Trouble is brewing for San Antonio with the news that Ibiza’s Council is threatening an unprecedented crackdown on the noise coming from its bars and clubs. This could spell even worse news for any new venues who are planning to open in the area.
It has been reported that the local residents are tired of being subjected to “unbearable” sound levels of up to 85.9 decibels which is the beginning of hearing damage range where ear plugs should be used.
These measures are concentrating their efforts on the West End of San Antonio which the council hope to turn into a Special Zone of Acoustic Protection. The measures are set to include “a series of corrective measures aimed at alleviating the situation and a technical report that guarantees its impact”.
Pablo Valdés, the environmental councillor for San Antonio had told Diario de Ibiza that the noise is making people move out of the area.
“The disturbances of public order and the torrent of images of excesses in the streets summer after summer, which has generated a perception of the current tourist model as a hostile activity among the island population.”
The new regulations are set to kick in from the Summer of 2018 and any venues that fail to comply will face the threat of closure.