The Space nightclub concept began in 1989 when the club opened at the unheard of hour of 8 a.m. after all the other nightclubs on the island had closed—an unusual and creative strategy that many predicted would mean quick failure. The club took advantage of the laws of Spain requiring clubs to close for at least two hours out of every 24. The club in Playa den Bossa promoted this strategy as “dancing in the sunshine,” and, much to the surprise of almost everyone except the promoters, it was wildly successful. Crackdowns in 2007 on illegal drug and sex activity and the rather unsavory reputation the parties were beginning to earn, meant that closing hours were drastically reduced. Today, clubs cannot open before 4:30 p.m. But Space Nightclub in Ibiza remains one of the island’s most popular clubs, and retains its international fame.
The famous Sunset Terrace Ibiza at Space is directly under the flight path for flights landing at the nearby airport , the island’s only air facility. Revelers would go wild all day long as they welcomed each planeload of new party animals on arrival. With the new opening hour regulations, it’s still possible for partiers to enjoy sunset outside, but they can't party throughout the day on the famous outdoor terrace, as it has been enclosed.
The huge Space Ibiza Club consists of several separate clubs and stages that host some of the world’s most popular disc jockeys and music with incredible booming sound and psychedelic lighting systems. Look for Caja Roja (Red Box) upstairs, the main Premier Stage, and the original Discoteca venue. Season opening and closing parties are wildly popular, and fans fly in from all over the world to attend them.
Space Nightclub in Ibiza is located about midway down on Playa den Bossa, the island’s most popular beach and one of the most famous beaches in the world. It is next to the large water park, which is well attended by visitors enjoying family vacations. You are apt to find those who enjoyed the Space Nightclub in Ibiza revelry throughout the night recovering on this beach during the day. These people generally include a good percentage of bikini clad and topless Ibiza girls, who constitute one of the attractions of the island.
Numerous hotels and apartments along this beach put the Space Ibiza Club within walking distance for the most dedicated revelers, and it is only a five minute taxi ride from Ibiza Town. Space also operates a regular bus schedule between the club and the party town of San Antonio on the other side of the island. Like all the clubs on the island, Space Ibiza Club tickets are not cheap (between $50 and $150 and up), and the cocktails are as expensive as they are in any pricey resort in Western Europe. Fortunately for the clientele, consisting mostly of young people on a budget, there are plenty of cheap accommodations to be had, making the cost of attending one of the parties one of the biggest expenses of their holidays.