The Nassau Beach in Portixol.

06-04-2017Pere Bota

The board of the Balearic Ports Authority (APB) has ordered the eviction of the Nassau Beach bar-restaurant in Portixol (Palma). The authority says that it has been illegally occupied and without a licence since December 2016. The order was issued on Thursday, and three days were given to comply with it.

The APB president, Joan Gual de Torrella, has been given powers by the board to request the assistance of police forces if necessary. He is also being empowered to request authorisation for entry of the premises at the administrative appeal court, if the occupants do not leave.

In October 2014, the APB ended the Nassau Beach concession held by a company called Insula Avantia. Since then, there have been authorisations granted by the APB. However, these ended in December last year and on 1 February proceedings were started because of occupation without authorisation.

A new tender for the concession was awarded to Mar Port Sun Beach. Until now, obviously enough, it has been unable to move in.


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Richard Pearson / Hace over 4 years

I understood the reason they were asked to leave ( politely 3 months ago, not so politely now ) was because another company had offered more to run the site when it last came up for auction.


Sara / Hace over 4 years

The Port Authority is a "mafia" of the old school. The control a few have and the pockets that are lined is scary. If you do not pay to line these pockets or they see they can make more money, you are out. Did you know that they object to improvements of businesses, e.g. Not allowed to replace a roof that is decaying !!! Because originally 30 years ago the roof was not on the plans, so if the owner wishes this, a roof can never be put back up .... if the owner does this he then has no business as the roof is 70% of his restaurant and thus the tourist suffer and there is a lack of provisioning for a much required offering.