Café del Mar opened its doors for the first time on June 20th in 1980 in the Balearic island of Ibiza. The concept was simple, to put music to the sunsets. In the early days Café del Mar was a prominent meeting point among the locals and an origin of inspiration for artists and authors. By 1990´s it had become the most popular destinations in Ibiza.
Around the world Café del Mar is possibly the most renown by the annual chillout compilations. The first official Café del Mar compilation was released in 1994 after an overwhelming demand by the fans. It was a global success and resulted in much respected series that as of today has been sold in millions.
Besides the albums, the fans may hear the Café del Mar sound at the licensed franchises that have expanded to 11 different locations around the world, as well as at Café del Mar live events taking place in various venues.
After 31 years Café del Mar mar still stands as the most respected music & lifestyle brands in the world while growing each year.