While the island has witnessed much change over recent years, one thing that remains constant, is San Antonio’s much loved sunset venue Cafe Mambo. For near quarter of a century, its been providing a quality product, served alongside the iconic Ibiza sunset which acts as its inspiring natural backdrop. Its owner Javier Anadon and his family, have long been walking the steps and terraces welcoming returning friends and always present to ensure guests are received with a smile. This simple technique of a warm welcome and personal attention was the cornerstone of many businesses in Ibiza back in the decade that Mambo was born in 1994.

Sadly, that traditional Ibicenco welcome is not so prevalent on the island today, so it’s always reassuring to know that Mambo retains its core values of customer care, quality food and music, served up under its famous neon lit sign. For a certain generation, both the Cafe Mambo Opening and Closing parties, signaled the start and end of the summer season in Ibiza. Tonight evergreen resident Jason Bye will bring the sunset curtain down on Cafe Mambo’s 24th season to date, with Bob Sinclair and his Paris By Night Queens, headlining the Closing Party which kicks off at 6pm with the sun due to drop behind Sa Conillera island at 19.17. After sunset, expect the party to heat up as some of the islands best known faces and celebrities attend the event paying respects to an Ibiza institution. Popular resident DJ the underrated Danny O, will ensure the night ends in style.

Amid all the complaining emanating from San Antonio, it’s been a good year for the Cafe Mambo brand. Its owners the Anadon family have proven to be one of the shrewdest investors on the island with a string of quality driven businesses that reflect their Balearic style. The beautiful Hostal La Torre, Casa Maca and Las Mimosas have been high profile additions to the Mambo groups portfolio of properties that reflect a cool and affordable vision for the future. If people want to see a tourist product that works in San Antonio, then I would suggest following the lead of an indigenous Spanish brand that knows its market inside out. Cafe Mambo has been offering consistency on an island that some say has gone mad. Trust, is built on consistency and its the glue that holds everything together, so let us raise a toast to another grateful summer past and look forward to what is sure to be a revealing and transformative Ibiza 2019.