The Ecotasa or Sustainable Tourism Tax, is a tax approved by the Balearic Government since July 2016. Its objective is to make investments linked to the preservation of the environment and sustainable tourism.
Its promoters defend that it was created to mitigate the consequences that tourism causes in our territory. The operation of the Ecotasa is similar to VAT. The person responsible for the payment to the Treasury is the tourist marketing company (hotels, hostels, cruise ships, private homes for tourist leases, etc.) which will later recover the amount by adding it to the client on the invoice.