THE ISLAND IS WAITING
Driving around the isla Ibiza
from north to south from the east to west
Lets visit San Carlos
In the north of Ibiza you will find the authentic Sant Carles de Peralta (San Carlos). Famous for being a mecca for hippies, San Carlos rose to fame in the 1960s, attracting peace lovers from around the world to the beautiful natural ambience of this Ibizan retreat. The original bohemians were attracted to the timelessness of San Carlos’s rural location. This village is more than 2500 years old and typically Ibicenco with traditional houses. Time seems to have stood still here. In the center, on the square, there is a white church with a well in the garden and some remains of an oil mill from the 18th century! A visit to San Carlos is a nice change between the busier parts of Ibiza. The area around the village is full of fig and almond trees, which is a beautiful sight when driving around.
Eat and drink
After wandering around in the characteristic village, shopping, feeding fish and / or eating an ice cream, you can have a nice snack and a drink.
This Legendarisch charming bar can be found opposite the central church. Bar Anita, or Ca n'Anneta, was the social center of the region in the 1960s. The many artists and hippies who came there sometimes paid with works of art, which you can still see hanging in the bar. It also functioned as a post office. The 400 mailboxes that hang there are still in use! The original telephone booth, formerly the only telephone in the village, is also still present. Many locals still come here to meet each other and to have a drink. You enter through an outside terrace where you can eat or drink. In addition, the current residents of San Carlos still get their mail at the bar. The mail is still not delivered to people's homes.
There are many rumors about the name Anita one says that in the hippie days Anita Pallenberg regularly came there with The Rolling Stones, the other says that bar Anita was named after a nun who had resigned to work at the bar Anita. If we go there agian for a drink I will ask for the answer am very curious about the answer.
You can enjoy tapas, rice dishes or sandwiches in the attractive restaurant or on the terrace. Taste the spicy drink 'Hierbas Ibicencas' for which Bar Anita is also known. This delicious liqueur is still made in the traditional way and often tastes slightly different everywhere. You can also buy a bottle here, how nice as a souvenir or gift.
Where to find it
You drive there via St. Eularia. From Ibiza town it is around St. Eularia and at the roundabout you go towards San Carlos. You will also pass the Las Dalias hippie market just before San Carlos. (Worth the visit). When you arrive in San Carlos you will easily find Bar Anita. On the square opposite the church.
Plaza de la Iglesia
07850 Sant Carles de Peralta
Blue Lotus SUSHI LAB
We love sushi, do you? At this restaurant in the center you can eat around your stomach with special snacks and dishes from local producers. Sushi with spicy tuna or vegetables, sashimi or try the specialties, such as sushi with goat cheese, basil and pine nuts.
Calle venda d'atzaró 21
07850 Sant Carles de Peralta
If you fancy a tasty home-made pizza, Pizzería Enfarinarte is the right place. This busy restaurant is a favorite among the locals. The prices are between € 5 and € 10. Handy, you can also pick up pizzas here.
Carrer de la Venda de Cala Mastella (without number)
07850 Sant Carles.
Viccio ice cream
Viccio premium ice cream parlour cafe.
Made only with naturel ingredients, many grown on the island cream parlour is hailed as the best in Ibiza.
Some of the flavours are created with fruit they cultivate themselves, such as lemons, oranges or watermelons. They also bring premium ingredients from other corners of the world including French chocolate or Italian nuts.
They even offer vegan and sugar-free popsicles. At this cafe, you can also enjoy hot drinks, juices, homemade lemonade, milkshakes, granitas, lassi, sundaes, homemade pastries, healthy bowls, galettes and crepes.
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In San Carlos you can also spend a while as a shopping enthusiast.
Funiture Home Decor Shop gifts & souvenirs and a selection of wines.
Vintage and industrial-style home decorations made with wood, iron and metal, as well as clothes, household items and unique ideas for gifts.
There is also a selection of fine, local wines.
Open Monday to Friday from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 18:00 to 22:00. Saturdays from 11:00 to 22:00.
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Belinda is one of Ibiza's most original shops. Find unique clothing and fabric decoration in this beautiful corner of San Carlos, Santa Eulalia.
Maybe even if you have not stepped on this beautiful store of the village of Saint Charles, its designs sound to you of something and is that Belinda He has been sharing his creations with the world for years through a small position at the Las Dalias Market. Known ya by tourists and locals, a few years ago he decided to open a small establishment in the town of the municipality of Santa Eulalia
In it you will find a varied sample of clothes in most cases from Asia, however, its owner takes advantage of his trips to bring unique garments from various parts of the world. It does not conform to the first thing that it finds, but it is dedicated to travel different tribes and in them he acquires what is most special to him. Shirts, dresses, skirts, vests, trousers... if you are bored of always dressing like the rest, this is your store. Some of the clothes that hang from their racks have been designed by Belinda herself, who personally choose the fabrics with which to make them later. What is clear is that you will not have to worry about running into someone who looks the same as you, something that brings us to Ibiza. Their business are exclusive, no two equal, so if you do with yours be sure to be unique.
