It’s good news for ravers as the news has surfaced that clubs in Ibiza will be reopening in April.
According to a recent report from Diario de Ibiza, José Luis Benítez, manager of Ocio de Ibiza (Leisure of Ibiza)—an organisation which represents the interests of clubs, venues, and other nightlife businesses on the island—said at Spain’s recent International Tourism Fair that the idea of opening will be at “the end of April” and that it will be happening “two weeks ahead of what is normally done.”
The report surrounding the tourism fair stated that Ibiza and Formentera lost $2.6m in visitor expenditure in 2020 and $1.3m in 2021 as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic. However, Ibiza was still able to recoup some losses after COVID-19 restrictions were lifted on a night-time social gatherings rule in September of last year.
José Luis Benítez also said that the party destination will remain open “until October… November if all goes well,” and that “all of the island’s major nightlife enterprises are actively working this winter to prepare for the season.” Clubs haven’t been open across Ibiza for a full season since 2019.
The Ibiza Tourist Board has previously said that the UK delivers the highest number of overseas visitors and that the nightlife is the main attraction for party-goers.