Sant Antoni de Portmany, or San Antonio, is one of the most beautiful and exciting places in Ibiza. Nestled amidst green hills, San Antonio is a great beach area for lots of fun and frolic under the sun. Where is San Antonio? San Antonio, or Sant Antoni de Portmany to locals, is the second biggest municipality in Ibiza, and features a palm-lined sandy beach starting from Caló des Moro beach to the San Antonio bay.
Visitors often ask: ‘what to do in San Antonio’? Well, San Antonio, Spain has something for everybody. There is always an engaging activity suited for families, couples, villas for rent in San Antonio, and party-goers. San Antonio bay is an ideal beach for strolling around day and night. There are always a lot of great things to do and to see.
San Antonio bay is well-known for being one of the most breath-taking areas in the Mediterranean. It is sunny all year round, making it a perfect venue for many holiday activities.
Here is a wide-ranging list of 20 things to in San Antonio Ibiza:
- Enjoy the beach
- Banana Boat
- Flying Fish
- Ocean Mania
- Hot Rods Tour
- Club-hopping or Bar-hopping
- Trip to the Caves of Can Marça
- Beach Run
- Romantic Moonlight Walk on the Beach
- Enjoy tapas at Rincon de Pepe Restaurant
- Dine in an old converted church
- Go surfing at Ibiza Surf Lounge Restaurant
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- Jet Ski
- Boat Tour
- Jet Boat
- Scuba Diving
- Kayak Rental and Excursion
- Stand-up Paddle
- Quad Excursion
Enjoy the beach
You don’t have to do much to have a wonderful day in San Antonio. Just lie down and relax on one of its pristine sandy beaches. The main beach is S’Arenal de San Antonio. You can also choose your favourite spot from among the small beaches dotted along the bay, such as Es Puet beach, Playa S’Estanyol, Playa Xinxo and many more.
Take in the beautiful view, and watch the world go by, drink in hand. The waters are warm and shallow if you fancy a quick dip.
Kids of all ages enjoy a thrilling ride on a banana boat. It is one of San Antonio, Ibiza’s most popular water sport activities, which lasts for about ten minutes.
One of the most thrilling and intense water sport rides in San Antonio is the Flyfish, an adrenaline-filled experience where you feel like you are flying across the sea. This ten-minute ride fits 6 people. This is definitely not for the faint of heart, as riders go through the thrill of bouncing on waves and going up into the air while being towed by a boat.
Thrill seekers will definitely love this action-packed inflatable water park, which is set up right on the water. Situated 50 meters off San Antonio Bay, in front of the Ocean Beach Club, this fun floating park has obstacle courses, with trampolines, slides, balance beams, and bridges.
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Hot Rods Tour
Hot Rods are small vehicles that are also called soapboxes or karts. These street-legal vehicles are sweeping all over Europe as a recreational vehicle, and now it has reached San Antonio as a new way of exploring the beautiful island of Ibiza. Operators offer various types of tours, and starting point is in Avda Doctor Fleming, San Antonio.
Club-hopping or Bar-hopping
San Antonio has some of the best and hottest clubs and bars in Ibiza. The S’Arenal beach area comes alive at night with various bars, waterfront clubs, and live music venues.
Some of the hottest clubs you shouldn’t miss are Es Paradis and Ocean Beach Ibiza.
Trip to the Caves of Can Marça
The north of the island has spectacular ancient caves. The ancient caves of Can Marça are accessible through arranged tours using traditional Ibiza boats. Aquabus uses these traditional boats made by local craftsmen. The five-hour trip will pass through breath-taking coves and coastlines. The 1,000 year old caves have amazing stalactites and stalagmites, waterfalls, and interesting rock pools.
The beaches of San Antonio have a long and wide stretch of sand where avid runners and fitness enthusiasts can have their morning or sunset runs.
Romantic Moonlight Walk on the Beach
Lovers can take a moonlit walk on the beach, which is especially lovely during sunset. San Antonio’s famous Sunset strip features fabulous sunsets set against the deep blue water, fringed with little islands. Enjoy a quiet stroll and finish it off with drinks in one of the sunset bars like Café Mambo and Café del Mar lining up the beach.
Enjoy tapas at Rincon de Pepe Restaurant
The iconic Rincon de Pepe Restaurant is one of the most-famous tapas bar in San Antonio, remaining unchanged since it first opened its doors in 1962. If you are in San Antonio, do not miss out on this restaurant to enjoy an authentic variety of hot and cold tapas.
Dine in an old converted church
Sa Capella is a unique San Antonio restaurant, as it offers an unforgettable dining experience amidst the ambience of an old church, converted into a dining space complete with a rustic terrace bar. It is situated on the hills behind San Antonio, and has wonderful views during sunset.
Go surfing at Ibiza Surf Lounge Restaurant
Technically speaking, Ibiza Surf Lounge is a family-friendly restaurant with burgers, pizzas, nachos, and other kid-friendly menu items.
The surfing part comes from the Flowrider wave machine, which is located on the restaurant premises. You can hang out in the area, do some surfing, and have a light bite from the restaurant. Children love this place!
From May to October, Jet Ski rentals are available for thrill seekers 18 years old and above. Jet Ski operators always provide guides. Half-day or full day hires are available for more experienced riders.
There are many companies offering boat tours in San Antonio. You can charter boats that will take you into different islands or just float out into the sea, away from the crowds, and jump straight into the cool, blue waters.
Boats offer tours for families, party boats for groups of friends, or small boats for couples and smaller groups. They provide amenities such as snorkel equipment and complimentary drinks.
Enjoy the incredible view of Ibiza from up in the air as you glide on a parasailing adventure. This rare escapade gives visitors a chance to get a bird’s eye view of beautiful San Antonio bay and surrounding areas. Truly and unforgettable experience!
Take Off Ibiza offers a wild and exhilarating jet boat experience, guaranteed to give thrills to water adventurers. The hour-long jet boat ride departs from San Antonio port and features a speedy adventure on a jet boat with 180-360 degree spins and wave jumping.
The best thing about San Antonio, Ibiza is that if you want to get away from all the beach activities, you can always go underwater and marvel at the great diversity of its marine life.
PADI-certified instructors will supervise the scuba trip and they also offer levelled lessons in various languages.
Kayak Rental and Excursion
Since the waters of San Antonio are generally calm, it is a perfect spot for kayaking, especially for beginners. There are many kayak rental options available.The tour always follows a specific route that heads down the coast, allowing kayakers to discover the island’s natural wonders.
San Antonio’s stand-up paddle excursions offer holidaymakers a chance to learn how to do stand-up paddle while exploring the hidden caves and private beaches of Ibiza. Boat trips all start from San Antonio Bay and the package includes lessons for first-timers. The boat also accompanies the group while on tour.
Adrenaline junkies and adventure seekers will surely enjoy this off-road experience, passing through some of the most stunning scenery in San Antonio and Ibiza’s countryside and west coast. This is a three-hour excursion that comes with an expert guide, taking the group to see some great spots in the island.
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