Ibiza has been trying to change its image for a long time. The party island wants to be seen as a luxury destination for the upperclass. This year alone, the island is undergoing various changes that limit the nightlife on the island.
At the beginning of the week, the municipality of San Jose has announced to 16 of the most popular beach clubs on the island like, Blue Marlin, Bora Bora and CBBC, that they are no longer allowed to have Dj’s or live music performances.
For the beach clubs, this bad news is just a blend of a series of bad news they have received this year. For example, a regulation of noise constraints was introduced last week and the regulation on the noise levels was reduced from 85db to 65db. This control must prevent the noise from crossing borders and disturbing the island inhabitants. According to the municipality, beach clubs are not night clubs and public beaches must be accessible to any kind of public rather than being taken over by the tourists.
The beach club owners have a six-month period to adapt to the new legislations. This will mean that next season on Ibiza already a clear difference will be seen.
For the beach clubs who do not comply with the new rules, sanctions will be distributed between € 15,000 and € 300,000.
This new arrangement will have a hard impact for many beach club owners who have built their concept and attracting their audience through performances of well-known DJs.