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Aiyanna wins esteemed Biosphere Certificate

Cala Nova's bohemian beach haven becomes Balearic eco-pioneer

On top of being one of the island’s top beach venues, Aiyanna Ibiza has just been recognised for its outstanding efforts in the field of sustainability and environmental protection. The award – the Biosphere Certificate – was given by the Responsible Tourism Institute (RTI), backed by UNESCO and the World Sustainable Tourism Organisation.

What is even more impressive is that the exclusive beach restaurant - located in the stunning setting of Cala Nova in the north-east of Ibiza – is the first company in Ibiza and Formentera and the first restaurant in the whole of the Balearic Islands to be honoured with this prestigious award.

It’s a huge achievement for the whole team at Aiyanna Ibiza and one that clearly shows the group’s firm commitment to creating a positive impact that ensures Ibiza’s long-term sustainability and place in the vanguard of the tourism sector.

Ever since it opened in 2017, the forward-looking beach restaurant has gradually incorporated a series of initiatives designed to minimise its effect on the environment and promote a circular economy. In particular, it has increased its reliance on renewable energy sources and introduced a water recycling system that has cut down on water consumption.

At the same time, Aiyanna Ibiza has put into place a number of important waste reduction and recycling measures. These have included the use of glasses made from recycled glass bottles and producing compost that it already successfully employs as fertiliser in the restaurant’s own kitchen garden.

The latter is something that its many loyal customers will be able to appreciate first-hand next summer when the produce from its garden will be available on the menu along with the wide range of Zero Miles produce already found there (99% of its suppliers are local).

Moreover, Aiyanna Ibiza is working closely with communities and institutions on the island to make improvements in the municipality of Santa Eulalia where it’s based as well as extend vital protection to such much-loved and endangered local fauna as the colourful native lizard population.

The award is a massive feather in Aiyanna Ibiza’s cap and a clear sign of the importance of positive collaboration in bringing about a sustainable future for tourism in Ibiza, one that relies on close cooperation between the island’s public and private enterprises.

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