At the age of 6 I went to their day time water party. Back then a party with a few hundred owners of bars, clubs, restaurants, people who worked on the island and their kids. All crazy madness, and from then on I decided Ibiza was the place to be.. at 14 I started flyering for the same club, and around 22 I finally was allowed behind the bar and do gogo dancing. Still its my favorite club on the island. No one acts to good for their own shoes, and everyone is there to have the most amazing night they will remember forever.
Let me introduce to you Marisol, who owns the club with her father Pepe.
Hi, how are you today? Well, is our first day working after the Christmas
Holidays and we are organizing our agendas to prepare next season 2012
Please can you introduce yourself a little bit? Name, where are you, from,
what do you do?
My name is Marisol Aguirre and I was born in Barcelona but
spent most of my life in Ibiza. My family is the owner of Es Paradis night
club in Ibiza and basically I run the club together with my father.
You have worked several jobs, and studied before starting at Es Paradis, can you tell something about it?
working in other clubs in Barcelona when I was studying there to make some money and also in a couple of places in Madrid as an interior designer but I realized very soon that what I really wanted to do is being here in Ibiza and run the club my family opened 36 years ago.
How did you make your word count?
As I said before we respect each other without making differences…
Which clubs/nights are your biggest competitors?
It depends on the season and the night. We all have some big nights and that is good, because
competence makes you improve.
How is it to keep a club going, with less tourists, who have less money, and a shorter summer?
It´s difficult but after 36 (almost 37) summers we know how to adapt, save money and change the strategy if we need it.
The biggest party for locals/workers of the year on the island is still the birthday party in the summer, can you tell something about it?
All the island love that party. It´s a huge Private Water Party for all our friends and we invite around 1.000 people in the day time and cook a huge paella. It’s a gorgeous Pool Party!!!! I love it because I can see there some friends I can´t see in the whole summer because I have no time. We play all kind of music, from 80´s Disco Music, Spanish music, salsa, etc. Whatever that makes you dance.
What is your favorite night at your club?
Water Party of course!!! Fun, fresh and more and more successful every summer!
What is your favorite hide away in Ibiza, and what is not to be missed?
Punta Galera is one of my favourite places in Ibiza, Cala Conta beach is also beautiful and sailing in the north of the island is a nice experience. And everyone should visit the old town “Dalt Vila” and the San Antonio famous Sunsets…
Benirass in the north of Ibiza
What can we look forward to for 2012 at Es Paradis?
Many Water Parties of course!!! Ibiza Rocks After Show will also be here and we are rigt now planning the rest of the nights. We will announce everything very soon at www.esparadis.com and Es Paradis Ibiza Official, our page on Facebook.
Thank you so much! See you in the summer!
You´re more than welcome!!!
Looking forward to seeing you all over here!