San Antonio

The west coast is famed for the daily spectacular that is sunset in Ibiza. Stunning beaches, incredible restaurants and a slew of outings and activities to hand make San An (as it’s dubbed by locals) a holiday dream. Villas in this area tend to be contemporary compounds of pure luxury. There’s a choice between sea views and country vistas and in the case of some recent renovations, both. It’s official – San Antonio has been gentrified!

Local dining

Ranging from rustic to innovative there is something for every day of the week in San Antonio. Start the day with a breakfast at Skinny Kitchen or Rita’s Cantina, with views over the bobbing yachts in the harbour. For dinner, the romantic Sa Capella is located in an ancient chapel on a hillside, and boasts an innovative menu and superb service. Hostal La Torre is best for sunset, tapas and dinner on the terrace complete with DJs spinning Balearic beats, while Cala Gracioneta Chiringuito makes beachside dining a breeze with amazing seafood and excellent examples of traditional dishes.

Nearby attractions

The iconic ‘sunset strip’ deserves at least one stroll, stopping by the iconic Café del Mar or Café Mambo. Kids will get a kick out of the aquarium at Cap Blanc, located in a natural cave used as a lobster nursery in ancient times. The retro-styled Cine Regio shows movies in English every Tuesday evening and older kids will love the fun park attractions around San Antonio centre. A hike to ‘Ibiza-henge’ on the cusp of Cala Conta is a bonus for grown-ups to experience the amazing view and the amazing sculpture created for Cirque Du Soleil’s owner, who happens to live next door.

Best beaches

There are so many beaches to choose from in the San Antonio area that you could pick a new one every day. Cala Bassa is buzzing with beach clubs, restaurants and family fun. Cala Conta is a little more boho, with crystal waters and excellent restaurants plus sunsets to write home about. Cala de Bou is a lovely crescent-shaped beach with turquoise waters. Cala Vadella and Cala Tarida are both popular with locals with their soft sands and easy access to the sea and a trip to Es Vedra, the rocky monolith emerging from the Med is always amazing while Cala d’Hort, the beach opposite, is divine.