San Antonio Council are making big changes to the beach sun loungers and other beach concessions in San Antonio for the next 3 years.
The large Balinese style beds are to be banned completely with a 50% reduction on the number of sun loungers and parasols on Calo d’es Moro and Cala Gracioneta.
However, there will be a new concession of sun loungers added to the main beach in San Antonio (s’Arenal) which is hoped will aid beach cleanliness, with the concession owner being responsible for keeping their “business area” clean and tidy. Read more
Today the Balearic Government which controls the islands of Ibiza, Formentera, Majorca and Minorca has approved the the bill of sustainable tourism tax or the “EcoTax” as it has become widely known as.
The idea of the EcoTax is to raise much needed funds for the promotion of sustainable tourism and conservation of natural areas. A committee with representation of political institutions and social partners will determine where the money raised will go in due course. Read more
San Antonio Council have today announced it has suspended dynamic advertising including commercial parades, ticket selling and PR’s on the streets of San Antonio for 2016.
The suspension comes after several summers of complaints from not only tourists who feel they are being harassed in public spaces but also from businesses in the area who are tired of those visiting San Antonio being urged to attend bars, boat parties and club nights elsewhere. Read more
The all-important DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs Poll 2016, powered by Miller Genuine Draft, has been released and Ibiza’s very own Space tops the bill.
With over 450’000 votes cast around the world this is truly a fitting tribute for Space being voted THE greatest club on earth in its final year in Ibiza.
For the last 27 years it has been at the forefront of the clubbing experience and it’s also the 4th time it has been voted the world’s best club. However, at the end of this season, as we all know the the club that we all love will close for the very last time. Read more
Last year we wrote about the rise of incidents on board flights to Ibiza and how several incidents, mainly of drunken behaviour had made national and international headlines.
As the summer flights start and we take our first flight to Ibiza in the coming days it has been made clear by the airlines that drunken unruly behaviour on board will not be tolerated.
We received an email from Ryanair (yesterday) which re-enforced their rules which were brought in mid season last year after they had suffered several incidents on board their flights. Read more
Yesterday at the monthly meeting of the Council of San Antonio a proposal has been put forward to change the ordinance of Coexistence which would result in the banning of drinking in public, crowded places.
Not just alcohol, which is already banned but all drinks including juice, water, milkshakes, coffee in fact anything of liquid form in a container and if caught you could face a fine of 750 Euros.
The reason is to try and curb the amount of people drinking alcohol in the streets and public spaces which is causing disruption and annoyance within the town. Read more
The council yesterday met with traders and residents to put forward plans to pedestrianise the Old Town of San Antonio, Ibiza.
The plan is to pedestrianise the streets adjacent to the Plaza de la Iglesia and the West End, as well as to restrict traffic in other arteries of the centre during the summer months.
The closure will also include the Old Town, between Ramón and Cajal streets and Calle del Mar. The idea was trialled last year by the council, when between June and October, the streets of the Old Town surrounding the church, as well as others in the West End, were closed to traffic from 12 noon. Read more
Plans have been announced to connect Cala Gracio to Port des Torrent along the coast with a walkway and cyclepath.
The councils of San Antonio and Sant Josep have put forward the proposal to reinvigorate the coast along an 8km stretch to provide continuity and ease of access with the creation of a promenade and bike lane.
The project also includes extensions and improvements to the existing piers to improve maritime traffic as well as other visual improvements. Read more
With restrictions being proposed in San Antonio for summer 2018 this brings even further blows for clubbers in Ibiza.
It is being proposed that the four Super Clubs will have to close at 6am with no extensions being allowed for opening and closing parties as seen in previous years.
This will cover Eden, Es Paradis, Privilege and Amnesia – the latter of which who are famous for dancing into the midday sun at the start and the end of the season. Read more
Another exciting month of announcements from everyone’s favourite island with lots to go through, so with no delay here is the Ibiza news roundup for February 2018.
We start with some fantastic environmental news which came in two parts, the first is the Balearic islands as a whole want to ban single-use plastic items by 2020.
Items include plastic cups, plates and cutlery, straws, disposable razors, lighters and coffee machine capsules which have become a blight on the beaches and coves of the islands where it washes up from people incorrectly disposing of it. Read more