Ibiza Beach Clubs Under Threat From New Local Organisation
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Ibiza Beach Clubs Under Threat From New Local Organisation

February 18, 2022 Share

Loud music is causing a “serious inconvenience” for local residents.

A new political campaign group in Ibiza called Podemos are calling on the local government to ban all beach clubs and “hotel discos” on the island.

In what could spell bad news for the pending Ibiza summer, the group have said that loud music coming from these parties is causing a “serious inconvenience” for local residents, while campaign members claim that the music can be heard “for miles”.

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Initially reported by MixMag, Podemos spokesman Fernando Gómez says the group aim to “end the legal limbo of one of the most important problems caused by tourism on the island of Ibiza, i.e. the serious inconvenience caused by the so-called beach clubs and hotel nightclubs.”

Gómez went on to accuse the beach clubs in the resort of Playa d’en Bossa to be the biggest source of disturbance with a “roar” that can be heard all over the island, “much to the misfortune of the thousands of people who live there”.

“But there are several other examples of beach bars or restaurants on other beaches that have become sources of noise and disturbance,” he said, referring to Ibiza’s open-air nightclubs that can be found on the beach fronts.

The group are also campaigning for tourists who want to visit the island free of any disruption from nighttime revellers and are now calling to “put an end” to some of the island’s most prolific party spots.

The group are requesting that the local government fine venues that play music at an “audible” volume, but their exact definition of audible yet to be confirmed.

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The news couldn’t come at a worse time for clubs on the island as it was confirmed last month that nightclubs will be free to re-open from April onwards. A full season on Ibiza hasn’t materialised since 2019 due to various Covid-19 restrictions.

In the summer of 2021, clubs were subject to capacity limits, Covid passports and mask-wearing. Many were also forced to close their doors after a short time too.

In another development, the Balearic government have announced a plan aimed at improving the environmental impact of tourism in Ibiza. Furthermore, a crackdown on binge drinking will also see tourists visiting all-inclusive resorts on the island limited to just six drinks per day – three at lunch, and three at dinner.