Ibiza made such an impact on Cara da Costa as a 13 year old that she ran
away to the island at 15 and has never looked back. We caught up with the
Sonica Radio presenter to get an idea of what Ibiza means to her…
What is it about Ibiza that makes it so special?
It’s a unique island that has everything you could wish for, either for a
happy life or a happy holiday. The sun shines most of the year so you have
an island full of people pumped with vitamin D, which creates generally a
happy place full of creative and positive people. Good old-fashioned ways
of living still exist here which makes it feel like one big family.
Does Ibiza still play a role in breaking a new tune?
Absolutely! It has done for many years now. Ibiza is the capital of
clubland no matter how many alternatives are pushed via the media. At the
height of the season the island is full of the worlds most famous DJs/
producers and promoters. Plus you have two award winning, independent and
very successful radio stations 365 days of the year, 24 hours a day
pushing new tracks and talent. Ibiza Sonica Radio & Ibiza Global
Radio. Add that up with the huge attendance of discerning clubbers every
year and it’s a recipe for success.
How important is Ibiza to the building of a global club brand?
This is complicated I may have to answer this at a later date.
Describe your first Ibiza experience?
Heaving two heavy flight cases full of vinyl around the island in search
of a break, unless you count when I was nine years old and taking part in
a hotel show performing Five Star ha ha!
Away from the club how do you relax on the island?
I have three dogs so I enjoy long walks in the mountain and impromptu
lunches with my amigos.
Which is your favourite beach?
I love Cala Gracioneta early in the morning so I can swim alone in its
What are you listening too chilling on the beach?
I love a Spanish group called Chambao or any other chill out music
produced by fellow islanders in true Balearic style.
You’ve got a night off, where do you head for food?
There is a fantastic restaurant called Es Pi Dor in Cala also Gracioneta.
They have an amazing menu and a million specials off the menu. Fantastic
for shellfish and the owner is truly a lovely man.
Name three essential items needed to survive your Ibiza trip?
Sun cream, an eye mask and money.
What’s the strangest thing you’ve seen/experienced on the island?
The outstanding size of the full moon.