Ibiza Gay Travel Guide & Map 2021

About Ibiza and its gay life

When dropouts and hippies began to discover Ibiza for themselves in the 1960s, no one would have guessed that the Balearic island would soon become one of Europe's most popular summer travel destinations. Today, more than two million tourists come to the island every year and the population has more than quadrupled since the 1960s: 150,000 people now live on the island, about a third of them in the capital Eivissa (Ibiza Town). Official languages are Catalan (the predominant accent on the island is called eivissenc) and Castilian (Spanish).

The first tourists came to the island as early as the 1930s – before the Spanish Civil War and the long years of Franco's dictatorship –, including intellectuals such as the cultural critic Walter Benjamin, the Dadaist artist Raoul Hausmann, the architect Le Corbusier and Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius. The latter were particularly inspired by the cubic, single-story design of Ibiza's old farmhouses.

The most famous sight of the island is the old town of Ibiza Town. Its upper part, Dalt Vila, with the 14th-century cathedral and the 16th-century Renaissance fortress walls, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999.
The alleys in the lower part of the old town, rather tranquil during the day, come to life anew every night during the summer months, attracting thousands of visitors to its many small shops, restaurants and bars.

In the 1970s, Ibiza's rise as a mecca for party tourists from all over Europe began. During the summer months, international star DJs and newcomers come here to play. The dance palace ›Privilege‹ (formerly ›Ku‹) is considered the largest discotheque in the world. Other famous big clubs are for example the ›Amnesia‹ and the ›Pacha‹.

The house and techno scene, as well as the aforementioned hippies and dropouts, have contributed greatly to the fact that Ibiza has been considered a particularly gay-friendly destination for decades. There are various queer-inclusive bars in Ibiza's charming old town, and some of the major clubs offer explicitly LGBT-friendly weekly parties. There are several ›hetero-friendly‹ gay hotels on the island, and, for some time now, also an annual Ibiza Gay Pride in June.

Accommodation Tips for Ibiza

Hotel, gay-friendly. **, from 65 € (May – mid-October)
Modern gay-friendly hotel in Ibiza town. Located on a hill between beach and old town – pool terrace and many rooms with beautiful sea views.
Only 5 minutes walk to the beach Figueretas and 20 minutes to the club Pacha.
@ Carrer de l' Arxiduc Lluís Salvador 7
Ibiza 07800 Figueretas
Gay Hotel. ***, from 60 €
LGBT-oriented hotel in the center of San Antonio on the west coast of Ibiza (16 km from Ibiza Town). With restaurant, terrace and swimming pool.
Relaxing and welcoming atmosphere. Friendly and attentive staff.
@ Carrer d'Antoni Riquer 23
Ibiza 07820 Sant Antoni de Portmany
Hotel, gay-friendly. ****, from 70 €
Modern apartment hotel for gays and friends, located right on the beach in the Sant Antonio bay (20 km from Ibiza Town).
With pool terrace, spa and gym room.
@ Carrer de Cala de Bou 46
Ibiza 07829 Bahía de Sant Antoni de Portmany

Gay Beaches on Ibiza

Gay beach
Popular gay beach at the southern tip of the island.
Can be reached by car and bus and then a 15 minutes walk.
With beach bar & restaurant Chiringay.
@ Es Cavallet
Ibiza 07818
Bus L11: Ses Salines Playa

Gay Bars on Ibiza

Important note: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, some places might be closed or opening hours may have changed. Please check the websites and Facebook pages of the respective venues for the latest information.

Update March 2021: Ibiza has a night curfew from 22:00 to 06:00 (until further notice).

Pool terrace of the gay-friendly Hotel Cenit in Ibiza town.
With bar, restaurant and panoramic sea views.
Mixed clientele.
@ Carrer de l'Arxiduc Lluís Salvador
Ibiza 07800 Figueretas

LGBT-friendly bar with street terrace in the old town of Ibiza.
Cocktails, drinks and a welcoming staff.
@ Carrer de la Mare de Déu 40 (Calle de la Virgen)
Ibiza 07800

Ibiza's first gay bar, for more than 20 years.
@ Carrer de la Mare de Déu 79 (Calle de la Virgen)
Ibiza 07800

Friendly gay cocktail bar in the old town, close to the port.
With small street terrace.
@ Carrer de la Mare de Déu 32 (Calle de la Virgen)
Ibiza 07800

LGBT-friendly cocktail bar with street terrace in Dalt Vila.
@ Carrer d'Alfons XII, 3
Ibiza 07800

Gay Clubs and Parties on Ibiza

Important note: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, some places might be closed or opening hours may have changed. Please check the websites and Facebook pages of the respective venues for the latest information.

Update March 2021: Ibiza has a night curfew from 22:00 to 06:00 (until further notice).

Big weekly party with DJ Oscar Colorado, guest DJs, gogo dancers and show by performer Baby Marcelo.
Mixed clientele.
@ Heart Passeig de Joan Carles I, 17
Ibiza 07800

Probably the oldest club on Ibiza, right in the old town.
Lolas' bar and outdoor terrace is open from 22:00 till 03:00, the club from 24:00 till 06:00 (gets busy after approx. 02:00/03:00).
Admission: 10-15 €, incl. 1 drink
@ Carrer d'Alfons XII, 10
Ibiza 07800