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…
What brought you to Ibiza and why?
I first came to Ibiza in 1997 for a wedding and I´ve been coming and going ever since. I have always maintained a very close connection to the island; from running bars in the Port for a couple of summers to working as a promoter at Privilege at the end of the 90s.The island was wild and free and I have made fantastic memories and met incredible people in those years.
What do you do here?
I work in the hospitality sector and am the general manager of an exciting new venture called Los Patios, a members’ club where people of Ibiza will be able to hang out throughout the year, not just seasonally. It’s going to be an organic oasis for locals and residents alike.
What positive changes have you seen in Ibiza over the years and what would you like to see improve?
Investments in infrastructures have been made over the last decade and in general, services have improved considerably thanks to private investors, but there is still room for improvement. I love the island because the people I love are linked to this place. There are many beautiful places around the world, but it’s the people that make Ibiza so special. We still have a lot of work to do to improve infrastructures and educate people to be respectful with our environment, but we are definitely heading in the right direction.
Where do you see the island in five years?
I am positive and fortunately there are many private initiatives trying to preserve the island and recover what has been left on the road. I hope authorities will continue to contribute and assume their responsibility to bring life back to Ibiza Town, sea preservation, and promote public housing.
Where do you go in Ibiza to escape the crowds in the summer and what are your favourite winter hideouts?
The north of the island is always a good choice in the summer. The flea market in San Juan on Sunday, a good paella on a sunny day at La Escollera and an auction in Santa Gertrudis. In the winter months, an endless talk close to the fireplace with Alba at Can Pau or a walk along the beach with my dog Hugo.
What are your top three clubs?
I don’t go to clubs very often as I already did it too much, even though I still enjoy dancing at the terrace of the DC10, having an early drink at Roto and some evenings at La Granja.
What about your top restaurants to visit?
Es Xarcu, Can Pau, Can Domo and I cannot leave Cipriani out of the list.
Top three beaches?
Es Cavallet, Cala Xuclar, Aigua Blanca.