More threats to the beaches and coastline of Ibiza
Over recent days more concerns have been raised about how people and big businesses are treating Ibiza and notably its beaches and coastline.
A Facebook group has been created in regards to Cala Saladeta, a beautiful unspoiled cove beside Cala Salada just to the north of San Antonio.
Frequented by locals and tourists alike it has been a hidden gem along the coastline, well sheltered, with a soft sandy beach and beautiful shallow waters along the rocky coastline.
We love it here, and yes in peak summer it does get very busy, but it has always been relaxed quiet and somewhere you could escape to away from the usual trappings of Ibiza’s larger beaches.
However, in recent years it has been invaded by street sellers and vendors selling everything from Mojitos to freshly made rolls.
This year it has been taken to a new level with those vendors playing music to attract people’s attention taking this quiet secluded unserviced beach from a little piece of heaven to a noisy and chaotic hell.
The Facebook page (which can be found here) is calling for the Council to step in and return the beach to its natural unserviced state where everyone can enjoy its peace and tranquility.
A second story that we tweeted about on Sunday, is the sale of a large area of coastline to the Reuben Brothers for possible redevelopment.
The area covers land and the coastline of Cala Bassa, Cala Conta and Es Penyal and was sold for £25 million pounds.
In their own press release which can be found here the Reuben brothers state that even though the current planning permission obtained by the previous owners has elapsed they hope to be able to renew it and build a series of luxury seafront developments.
The outcry from islanders and tourist alike has gathered pace and yesterday an online petition was set up titled “Ibiza says no to the Reuben brothers for the ‘redeveloppement’ of Cala Conta,Cala Bassa and Es Penyal natural sites”
Since then it has gathered over 1700 signatures at the time of writing and this story is gathering a lot of press attention. You can find the petition here
There are enough well serviced beaches and developments already across Ibiza without the need for more. Ibiza needs to keep its unique and unspoilt natural areas as they are and we support both these movements whole heartedly and urge everyone else to support them too.