San José Confirms 33 Beach Concessions, 57 Await Decision

San José town council have finally confirmed 33 concessions on beaches throughout the municipality: Platja d’en Bossa, Cala de Bou, Cala Bassa, Cala Tarida, Cala Vedella, Cala Carbó and Cala d’Hort.

The beach concessions confirmed to date equate to 1.5million euros in revenue.

Some of the concessions awarded are also conditional on implementation of environmental projects totalling 90,000 euros.

These initiatives will be developed in collaboration with NGOs in Ibiza and include actions such as the removal of plastic, protection of Posidonia and inclusion of people with special needs.

57 remaining

Speaking for the 57 concessions still outstanding the council said they hoped to give them the green light in the coming days.

Delays in the issue of licences following the town halls closed bidding process have caused considerable descent among businesses servicing the beaches and existing concession holders.

The auction process in 2018 followed the highly controversial open bidding process in 2016. Prior to the commencement of the 2018 auction San Jose reduced the number of beach beds throughout the boroughs beaches by 873. The beaches on which beds have been reduced include Cala Bassa, Platges de Comte, Jondal, Cala d’Hort, Cala Carbó, Cala Tarida, Cala Molí, Cala Vedella, Bol Nou and Xarco.

The Consistory has authorized a maximum of 10% occupation of beaches considered natural. Significant reductions have also been made on urban beaches where the City Hall had detected a saturation of elements, such as Platja d’en Bossa and Port des Torrent.