Another passenger record has been broken at Ibiza airport where over one million (1,070,635 to be exact) passengers passed through in the month of July. That's a slight increase over the previous year which was also a record breaker.
It's a pattern which is being repeated at other airports in both the Balearics (Mallorca – 3.4 million passengers and Menorca – 0.5 million) and Spain in general.
The black cloud of this silver lining is that total figures for the year are slightly down and highlight a worrying trend that the Spanish call 'seasonalisation' which occurs when too many people all want to go to the same place in a shorter period of time.
The fact that of the 112 million passengers in all Spanish airports in the seven months of this year, 22 million (one fifth) were in July, illustrates this point. The difference in passenger numbers between winter and summer in Ibiza is even more extreme as my photo of the departure lounge in winter shows.
Conveniently and beautifully situated in Talamanca, Hotel Lux Isla, open all year, scores a whopping 9/10 with guests.
This week Annie investigates the revered tradition of island mushroom foraging and shares with us a couple of her favourite (and it has to be said, exquisite) recipes.
It probably goes without saying that there will be no shortage of fabulous parties and special events happening all over Ibiza during the festive period so we compiled an A-Z Guide of what has caught our eye.
Maili Dinim investigates the recycling facilities available on Ibiza and finds a World of progress, possibilities and hope.