S'Illeta bar in Camp de Mar is thought to be under threat. | Michel's


Following the Supreme Court ruling which obliged Campos town hall to demolish the chiringuito bars on Es Trenc beach, questions started to be asked about other chiringuitos in Majorca. The regional environment ministry sent a letter to the Costas Authority regarding the legality of fourteen bars. That letter has raised concerns among people who operate the bars.

One example is the S'Illeta bar in Camp de Mar. Gabriel Bisquerra runs it and says that it is part of the landscape. It has been there since 1963. "We are the first to take care of the coast," he adds, also noting that the bar provides work for five families.

In the case of the bar at Playa del Mago (Portals Vells), the family establishment has existed for more than forty years, a similar length of time to the Es Repós restaurants at Portals Vells beach. There is opposition to any idea of these bars being removed and replaced by demountable ones, as is the case at Es Trenc.

In Estellencs, there is a bar at the cove. It's run by Adriano Nicosia. Residents say that since they were small, the chiringuito has always been there.