average daily temperatures between 22°C and 30°C) and expect club nights to be full of atmosphere carrying on the momentum from July. Things get more international as Spanish and Italian holidaymakers join the mix so expect reggaeton and techno sounds to take over the schedules.
A long-standing tradition, Radio 1 in Ibiza is a calendar date many Ibiza veterans will base their holiday schedule on. 2019 was all about Ibiza Rocks as we played host to both Radio 1 and 1Xtra for an incredible weekend of the best names in dance and urban music, broadcasted live to the world.
If you want to book for the Radio 1 weekend you need to be quick, rooms sell out early at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel and across the island.
Outside of Rocks you may notice some promoters will run one-off events or short residencies in unfamilair terrority. For example, Elrow have tested the waters at Cova Santa, Calvin Harris has had August exclusive residencies at both Pacha and Ushuaïa and in 2017 household name, Disclosure gave their festival brand Wild Life the DC-10 treatment.
The summer may feel like it’s over when September arrives in the UK but those in the know will tell you that when it comes to Ibiza it’s all about September. Much like June things are less busy, everything feels more chilled, Hotel and Flights are cheaper and the line ups across the island start to get a bit more experimental. The only downside is that the weather can be a bit more unpredictable compared to peak season (average daily temperatures between 19°C and 27°C).
It really is a great opportunity to come back to close the summer in style. Even if you have been once already in the season booking a short stay over a particular party is ideal.
There’s very little change in terms of the clubbing calendar when September hits as the weekly residencies are still going strong although the crowds may get a little, but noticeably, smaller with the veterans holding out for the last 2 weeks.
Back end of the month it becomes all about the closing parties as everyone goes all out to end the summer with a bang. Closing parties in Ibiza are world renowned, think in-demand DJ’s, all day parties, after parties and more right through to the first weekend of October.
Our closing parties typically take place across the last full week of the month and have produced some of the most iconic moments in Ibiza Rocks history, so you will not want to miss out.