Words: Olivia Ebeling
Photography: La Skimal & Tamara Sini
You might think that when the sun rises on the last of the closing parties, Ibiza might go into hibernation – but not before one last hurrah. Halloween is a pretty big deal on the White Isle, a chance for those who have worked hard all summer to let lose and for visitors in the know to discover Ibiza in the off-season while still having the opportunity to enjoy a whirlwind of the quality music and fantastic entertainment the island is famous for.
Ibiza has long been known to attract creative and colourful spirits and island residents and locals tend to go all out where costumes are concerned, so prepare to see some frightfully stylish – and seriously scary – outfits. Meanwhile, the venues push the boat out with mouth-watering themed menus, spooktacular decorations and gruesomely good live performances, as well as the usual quality line-up of turntable talent. From beach clubs to restaurants and hotels, as well as Ibiza’s famous super clubs, of course, whether you celebrate Halloween with family or friends, here are the best blood-chilling events that have trickled in so far… More to be announced!
HardRockWeen At The Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza – Family Friendly
On October 28th, the Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza in Playa d’en Bossa is starting proceedings early with some frightful fun for the whole family. From 11.00, the glamorous abode invites little ones to come down and have their faces painted, go wild on the bouncy castle or take in a breath-taking eagle falconry display. Admission and parking are free from 11.00 until 18.00. Nightly hauntings kick off at 23.00 at the Monster’s Ball, strictly for adults only, with special guest Xicu Portas providing the soundtrack for the occasion. Several Halloween packages including overnight stays and spa access are also available.
Hidden Treasures Presents: The Ghost Ship at Lamuella – Family Friendly
Charming countryside destination Lamuella is making its Halloween debut with a children’s party that runs from 13.00 until 17.00 followed by three dinner sittings and an after party from midnight. A haunted terror tunnel with real life horror film characters awaits, performances from Ibiza’s top musicians, drag queens, singers and dancers, with a top DJ line-up still to be announced. Have your face painted by the experts from The Circus Ibiza to fit in with the frightful fun, and dance until the wee small hours. Admission is free for diners, with tickets costing 10 Euros in advance and 12 Euros on the door.
La Imprenta Presents The Originals Halloween
The opulent ‘Old World’ charm of luxe Ibiza Town bar and eatery La Imprenta Grand Café Restaurante is perfect to host a Halloween dinner, and on October 31st the team behind the concept is inviting guests to brave a dining experience themed around vampire TV show The Originals. Head chef Pablo Montoro has created a tasting menu that features mouth-watering fare including pumpkin soup, Wagyu matured cecina beef with crispy crust ‘pan de crystal’ bread and tomatoes, crispy octopus on parmentier potatoes, grilled Almadabra tuna ventresca with roasted peppers and onions, and black chocolate souffle with white chocolate soup and turron ice cream amongst other delicatessen. Costing 60 Euros per person exclusive of drinks, it’s a frightfully good foodie offer.
Mischief Does Halloween At Atzaro – Parental Advisory
The stunning boutique hotel in the heart of the island is inviting daring revellers to its very first Halloween shindig on October 31st and we couldn’t think of a more atmospheric setting than Agroturismo Atzaro’s vast grounds. Admission is by donation at the door, so turn up in your most ghoulish finery and roam the haunted grounds filled with face painting stations, tarot readers and a photo booth before getting trapped in the Wicked Web by the River of Doom. A collaboration with MISCHIEF, plenty of DJ talent is ready to tackle the decks, including Icon Ibiza’s very own Jo Mills, DJ Joshua and mischief makers Blackbeard and Justom, as well as Dan Young on percussion. Arrive early to get your hands on some ghostly hot grub to fuel up for the night ahead.
The Brothers Grim Present The Haunted Hotel At Pikes Ibiza – Adults Only
Pikes Ibiza is famous for its legendary parties and Halloween at the iconic abode is definitely not one for the kids – or the faint-hearted. This year’s theme is – aptly – titled The Haunted Hotel and the team never fails to make the sprawling grounds look frighteningly spooctacular. A killer line-up awaits on October 31st in the shape of Artwork, Leon Vynehall, Bushwacka!, Blondewearingblack, Jon Woodall, Simon Morrell, Milou, Camilo Miranda, Peng Deli with Harley Maxwell & Crew, Andy Wilson, DJ Callum, and, of course, The Brothers Grim. Limited €15 tickets will be available from hotel reception from Sunday the 8th October, and you better be quick to snap one up. Even better, those who dare can stay at the quirky finca, offering a three-night package that includes entry to The Haunted Hotel party, a three-course meal at Room 39 on each night of your stay (including wine) and €50 bar credit per day, from €666 per person.
Halloween At HEART Ibiza – Adults Only
The state-of-the-art super club is inviting you to ‘follow your heart’ once more this year and has pulled together a frightfully good line-up for the occasion. Nico Stojan, Oceanus Orientalis, Hraach, Igor Marijuan, Chris 44 and Camillo are all billed to take to the decks between the witching hours of 23.00 and 6.00. A special Halloween market and HEART’s signature performances are bound to add a special spooky touch to the party, but beware… There is a strict ‘no costume, no fun’ door policy.
Ibiza Underground x Halloween – Adults Only
The line-up is yet to be announced, but you can always rely on Ibiza Underground to put together a quality roster of turntable talent for pure, unadulterated musical mischief. Doors open at 23.00 and admission is free before 1.30, costing 20 Euros including one drink thereafter.
Halloween ’17 Presents The Psycho-Delic Circus at Boutique Hostal Salinas – Adults Only
This is where it all ends… Boutique Hostal Salinas’ annual Halloween fiesta has gained cult status on the island as revellers from all over Ibiza arrive in the wee small hours to end – or continue – their night. Hinting it will be their ‘most spectacular extravaganza to date’, we have been promised killer clowns, bearded ladies, animal trainers and a freakshow that will make the hairs on your arms stand up…