Contrary to popular beliefs, Ibiza not only attracts party enthusiasts like a magnet. Besides numerous leisure activities, beautiful landscapes and beaches, Ibiza also offers networkers a comprehensive range of unique locations to establish new, interesting contacts. Below we have compiled the best places for a maximum networking success.
Ibiza is the destination of many freelancers and start-ups, not least because of the maritime weather and relaxed atmosphere. The abundant co-working spaces on the island also provide the perfect conditions for driving your business’s growth and making new contacts with like-minded people. Three well-equipped coworking spaces can be found in Ibiza’s historic Old Town, Dalt Vila: Cowork Ibiza, The Business Space and CoWorking Ibiza. Each of these locations offer plenty of seating, desks, large office spaces and private offices for meetings or just more tranquility. Further inland are the coworking spaces theHUB. Ibiza near Ca Na Negrata, PROJECT Ibiza and Aasgard Ibiza in San Lorenzo. If you want to stay close to the sea, the Origen Ibiza in Talamanca or the Coworking Santa Eulalia in the eponymous village provide a perfect atmosphere for motivated entrepreneurs and freelancers. At some coworking spaces, workshops are also regularly held on topics like online business, networking and branding. The biggest advantage of these spaces, though, is meeting like-minded people with similar visions. Here you can talk about projects, discuss new ideas, get inspired by other projects and ideas or simply establish contacts with other entrepreneurs and freelancers.
Bars and Restaurants
Most people usually find it easier to get into a conversation if they find themselves to be in a relaxed environment. Therefore, the numerous bars and restaurants on Ibiza are particularly suitable for expanding your network. Of course, there are also hotspots among them, which are – due to their location and clientele – predestined for making new contacts.
Bar Anita. Often referred to as Ca n’Anneta, this tapas bar is one of the most popular places in Ibiza – especially among the islanders. Here you can connect with locals and island (seasonal) workers. What began as a deli in San Carlos is a small but cozy bar today with delicious food and a great ambience.
Pacha Restaurant & Sushi Lounge. The Club Pacha is an institution and is renowned worldwide. But very few people know that it’s also home to an excellent restaurant. People from all over the world romp about here, especially before the club opens, and the serene mood of the guests literally invites to networking.
Beach Clubs und Cafés
Sunshine, ocean, beach and cocktails. This is probably the best combination to relax, free your mind and get easier into conversations with strangers. Ibiza offers a vast number of fantastic beach clubs and cafes, which are especially well attended on fair weather days. Again, there are particularly popular places that appeal to people of all ages and all layers, such as the Blue Marlin.
Blue Marlin. As soon as the sun is shining and temperatures rise, the boats are bustling in front of the Blue Marlin in the beautiful bay of Cala Jondal. Whether entrepreneurs, high society or workers – everyone comes together here to spend the day on the beach. A perfect place to get into a conversation with different people.
The famous Playa d’en Bossa is also home to a number of very popular beach clubs, for instance the Beachouse and Nassau Beach Club. Due to the proximity to popular party locations, many visitors from all over the world spend their day here. Delicious food and drinks contribute to the feel-good atmosphere, which is why these two spots are predestined for networking.
At the southern end of the island two further beach club hotspots are located: the Malibu Beach Club in Las Salinas and Experimental Beach at Cap Dès Falco. Similar to the previously mentioned beach clubs, international clientele spends the day here to enjoy the maritime flair.
Further, the city of Ibiza and the harbor are perfectly ideal locations for networking. The Café Cappuccino in Marina Botafoch, for instance, attracts visitors from all over the world with its excellent food and harbor views. Especially when the weather is nice, the café is well-frequented and therefore perfect for getting to know new people in an unforgettable atmosphere.
Festivals, Markets and Dalt Vila
Ibiza is a colorful and vibrant island, which is especially evident in the historic Old Town of Dalt Vila. Business people, locals, creatives, artists or tourists – the town is always busy and the pronounced nightlife in particular is ideal for networking. Hippie markets regularly take place at different locations around Ibiza, which are mainly visited by creatives, artists and spirituals. Especially popular are the markets in Las Dalias, Punta Arabí and Cala Benirrás.
Last but not least, one of the most important festivals of the electronic music scene provides the perfect setting to connect with people from the music scene as well as music enthusiasts. The International Music Summit (IMS) takes place once a year in Dalt Vila and attracts DJs, producers, managers and musicians from all over the world. If you want to expand your network within this industry, the IMS is an absolute must!!
Generally speaking, Ibiza is a particularly suitable place for networking as so many different personalities from around the world meet here. Especially the many events on the island offer ideal opportunities to get to know each other better. Whether privately or professionally, the people here are extremely open to making new acquaintances.