If you have never been to Ibiza then you will be certain of one thing. There is a town called San Antonio which can provide you with clubs and pubs and English breakfast. What isn’t usually mentioned is the sheer beauty of the rest of the island. It has a green horizon, lots of pine trees thrive, despite the arid climate. It is easy to find yourself in an orange grove or sitting in a small restaurant, looking at the azure waters eating some of the most delicious food in the world.
Driving around Ibiza is a simple option. The island is small enough that it can be covered in a couple of hours. Try driving around one part of the island per day, that will leave you time to explore the bays and the interior. If you doing sports activities, we recommend asking your car hire company for a decent cargo box especially if there are four of you driving around the island in a fiat punto!
Santa Eulalia is a pretty town that attracts it fair share of families in the north-east of the island. The jewel in the Eulalia crown is the beautiful marina. Here you will find a dazzling selection of yachts, super yachts or even a fishing boat or two. The marina is surrounded by bars and restaurants. Take a wander up one of the streets leading from the promenade and there are some great shops to discover. Parking is plentiful and driving around this area is uncomplicated.
From Santa Eulalia, it is a scenic drive to the village of Santa Gertrudis de Fruta. This is a village in the centre of the island and it is worth arriving with an empty stomach and quite a few hours to wander around. There are a handful of restaurants that offer genuine Spanish food. They all offer great wine to accompany your meal but be prepared to chill out, this village likes to savour the fine things in life. The shops are independent and full of beautiful, quirky buys. The square is typically Ibizan and can provide you with some of the best people watching spots in Ibiza.
After lunch in Santa Eulalia, leap into your car and head for a beach. Ibiza has undoubtedly some of the finest beaches in the Mediterranean. The choice of places to laze in the sun is staggering. There are long beaches, beaches with waves, beaches that lie in coves giving you the glittering glassy calm waters that are perfect for swimming in. As you drive across the island, there are hundreds of signs showing the way to beaches. Take your pick. None of Ibiza’s beaches will disappoint. Try the almost the beach of Portinax, head up to the bay of Cala Longa for the big chill with a cool crowd. San Antonio can also tempt the discerning traveller for sunset in the cool bars on the front.