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Ibiza Itinerary: Top 10 Money Saving Tips in Ibiza

When it comes to living life large, it’s easy to do in Ibiza. However, if you want to feel like royalty without dishing out cash for the crown, follow these Top 10 Money Saving Tips when it comes to partying on the White Island.

When I was in my teens and 20’s Ibiza never appealed to me. I was never a big party-goer and I was always under the impression that you went to Ibiza to party and nothing else. However, over the past few years Ibiza has become one of my favourite destinations in Europe, offering pristine beaches, clear waters, great beach bars, incredible sunsets and activities galore. I love the vibe of Ibiza and nothing else compares to this magical island. 

Also known as the Magic Island, Ibiza has a long spiritual history and due to Es Vedra, the dramatic limestone rock island near Cala d’Hort, it is the world’s third most magnetic point after the North Pole and the Bermuda Triangle. This is said to be the source of Ibiza’s spiritual energy, now bringing millions each year for yoga, spirituality and zen.

When planning a sunny getaway to the Ibiza, a budget is of course essential. However, have no fear, with this guide to money saving tips in Ibiza you’ll come armed with a plan in mind, a budget for your trip and a tick list of places to visit in Ibiza.

Ibiza isn’t cheap but avoid tourist haunts and you can eat at a taverna for around €15. Entry to top clubs can cost €60, with drinks from around €12.

Here are my top 10 Money Saving Tips in Ibiza…

 

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10 Money Saving Tips in Ibiza

When to go to Ibiza

The best time to visit Ibiza is from May to October when high temperatures hover in the early-30’s but the party crowd descends and Ibiza get’s busy. My favourite time of the year to visit Ibiza is between the months of November and April, when flight and hotel rates drop along with the temperatures to more moderate 20s. Ibiza is blissfully crowd-free in winter and beautiful in spring, so make sure you visit Ibiza then.

 

10 Money Saving Tips in Ibiza

How to get to Ibiza

Ibiza has an international airport which serves both the island of Ibiza and the neighbouring smaller island of Formentera. There are flights from most UK airports during the summer to Ibiza, and airlines including easyJet, Ryanair and Jet2 start flying direct to Ibiza in spring or early summer. The only direct winter flight from the UK is with British Airways from London City, but Vueling and Iberia fly via Palma, Madrid or Barcelona. 

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10 Money Saving Tips in Ibiza

Where to stay in Ibiza

There are so many options for accommodation in Ibiza including hotels, airbnb’s, b&b, mansions, and even camping! Santa Eulalia, a beautiful town and resort on the East coast of the island, is popular with families and those looking for a quieter holiday and this is my favourite place to stay in Ibiza when I visit. Santa Eulalia has a long-established reputation as the island’s gastronomic and cultural centre.

  • Ibiza Town
  • Talamanca
  • Sant Jordi de ses Salines 
  • Santa Eulària des Riu
  • Playa de Portinatx
  • San Antonio

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10 Money Saving Tips in Ibiza

Save money on clubs

To party or not to party… Is that even a question? Let’s face it, while you may look like Kim and Kanye you are not, nor do you have a wallet the same size. To avoid scrambling for change outside Ibiza’s notoriously costly venues, follow our tips on how to cut corners and save when gaining entry to the islands most legendary clubs.

Purchase a package

Make the excellent decision of purchasing an Ibiza package (Together Travel), with entry to Pacha, Amnesia and Sankeys sorted, plus a trip to Ocean Beach and Pearl Club later on you’ll be king of the party!

But, for all those plebs out there, when considering the cost of clubbing in Ibiza an average night’s entry can range from €40 for your stalwart house and techno nights, to up to €60, or even €80, if you want to see the ‘superstar’ DJs like Guetta. Book Ticket Packs and save up to 70% when you buy entry to three or more clubs. Even your mum loves a deal.

Adding on Add-ons

If three trips to superclubs, poolside raging, and a sunset night on a yacht are still not enough for you, then we suggest buying ad-ons. When adding extra clubs or events to your itinerary, Together is happy to provide you with a discounted price of £15-£35 depending on the night and club you choose. But, book in advance, tickets go fast!

 

BOOK TRAVEL INSURANCE BEFORE YOU FLY

Picking travel insurance that covers you in all eventualities is an essential part of planning a trip for every single person who visits Ibiza. If you can’t afford travel insurance, you can’t afford to travel. You never know what’s around the corner. World Nomads is an affordable option that I personally recommend.BOOK HERE

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10 Money Saving Tips in Ibiza

Saving money on drink

Affording to get inside a club is only the first hurdle over the money barrier, its keeping yourself fuelled on a reasonable budget of booze that’s the second, and often the most difficult, step.

The smartest option: drink at home

Fancy paying €15-€25 for a single vodka and mixer or €10-€12 for a mere bottle of water? We thought not. While not every venue in Ibiza will charge your soul for a drink, clubs like Space, Ushuaia, Amnesia, and DC-10 are on the upside, and with a litre of Spanish vodka costing around €10, pre-drinking is a no brainer.

On nights out, drink like a local

Would you go drinking in central Soho or the West End? Neither would a true Ibizan. To avoid the overpriced, overcrowded tourist bars head, well, West to San Antonio for some excellent evening pre-drinks on the Sunset Strip. With an expensive sounding name, but inexpensive price tag, you’re in for a surprise as it’s possible to find bars offering a pint or bottle of beer for €2, and a spirit and mixer for €3.

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10 Money Saving Tips in Ibiza

Save money on food

Mediterranean cuisine calling your name, but can’t afford to fork out the dough on an expensive five star Ibizan meal? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Still enjoy the delights of Spanish food on a budget and no, that doesn’t mean eating a 4am burger on the beach from the local Mac D’s.

Check if breakfasts included

No matter your state, you’re bound to be hungry and hungover the next morning in Ibiza. Far from a local fry up, save money and fuel yourself with a lush, fresh breakfast by booking a package that includes the first meal of the day with your stay. At Hotel Tropical during Together Week Ibiza, breakfast is included every day and better yet, you can eat it poolside!

Steal those meal deals

No this isn’t Tesco, but Ibiza does have some fantastic restaurants that offer an extensive array of local cuisine for a very affordable price. Our favourite: David’s, a family-run Italian restaurant in San Antonio where you can get five courses for measly £12!

Make it yourself

Best of all cook! Even if you’re not the most discerning of foodies one of your flatmates is bound to be, and with our self-catering apartments and villas you can test out that brand new kitchen with food from Ibiza’s vibrant markets, just don’t burn the house down.

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10 Money Saving Tips in Ibiza

Saving money on transport

While saving money is an option, compromising your safety is not, so yes, that bumps hitchhiking off the list. However, there’s no need to despair as we’ve your new best friend: the bus.

Bus it

Buses, easy to hop on, easy to hope off. Running, nearly all night and all day. In Ibiza Network buses run from 6:30am until 12:30 am and will take you just about anywhere on the island.

Bus it in style

Not as glamorous as they sound, Disco Buses do not come equipped with mini disco balls and psychedelic DJs. However, they do come equipped with an insanely low price tag of €3 per ride, function when regular buses are not running, and can be taken straight from San Antonio to Ushuaia.

Renting a car

Staying in tune with planning ahead, rental cars can be booked prior to arrival via TravelSupermarket.com and cost as little as £10.91 a day! Split between four friends this is practically nothing, although you will have to pay for fuel and make sure you have a safe and responsible driver when on the island. Make sure you book ahead as airport rental companies can be a rip off.

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