Ibiza political group tries to ban beach clubs and hotel parties – News
A new political campaign group in Ibiza, Podemos, is calling on the government to ban all beach clubs and so-called ‘hotel discos’ on the island.
The action group argues that these nightlife venues have become a “serious inconvenience” for those living on the island, as music can be heard “for miles”.
Podemos spokesman Fernando Gómez said the group aims to “put an end to the legal vacuum of one of the most important problems caused by tourism on the island of Ibiza, namely the serious inconveniences caused by the so-called beach clubs and hotel discos”.
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The group is also campaigning for tourists who want to visit the island undisturbed by revelers, and is now calling for some of the island’s most prolific nightlife spots to be “ended”.
Gómez also accused beach clubs in the Playa d’en Bossa resort of being the worst offenders for loud late-night music with a “roar” that can be heard for miles around the island, “to the great misfortune of 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 open-air nightclubs located on seafronts. Beach.
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The group is asking those who are open to playing music at an audible volume, and those who don’t comply to face a fine.
Last week the Balearic government unveiled a plan to improve tourism with a new tourism law which aims to include a series of environmental improvements.
Tourists visiting the island’s all-inclusive resorts are now limited to just six drinks a day – three at lunch and three at dinner. As regulations on the island tighten, higher fines are also threatened for those who break the rules.
Gemma Ross is Mixmag’s Editorial Assistant, follow her on Twitter