Live the Posidonia 2020

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Posidonia oceanica is part of our World Heritage since 1999 as well as:
– Keeping water crystal clear
– Forming a spawning ground, nursery and habitat for many species
– Protecting the sand on our beaches
– Reducing coastal erosion
– The Posidonia meadows are an essential source of oxygen for the planet and its protection is vital in our bid to reduce the effects of climate change.

Besides Posidonia is classified under the Habitats Directive of the European Union as a “priority habitat”.


Posidonia protects the seabed
The meadows perform many functions, but that of fixing the seabed, absorbing the undertow and wave motion is one of the most important. It also protects the coast from marine erosion.
Posidonia protects the beaches
One common feature of Mediterranean coastlines is the remains of Posidonia oceanica that build up just above the tide mark. The material builds up during the winter and provides an essential environmental benefit. It ensures the protection and regeneration of the beach sand and the coastline.
Posidonia protects sea life
The Mediterranean is a vital environment for biodiversity, with many different species, including sea turtles. The new nests that have been made sporadically in Ibiza are a remarkable event and local bodies, such as CREM, among others, are working to rescue and protect the turtles to ensure their survival.
The marine department of GEN-GOB has also been studying the environmental quality of the Posidonia on the beaches of the Pityusic islands with the Tursiops Association, which was founded with the aim of contributing to the conservation and protection of cetaceans in Balearic waters, and has made studies proving that there is a consolidated colony of dolphins in the Pityusic islands and that the Posidonia meadows provide a perfect habitat for many of the species that they feed on.
More information:
https://www.asociaciontursiops.org https://www.elsnostresdofins.com/

The organizations involved in protecting the sea and the habitat of Posidonia includes the Ibiza Fishing Fleet, which is a pioneer in defending the sustainability of the Mediterranean. The professional fishing sector in Ibiza strives to maintain the islands traditions and culture, to maintain the fishing industry there through sustainability criteria to prevent the overfishing of the sea’s resources

Posidonia protects you
Just like our terrestrial forests, the meadows of Posidonia can trap and sequester a significant amount of atmospheric CO2, helping to reduce the amount of this greenhouse gas and to regulate the planet’s climate, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Live the Posidonia (2017-2020)

In 2017, Ibiza Town Council organised the first edition of ‘Live the Posidonia’, a programme of activities organised with the aim of raising awareness of the importance of the Posidonia oceanica meadows, which form part of the declaration of Ibiza as a World Heritage Site.
In 2017, this programme received the international ‘Alimara’ prize in the responsible and sustainable tourism category, awarded by the Campus de Turismo, Hostelería y Gastronomía CETT-UB, with the support of Salón de Turismo B-Travel. Rafa Ruiz, the mayor of Ibiza, collected the award in the 34th Gala Awards Ceremony in recognition of the 14 best national and international tourism campaigns.
The second edition, held from July to September 2018, extended the activity programme and in 2019 it was extended again, to December 4th, which was the 20th anniversary of the declaration of the meadows as a World Heritage Site.
The fourth edition of the programme, held in 2020, identified sustainability, protection of biodiversity and awareness of the importance of protecting Posidonia from climate change as the main challenges ahead.

NATURE: ‘Live the Posidonia’ offers dives to the Posidonia area to capture images of this timeless plant, as well as kayak visits from the beach at Ses Figueretes on Saturdays, and paddle surf from the beach at Talamanca on Sundays. All these activities are free and fully respect the protocols and security measures established to deal with Covid-19.
ART: Posidonia is also hailed as part of the natural and cultural heritage of Ibiza through the work of the jewellers Elisa Pomar, Enric Majoral and Casa Afro. From their workshops in the La Marina district, they also take part in the programme via collections in which they reveal their own artistic interpretation of the sea bed and perception of the Posidonia as a jewel that we must all protect and preserve.
GASTRONOMY. Posidonia is also at the heart of the tribute paid by 16 local restaurants, which will offer a variety of dishes for everyone in order to raise awareness of the unique ecosystem that is the Posidonia, home to a wide variety of species. The fishing sector of Ibiza and the brand guarantee ‘Peix Nostrum’, which works to highlight the quality of the island’s fish, are also joining this initiative.
EDUCATION: The Environment Department is collaborating with local groups and professionals in the sector to set up three online seminars in which the speakers can share their experiences and knowledge with participants of all ages.

