Coco Beach Summer Closing

Posted on November 2, 2015

Words: Abby Lowe
Images: Andres Iglesias

Things you expect to see on Halloween: 1. Pumpkins. 2. People dressed as pumpkins. 3. Cobwebs. 4. People dressed as sexy witches. 5. Scream masks. 6. People dressed in lederhosen. Wait, what? People dressed in lederhosen? Well no I suppose not, not usually. But if you were at the Coco Beach summer closing party on Saturday, then yes, because there the team shunned the obvious in favour of the traditional, and instead of throwing a closing party dominated by the theme of Halloween, they went for Oktoberfest instead. Thus, the Playa d’en Bossa hotspot was transformed into a mini Deutschland, where people gathered to celebrate all that’s great about the Bavarian motherland. No one saw that coming did they? Always expect the unexpected in Ibiza.

Andrés Iglesias || www.andresiglesias.com
Andrés Iglesias || www.andresiglesias.com

Coco Beach is situated at the very far end of Playa d’en Bossa. One of the beach’s original beach clubs, it’s developed a loyal following over the years, and at the end of each and every summer, people flock to it in their droves to celebrate another successful season. In return for their loyalty, they’re repaid with one of the most spectacular events on the island – one that’s punctuated with live music, DJs and jaw-dropping performances. The Coco Beach closing is always a spectacle to behold and this year was no different, in part thanks to all the lederhosen.

Andrés Iglesias || www.andresiglesias.com
Andrés Iglesias || www.andresiglesias.com
Andrés Iglesias || www.andresiglesias.com
Andrés Iglesias || www.andresiglesias.com

It was another beautiful autumn day in Ibiza, one characterised by clear blue skies, blazing sunshine and temperatures that would give June a run for its money. People made their way to Coco Beach in the early afternoon, ready to indulge in Bavarian feast that included, among many things, bratwurst and pretzels and other German-inspired delights. The mood at Coco beach is always festive, but on this occasion, spirits are high as a kite and keep soaring thanks to the keg of beer that’s been placed on everyone’s tables. The staff is all adorned in traditional dress and if you happened to be dropped from the sky into the party, you’d think you’d landed in Germany, not Ibiza. Even I was confused at times, and (mostly) I was aware of where I was.

Andrés Iglesias || www.andresiglesias.com
Andrés Iglesias || www.andresiglesias.com
Andrés Iglesias || www.andresiglesias.com
Andrés Iglesias || www.andresiglesias.com

And as ever, there was an impressive array of acts to keep people entertained throughout the day. Arte Volante where on hand to deliver their usual blend of gravity defying acrobatics, fearlessly hanging upside while contorting into positions the majority of us wouldn’t be able to do on land, let alone in the air. Traditional Bavarian music came from Wies n Buam, scantily clad dancers can canned like their lives depended on it and Danielle Diaz brought her customary style of deep house to see spectators through to night. It was an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza that kicked Halloween to the curb and ensured this was a party people will be reminiscing over long after winter has drawn in. Thank goodness for this little corner of eccentricity in Ibiza, Playa d’en Bossa wouldn’t be the same without it.

Andrés Iglesias || www.andresiglesias.com
Andrés Iglesias || www.andresiglesias.com
Andrés Iglesias || www.andresiglesias.com
Andrés Iglesias || www.andresiglesias.com
Andrés Iglesias || www.andresiglesias.com