Daytime San Antonio

The non-party side to San Antonio. A guide packed with activities and days out for this popular Ibiza destination.

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“Sunshine is the best medicine” – Unknown

7 Ways To Enjoy Daylight Hours in Ibiza

We love Ibiza for many reasons and visit often. There is so much more to the island than its typical party reputation. Ibiza is approximately a 2 hour 20 minute flight from London airports and out of season, return tickets can cost ยฃ40. Taxis are easy to get from the airport, as is the bus system that drops you in most central locations around the island. Ibiza enjoys mild springs and autumns, making it an ideal destination to enjoy a little sunshine nearly all year round. Here you’ll find our top seven spots to enjoy during the day in and around San Antonio.

1. A Day Trip To Ibiza Town

One of our favourite non-sunbathing day options is a trip to Ibiza Town. Easily accessible by public bus from the main bus station in San Antoni, Eivissa has endless shops, fantastic restaurants by the waters edge and a picturesque old town with cobbled streets and quaint buildings. Spend a day walking around and practising your Spanish. Eat paella, drink sangria and find a fashion statement that no one else at home will have in the high street shops. We highly recommend Mandala for a full body massage; a great treat after a little retail therapy.

2. Half Day Boat Trips From San Antonio

If you love the ocean, you can take a wide variety of boat trips from San Antonio. Try Cala Bassa for a stunning beach day or better yet, pick a boat that simply takes you around mysterious rock formations and breathtaking coastline. The sea surrounding Ibiza is enticing and is often overlooked whilst most tourists sleep off their hangovers. The natural beauty of Ibiza is enticing and a day on the ocean will help you relax and breath easy again. Many companies offer half and full day tours from San Antonio marina, where you can often just drop by, pay and jump aboard.

3. Eating Out In San Antonio

For food, our favourite restaurant in San Antonio is Casita. With a varied menu and reasonable prices, it’s bound to suit everyone. The front of the restaurant sits in a pretty garden so you can enjoy your meal outside on beautiful summer evenings. This location is a short walk from most hotels in San Antonio Bay. If you are in town for a few days, make sure you also stop for food at one of the many restaurants and bars that dot the water front and enjoy your lunch or dinner with a sea view. We like Itaca and Tulp Beach Cafe for yummy food with a laid back vibe.

4. Sunset And Cocktails In San Antonio

Sunset strip is a โ€˜must doโ€™ for a mellow evening out with perhaps a cheeky cocktail. A variety of venues offer outdoor seating with chilled music alongside the sound of the waves. Sunset hour is definitely the best time to visit but also the busiest. If you would prefer to avoid the crowds, you could instead take some drinks of your own and perch on the nearby beach steps to absorb a sunset from this prime location in San Antonio without spending too much money.

5. A Sunday Afternoon At Benirras Beach

If you enjoy music and a more natural party than the ones the super clubs offer, head to Benirras beach for a sunset of drumming with incredible people in a sensational location. Every Sunday, the Benirras drummers meet and play as the sun goes down. Relax on the beach, dance in the waves and enjoy wonderful chilled company in one of the best spots on the island. This location is about 30 mins from San Antonio in the car and is definitely one not to miss!

If you are planning a visit soon, we highly recommend you pre-book your Car Hire.

6. A Day Party In San Antonio

Ocean Beach club is definitely worth a visit if you enjoy Ibiza’s music scene and are looking for a day time party. Ocean is a place to enjoy the pool, the food and the performers. Artists from Arte Volante set a wonderful stage of dancers, aerialists, contortionists and models. Enjoy the sunlight hours and dance all afternoon under the canopy by the pool edge or jump into the pool to play in the water. We always enjoy an afternoon at Ocean Beach Club and want to offer a special thank you to owner Tony Truman for always making us feel so welcome in this beautiful gem in San An.

7. A San Antonio Hotel With A Pool

There are endless options when it comes to a place to stay in San Antonio. You can find everything from apartments for groups and families, to sky-rise hotels with sunset views over the ocean. Wherever you stay, many local hotels with swimming pools are open to day guests who purchase drinks or food. Marina Playa sits at the entrance to San Antonio Bay and offers a great outdoor pool, plenty of sun loungers and excellent service. Relax with a refreshing drink and enjoy a day of swimming, sunbathing and snoozing, not far from the ocean.

If you are planning a trip soon, check out your accommodation options in Ibiza.

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Marina Playa’s Swimming Pool in San Antonio Ibiza

San Antonio is typically known for drinking and partying, as is Ibiza. Visiting in the peak of Summer will be an entirely different experience compared to a visit out of season. You can enjoy days out in the area at any time of year but consider the fine balance between the crowded mid Summer holiday versus the middle of winter when many tourist spots close for renovations and a rest. We recommend visiting late Spring or early Autumn to get the most out of daytime San Antonio.

For us, Ibiza is not just about the incredible nightlife. It’s about uncovering the beauty that was already here and connecting with outdoor activities in this sun-drenched destination. When you stay in San Antonio, explore. Hire a car, take the bus or do lots of walking. There are so many beautiful places to discover.

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Karen Rose: Get Up, Get Out There & Get Lost
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We love getting to know local people and helping to promote their businesses. If we feel they are worth a mention and we would highly recommend them, we will include a link to their website here:
Mandala
Casita
Ocean Beach
Arte Volante
Benirras Beach

Our Hotel Pick: Marina Playa

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Author: Karen Rose

Karen Rose is a Travel & Wellness Blogger and professional Copy Writer. She is super passionate about all things natural, all things green and responsible tourism. Specifically, she aims to: 1. Inspire people to explore their homes by sharing a passion for England ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ the UK ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง & Europe ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ 2. Encourage eco-friendly travel with focus on animal welfare ๐Ÿจ vegan food ๐ŸŒฑ and outdoor adventures ๐ŸŒŠ 3. Ignite responsible travel in the next generation by motivating families to enjoy the simple life together ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‘ฆ

6 thoughts on “Daytime San Antonio”

    1. We are so passionate about this beautiful side of Ibiza because we lived there for 5 months. Itโ€™s a wonderful place to explore in the day and we hope you get to enjoy it in the near future ๐Ÿ˜Š Thank you so much for your comment!

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  1. I had no clue how beautiful San Antonio was! Looks like a lovely place to spend some time. I need to look into a mini vacation here ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. Itโ€™s the best spot weโ€™ve found in Europe so far for a re-charge, which we think is pretty ironic when itโ€™s so well known for parties. Let us know if you need any planning help when the time comes ๐Ÿ˜Š

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