Small but notable steps in Improving Ibiza for all

An exciting year ahead for San Antonio

Improving Ibiza for all

As the election campaign gets into full swing in Ibiza it seems a few changes, for the better, are already taking place. Some cynics may see this as being done purely for vote grabbing and electioneering purposes but even so this can only be a good move for the island and for those who visit.

Yesterday a major police operation was carried out against those hawking along the beach and promenade in San Antonio leading to 19 arrests for various offences from illegal selling to immigration offences.

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An Exciting Year Ahead for San Antonio Ibiza

An exciting year ahead for San Antonio

An exciting year ahead for San Antonio

With a month to go until the people of Ibiza go to the Polls and with the emergence of several Parties/Groups who want to end the one-trick-pony of San Antonio as a party hotspot and clubbers paradise, what is the future for this resort with such a bad reputation?

San Antonio has always been attacked and invaded historically by Pirates and the Turks, to the mid-90s with “lads on tour” through to the modern day clubber and 18 year olds who are looking for their right of passage.

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A Cultured Walk Around San Antonio Ibiza

San Antonio Bust Station

San Antonio Bust Station, The Start

Culture is not the first word that comes to mind when you think of San Antonio, famed for its parties and nightlife.  But dig a little deeper and there are some cultural gems to be found both modern and much older.

This is an easy walk, which is best done early evening to enjoy it to its full potential; it takes around 2 hrs (3km).

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The Beaches of San Antonio Ibiza

Calo des Moro San Antonio

Calo des Moro San Antonio

Ibiza is famed for its beaches and there are 4 beaches within walking distance of San Antonio.

The beaches are clean with most having sun beds and parasols to rent, water sports and come complete with a lifeguard and medical point manned throughout the day (during the summer season)

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San Antonio Ibiza A Quick Survey

A short survey about San Antonio

A short survey about San Antonio

With all the comments, tweets and messages over the last few days about San Antonio I have created a short survey which I would ask you to fill in so we can all see the true image and concerns about the town.

Please be as honest as you can, all answers are anonymous.

We shall leave the survey going for approx 2 weeks and then we shall publish the results.

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A Time for Change the Momentum Builds

San Antonio Egg

San Antonio A Time for Change

Yesterdays post; San Antonio A Time for Change went down very well and has sparked some great conversations over the last 24 hrs.

Both Martin Makepeace and Sofia Costa Blom commented and forwarded the article onto friends and colleagues, and as it spread around the internet, it became very clear that there are many people out there who love the real San Antonio.

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San Antonio Ibiza A Time for Change

The Egg San Antonio Ibiza

San Antonio Ibiza

As you know I love San Antonio and believe its reputation as just a rough old party town rife with drunks, drugs and crime to be unfair and outdated but.

With the upcoming municipal elections at the end of May across Ibiza, British ex pat Martin Makepeace has been asked to stand in San Antonio for the Partido Popular (Peoples Party).

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No more cement in San Antonio Ibiza

Cala Gracio could be developed.

Cala Gracio could be developed.

A few weeks ago we read a report in The Ibizan about possible plans to build up to 268 dwellings on land to the north of San Antonio on an area running inland from Cala Gracio.

Click here for the full Ibizan Article

Without doubt, these plans are controversial.

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The Egg San Antonio Ibiza

The Egg San Antonio Ibiza

The Egg San Antonio Ibiza

One of the most famous landmarks in Ibiza is the Egg, located on the main roundabout in San Antonio.

It symbolises the local claim that Christopher Columbus was born in the region around San Antonio.

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The Sunset Strip San Antonio, Ibiza

Sunset Strip San Antonio Ibiza

Sunset Strip San Antonio Ibiza

The Sunset Strip is, without doubt, one of my favourite places to go on Ibiza to watch the sun sink beneath the waves.

It is an iconic setting, just away from the main San Antonio harbour and is easily reached on foot along the coastal footpath.

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