San Antonio Introduction
San Antonio lies on the south west coast of Ibiza and is the island’s second largest town. It is only ten miles from the airport so transfer time is short. There is a vast range of hotels and apartments to accommodate individual requirements. It has a large marina and a long wide beach lined with bars and restaurants. The island capital, Ibiza, is a twenty minute journey by car. San Antonia is a busy resort with an extremely lively nightlife very popular with the young.
Why go to San Antonio
There are many reasons for choosing a San Antonio holiday. Guaranteed sunshine with calm warm waters, a huge choice of hotels and apartments, a fantastic marina, excellent shopping, a wide variety of cafes and restaurants and lively bars. San Antonio surely offers sufficient ingredients for making a memorable holiday.
Who Is San Antonio Popular With
During the peak season of July and August there is no doubt that San Antonio appeals most strongly to the young, single and British. In the early and late seasons it is popular with families and with couples both young and old. There are many opportunities for those interested in participating in water sports activities.
When To Go To San Antonio
The holiday season in San Antonio begins in late April and lasts until October with temperatures ranging from the twenties to the mid thirties.
San Antonio - The Place
San Antonio, originally a small fishing village with a sixteenth century church, has grown beyond recognition into a large resort with a hectic nightlife. It is centred round a natural harbour where the busy marina is full of yachts, speed boats and ferries. The main beach is long and wide with fine sand shelving gently into warm shallow water, providing ideal swimming conditions. There is wide provision for water sports and scuba diving. A fairly new palm lined promenade borders the beach with a large number of beach bars and restaurants. San Antonio is noted for its magnificent sunsets and the famous Café de Mar is place to experience it. The ‘west end’ of the resort is where the night life is centred and where young and energetic holiday makers party until dawn. Although the beach in San Antonio is considered good, there are better beaches a short distance away by bus or by ferry namely Cala Conta, Cala Bassa and Cala Tarida. As well as water sports there are many land sports including golf, tennis, quad biking, go-karting and horse riding. In August San Antonio celebrates the festival of St Bartholomew with feasting and dancing which culminates in an exciting firework display on the 24th.
San Antonio Nightlife
Ibiza is thought by some to be the clubbing capital of the world and San Antonio certainly helps to earn this title. It is no surprise that the young eighteen to thirties flock to San Antonio every year. There are so many bars and discos and all night clubs where the nightlife can only be described as buzzing. The two largest and most famous clubs are the Eden and the Es Paradis which are open from June until the end of September. The Es Paradis hosts a very popular water party every Wednesday and Saturday night.
San Antonio has an excellent range of shops ranging from beach and gift shops to designer boutiques for both men and women. It even has one large department store called ‘May’. The souvenir shops of the past have all but disappeared and now provide good quality goods.
San Antonio Eating
San Antonio can truly be said to cater for all tastes from fast foods to traditional island dishes. An evening meal on the water front gives the opportunity for enjoying the famed San Antonio sunset. San Antonio also provides an extensive range of restaurants serving international cuisine. Food and drink are usually very good value.