Cala Bassa is just one of Ibiza´s prettiest beaches, a white sandy beach and clear turquoise water. Pine en palm trees grow nearly to the edge of the beach and provide the necessary shades in case of a nearly sun stroke. One finds this beach about 15 minutes from San Antonio direction San José; you can take the bus or drive yourself. When you go with your car, the beach has excellent parking facilities (Paid). On your right when you are walking to the beach you see rocks, great for diving of into the crystal clear sea, which stays fresh during summer because of its deepness. Cala Bassa also has a great restaurant CBbC, good food a bit pricy but worth it, they also have beach service and fantastic sun beds.
A few weeks ago on one of those hot spring days, I visited this beach with a couple of friends, the beach nearly empty seemed a little paradise, I even dived into the water. In and Out.In summer obviously much more people, but when you are on the Island, definitely a beach to go to.
My first experience with Ibiza was when I was 18 years old, a long time ago but I remember it like it was yesterday. Dancing the night away in Pacha , Gogo´s on the stage in extravagant outfits, a new music style and a completely free atmosphere. Something totally different from what I and with me everyone was used too. Well times of changed, the artists are now the Dj´s and when you are in a club with those famous DJ’s hardly anyone dances anymore instead they use there IPhones or blackberry to record the evening. Why? People do this to put a small video of their night on YouTube or Facebook? What is the fun of going to a club just to stand there watching someone in a DJ booth? Anyway as way back then the atmosphere was much more important than the name of the DJ, nights where magical and energetic.
With the rise of the DJ´s came also the rise of their salaries, I mean who are we kidding, to get € 500.000,- for a set of 2 hours it is ridiculous. Being a DJ is nothing more than putting on a record and press play. Getting people on the dance floor, they dance and they get hot and they get thirsty and go and buy drinks at the bar. Everyone happy! Now most fly private, drink only the best champagne, sleep in 5 star hotels or better yet own a villa. Clubs take huge risks in hiring top dj´s because the entrée fees need to be extremely high to break even. And let’s be honest, you can also see your favorite DJ´s in the Olympic stadiums, filled with IPhones and Blackberries and nobody dances anymore anyway.
So back to Ibiza´s Pacha for the last decade a pure famous dj´s paradise with night after night, Tiesto, Erick Morillo, David Guetta, The Swedish House Mafia etc. Regular entrée fees going to € 80, – , drinks well a GT € 20, – shots do € 10, – , a table in The VIP in the back € 10000,-. Pacha has seen the light and stopped with this kind of DJ line up. Let´s hope they are able to bring this free bohemian feeling back where people actually dance and are having a good time. And let´s also hope they can reduce the entrée fee and price of a drink to more reasonable amount. And let´s also hope that this trend will be a trend followed by many more clubs. I say Fingers Crossed.