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Ibiza municipality news for April 2009

April 6th, 2009

ibiza townIbiza Town

Luxury hotel near cathedral

In March the Spanish Tourism Undersecretary, Joan Mesquida, accompanied by local politicians, laid the cornerstone for the first Parador Hotel on the Balearic Islands. The Parador Ibiza will be moving into the palace, currently under renovation, next door to the cathedral. Plans include 72 rooms as well as a spa. Construction is scheduled to last 30 months and the costs, being covered by the central government, will amount to 11.3 million euros. Paradores are state-run luxury hotels in prime locations.

Ministry of Defence to sell property

Let the bidding begin! The last undeveloped property on Avenida 8 d’Agost is being auctioned off. The current owner is the Spanish Ministry of Defence and they have set the starting price for the 5,137 square metre area, across from the Granhotel Ibiza, at 11.93 million euros. The purchaser will be announced on 24th April. If no solvent interested party is found by then the ministry plans a maximum of two further attempts to sell. The starting price will drop 15 percent on each additional attempt.

ibiza townSan Jose

Not a bit of excellence

Construction efforts over the past few months within the framework of the “Plan de Excelencia” infrastructure project in Cala de Bou are producing far from excellent results. Residents and businesses in the area have pointed out the shoddy workmanship to the authorities on numerous occasions. In early March Maria de los Angeles Mostazo, municipal tourism councillor, assuaged worries by saying, “We will only accept and sign off on the work when everything is perfect.”

Infrastructure or Ses Salines

Residents of the four residential zones within the Ses Salines Natural Reserve will be getting some basic infrastructure. Councillor for Construction, Josep Antoni Prats, announced in March that the majority of the houses built years ago will be connected to the sewer system and that roads will be receiving sidewalks and streetlights, amongst other things. Additionally the overground electricity and telephone cables will be moved underground. Mr. Prats said, “The construction project will be funded to the tune of 16.5 million euros.”

ibiza townSanta Eulalia

Sewage treatment plant construction to start

The modernisation of the sewage treatment plant in Santa Eulalia appears to have been scheduled for this autumn, according to a spokesperson for the Balearic Islands Ministry of the Environment. A pertinent protocol with central government for the financing of the 7 million euros project has already been signed. “The contract,” said the spokesperson, “took so long because the ministry had prioritised the treatment plant in Platja d’en Bossa.”

Private hospital must prepare new impact report

The Balearic Islands Ministry of the Environment has required investors in a private hospital in Jesus to prepare a new environmental impact report. A ministry spokesperson said in March that the documents submitted by the company Iniciativas Medicas de Ibiza y Formentera S.L. were nowhere near sufficient. For example, the ministry wishes to know what the plans are for traffic connections to the three buildings of the planned health complex near the Ses Feixes wetlands.

ibiza townSan Antonio

Monthly fines for mayor

In the Cretu case Mayor Jose Sala is now being forced to pay directly from his own pocket. According to a decision handed down by the regional court in Palma, Mr. Sala was required to pay a first fine of 1,000 euros in March. He will have to pay further fines until at least July because the judge on the case finds that the municipal authorities are knowingly procrastinating in carrying out the judicial order for demolition of the musician’s estate. If the finca has not been demolished by July, Mr. Sala will be fined 600 euros each week.

Historic lighthouse to be restored

In March the local council decided to award the contract for the restoration of the historic Faro de ses Covetes lighthouse above the harbour to the Refoart S.L. company. A spokesperson for town hall announced construction will start in April and will take a maximum of six months. The costs, expected to run about 400,000 euros, will be paid with funds from the national economic stimulus package. The lighthouse, which commenced operations on 15th September 1897, was taken out of service years ago.

ibiza townSan Juan

Poster contest for the Eve of San Juan

The ‘longest’ night in Sant Joan – midsummer’s eve or ‘Nit de Sant Joan’ – is already making news. The Institut d’Estudis Eivissencs (IEE) has called on residents of the island to participate in the poster competition for the Eve of San Juan. Along with a bit of notoriety the winner will also receive 600 euros. Artists can submit their ideas to the IEE in Eivissa until 26thMay. Participants are free to choose the form, whether photography, painting, graphics or other medium.

Your local authorities in Santa Gertrudis

Residents of Sant Joan can now deal with visits to the authorities at Santa Eulalia’s municipal field office in Santa Gertrudis. The mayors of Sant Joan and Santa Eulalia, Antoni Mari Mari and Vicente Ferrer recently signed the appropriate agreement. A spokesperson for town hall in Sant Joan said, “Necessary fees will be aligned with the rates in Santa Eulalia.” The service will be offered until Sant Joan is able to open its own municipal field office in the area.

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ibizaa-z.com launch party at Brisa de la Mar

March 29th, 2007

We are happy and proud to announce the launch of our new website – ibizaA-Z.com – which has been put together with the latest innovations on the internet.

The launch party will take place at the Brisa de la Mar restaurant on Cala Pada beach next Sunday, April 1st from 2 p.m.
The Lost Mountain Orchestra will be providing the live music and the restaurant serving the cooked food to your table on the beach, if you like…

The website is completely revolutionary, in that the navigation system works entirely on Google maps, making it multi-lingual.

The plan is to take the everyday ‘A-Z’ ~ (yellow pages) to the next logical level, so that it actually shows you on a map where the front door of the place is, that you’re seeking. The next step is to take you through the front door and give you a virtual tour – but one step at a time, eh? …

Amongst the many new things that it can already do: it can, for example, plot bus routes telling you what time the next bus passes your stop (and if you miss that one it’ll tell you the time of the one after that!).

Many thanks in anticipation, we look forward to seeing you at the party.

Ibiza A-Z.com

P.S. If you do plan to come, and wish to enjoy a meal with your music please call Nicole, who is arranging the bookings for the restaurant, in order to reserve a table – as they may have to arrange to cater for more as demand has already exceeded our expectations.
Her phone number is 636 417 724.

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Top Beach Vacation Party Resorts

February 23rd, 2007

Ibiza comes in at no.1 – unsurprisingly:

By Terry Jewell, World News Editor, On The Beach Holidays:

  • Ibiza, Balearic Islands (Spain) A long time ago, Ibiza was a sleepy island where the most exciting thing happening was the harvest. After being discovered in the 1950’s by the flower power troupe, who visited the island as part of the annual hippie trail, Ibiza has been transformed into the capital of the global party scene.
    The nightlife on the island is second to none, with every type of dance music on offer late into the night. The biggest parties are to be found in San Antonio and Ibiza Town, but if you are after something more calming then head out into the country or visit sleepy Santa Eulalia. Another alternative is the incredible open air sunset beach parties at Bora Bora on Playa d’en Bossa or the full moon beach party at Sa Caleta Beach.
    While there are plenty, and I mean plenty, of beach parties in the main clubbing areas most of the huge parties that have made Ibiza the global party capital are held in clubs like Manumission and Eden. One thing is for sure, any self-respecting party animal should have Ibiza at the top of their destination list!

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Our New Ibiza Blog

February 22nd, 2007

Welcome to the new blog for Ibizaa-z.com. 8 years ago we started another Ibiza site but the time has come to completely revamp and start a new one. The main site won’t be live until its basically done, unlike our first version which went from one page and expanded.

This time were using all the tools that have appeared on the net in the meantime – it’ll be better organised, look nice and will be our usual take on the all the bars, restaurants, beaches etc on the island.

Since we live here all year round we have a unique perspective – hope you enjoy our blog as well….

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