We have been able to position the island outside the summer season as an international sport destination.

We have been able to position the island outside the summer season as an international sport destination.


SALVADOR LOSA MARI has been the Councillor of Tax, Finance, Sports and Youth at Consell Insular d’Eivissa since 2019. Graduated in Mathematics, he also has an MBA in Business Administration and Management and has worked as a business consultant. Between 2007 and 2009 he was council in Santa Eularia des Riu Town Hall, developing his job in the matters of sport, tourism, commerce, and youth and being the third deputy mayor.

Why would you recommend our readers to visit Ibiza? And Formentera?

Ibiza is world known for its tourist offer, but I believe the island has many corners and other aspects unknown to the visitors. We have a beautiful coast with quality restaurants and an amazing folklore and culture. Our light, weather and nature are also stand out features. I believe it is a very attractive place.

You must visit Ibiza and wander its streets, not just go to the most popular tourist spots, but it is essential to walk the lesser-known streets. Not just by land, but also by sea to learn about our beautiful isles and marine reserves.

Formentera is also an idyllic place. Ibiza’s sister island where everything is concentrated, full of nature and crystal-clear waters. There you can find beaches unrivalled in the rest of the world. Formentera is another paradise to get lost and an essential destination for those who look for quality tourism.

What is your favourite spot in Ibiza or Formentera?

The north of Ibiza is my favourite area. Here I always discover new spots.

The sport sector is rapidly becoming an attraction in Ibiza, do you believe this could level up with nightlife as a big pull to the island?

I am convinced that it will be that way. I believe we are taking huge steps in this direction, and we are doing more and more sport events that bring sport people to Ibiza out of season.

We have been able to position the island as a sport destination outside the summer season and we must continue working in this direction.

What are you doing at Consell Insular d’Eivissa to make Ibiza an island for sports people?

It was clear from the start that we had to promote this sector and the first thing we did was to select eight championships, the best ones on the island, and award them with the maximum tourist distinction, Activities of Tourist Interest.

We then plan a promotional campaign valued in 450,000 euros a year to promote these eight sport activities on the island. Now there are many other competitions that will be recognised with the same distinction, the promotional work has allowed them to grow in quality. Also, the media impact has been huge, international media had learnt about everything that is happening on the island sports wise and it has had a very positive effect in positioning ourselves at the highest level within this sector.

What events are the ones that stand out in the national and international levels?

These eight competitions I mentioned before: we have the Santa Eulalia Ibiza Marathon, the sailing regatta La Ruta de la Sal, the Cyclist Tour in BTT, the Cyclo-Tourist Tour, the Half Triathlon, Ibiza Half Marathon, the Ultra Trail and the Three Day Trail Ibiza. Also, there are other competitions that are going from strength to strength such as the 10 Km of Playa d’en Bossa, the climb to Sa Cala, which is now part of the Spanish championship… and others including Ibiza JoySail or Ibiza Marathon. This huge spectrum of events makes Ibiza the ideal place for athletes specialized in sea, land and high or medium level competitions. We have competitions for all crowds and a huge variety of disciplines.

Ibiza is sport and we are spreading this message around the world.