POSIDONIA AWARDS. Take part in the competitions ‘Live the Posidonia’ on the social media pages of Ibiza Tourism and win prizes like diving in the meadows and trips in kayak or paddle surf. There are also dinners in restaurants taking part in the campaign, hotel stays and jewels in honour of this long-established plant, along with t-shirts and face masks. Take part in the photography competition to win a Posidonia Award or make a video or take part in the quiz.

Read the terms and conditions of the competition at https://turismo.eivissa.es/
Take part on social media:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TurismeEivissaIbiza/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/EivissaIbiza
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/turismeeivissaibiza/

Ibiza Tourism:
Tel: 971 399 232
Mail: turisme@eivissa.es

Programme of activities: NATURE

Underwater photography “Posidonia, a thousand-year-old seagrass”
Company: Scuba Ibiza
Tel 971 192 884 info@scubaibiza.com
Date: Saturday 5th September
Time: from 9:30 to 1:30 pm
Departing from: Marina Botafoc
Places available: 12
Aimed at: People who know how to dive and are willing to share images of this seagrass with the hashtag #IbizaPosidonia #EivissaPosidonia
These photos will form part of a virtual exhibition as part of the “Live the Posidonia” program.
Get your place by taking part in the “Live the Posidonia” game on the social media pages of Ibiza Tourism
The activity will be bound by the hygiene and security protocols established for COVID-19.
Free activity.

VISIT THE POSIDONIA BY PADDLE SURF
A paddle surf trip from the beach at Talamanca.
Each surfboard is for individual use.
The activity will be bound by the hygiene and security protocols established for COVID-19.
Where: Talamanca Beach, in front of the shower and toilet facilities.
Company: Anfibios Ibiza, diving and marine sports
Places: 16
Days: Sundays
Timetable: 9.30 am to midday.
Dates: 30 August/ 20 September/ 11 and 18 October/ 1, 22 and 29 November
The visit on 20 September will be part of the activities to celebrate Tourist Day on Ibiza.
Free activity.
Get your place by taking part in the “Live the Posidonia” game on the social media pages of Ibiza Tourism.

VISIT THE POSIDONIA BY KAYAK
An excursion by kayak complete with snorkelling and the possibility of underwater photography.
Each kayak has seating for two persons (for couples who live together). They can also be for individual use.
All activities will be bound by the hygiene and security protocols established for COVID-19.
Where: Figueretes Beach. In front of the jetty where boats leave for Formentera.
Company: Kayak Ibiza
Dates: 12, 19 and 26 September/ 3 and 24 October/ 7 and 14 November
When: Saturdays from 9:30 am until 12.00 am.
The visit on Saturday 19th September will be part of World Clean Up Day.
Free activity.
Get your place by taking part in the “Live the Posidonia” game on the social media pages of Ibiza Tourism.

Underwater photography “Flowering Posidonia”
Scuba Ibiza is organizing the dive with the aim of capturing images of the Posidonia meadows in flower.
Date: To be announced, depending on the flowering period, between the months of October and December.
Departing from: Marina Botafoc
Places available: 12
Aimed at: Expert divers willing to share images of this seagrass with the hashtag #IbizaPosidonia #EivissaPosidonia
These photos will form part of a virtual exhibition as part of the “Live the Posidonia” program.
Free activity.
Get your place by taking part in the “Live the Posidonia” game on the social media pages of Ibiza Tourism
The activity will be bound by the hygiene and security protocols established for COVID-19.

Programme of activities: ART:

Posidonia, inspiration for artists

Elisa Pomar: The essence of Ibiza

Elisa Pómar has incorporated the tradition and culture of the island into exclusive jewellery collections that have featured on international catwalks. The sea around the Pityusics has always inspired her with its characteristic tone of blue and its Posidonia. Her designs are made up of vertebrate fish, floral drawings and pieces with turquoise and coral that show her passion for the landscape. Winner of the Ibiza Gold Medal, Elisa makes modern jewellery for contemporary women, but always has traditional Ibizan jewellery as her point of reference. She also created her Posidonia Collection in 2012, which can be viewed along with other talismans in her shop and exhibition space in Calle Castelar, 1.
www.elisapomar.com
Contact: Tel: 971 310 526, press@elisapomar.com
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, from 10 am until 1:30 pm and 5 pm until 8:30 pm

-Enric Majoral: Posidonia, a jewel
National Handicrafts Award winner in 2007, Majoral began his Posidonia collection in 2001 and since then it has become a central feature of his artistic universe. Under the title “La Posidonia es una joya” (Posidonia is a jewel), Majoral has created small and large-scale one-off pieces throughout his career. It is both a context for his research and a permanent concern arising from his conviction that jewellery is a cultural manifestation and that each piece created in his workshop reflects values and emotions. He is an artist who is committed to his environment while possessing an international dimension, showing two pieces from his ‘Joies de sorra’ series from the permanent collection of the New York Museum of Art and Design.

