With new regulations being voted on this week to restrict the hours and operations of a small part of San Antonio, Ibiza we ask is this the end or the beginning of the West End.
For those that are not aware the West End in San Antonio is several streets in the heart of the town comprising of lots of bars, takeaways and a few shops.
Over recent years the local council have been trying to clean up the area, firstly by banning PR’s (people who stand outside venues talking to the public to persuade them to enter their place of business), then restricting the hours of opening and especially the hours the terraces (seating areas outside) could be in place. Read more
It’s a bold headline but we do truly believe that the changes to the West End are destroying San Antonio, Ibiza, however, we also believe that by supporting the area and not condemning it, it could benefit the town as a whole.
For those that do not know the West End is a small area of San Antonio filled with bars, takeaways and nightclubs covering around 5 streets which are open daily from 10 am until 5 am.
It is the gathering point mostly but not exclusively for the young to enjoy cheap drinking and lots of laughs 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
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
Despite all the negative press over recent years aimed squarely at San Antonio Ibiza, its fortunes are changing and one of the most reported issues has been in regards to old run down hotels with little or no investment over recent years.
However this is far from the truth of what is actually going on in the San Antonio hotel market with several already having undergone major refurbishments or have been taken over with planned makeovers ahead. Read more