So, you’ve made the decision to work a season in Ibiza and you’re no doubt incredibly excited about a summer of hard work and even harder partying. The question is, where on the island should you head to? There are three key party areas in Ibiza; San Antonio, Ibiza Town and Playa d’en Bossa. Each one has its own unique qualities and renowned venues, so you’ll need to figure out which one best appeals to your personality and tastes.
Home to the beautiful sunset strip, San Antonio, or San An as it is most commonly known, is the place where many British tourists tend to flock to. It’s just a 20-minute drive away from the airport and is well connected to various other locations on the island, so for this reason it makes a great base for both tourists and workers who’ll want to do a little traveling and exploring during their stay.
San An is home to a few of Ibiza’s most famous landmarks, including the luxurious Ocean Beach, Pikes Hotel and Benimussa Park (home of Zoo Project), which is another reason why it is so popular with tourists. It’s therefore a great place to be to look for work, as there’s no shortage of bars and restaurants looking to hire. However, some workers dislike being part of such a tourist-centric area and believe that in other locations they can have a more authentic Ibizan experience. If this sounds like you, you always could live outside of San An and travel in for work (or vice versa) in order to get the best of both worlds. On the other hand, if you want to be central and fully immersed in classic Ibiza madness, then San Antonio is the perfect place to live.
If you want to be surrounded by Ibiza’s quirkiest bars and restaurants, then Ibiza Town is the location for you. With the likes of Lio, Pacha and Veta in this area amongst many more, you’ll be spoiled for choice in terms of places to eat, drink and party. Ibiza Town is seen as the luxurious area of the island, with the rich and famous flocking here to indulge in the party lifestyle at VIP bars and venues, so if you fancy rubbing shoulders with the crème de la crème of Ibiza visitors then you’re likely to get lucky by frequenting Ibiza Town bars.
Ibiza Old Town is also a wonderful place to explore; the streets are steeped in history and perfect for those who are interested in the long backstory of the island. The narrow cobbled streets are so quaint and beautiful, so if it’s important to you to be living in stunning surroundings then Ibiza Town is a great place to live. You won’t be short of things to do on your days off from work as there are hundreds of attractions and curiosities to explore, and so many unique restaurants that half your budget will no doubt be spent on dining out. If, however, you’d rather be surrounded by non-stop parties and clubbing, San An or Playa d’en Bossa could be more suitable.
Playa D’en Bossa
Home to the likes of Space, Sankeys, Bora Bora Beach Club, Dunes, Ushuaia, DC10 and a host more legendary clubs, Playa d’en Bossa is clearly the place to be if you want some of the best parties right on your doorstep. Although the nightlife is great all over Ibiza, Play d’en Bossa is most definitely where most of the action happens, and for this reason it is jam-packed with tourists and workers who put music at the top of the agenda. Since this area is all about parties until dawn, there is plenty of beach space for you to chill out and relax on during the day, allowing you to get the party-chill balance down perfectly. Plus, the longest beach on the island provides plenty of opportunity to give watersports a try; will it be jet skiing, parasailing or sailing that takes your fancy?
If you decide to set up camp in Playa d’en Bossa then you’ll be spoiled for choice in terms of jobs; clubs will be recruiting Ibiza ticket sellers, bar workers, glass collectors, PR workers, dancers and shot sellers, so if any of these lines of work are up your street then you’ll have a good chance of bagging your perfect job here. However, since it’s such a popular party destination it is also very competitive; make sure to arrive on the island in plenty of time if Playa d’en Bossa is going to be your base.
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