A popular holiday destination for European vacationers, San Antonio Bay is one of Ibiza’s few areas that cater to families and non-partiers. Visitors should not confuse San Antonio Town and San Antonio Bay; the former is filled with festive superclubs and dubbed the “clubbing capital of the universe” while the latter is mostly enjoyed by epicurean travelers who would much rather visit historic Ibiza and enjoy the city’s fine dining than party all night; two radically distinctive zones! One of the main selling points of San Antonio Bay is its exceptional waterfront: indeed, with numerous little coves, turquoise waters, sandy beaches and plenty of panoramic patios, few other places in Ibiza offer such spectacular, unobstructed sunsets – which locals tend to enjoy with a chilled glass of sangria in one of Cala de Bou’s sunset bars. These coves can be enjoyed in a number of ways, from feeding fishes to snorkeling and various other watersports. Visitors also have the option of renting jetties to explore the bay’s many small islands. San Antonio Bay is also famed for Dalt Villa, the UNESCO-classified old part of town located on top of the hill and home to 16th century fortifications and a castle, as well as two stunning Spanish-style churches. Shoppers should be made aware of Es Cana’s hippy market, characterized by numerous minuscule stalls that seem to have resisted the passing of time.
San Antonio Bay is located on the western coast of Ibiza in the Spanish Balearic Islands. It can be accessed by boat from mainland Valencia, Barcelona and Dénia and by car from Ibiza airport and Ibiza Town in 25 minutes using PM-803 and C-731.