Puerto Sant Miguel
THE ISLAND IS WAITING
Driving around the isla Ibiza
from north to south from the east to west
Lets visit Puerto Sant Miguel
Puerto Sant Miguel
San Miguel De Balansat
A town in the north of Ibiza. The village itself is not directly on the coast, although the port of San Miguel is located there. The harbor, Puerto de San Miguel, and the village are more than four kilometers apart, but belong together! The small town has a few shops and hotels and also has a nice beach! (Puerto de) San Miguel is well visited by families with young children, as it is not as busy as on the most famous beaches and the water is shallow. San Miguel has authentic sides, such as one of the oldest churches on the island, but also modern elements. This is a piece of Ibiza that you don't want to miss!
Puerto de San Miguel Playa
Puerto de San Miguel used to be the fishing port of San Miguel, but is now a popular resort for families with children or couples looking for peace. This bay is one of the most protected beaches in Ibiza. Surrounded by hills, pine trees and a cave, this is a different kind of place from the southern beaches.
On the edge of this beach you can find a few souvenir shops, a supermarket and some restaurants and bars. The beach is also bordered by a handful of hotels and apartment complexes, many with retro 70s style and architecture. It seems as if time has stood still here, which actually makes it very charming and nostalgic. In the summer there are beds and umbrellas for hire.
The beach is known for the cozy hippies that you can always find there.
Famous for its spectacular sunsets and hippie drumming Sundays
Cala Benirras is one of the most beautiful bays in the northwest of Ibiza. It is a beautiful beach about 300 meters long and has crystal clear water.
A beautiful approach, meandering down through hills and valleys, brings you to the beach of Benirrás. It is a pretty beach of partly pebbly sand with rocks either side that you can clamber over and a picturesque view across the water to an interesting rock formation known as Cap Bernat (or referred to locals as 'the finger of God'). The sea bed is rocky which makes it excellent for snorkellers but not so easy to walk into... but that's all part of the fun! The water is crystal clear.
This sheltered bay is a popular anchoring spot for private yachts and motor boats which gather in the late afternoon to enjoy the romantic sundown, in summer accompanied on Sundays by drummers who descend to the beach to 'drum down the sunset' in this iconic hippie ritual. This drumming is a unique Ibiza experience, established over many years.
However, the popularity of the event means an absolutely packed beach on Sundays. Parking will be difficult (see above), so we recommend you come early and spend the whole day at the beach; or come by bus. Because it is so popular on Sundays, some drumming now also takes place on most other evenings in summer, starting only 15 to 20 minutes before sunset – not the big drumming experience as on Sundays but also very nice and less busy.
In summer there is also a lovely small hippie market happening several days a week, with stands selling fashion, accessories, craftwork and more.
How to get there;
Cala Benirras is located in the northwest of Ibiza in the province of San Juan. It is only a 10-minute drive from San Miguel. It is a half hour drive from Ibiza town and from Sant Antonio it takes about 35 minutes. You can park at the beach in the small parking lot.
Stay at Puerto Sant Miguel
A beautiful three star apartment complex for families with young children. The complex was completely renovated in 2016. The hotel has beautiful white-blue rooms. You can choose an all inclusive option, so that you are fully equipped. However, there are also plenty of eateries and nice bars in and around San Miguel. Balansat Resort is located on the beach Puerto de San Miguel Beach, but also has a number of swimming pools, where children have certainly been thought of! Interested in this apartment complex.
Ca Na Xica
Do you already know the beautiful hotel Ca Na Xica in the north of Ibiza? Ca Na Xica is a spa and hotel where you can really enjoy yourself. It is built on an estate and the house is now part of the hotel. Do you want to withdraw from the crowds? Then this is the perfect place to go!
In the spa they have many different types of treatments, massages and other pampering. You can choose between different rooms, namely; normal double rooms, a more luxurious variant of this and the private houses. Beautiful gardens have been laid out on this estate, which provides a nice contrast to the sleek architecture.
If you also want to sleep here or if you only want to visit the spa of Ca Na Xica.
Hotspots in Sant Miguel
It looks like a secret place! Difficult to reach, but one of the most beautiful places in Ibiza. Take the left cliff path from Puerto de San Miguel and you will come out here. A place with azure blue water, green pine trees and a lovely beach.
And of course Utopia Chiringuito! A combination of white stretched canvases and a wooden deck. There are also lounge sofas where you can sink into the bright sun. This restaurant is known for fresh fish and everyone recommends ordering the sardines. There are a few lounge beds and umbrellas on the beach. This is a beach day you will remember.
San Miguel is not really known as the shopping city of Ibiza. No worries! One of the hippest fashion shops is located in this village. And let's be honest, who doesn't love those beautiful leather bags, bohemian clothing or all that nice jewelry. Shop them here
This shop has just about the most exclusive clothing on the entire island! The couple Dario and Valeria have had Dario Bomé since 1975 and travel to India every winter to score things. They buy all kinds of clothing, accessories and fabrics and make the exclusive leather bags themselves in their store. It is located in the hills of San Miguel, where you can definitely check it out if you are in the area! If you score something here, you will not easily see someone else walking with it. Dario Bomé is a true hero for many fashion enthusiasts, who come from all over the world.
