San Juan Introduction
San Juan lies in the far north east of Ibiza, far away from the busy resorts of the south. It is a delightful traditional village lying in the most undeveloped and rural parts of the island. Surrounded by pine clad hills and with the resort of Cala San Vicente close by, it is the perfect holiday for those wishing to relax and de-stress. San Juan is a very picturesque village dominated by the eighteenth century church, its bell tower topped by a small spire. Its narrow streets, so clean and neat, balconies laden with flowering pots, are a joy through which to wander. In San Juan nothing much happens and this is why it is one of the island’s favourite retreats.
Why Go To San Juan?
A San Juan holiday provides a wonderful opportunity for total relaxation in a stunning area of Ibiza. There is absolutely nothing to disturb you either by day or by night. No neon lights, no music bars, just friendly venues where you can enjoy a meal and a drink in the company of friends.
Who Is San Juan Popular With?
A San Juan holiday is very popular with older couples and those wishing to find a peaceful retreat. It is also a good base for a walking holiday as there are many pretty walks through forest trails and along the wild coastal route
When To Go To San Juan
The holiday season in San Juan begins in late April and lasts until October with temperatures ranging from the twenties to the mid thirties.
San Juan - The Place
San Juan in the rural north east of Ibiza is a place that appears to have been barely touched by tourism. It is possibly the most relaxed village on the island where visitors come to enjoy the beautiful landscape and to capture the traditional atmosphere, rather than to bask on beaches and party into the night. San Juan is a very pretty village; its whitewashed houses with wrought iron balconies line the narrow cobbled streets and everywhere there are pots of flowering plants charming the senses.
The nearest beach, for those who like a little sand and sea, is a short distance down the steep narrow road to Cala San Vicente. Here you will find a wide sandy beach sheltered from any northerly winds by tall pine-clad cliffs and verdant hills. Bathing is safe for children and less confident swimmers as the sand shelves gently into the clearest of seas. Water sports include pedaloes, banana boats and wind surfing.
San Juan is a good base for ramblers as this part of the island, with its wooded hills, is ideal walking country.
If you wish to explore the area and some of the secluded coves and beaches as well as other inland villages, car hire is recommended.
San Juan Nightlife
San Juan nightlife is as peaceful as it is by day with restaurants and bars providing friendly venues where you can enjoy a drink and a meal in good company undisturbed by loud music and flashing lights.
San Juan shopping is limited to essential provisions and a small number of gift shops. Those looking for more variety can take a trip to the interesting market at Es Cana. Popular purchases include leather goods, ceramics, embroidered linens and jewellery
San Juan Eating
San Juan has a small number of restaurants serving mainly traditional food. Fish features widely in the island’s restaurants and is usually a good choice. An ideal way to try island food is to order a plate of tapas which consists of a medley of bite-sized dishes. Tapas are also ideal for filling the sometimes long gap between lunch and dinner, which is served later in Ibiza than at home. Children are always made welcome in restaurants and their tastes and portion sizes are usually accommodated.