Café del Mar Ibiza opened its doors for the first time on June 20 in 1980. It quickly became known as the home to the most breathtaking sunsets of the island.
The pioneering sound of Balearic beats heard playing in the background catapulted Café del Mar into a global phenomenon. The music albums that followed ended up becoming one of the best-selling compilation series in the world, creating an entire style of music.
Today, 40 years later, Café del Mar stands as one of the most iconic locations on the island with a mission to spread the spirit of Ibiza to every corner of the world.
Located on the seafront of Sant Antoni de Portmany, Café del Mar offers breathtaking views across the Mediterranean, facing the enigmatic Sa Conillera Island. The resident DJ carefully curates a signature mix of Balearic beats while the sun makes its journey across the sky. The customers can choose from a wide selection of drinks & snacks, including freshly prepared Sushi, while soaking in the unique experience.
The moment finally arrives as the edge of the sun gently touches the surface of the sea and slowly disappears beyond the horizon. As the final rays of Ra say goodbye, a crowd of hundreds gathered to witness this spectacular event burst into spontaneous applause…
Café del Mar is one of the longest-running compilation series in history, as well as the most recognizable name in chill-out music.
Since the release of Café del Mar Volume 1 in 1994, more than 70 compilations have been produced selling over 12 million units worldwide, making Café del Mar one of the bestselling compilation series of all time.
The style can be described as anything laidback with Balearic touch. It is the sound that matches the spectacular scenery and spirit of Ibiza. Most importantly it is the sound with wide appeal across cultures & people of all kind.
Over the years, Café del Mar has become a synonym for high quality chill-out music. Our compilations have featured many of the leading electronic music artists, such as Jean-Michel Jarre, Moby, Underworld, The XX, Chicane, M83 to name but a few.