Introducing San Miguel
San Miguel represents a different side of Ibiza to the image that most people are familiar with. The rugged north coast of the island is less developed than the south, and the landscape here allows some dramatic views over the rocky coastline and the ocean beyond. San Miguel is an old town, based around the village and its fortress church, which were built between the 14th and 18th centuries. A holiday to San Miguel would be the perfect option for a family, who want to enjoy the Ibiza atmosphere without getting lost in the crowds!
San Miguel has it all
If you’re looking for the beach, head straight to Puerto San Miguel. This is quite an active spot, and you’ll find plenty of opportunities to have a go at some high-octane water sports! Alternatively, you could visit Benirrás Beach. Nestled amongst the pine-covered hills, this scenic spot is a great place for sunbathing, or enjoying a quiet picnic.
San Miguel offers a good taste of local culture, something that you might not find at the more modern Ibiza resorts. During the summer you can catch displays of traditional folk dancing every Thursday night at the church, while during the day visitors can browse through a massive craft market held in the town’s main square. All of the products to be found in this market were produced on Ibiza, with items that range from pottery to paintings, bamboo carvings and homemade sun catchers. You’ll also be able to find a wide selection of local produce here, including olives, honey and spices.
There are some great places to eat and drink around San Miguel; try a traditional meal at ‘C'an Rei’, or choose from their excellent tapas menu. ‘Es Bosc’ is another popular eatery, where guests can dine outside in the garden. There are a good selection of bars and clubs dotted around San Miguel, but if you came here for the nightlife, then really you should be heading towards the big clubbing scenes at Ibiza Town and San Antonio.
If culture is your thing though, you won’t find a holiday to San Miguel lacking. One of the more famous sites here is the mansion on the Illa des Bosc, a magnificent private house overlooking the port. Then there’s the natural cave formation at Can Marça – these caves were historically used by smugglers around the port of San Miguel.
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A holiday to San Miguel provides a great choice of options – from mountains to beaches, and from markets to mansions. There are lots of things you can do here for free, and the town is so rich in local culture, that just walking through the streets is an experience in itself. For all your holidays to Spain book with us at lastminute.com