Carrer d’Anníbal, 8
Tel: 971 508 863
Opening hours: Mondays to Saturdays from 11 am to 2:30 pm and 6 pm until 10 pm.
www.majoral.com

Casa Afro: Tradition and culture
Carolina and Francisco José Bonet have been running Casa Afro, traditional Ibizan jewellery store since 1964, where the main attractions are their designs in silver and gold with stones such as coral, blue and green agate or amethyst, drawing on the culture and traditions of the island, the beauty of its natural environment and the sea bed.

Carrer Comte Roselló, 8
Tel: 971 310 423
Opening hours: Mondays to Fridays from 10:15 am to 1:30 pm and from 5:30 pm until 9:30 pm. Saturdays from 10:15 am to 1:30 pm. In winter, the afternoon hours are from 5:30 to 8:30
https://www.casaafro.es/

Programme of activities: EDUCATION:

POSIDONIA WEBINARS

The Environment Department is working with local groups and professionals in the sector to set up three online seminars to examine the importance of the Posidonia meadows and its life cycle in greater detail. It will also deal with its marine biodiversity and conditions as a habitat for species like dolphins and turtles, as well as looking at the threats facing the underwater forests and the challenges for present and future generations to protect them.
Aimed at: General public of all ages.
Dates: Wednesday 30 September, 28 October and 25 November.
Platform: Web Districte 07800
More information on conferences and workshops is available at https://turismo.eivissa.es/ and on social media
With the collaboration of GEN-GOB Eivissa, CREM, Tursiops, Amics de la Terra, Ibiza Sostenible, Cofradía de Pescadores y Arquiteca.

Programme of activities: GASTRONOMY

1.-Ca N’Alfredo
Paseo de Vara de Rey, 16
Tel: 971 311 274
Summer menu:
1.-Choose from:
Gazpacho (chilled tomato soup)
‘Crostes’ (crusty bread) salad
2.- Choose from:
Stuffed calamari with sobrasada sauce
Roast shoulder of lamb
3.-Dessert:
St John’s macaroni
Rice pudding mousse

Price: €25 (drinks not included: Wines from Can Rich, Can Maymó and Ibizkus)
Serving hours: Lunch and dinner from Tuesday to Saturday, 1 pm until 4 pm and 8 pm until 11 pm.

Winter menu:
1.-Choose from:
Onion soup
Seafood salad
2.- Choose from:
Grouper and monkfish stew
Roast pork fillet with tumbet (sliced and roasted vegetables)
3.-Dessert:
Chilled cheesecake
Flaò (tart) and greixonera (pudding) combination

Price: €20 (drinks not included: Wines from Can Rich, Can Maymó and Ibizkus)
Serving hours: Lunch and dinner from Tuesday to Saturday, 1 pm until 4 pm and 8 pm until 11 pm.

2.-Café Montesol by Sagardi
Paseo de Vara de Rey, 2
Tel: 871 51 50 49

Tasting menu:
Olive bread and garlic mayonnaise nibbles
– Fish from the Port of Ibiza with mango and plantain aguachile
– Our creamed rice with Ibiza red prawns
– Traditional flaó

PRICE: €55 per person in our indoor restaurant interior or terrace on Vara de Rey (drinks not included).

Serving hours:
Served from 1pm until 4pm and 7pm until midnight, Monday to Sunday.

3.-Can Mosson by Guillemís:
Avenida Pere Matutes Noguera, 80
Tel: 971 39 44 60
Posidonia Menu:
1.- -Dried fish and ‘crostes’ (crusty bread) salad
2.- Choose from:
-Saffron monkfish with almonds and potatoes a lo pobre
-Free range eggs with chips and sobrasada
3.- Bitter orange greixonera (pudding) with thyme ice cream
PRICE: €30 (excluding drinks)

This menu is available Monday to Friday
Serving hours: 9 pm to 00:30 am
Booking required

4.-Can Pou:
Calle Lluís Tur i Palau, 19
Tel: 971 310 875

Tapas:
Griddled prawn with avocado
Sepia (cuttlefish) with sobrasada and potatoes
PRICE: €7
Days: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Serving hours: 12 am to 11 pm

