Introducing San Antonio
San Antonio is the second largest town on the island of Ibiza, after Ibiza Town itself. The name of the town is short for Sant Antoni de Portmany, but under Roman times this settlement was known as Portus Magnus.
A holiday to San Antonio incorporates fascinating local history that dates back to the 16th century and beyond, as well as some superb beaches, and a world famous nightlife! While the town is relatively family-friendly, those with children would be better advised to visit San Miguel, or one of the other quieter Ibiza towns. Of course opposite is San Antonio Bay which is well worth a visit as well.
It’s time to explore!
San Antonio is a town rich in heritage. The original settlement here was a fishing village, and the trade is still a popular one now. As a result, many types of seafood are proudly presented as local delicacies.
A holiday to San Antonio is perfect for anyone with a love of culture and architecture, as the town has many fascinating sites that are open to the public. Take for example the 16th century church beside the port, or the old terraced houses in the 'West End' area. The latter is a downtown district centred by Carrer de Santa Agnès, and also home to many of San Antonio’s more prominent nightclubs.
The clubs here are particularly busy during the months of July and August, and include some big name venues such as ‘Bar Amsterdam’ and ‘Soul City’. If you’re here for the nightlife, further down the coast you’ll find the famous Sunset Strip, and clubs such as ‘Café del Mar’ and ‘Savannah’. This west-facing stretch of coastline also makes the perfect spot to enjoy the sunset.
One of the most famous landmarks to see on a holiday to San Antonio is known as ‘The Egg’. This curious statue was erected in the 1900s, to commemorate San Antonio as the birthplace of Christopher Columbus. At the centre of the large egg, you will see a small replica of his ship, the Santa Maria. The harbour promenade is also well worth a visit. This recently renovated district now features impressive fountains and palm trees, which are illuminated by night. It is also the best place to watch the massive fireworks display, which is held to celebrate the Fiesta of Saint Bartholomew each year in August.
Cheap Holidays in San Antonio
If you’re looking to experience the legendary Ibiza nightlife, then San Antonio is the place to come. However, it’s not all big name clubs here. The town itself features a rich history, and lively local culture. Between the many market stalls, beaches and self-catering apartments, you’ll find plenty of ways to enjoy a holiday to San Antonio on a budget. Book all your holidays to Spain with us here at lastminute.com.