Taking time to enjoy the small, simple things around you is one of life’s greatest pleasures and Ibiza bar S’Escalinata – set in the heart of Dalt Vila, Ibiza’s ancient city and a UNESCO World Heritage Listed Site – is one of the island’s little gems.
Colourful beanbags adorn the cobbled stairs (S’Escalinata translates literally to ‘the staircase’), inviting one and all to relax, enjoy a drink or snack while immersed in Ibiza’s rich heritage, with humble pricing reflecting owners Alessio and Elena’s desire to create a place for everyone.
From lush cocktails, fresh juices, icy cold beer and sangria to the finest Italian-style coffee, S’Escalinata offers something to quench all thirsts. For those who’ve worked up an appetite while sightseeing, the homemade focaccia menu is almost impossible to resist, as are the healthy salads and sharing plates – with all ingredients sourced locally.
From bright and early breakfasts through until late night nightcaps beneath the stars, no two days are alike. Listen to world music, enjoy live performances from Flamenco guitarists and local musicians, mingle with like-minded travelers and locals and take the opportunity to snap up artworks from local artists David Tartane Cortes and Luca Ledda – responsible for the rustic, quirky decoration that gives S’Escalinata its unique charm and personality.
Photography by Leyre López de la Paz Photography