5.-Casa Manolo
Edificio Marí Mayans (D’en Bossa Beach)
Tel: 971 393 132

Daily menu (changes every week)
1.-Choose from:
Fried octopus
Warm mushroom and lobster salad
1.-Fideuá (seafood noodles)
3.-Choose from:
Lemon sorbet
Homemade creme caramel
PRICE: €17.90 (excluding drinks)
Days: Monday to Friday lunchtime
Serving hours: from 1 pm to 4:30 pm

Posidonia Menu
1.-Choose from:
Fried squid
Salad of goat’s cheese and grilled vegetables
2.-Choose from:
Lobster with free range eggs (minimum 2 persons)
Beef tagliatelle
3.- Choose from:
Cheesecake
Vanilla soufflé
PRICE: €23.90 (excluding drinks)
Days: Monday to Friday lunchtime
Serving hours: from 1 pm to 4:30 pm
*Prior booking recommended.
*Both menus will change

6.-Club Náutico de Ibiza
Avenida de Santa Eulària s/n
Tel: 971 324 023

Posidonia Menu
Mushroom and artichokes with poached egg on puff pastry
Borrida de rajada (Stewed skate)

Greixonera (pudding)

This menu will be served every Friday
Serving hours: 1 pm to 4 pm
Prior booking recommended.

7.-El Barco
Talamanca Beach
Tel: 971 193 278

Tasting menu:
Sobrasada (Ibizan sausage) croquettes
Fried eggs with lobster
Chocolate coulant

PRICE: €32 (excluding drinks)
Days: Monday to Sunday, lunchtime and evenings
Serving hours: from 1 pm to 4:30 pm and 8 pm until 11:30 pm
Prior booking recommended

8.-Es Arcs
C/Quartó de Santa Eulária (Es Vivé)
Tel 971 302 807
– Tuesday:
Fish and shellfish fideuá (minimum 2 persons)
PVP per person: €18
Fisherman’s stew with rice (minimum 2 persons)
PVP per person: €26.50
-Wednesday:
Lobster stew with monkfish (minimum 2 persons)
PVP per person: €28.50
-Thursday:
Great shellfish platter (minimum 2 persons)
PVP per person: €28.50
-Friday:
-Stewed fish with rice (minimum 2 persons)
PVP per person: €26.50
-Saturday:
Lobster rice (minimum 2 persons)
PVP per person: €24
Days: From Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Monday)
Serving hours: from 1 pm to 5 pm and 8 pm until midnight
Prior booking recommended

9.-Formentera
Plaza de la Tertulia, 5
Tel: 971 578 664

Tasting menu
Sobrasada (Ibizan sausage) croquettes
Fried eggs with lobster
Chocolate coulant

PRICE: €32 (excluding drinks)
Days: Monday to Sunday, evenings only
Serving hours: from 8 pm to 11:30 pm
Prior booking recommended

10.-La Gaia
Paseo Juan Carlos I, 17
Tel 971 806 806
lagaia@ibizagranhotel.com
www.lagaiaibiza.com
Experience Mediterranean kaiseki by Óscar Molina

Posidonia tasting menu
Our chef welcomes you: Sequence of aperitifs
MAIN DISHES:
Table aperitif
Oyster ceviche with ikura roe
Sea bass with aromatic basil and jalapeño sauce
Beetroot pickle sauce with coconut and hot radish tartar textures
Chef’s nigiri
Mediterranean lobster with spiced corn cream and vanilla oil
Selected green chickpeas with veal marrow, sturgeon caviar
Skate ravioli with marinated razor clams and tsume foam
Grilled monkfish kokotxas with black garlic and sake sauce
Beef loin trunk with rocoto pepper sauce and charred aubergine
DESSERT
Cherry soaked in sake, kaffir lime and yoghurt ice cream
Caramel mou carob with its ice cream, Ibiza herbs and mint ice cream
Petit fours
PRICE: €90 per person (drinks not included)
Prior booking essential

Tanit tasting menu
Our chef welcomes you: Sequence of aperitifs
MAIN DISHES
Table aperitif
Dried fish and ‘crostes’ (crusty bread) salad with dashi pickled tomatoes
Tuna belly strip with rocoto pepper tiger’s milk, yuyo
and purple corn juice
“Black pork” gyozas and Ibiza prawns with tapioca and raspberry biscuit
Cuttlefish and huilacoche rice
Mediterranean grouper glazed with miso sauce, hijiki seaweed and samphire
DESSERT
Ice cold exotic fruits, coconut soup and passion fruit ice cream
Cocoa sponge with spicy chocolate ice cream and mani foam
Petit fours
PRICE €70 per person (drinks not included)
Prior booking essential
The tasting menu will be served to the whole table.
These menus will be served until 6 September