If something characterizes Belinda, it's the originality of all the pieces that fill their corners. A place full of colorful and printed that will leave you in awe from the moment you walk through the door. You may not be able to leave the store without a bag in hand. That your closet is full is no excuse. In the premises you will also find elements of textile decoration as it cushions, elegant carpets, puffs or bedspreads with which to give a new look to your home.
You'll also find the perfect gift for that special friend. Their Bags, as well as the purses, they are wonderful. It also has pieces of accessories with endless styles that will give that different touch to your look. Do not hesitate to consult his owner any questions that arise will help you with the kindness which shows every day of the week.
How to get there
To get to San Carlos you must go to Santa Eulalia, leave the village behind and pass the Las Dallias Market You will find it immediately and, once there, the first thing you will see will be its beautiful Church. When you get there, take the first street on the right and you will find the store. It is right next to La Caixa bank.
For a vintage lover’s dream.
Hannah and her daughter Lottie's beautiful shop is full of antiques, vintage, second-hand clothes, accessories, homeware and more! You can also find all kinds of handmade treasures, such as jewelry and dresses.
A clothes and accessories shop that is far different from the norm, in fact is it a rebellious statement against the mass produced and trend concious, robotic fashion industry. Ibiza is the birthplace of the unique, Adlib clothing movement. A design that was created to encourage women to break free from the stuffy and conservative styles that modern society dictated they should wear. Adlib encouraged women to wear clothes that suited their individual style and personal circumstances. It encouraged its followers to be proud of their bodies and wear clothes to compliment their natural shape and flow.
Lottie Bogotti has developed this concept even further, by emphasising that quality and individual craftsmanship of hand made clothing garments, is just as important. Her shop in San Carlos is full of vintage, second hand and antique, recycled clothing, that is full of character and individual personality. Clothing, that is environmentally friendly by its nature. No synthetic fibres or cheap Asian sweat shop produce, will be found in Lottie Bogotti, instead, expect to discover hand made, quality garments, that have been restored to their former glory. The Lottie Bogotti brand reflects what is good about Ibiza, simplicity, quality and a passion to restore, protect and give back to the Island. Its part of the Real Ibiza spirit and a beacon of light within the dark gloom.
You can also shop here during the siesta, you can take what you like from the closet outside and put the money in the letterbox next to it. I love it, trust that!
How to get there
Follow the road around the church until you get to a junction where the road spilts with Bar Anita on your left. Take the right hand turn towards Cala Llenya and after 100m park at the row of shops. Lottie Bogotti is in the centre of this shopping arcade on the pedestrian street.
EVEN MORE? HELL YES!
On Saturdays you can take a look in and around an eighteenth-century house between 10:30 and 17:00: Trull de ca n'Andreu. The farmhouse in its original state from 1700 is now a museum and takes you back to the time of old Ibiza.
Going through the doors of es Trull de ca n'Andreu is like stepping into a time machine and going back in Pitiusan history to the 18th century. This peculiar museum created in a renovated farmhouse in Sant Carles is a pleasant experience that helps us become familiar with the life and daily tasks of the island's ancestors. The trull (oil mill) to make oil dates from 1775 and is one of the few that are preserved in the Pitiüses. All farm implements are kept in this private museum. There are various plows, flour mill wheels, machines to grind corn, material to make wine and different measures to make 'espardenyes'.
From Sant Carles de Peralta it is just a short drive to Torre d'en Valls (the pirate tower). From this tower you have a great view over the island of Tagomago.
The Ibiza beaches around San Carlos are divine. Imagine a world of crystal clear waters, sunshine bathed serenity and stunningly dramatic coastlines.
A few kilometers south of sant carlos, lays cala llenya, a real beach high point. Behind the pine forest, areas of sand expand, with plenty of berths. The bay is
sheltered and the water is harmless.
A dead end road leads further soutn to the large bay of Cala Nova.
To the north of Cala Llenya it gets more unspoilt and uninhibited on the coast,where Cala Mastella is a pictures bay. The coastal landacape is very frayed wedged between the rocks,the Cala Boix is a small bay with dark zand, after which a staircase descended.
Further north, the Platja d'es Figueral is a popular family beach. You can wander to the Platja S'aigua Blanca, a nudist beach bordered by cliffs, only on the way to it is steep;its best to walk down.