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cheap Pincho/Pintxa in San Antonio, Ibiza

February 22nd, 2010

Every Thursday in San Antonio here in Ibiza until 25th March, bars and cafe’s are doing a special promotion where you can get a Pincho (aka Pintxa) and a glass of wine or beer for just 2 euros.

A pincho or pintxa (catalan) is a small slice of bread on which an ingredient or mixture of ingredients is put and held there using a stick, which gives the food its name.

They’re called pinchos because many of them have a pincho (Spanish for spike), typically a toothpick, through them. The toothpick is used to keep whatever the snack is made of from falling off the bread it has been attached to, and to keep track of the number of items that the customer has eaten.

So if you end up with 4 toothpicks next to you, you get charged 8 euros…

  • Ample 32
  • Bombadu
  • Ca Nostra
  • Central 07820
  • Urban
  • Club Nautic
  • Confort Cafe
  • Dream Bar
  • Es Clot
  • Es Mirai
  • Es Rebost de Can Prats
  • Es Vental
  • Es Verro
  • Golden Budha
  • Koppas
  • La Cantina Portmany
  • La Moon
  • Mari Bar
  • Marino
  • Nou Prisma
  • Rita’s Cantina
  • S’Avaradero
  • Bar Stephen
  • Tarba Cafe
  • The Island Cafe
  • Bar Tiburon
  • Tijuana
  • Villa Manchega
  • Zebra Art & Grill
  • Boulevard Cafe
  • Cebo
  • Puchet
  • Marina Playa
  • Can Bonet
  • Can Tixedo
  • Can Tumas
  • Es Puig
  • Es Raco de Can Cosmi
  • Granja Costa

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Ibiza municipality news for April 2009

April 6th, 2009

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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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cheap Pincho/Pintxa in San Antonio, Ibiza

March 18th, 2009

Every Thursday in San Antonio here in Ibiza, 20 bars/cafe’s are doing a special promotion where you can get a Pincho (aka Pintxa) and a glass of wine or beer for just 2 euros.

A pincho or pintxa (catalan) is a small slice of bread on which an ingredient or mixture of ingredients is put and held there using a stick, which gives the food its name.

They’re called pinchos because many of them have a pincho (Spanish for spike), typically a toothpick, through them. The toothpick is used to keep whatever the snack is made of from falling off the bread it has been attached to, and to keep track of the number of items that the customer has eaten.

So if you end up with 4 toothpicks next to you, you get charged 8 euros…

  • Marino Bar/Hostal
  • Hostal Mari
  • Tijuana Restaurant
  • Hostal Tarba
  • Ample 32
  • Meson Es Serro
  • Urban Cerveceria
  • Villa Manchega
  • Zebra art and grill
  • Cafeteria el Pueblo
  • Ca Nostra Restaurant
  • Confort Cafe
  • El Yate
  • Restaurante S’Avaradero
  • Island Cafe
  • Rita’s Cantina
  • Stephan bar restaurant
  • Club Nautic
  • Koppas
  • Linares

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Jimmy Page in Ibiza

February 3rd, 2009
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Above: The original rejected poster artwork
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Above: The final approved version
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In 1986 the legendary Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, along with John Bonham’s son Jason Bonham, played in San Antonio in Ibiza with a jam band called Safe Sex.

It took place at the Heartbreak Hotel on August the 4th 1986. Alongside them were Mike Thompsom on vocals and Dennis Le Bass on bass, with Phil Carson playing Bass on “Lucille”.

The story behind it is that apparently Phil Carson owned the Heartbreak Hotel in San Antonio and was an ex Atlantic Records guy (Led Zeppelin’s record label) and who had also guested on bass on a number of Led Zeppelin’s gigs.

Tracks below:

1. I Just Wanna Make Love


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2. Tobacco Road

3. Instrumental

4. Baby Please Dont Go

5. White Summer

6. Lucille

7. Heartbreak Hotel

8. Money


Direct download links:
1.

      I Just Wanna Make Love

2.
      Tobacco Road

3.
      Instrumental

4.
      Baby Please Dont Go

5.
      White Summer

6.
      Lucille

7.
      Heartbreak Hotel

8.
      Money

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aftermath of the ibiza high winds last weekend

January 31st, 2009

Some photos taken yesterday down in San Antonio bay after last weekends high winds on Ibiza. The “gruas” were out in force trying to get the boats out – it was quite hilarious watching them…

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San Antonio, Ibiza

January 11th, 2009

san antonio, ibizaSan Antonio (Sant Antoni in catalan) is the second largest town on Ibiza since the ascendence of tourism. Originally called Port Magnus by the Romans, it’s full title is Sant Antoni de Portmany (or San Antonio Abad). Why have one name when you can use two?

The older part of San Antonio runs from the 16th Century church down to the port as this was originally a fishing village. This is the area known nowadays as the West End and fishermen are scarce.

There are, however, more British people to be found on the streets in San Antonio throughout the summer than in Blackpool.

Rumour has it that many of them drink too much, unused to the combination of cheap Spanish beer and 22 hour a day licensing laws.

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San Antonio, Ibiza announces free wifi

May 8th, 2008

The council of Sant Antoni de Portmany enables this month of May, a Wi-Fi network in the area of Passeig de ses Fonts that allows free internet connection to all those who are in the area.

As it has done with other initiatives, the idea is to provide citizens and visitors of Sant Antoni access to the Internet, trying to create zones where people with their computers and portable devices can connect to navigate, communicate with friends, Families, teleworking, tc.

It must be remembered that last year already allotted access points, either through equipment available for free or through Wi-Fi, in the Municipal Library, Youth Information Center, or in the same units of municipal Passeig de la Mar.

The service will be available throughout the year, provide the user with an Internet connection, 10 MB free, just by restricting the use of programs downloaded and P2P file sharing.

Looks like San Antonio beat Santa Eulalia to it…

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Ibiza airport to San Antonio in 5 minutes via the new tunnel

May 16th, 2007

We had another airport run to do yesterday so we thought we’d investigate the brand new tunnel on the Ibiza to San Antonio road at San Rafael. For a year everyone has had to turn off the main 2 lane road and go through San Rafael village. The journey only took 20 minutes from the airport to the egg – but weve speeded it up so it only takes you 5 minutes – we wish!

We also tracked the actual route the car took, you can see the new road just outside the airport and new roundabouts on the ibiza – san an road and of course the route the new tunnel at San Rafael takes. Google map of the route:

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