Tip: Dario's specialty? Are straps with antique silver buckles.
Carrer De la Iglesia 10
07815 San Miguel
San Miguel has a weekly artisan market in the town square of San Miguel. From May to October there is a night market on Thursdays with all kinds of nice stalls. There are stalls with handmade products that are made in Ibiza itself. An 'Ibicenca dance' is held in front of the church of San Miguel from 6.15 pm to 7 pm. Very traditional and fun to see or even dance with!
Estanco Can Xicu
One of the most special bars in the north of Ibiza. San Miguel has a quiet center with a church as the central point. In the street of this church is the bar Estanco Can Xicu.
Also take a look at the mini museum behind the bar, there is a lot of history regarding the bar and the history behind it.
Carrer de Missa 7
07815 San Miguel
This bar was first a post office, founded by the uncle of the current owner. Many letters from America came from parents who wanted to know how their emigrated children were doing, (The Hippies). The current owner eventually continued with the bar without the post office, due to the arrival of telephone and internet. Today there are mainly retirees, farmers and the occasional city dweller. Sometimes also foreigners who come to visit the church in quiet San Miguel and then see this picturesque blue bar. It is a must to visit, to feel the local atmosphere.
The Cave Cova de Can Marca
A cave that is more than 100,000 years old ...... Enjoy the beautiful stalagmites and stalactites (drip stones), a light show and like icing on the cake; a beautiful view. This is one of the caves in Ibiza. Are you curious yet?
Cova de Can Marca is one of the oldest caves in Ibiza. They estimate that the cave is more than 100,000 years old. As a result, the cave has had beautiful stalagmites (hanging dripstones) and stalactites (standing dripstones) over the years and the waterfalls and water beds have been petrified, making the overall picture beautiful.
Around 1970, the Belgian Jean-Pierre van der Abeelle discovered the cave Cova de Can Marca. He wanted to make the cave accessible to the public. Before this Belgian man discovered the cave, the cave was used for very different things! Smugglers who used this cave around 1950 to hide their illegal stuff here, it was after all an ideal hiding place. To this day you can still clearly see the red and black markings they had painted to get out of the cave in a different way, in case of emergency.
Cova de Can Marca
Port de Sant Miguel
07815 Ibiza Town
Do you want to visit this cave? The entrance is 12/14 meters above sea level and in the cave it is about 20 degrees. During your visit to the cave you will be guided by a guide (in different languages this is possible), this will take about 40 minutes.
You can park for free at the cave. If you want to go by car you have to remember that the road to it is mountainous, so the road has several bends, can be narrow and there are not always fences on the edges of the roads. So pay attention!
You can reach the cave with the bus line that goes to 'Lucas Costa Co'. This runs from May to October and stops about 100 meters from the cave.
The mini train
It is also possible to go by mini train. This goes past the village of Sant Miguel where you pass one of the oldest churches in Ibiza, namely a church from the 13th century. You will also visit the various beautiful white churches in Sant Lloren, Sant Joan and San Vicent. Additionally, the train goes along the beaches of Cala Sant Vicent, the port of San Miguel and then to the cave Can Marca. The train leaves from Portinatx, Port de Sant Miguel and Cala San Vicente.
- A visit to the cave is also great fun with children!
- Unfortunately, Cova de Can Marca is difficult to reach for the disabled. We also advise against visiting the cave with prams.
- If you stand at the entrance, you have a beautiful view over the bay and you will see a tower from 1750, called Torre d'es Molar, opposite you. You can also visit this, from the tower you have a view of the mainland of Ibiza and the cave Cova de Can Marca.
- You also have a view of the island of Murada, here is an almost extinct lizard species from ancient times!
- Remember that the ground is rocky, so comfortable shoes are definitely a must!
Grab A Bite
This lovely restaurant is located on Playa de Benirras, a hidden bay of San Miguel. The setting of this eatery is so romantic that many people want to get married there. The view is amazing with a view of the sea and the rock Cap Bernat.
The interior of the restaurant is completely white and made from recycled material from the island itself. Elements serves Mediterranean dishes and has a juice bar. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are created by three creative chefs. This is a place where you can hang out all day long and where you are taken care of.
At Elements there is more to do than just eat! For example, during the high season there is a DJ all day and you can follow yoga classes. There is also a massage parlor and a boutique with all kinds of Ibicenco clothing, accessories and bikinis.
Tip: If you come by car, book a table or arrive on time. The parking spaces are limited and only available for reserved tables.
La Luna Nell 'Orto
A six hundred year old 'finca' (a Spanish farm on a large plot) transformed into a beautiful restaurant. This is the rural part of Ibiza, with a completely authentic atmosphere. Under the fig tree in the garden there are tables where you can eat. The different levels of the terrace make it very cozy, not to mention what the rest of the garden looks like. White with earth tones, lavender purple and many green trees and shrubs.
Together with their friend Mario they make the best homemade pasta and vegetarian crepes. They also have tasty meat and fish dishes.