Robin Schulz, Marco Carola, Black Coffee & Claptone

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Robin Schulz, Marco Carola, Black Coffee & Claptone

It's mid-May, and more people are arriving on the island to enjoy arguably the most exciting season in recent memory. The energy is palpable, and you can't help but have a great time with so many different options to choose from. Gray Area makes it easier to make plans with our weekly digest of the best Ibiza parties, beaches, and activities.

Pacha has been an Ibiza institution since it first opened in 1973, keeping its distinctive and authentic casa payesa (country house in English) style and curating an avalanche of massive DJs and party brands. It is one of the most iconic clubs on the island and has evolved with Ibiza and its nightlife scene. This week, the Cherries club is hosting a few opening parties.

Pacha in 1973

Pacha in 1973

Thursday, May 12: Pure Pacha opening party with Robin Schulz

Open spirit, freedom, and fun go hand in hand with one of the oldest parties on the island. The German DJ and producer Robin Schulz will lead the opening party with his singular music style that combines house and pop.

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Robin Schulz

Robin Schulz

Friday, May 13: Music On Opening Party

Ten years have passed since Marco Carola's party arrived on the island. Music On is one of the most successful parties in Ibiza and was previously at Amnesia, where it stayed for seven years. In 2019, Marco moved his brand to Pacha. Visit the legendary venue on Friday, May 13, for the best underground and techno sounds from Carola and friends.

Tickets available for Music On opening party

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Marco Corolla at Music On

Marco Corolla at Music On

Saturday, May 14: The Masquerade by Claptone

The mysterious DJ Claptone brings his genuine old-school house and dance music on Saturdays to Pacha for the second season, beginning on May 14.

There's so much to discover from the man behind the golden mask at The Masquerade, an event featuring otherworldly dancers, performers, confetti cannons, and more!

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Claptone's Masquerade

Claptone's Masquerade

After Space closed in 2016, a new club was born. Hï Ibiza opened a new era in Ibiza, refurbishing the building that dates back to 1986 and shortly became one of the leading clubs in the world.

Hi Ibiza

Hi Ibiza

Saturday, May 14: Black Coffee Opening Party

Hï Ibiza's first-ever resident was Black Coffee. It was also the South African DJs first booking on the island. This successful collaboration remains true to Saturday nights, and doors will open this season on Saturday, May 14, for 20 weeks.

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Black Coffee at Hi Ibiza

Black Coffee at Hi Ibiza

On top of these parties, one of the most entertaining cultural events of the year starts Thursday, May 12, the Ibiza Medieval Festival. After a two-year hiatus, Ibiza's old town travels back in time to celebrate its cultural heritage.

Ibiza Medieval Festival

Ibiza Medieval Festival

This exclusive event takes place in Dalt Vila (upper town in English) until Sunday, May 15, transforming the city into a vast open-air street theatre. Inside the most well-conserved acropolis in the Mediterranean (named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999), all kinds of characters such as witches, jesters, knights, princesses, princes, warriors, wizards, dragons, and diverse handcraft artists fill all corners with the sounds, tastes, and aromas of the Middle Ages.

Ibiza Medieval Festival

Ibiza Medieval Festival

This unique fair is reminiscent of an era in which a multicultural population lived in peace and harmony on the island. It features a wide array of daily events and activities and live music—an essential attraction for all ages. Get lost amongst the labyrinth of market stalls and antique treasures, chocolate and jewel makers, and savor typical food and drinks while enjoying live performances.

This is the best way to discover the multicultural patchwork of Ibiza and its roots.

Figueretas Beach

Figueretas Beach

If you fancy a swim without leaving the city, visit Figueretas Beach, located just 15 minutes away from the center. This popular beach consists of a pedestrian walkway with easy access and is one of the best equipped in the area, with a wide range of shops, bars, and restaurants to enjoy. We suggest you sit on Oli Beach's terrace to taste delicious Spanish tapas and sangria.

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