Juan Mari Juan, founder of Las Dalias, died on Friday afternoon, the 9th of September, in hospital Can Misses at 89 years old.

In a statement issued by Las Dalias they paid tribute to their founder who was born in Sant Carles in 1927. “A farmer and carpenter who put all his efforts in the implementation of a roadhouse in 1954, when tourists started to arrive in Ibiza. Today, thanks to his efforts and vision, Las Dalias has become internationally known.”

In a coincidentally timed but fitting tribute to his work, shortly before his death it was announced that the Tourism Award for 2016 had been made by the Balearic Government to Las Dalias in recognition of his extensive work and experience in promoting tourism in Ibiza.

"Rest in peace grandfather" Las Dalias pay tribute to founder Juan Mari Juan who dies age 89.
"Rest in peace grandfather" Las Dalias pay tribute to founder Juan Mari Juan who dies age 89.

The funeral of Señor Mari Juan is being held at 1pm Monday 12th September with a Mass at 6pm on the same day at the church of Sant Carles de Peralta.

On Monday, during the Night Market, at 9pm artisans, musicians, employees and friends will gather to pay tribute to “the father of Las Dalias and grandfather of us all.”

“Rest in peace grandfather”