Discover our local Gay Ibiza Guide and insiders’ recommendations, for best gay bars, clubs, restaurants, museums, monuments, shopping …
Island of all excesses, Ibiza was during the nineties the epicenter of gay life in the Mediterranean.
In July and August, the craziest parties follow one another, hosting the most popular DJs on the planet.
Spending a week in Ibiza was then THE must for the pre-Instagram gay jet set.
The stars of those times have now aged, taken up yoga, and Ibiza has become more relaxed.
The island was gradually eclipsed by Mykonos, who made a dazzling and unexpected comeback on the front of gay destinations.
Nevertheless, the Island, with its 210 km of beaches has a lot to offer and hosts 7 million tourists every year.
Beyond nightclubs and afterparties, Ibiza is also one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean,
and its capital Eivissa is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the oldest cities in the world with more than 2600 years of history.
The old town and its narrow streets concentrate everything you can expect from of a beautiful Mediterranean city: sun-gilded facades, baroque churches, fortress walls, charming and shaded squares where you can drink sangria while watching attractive guys passing by.
The interior of the island offers breathtaking scenery, and the north coast has less crowded beaches and many isolated coves.
To discover them, nothing beats settling in an “agriturismo” hotel, in the middle of the hinterland, far from the city and crowded beaches.
The hippie market of “Las Dalias,” near the village of San Carlos, worth a visit. It is a come back in the seventies, and you can buy foot necklaces and other rings to impress your friends.
In conclusion, even if gay life is less flamboyant than a few years ago, Ibiza remains today an essential destination in Europe.
Gay day trip in Ibiza
From Evissa, take a boat to spend a day in Formentera, the smallest of the four Spanish Balearic islands.
The beaches are superb with white sand and turquoise waters.
While Ibiza is dedicated to the party, Formentera is dedicated to sunshine and relaxation.
Its environment and wild landscapes are magnificently preserved.
For fun and superb skin, reach the end of the beach to take a mud bath, very popular with jet-setters like Kate Moss or Jade Jagger.
Moreover, remember that before you all the gay porn stars of the 90s did have a mud bath here too …
Sant Francesc de Formentera, the only town on the island, was built around an 18th-century fortress church.
The Plaza de la Constitution is surrounded by charming cafés, perfect for a drink, before exploring the lovely surrounding narrow streets and the many shops, dedicated to local products and “ethnic” creations.
Gay area in Ibiza
And as you are in Spain, pleaaase forget the beach, tequilas and pool dance bars for a few days, and do not miss visiting the fabulous cities of Andalusia, such as Sevilla, Cordoba and Granada. And maybe by chance, they have not just monuments but pool dance bars too …