11.-Reart
Carrer de Castella, 9,
Tel 871 036 575

Squid sandwich with ink bread and halophyte emulsion
PRICE €11
Posidonia chlorophyll rice, made with local seasonal fish
PRICE €17
Days: Monday to Saturday
Serving hours: 1 pm to 4 pm and 8 pm to 11 pm

12.-Roto Club Ibiza
Paseo de Juan Carlos I s/n
Tel: 971 705 070

Roto Special: Grilled fresh Ibiza lobster in sage butter, with potatoes and fried eggs.
PRICE: €155 per Kilo
Grilled octopus
(Grilled octopus leg accompanied by mashed potatoes and smoked paprika oil)
PRICE: €27.50
Warm tuna tartar on avocados and mango
(dressed tuna with ginger, soy sauce, pinch of wasabi, sesame oil and toasted sesame seeds on a bed of avocado and mango dressed with virgin olive oil, lemon, salt and pepper
PRICE: €31
Grilled tuna on quinoa and vegetables
(lightly grilled tuna accompanied by quinoa stir-fried with carrots, mushrooms, garlic and broccoli heads)
PRICE: €29.50

Days: Monday to Sunday, evenings only
Serving hours: 6 pm to midnight

13.-Sa Brisa Madrid
Avenida de Menéndez Pelayo, 15 (Madrid)
Tel: 91 022 45 40
Posidonia Menu
1 Aperitifs:
Tomato with Parmesan whey and basil
Crisp Xeixa bread with sobrasada and Ibiza honey
Fish stew croquette
2 Mains:
Blackfish tartar with flying fish roe
Ibiza prawn on lettuce, with pico de gallo sauce and chipotle mayonnaise
Stewed fish with rice
3. Dessert:
Flaò with homemade Ibizan herb liqueur ice cream
PRICE: €48
Every weekday, midday and evenings
Serving hours: from 1 pm to 4 pm and 8 pm until 11 pm

14.-Sa Nansa
Avenida 8 de Agosto, 27
Tel: 971 318 750

Posidonia tasting menu
Garlic prawns with eggs and Ibiza potato crisps
Fishermen’s stew with noodles
Greixonera (pudding)
PRICE: €38 (drinks not included)
Serving hours: From Tuesday to Saturday, midday and evenings.
Serving hours: from 1 pm to 4 pm and 8 pm until 11 pm
PRICE: €45 per person (drinks not included)
Prior reservation requested

15.-Ses Figueres Ibiza (hotel)
C/ Ses Figueres, 18 (Playa Talamanca)
Tel: 971 314 313
Paella with baby octopus, green asparagus, garlic shoots, baby broad beans and seaweed
PRICE: €22.90 per head (drinks not included)

Serving hours: Every day, lunch and dinner
Serving hours: 1 pm to 4 pm and 7:30 pm to 11 pm
Prior booking requested

16.-Sushiya Aoyama
Carrer de l’Arquebisbe Cardona Riera, 4
Tel 627 86 15 66
Selection of Ibiza seafood nigiri
PRICE: €10
Days: Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Serving hours: 8 pm to 10:30 pm
Prior booking required: aoyamaibiza@gmail.com

We are all guardians of the Posidonia: Come and protect it
The Ibiza Town Council wants all residents and visitors to the city to be aware of the importance of the Posidonia oceanica meadows to make them ambassadors. How?:
To explain that the Posidonia oceanica is a huge underwater forest and one of the oldest living beings on the planet. That it is essential, because it is a planetary lung which releases a large volume of oxygen into the atmosphere and helps to reduce climate change.
Explaining that Posidonia is not a type of seaweed, but a millenarian plant native to the Mediterranean. That it is also the main protection for the coast and for the quality and beauty of the sea in the Pityusic Islands.
By helping many people to understand that the Posidonia that builds up on the beaches is not rubbish but a protective mantle that regenerates and protects the sand.
Dolphins, turtles and a wide range of species have thrived in the favourable conditions of the clear waters of Ibiza, generated by the Posidonia, the most ancient resident and the only one shown to be immortal, despite the fact that the patches dredged by yacht anchors take 300 years to regenerate.
By keeping it free of rubbish, plastic, noise pollution, boats that anchor in it and above all, ignorance and indifference. Look after it and become a Posidonia ambassador by extending its universal value.
Explain that Posidonia is the great treasure of the Mediterranean and a natural feature that has been declared part of our World Heritage by UNESCO. We are all guardians of the Posidonia. You too. Come and protect it.
#IbizaPosidonia
#EivissaPosidonia