San Antonio de Portimany is an Ibicencan town located in the west of the island, which has become one of the major tourist attractions of Ibiza. In San Antonio there are many things to see and do, among them, its great promenade, perfect for disconnecting or exercising, its sunsets, or its bars and clubs to party at night. In this post I show you a list of interesting places in case you do not know what to do in San Antonio on your vacation.
Some information about what to do in San Antonio de Portimany
San Antonio de Portimany is one of Ibiza’s favorite destinations for European tourists. For that reason San Antonio has gone from being a town dedicated to fishing and farming, to host many hotels and services to meet the demand of tourists who arrive in season.
Next to the long promenade is the Passeig de ses Fonts, which is the hub of San Antonio, and where you can find many things to do, from going shopping in its different shops, take a walk in the area of the Town Hall, or take something on their many outdoor terraces.
San Antonio has several interesting beaches and coves. The beach of the promenade (Playa de s’arenal) is not the most beautiful if compared to other beaches in Ibiza, but if we move away a little there are several options. A few kilometers away is Cala Gració and Cala Gracioneta, which are linked to each other. And Cala Salada, which is one of the preferred by tourists.
Beaches and spots in San Antonio de Portimany
Port of San Antonio
The Port of San Antonio is a must see place of this municipality, where you can enjoy a good walk seeing their hippie stands, their terrace, or the sunset. There is also the recreational yacht club, which is growing more and more.
Road to la Cova des Vi
It is a path that leads to an area with cave paintings, which apparently are not very well preserved. If you like hiking you can enjoy some nice routes, enjoying the outdoors, the cliffs, and the good views of Ibiza.
Raco d’en Xic
It is a nudist cove near Cala Comte. It has an area to rest and drink, and parking area. It is a very quiet area with transparent waters. If you approach the area of rocks you will see many fish.
Es Broll is a little touristy, agricultural landscape area with cultivated areas, stretching for 4.5 km in the municipality of San Antonio. It follows the channel of the stream and is full of canals and pools that were built during the time in which the Muslims were in Spain.
Great cove of the municipality of San Antonio. It has areas of sand and rock areas, and walking you can access to its neighboring cove (Cala Gracioneta), with turquoise waters worth seeing.
Cala de Bou
Cala de Bou is located in the Bay of San Antonio, and is a sandy beach about 300m long, where you can find the typical tourist facilities such as restaurants, apartments and hotels, In addition to services related to leisure and sports. Take a look at this post if you want to see many more Ibiza‘s coves.
Punta Galera is a very peculiar beach composed of flat rocks in several heights, in front of the sea. As if they were bleachers. It is one of the nudist beaches by excellence in Ibiza because of its privacy and difficult access.
Promenade of San Antonio de Portimany
The promenade stretches along the beach of San Antonio. It is a perfect place to enjoy the sunset or the typical tourist services of this type of urban beaches.
Bars and restaurants in San Antonio de Portimany
Café Mambo is one of the most visited places of San Antonio and Ibiza. Because of its food, cocktails and atmosphere it has been awarded several times as the Best Bar in Ibiza. It is a good place to go eat dinner and then listen to the Djs. It is highly recommended to book in advance because it fills up.
People Ibiza is another place known in San Antonio for its pre-parties, where people are going to warm their engines before moving to other clubs. There you can get pre-sale tickets and the drinks are at a very good price compared to other places on the island.
Rodeo Restaurant in San Antonio where you can enjoy a mechanical tone and elastic beds. This is part of its main attraction, but also stands out for its mainly dishes of Italian cuisine.
Donnegans is an Irish Pub in San Antonio Bay where you can also find live music and the typical Irish pub atmosphere to have a few beers in Ibiza. It is highly recommended to meet people, and above all is frequented by English.
Bucanero is a Mediterranean restaurant, specialized in fish, which is situated in the Bay of San Antonio. It is also a perfect place for drinks where young people are concentrated in search of parties at night.
Bar Don Quijote
Hippie style bar but modern, not very big, where they put cocktails, skewers and tapas, as well as drinks. It is near the church of San Antonio, where foreign people are concentrated.
Bar La noche
Located in the area where most of San Antonio’s pubs and cocktail bars are located. This bar is frequented by more Spaniards than the rest in which you will find guiris.
Café del Mar
One of Ibiza’s most famous Sunset Bar. Located on the San Antonio waterfront, this is the perfect place to meet up to watch the sunset listening to music with a good atmosphere and friends if you are in the San Antonio area.
Bar / Restaurant Villa Mercedes
Spacious, pleasant restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere, with live music in the open air, and views of San Antonio Harbor. They serve Mediterranean fusion food and have elaborate cocktails.
One of the best bars / restaurants in San Antonio, located by the church area. At first glance it has nothing special, but it stands out because on the terrace there are tables with large sofas in which you can lie down while having a juice or a cocktail. The value for money is very good.
They have spectacular artisan pizzas. It surprises whoever has tried them. It is a bit further away from what is downtown San Antonio, but if you are looking to eat well away from the Ibiza night crowd we would recommend it without fail. As for the price, it is not very expensive for the quality they offer.
Shops in San Antonio de Portimany
La Puerta Olvidada
La Puerta Olvidada is a decoration shop with things not easily found elsewhere. It has a very careful and eye-catching retro-vintage roll. Worth seeing. It has very exclusive things and therefore the prices are not the cheapest. Now they have also moved to the Dalt Vila area.