Save Ibiza: How To Support Sustainable and Affordable Tourism on the Island

Author : Marco Sgalbazzini
May 14, 2016

Save Ibiza: How To Support Sustainable and Affordable Tourism on the Island

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As our #TBT Series feature from last week covered, Ibiza has been a popular destination for travelers and ravers for decades now. As the years have progressed, however, electronic music as a whole has seen a tremendous boom with resultant increase in popularity of Ibiza as a party destination. With that we have seen a rise in enormous luxury hotels, bottle service and a general VIP culture permeating the island and almost obscuring the true magic that Ibiza can offer.

A group of people on the island has decided to take back the authentic side of Ibiza by launching Save Ibiza, a website that aims to support the island’s family-run businesses and provide the authentic Ibiza experience beyond the VIP culture.

I have traveled to Ibiza myself five times and always encourage friends making the trip to push themselves beyond Platja d’en Bossa, the clubs and popular beaches. There are tens of secluded and picturesque beaches a mere 30-45 minutes drive away from anywhere on the island, family restaurants with amazing menus, locally sourced ingredients and honest prices, and an entire list of non-clubbing activities to take advantage of.

Photo of the Fish Shack. Courtesy of Urban Junkies

Photo of the Fish Shack. Courtesy of Urban Junkies

Save Ibiza gives you the tools to experience the island as a local, providing accommodation resources, a list of real-feel Ibiza eateries, a selection of non-club party options and perhaps most importantly of all, a series of activities that push you to explore the island and look beyond the confines of Space, Amnesia and the other popular nightclubs there. The website provides a local voice for the community with a specially dedicated blog that touches on a series of subjects anyone making the trip to the Balearic island should be familiar with: vegan food options, free local festivals, kids activities on the island and ways to help preserve the true nature and spirit of Ibiza.

Ibiza Fiestas. Photo courtesy of Save Ibiza

Ibiza Fiestas. Photo courtesy of Save Ibiza

If you’re traveling to the island check out the website and plan your trip accordingly. Your visit will be so much more rewarding if you push yourself to see beyond the clubs and VIP culture present on the surface!

Visit Save Ibiza’s website for tips on how to best plan your trip to the island while saving money and helping local businesses grow.