For generations, Ibiza has been a magnet for explorers and dreamers, attracting creative and free-spirited minds from around the world. They still come, of course, but the islands is attracting an internationally diverse group of entrepreneurs, movers and shakers who not only want to experience all the White Isle has to offer, but also want to leave their mark in a collaborative and sustainable way. Here are just a few of our wonderful friends who are doing just that… We’ve sat down with another fantastic individual championing for change, Fundraising Manager for Ibiza Preservation Vanda Mustur.
How long have you lived here? What brought you to Ibiza and why?
My first season was in 2003 in Formentera, and I came because I broke up with my Italian boyfriend and needed a change. I still thank him for that! After so many years here in Ibiza, it still feels like living in paradise.
What do you do here? How would you describe your typical work day? I work as the Fundraising Manager for Ibiza Preservation, a local NGO that focuses on preserving the land and sea of Ibiza and Formentera. I am very luck to have total freedom in organising my schedule so it’s very dynamic and never boring.
What positive changes have you seen in Ibiza over the years and what would you like to see improve?
I think there is a lot more to do in the winter time now than when I first came; more events, more workshops, classes, interesting people. Ibiza has to become more environmentally friendly and sustainable in lots of sectors, tourism especially, but also waste and waste management and energy supply.
Where do you see the island in 5 years?
I hope to have an island free of single-use plastic and hope to meet more residents and tourists committed to care and preserve the island.
Where do you go in Ibiza to escape the crowds in the summer and where/ what are your favourite Winter hideouts? Actually, I go to Formentera, my first love, and enjoy a whole day on my own in the sun! During winter days I love good coffee in the sun at Ve Café and at l’Alchimista.
Top three clubs?
Don’t know if I changed or the clubbing scene did. I am nostalgic of the good old Space days.
Top three restaurants?
Chiringuito Blue, Cana Pepeta and Can Xarc.
Top three beaches?
Cala de Boix, Es Calo des Alga, and Cala de Sa Ferradura.