Balca De San Antonio, San Antonio, Ibiza
Tel.: +34 971 324893
11:30pm - 7am „
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To explain quickly, for people that don't know, Es paradis is a nightclub situated in San Antonio, Ibiza. We went to Es Paradis, on a Monday night to go to the waterparty. We booked the tickets before at home rather than when we got there. Big mistake. Because our holiday was a package through Thomsons, we had been told they sometimes sell nightclub tickets. We thought it might be an idea to buy tickets before, to ensure we get tickets if busy and to save us the hassle of buying them there. However, when we went around the West end on our first night (main strip of bars in San Antonio) we discovered that free wristbands were being given out free!
The tickets cost us a miserable £35 (which we thought at the time was pretty cheap!) and to discover that you can get in free, we felt scammed. Don't buy club tickets from home, especially Thomsons. Another example to support this is the fact that they were selling Space tickets (another big nightclub for the less knowledgable readers!) for £50, whereas when we got to ibiza, tickets were 60euros including a free bar at a preparty from 6pm-9pm and travel there included. This was a pretty good deal, and there will be plenty more as well. I strongly recommend buying tickets there. You can shop around and find out loads of different prices and packages. When we got to Ibiza we also found out that other events we're on the same night which we wanted to go to, so we missed out.
Another downer about buying the pretickets was the fact that because I was the one that booked it, I had to take my credit card to the door to claim admittance. This isn't necessarily a problem for other people, but it was quite annoying for me as initially I wasn't going to take this card abroad.
One more nuissance was on the print out receipt/info from Thomsons (after we booked it), it said we had to go there before 12pm, no later. Now some people reading this might be thinking this isn't too late and gives you a lot of time, but in reality the actual water for this club isn't switched on til around 4/5 am so you were waiting around a while.
The only advantage that we got from booking it in advance was that we were able to leave the club and get a stamp. When entering the club, a bold sign when you enter and exit boldly says, no stamp until 4. Because we paid in advance, they let us get a stamp. This let us leave the club and come in later, which was good to go to cheaper bars and get better drinks.
As San Antonio is one of the main resorts in Ibiza, it is also the hotspot for the young, night-lovers. Es Paradis is a short walk from the West End, which is handy as you can get cheap drinks before. We stayed around San Antonio bay and it cost us about 10-12 euros in a taxi and it also costs 2.50 euros to get a boat across the bay. For us it was perfect location, and we also walked back, wouldn't advise walking both ways though, cause it takes about half an hour.
**The club itself**
We were pleasantly surprised when we walked into the club, as we found the atmosphere and deco seemed a lot better than people made out. The music was mainstream dance, which we loved because we could sing along to most of the songs and knew them. Often when we went to other nightclubs, wordless unknown songs we're being played by DJ's we had never heard of which was a put off after a while.
The nightclub wasn't too busy when we got there, but throughout the night it picked up and by the end it was packed. I think this just added extra to the Ibiza atmosphere, but also got quite dangerous later on when the water came on. There is a central dancefloor that you walk down over steps. This dancefloor filled with water eventually, and became practically a swimming pool. This became pretty dangerous especially if you stood next to a group of drunken rowdy lads! I don't want to put people off or sound like a whiney bore, but its just something I thought I should mention. The health and safety in this country is far different than here at home and I've heard some pretty nasty stories about accidents! Not saying don't go, just wear good footwear (flipflops not really a good idea).
As mentioned before, the water doesn't get fully turned on til 4am, so you have quite a lot of time to kill. Best thing to do is go to bars before at West End and head to es paradis later. Only thing is though, I think the free entry wristbands aren't valid after either 12 or 2am, so if you want free entry you'd have to go early!
When the water came in it was really fun! We loved it, but we did end up setting off a bit earlier than when it finished, consider us boring or not, but we were knackered. We also didn't buy any of the drinks there, as the prices were really expensive. It cost 12 euros for a mixer, but it cost 6 euros for water which is cheaper than places like amnesia (9euros for a tiny bottle of water!!!). Just go to bars before and get trolleyed, not in here.
Having these events on so late, also lets you watch the sunrise which is beautiful! Something you have to go see when you're in Ibiza is the sunset and sunrise.
The interior of the club is really attractive, and well decorated. It looks almost like a circus and quite magical which gives a unique and original feel to it. For all the lads as well just to mention, there are some hot dancers all over the place ;)
Me and my friends went in bikinis which was worth doing, as you get soaked! We took small crop tops with us though, and then put them in our bags after. Try and get a waterproof bag though, because otherwise everything will be wet through!!
The club in general is one of my favourite, personally even better than Amnesia and Space. However, I have heard some people say it was bad, although I can't believe this, so it will depend on personal taste. I would definitely love to do this again, and also go to other events at es paradis. Unfortunately we had so much planned in ibiza, we didn't have chance to go again,
Es Paradis is located on the gorgeous front of the harbour. And the beauty of being right on the harbour means you get 'clubbers ferries' bussing people back and forth (great experience when very drunk).
