Culture in Ibiza

Ibiza: A destination for the famous

March 19, 2023

It is common knowledge that Ibiza is one of celebrities’ most popular destination in the world. Its turquoise waters, its nonstop party nightlife, its exclusive venues and its Mediterranean climate are undeniably factors which attract many famous people to Ibiza to holiday and to be seen. Although most of them spend just a few days per year on Ibiza, mainly in summer when the island is filled with familiar faces, many of these VIPs also have houses on Ibiza, dream properties, which tend to be in luxurious urbanisations by the sea.

Footballers on Ibiza

Many of the celebrities who own houses on Ibiza are international footballers like Iker Casillas, Figo, Puyol, Piqué, Villa, Xavi or Pepe Reina. Another example is Guti, a tireless party animal of the Ibizan nightlife, who recently put one of his three Ibizan properties on the market for 3 million euros; a 500 sq. metre home with pool and 2.000 sq. metres of garden.Fernando Hierro, Sergio Ramos and Zinedine Zidane also own houses designed by Joaquín Torres, the architect to the famous, located in a beachside urbanisation near Talamanca. One of the reasons for the huge influx of footballers to the island is their relationship with the likes of Labi Champion a famous PR networker and a close friend of most of them

Other famous people on Ibiza

Ibiza has long been a traditional holiday destination for the famous therefore large family dynasties like the Albas or the Onassis have breath-taking mansions in inaccessible hideaways on the island. Other VIPs like Borja Thyssen, David Bustamante and Paula Echevarria also own impressive mansions by the sea. Eugenia Martínez de Irujo often spends her summer holidays in a house which she inherited close to Punta Galera. Many other rich and famous pass through Ibiza each summer, often to be spotted in the privés of the most prestigious restaurants and in the VIP areas of the large discoteques… international artists like Leonardo DiCaprio, Adrien Brody, George Clooney, Orlando Bloom, Nicole Kidman, Justin Bieber, Matthew McConaughey, Kylie Minogue, Bono, Paulina Rubio…Another celebrity who never misses a summer season is Paris Hilton who acts as godmother for numerous projects on the island and has had her own party night in Amnesia Ibiza for many years. Cathy Guetta, the ex-wife of DJ David Guetta owns the renowned and ultra-Deluxe Villa Titanium near San Antonio as well as several premises on the island. For many years the supermodel Elle MacPherson owned a luxurious villa in Cala Conta which was recently bought by a Russian millionaire. Famous Spanish celebrities like Marta Sánchez, Massiel, Ana Obregón (who usually stays at Hotel Pacha), Mario Casas or model Mar Flores rarely miss a season.

VIPs who live on the island all year

Some VIPs live on Ibiza all year although they travel frequently for work or pleasure. This is the case of the now deceased Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi, film director, or the famous motorcycle racer, Ángel Nieto whose impressive house on a plot of over 40.000 sq. metres has been put up for sale by his heirs. Pepe Navarro resides in a breath-taking mansion valued at circa 10 million euros in Coll den Vent. The Catalan Singer Gerard Quintana has been living in Ibiza for years with his partner and children, and the family Goyanes-Lapique have their residence in the Urbanisation Can Lola.