SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IN THE BALEARIC ISLANDS
The Balearic Islands continue to invest in sustainable initiatives within the autonomous community.
The sustainable tourism tax, introduced in 2016 by the Government of the Balearic Islands, has funded the completion of 16 cultural and conservation projects so far this year.
Cultural heritage projects such as the construction of the new headquarters of the Balearic Islands’ symphonic orchestra in Palma as well as the restoration of the San Diego convent in Alayor, Menorca, which houses a new Menorcan Gastronomy Centre, have been completed this year.
Formentera has also been able to construct a multi-disciplinary water sports centre, which aims to promote travelling sustainably and off-season travel.
The sustainable tourism tax is currently funding 108 active projects across the islands of Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera, with a total budget of 52,207,177 euros. These projects will aim to offset the impact of tourism. Other standout initiatives that are set to finish this year include the transformation of an eco-friendly mountain refuge for hikers and the improvement of bird observatories within the Nature Parks of s’Albufera (Mallorca), S’Albufera d’Es Grau (Menorca), and Ses Salines (Mallorca).
Information on every project funded by the sustainable tourism tax can be found at Illessostenibles.travel