Es Paradis plays some great music, although some of the urban dance mixes were a bit duff..
The place looks great on the inside with all of the drapes on the ceiling and bright coloured walls.
It has 10 bars and 3 different rooms which play different types of music. Which provides a good bit of variety for the night especially with having paid so much to get in.
Be sure to take any flyers of advertisers during the day for drink offers as the drinks are a little pricey on average you will pay around Euro8 for a vodka and mixer, and on event nights you will probably pay around Euro40 just for entry, we paid Euro25 and it was a non event night.
This club is cheaper than places like Amnesia and offers a similar atmosphere - perfect for people who just want to party - also pretty good to people watch from the higher levels.
Great club with some cute bar staff and it is slightly cheaper compared to all the other super-clubs..
This club is a top venue i went to the white isle last year in may ready for the opening parties . The club opened in 1975 in the port of san antonio ibiza . and is the main venue for that resort with its Grecian pillars outside the entrance you walk into a wonderland with its amazing colour schemes drapes and high ceilings it also has a roof that fully opens in the summer season in the for of sliding panels and the main theme of the club is the fiesta del agua parties where the floor fills with water up to waist height, which is a real hit with all the clubbers due to the hot temperature in the daytime parties . there are also party buses that run from the club to all the main clubs on the island including Ibiza town which is a hot venue. so get yourself out out to the no1 island in the med thanks for reading .
This club is one of the worlds finest, and oped in 1975 so is also one of the oldest. This others all kind of music like sexiest house to trance and techno along with most types of rave. This even though is a exclusive club it is quiet cheap to get in (£5) and the bear is just a little cheaper then back at home. As this is a popular club there is often the rich and famous there as when i whent they was Sara Cox and Posh spice was there a week before. What A club
I went to Es Paradis whilst I was in Ibiza in June/July. I thought the entry price was a a bit expensive (about £20) but it was around the same as the other big clubs on the island. The price of drinks was expensive too with a bottle of water costing about £3 and a bottle of lager about £4. The layout of the club was really impressive. It was set on three floors with several separate dance areas and some 'chill out' areas too. There are also pool tables and stuff on the top floor as well. Es Paradis is featured in Mel C's video for the song I Turn to you. The music in this club was really good too. I went for the opening party of Clockwork Orange and Jeremy Healy did a set. It was fantastic. At about 6am, the central dance floor started to fill with water and the people just went crazy! What an experience. If you go to Ibiza, you've got to go to Es Paradis, it's well worth it.
You may have seen Es Paradis in Melanie C's new video. It's been refurnished at a great expense (something like £8 million is rumoured to have gone into it, but it's probably closer to £3 million), and looks great. The place is perhaps a shade too light and bright for some people's tastes, but then again, you're here for the music. With nights like UFO going on, featuring some great DJs, with Eddie Lock putting in some great work (and always enjoying things himself as well as pleasing the crowd), and some that you'll see playing everynight at every club (such as The Priest). It certainly isn't too bad price wise to get in, but the hour wait certainly is off putting (get there early or later, but not around the time the doors open, as you can stand in line for ages). The drinks are a shade more expensive than Eden (opposite), and a Bacardi Breezer will cost you a fiver! And they only have orange or melon flavours! There are plently of bars dotted around (about 4 or 5 in total), and something like 6 pool tables if you want to show off your ball skills. If you're keener on showing off your dancing skills then move into the centre of the floor (if you can) and watch the whole place as it moves to the music. The lights are slightly basic, with a few lasers, a bit of strobe, and lots of globes forming a circle around the floor where the water party is held (starts around 4 to 5). Beware, you have a lot of steps to climb up and down, and if you're off your head then you may struggle to find your way out, but for the majority of people the layout is interesting and simple enough. Overall, it has a lot to live up to, but it does well. One definitely worth seeing if you're in San An.
Having just come back from Ibiza being there from the 28th June till the 12th of July I can tell you that Es Paradis was the best club there. We managed to get tickest for The Clockwork Orange opening night on the 1st July, Clockwork is the longest running night on the Island and the main DJ is Jeremy Healy. The tickets were around 5000pts which is about £20. Es Paradis was placed next to Eden and on the otherside was a Bungoe Rocket, Next to the Rocket were Dodgems whic were 500pts (£2) for three turns. For a pint of lager in here it was 500pts (£2) and a small bottle of water was 700pts (£2.80), the place was massive and was all a light coloured marble. There were two floors and a wlakaway all the way round with pool tables on them. In the middle as a dance floor with around six steps down. Jeremy Healy started at 3am and then at 5am they turned on the fountains, if you were in the dance floor in the middle the fllor filled up like a swimming pool with one big fountain in the middle and little fountains shooting in from the steps. It filled up to about your waist in the end this went on till just past 7 in the morning. Even in Ibiza it was cold wlaking back soaking, but well worth it.