Ibiza, an infinite season
From mid-May to mid-October.
Summer 2017 in Ibiza is the longest ever. Hotels, resorts, beaches and clubs have been arranged to provide customers with maximum comfort even off season. And that 2018 could start already on Easter weekend.
Ibiza in winter is a concept that thought does not consider, I told you last January. Soon we will have to re-evaluate the idea. For years, the island of Balearic is not content with just a beautiful season. In August 2014, Ibiza, along with Formentera, had recorded the historic record of attendance: 375,140. The data had led institutions and traders to reflect on the possibility that it would have been a good and just good thing to spread the season over four months. We’re five now.
In the last three years Ibiza has changed profoundly. Fun has become aware, spouses afternoon parties (those ending at midnight) and attention to quality of life is not only about the young European sculptors but also the family dimension, which can find in Ibiza every comfort possible, even for the their creatures, even out of season.
Socio-demographic-economic impact on the tourism of the Usaua Beach Hotel on the island I have talked to you for a long time and its shock has not stopped to be felt.
Right in front of the giant of Playa D’En Bossa a few weeks ago its spin-off night, HI Ibiza, over what once was the legendary Space. From the first impressions it seems we will forget it before the expected but it is too early to spit judgments. Ibiza was given to death. Many observers have underestimated their power to regenerate, to shape their body to make the signs of time disappear.
Comfortable a slow but significant exodus, even occasional, Ibiza lives discreetly even before and after the two solstices. Artists, entrepreneurs, writers, designers. They are more and more the ones who have chosen the island, if not as headquarters, as a supportive study. How to give it wrong. A favorable climate, a particular air, which knows magic, makes it all easier. Who can afford to work remotely, even for short periods, should not think about it for a moment. Goddess, the New Year’s experience was very special but just have patience a few weeks to see the island blossom.
The Pacha is open all year round. And this is already comforting. This year, in the week of May 15, it was already very hot. The 19 Marco Carola at the Magnesia, the 20th anniversary of Pacha, celebrating the fifty seasons on the island, the 21 Guy Gerber at Destiny. I’m not talking about July or August. I’m talking about May, with the 2017 season officially kicked off in her last weekend, where the maestranze find themselves at the Ibiza Music Summit, a conference for jobseekers who is depopulating and becoming more and more a reference to the industry, so to the business, so for the people.
Ibiza sometimes gives the impression of being more empty than usual. Nothing more wrong. The offer has diversified, expanded and spread over five months. There are more things to do over a longer period of time. The Easter weekend is one of the favorites from the new, independent and unconventional tourist model, perhaps unmoved by office dynamics. Technology allows some physical delay at work but wi-fi is everywhere oxygen for our keyboards. It goes on until October 15 when Solomun will close the Pacha, holding a copy of the keys in his pocket. They could serve very soon.