What started life as a small, fishing village has now become a world-famous gateway to clubbers’ paradise. Holidays in San Antonio are renowned for good times and music, thanks to the superclubs that have made it their home and the resort’s legendary ‘Sunset Strip’, where the next party is only a few footsteps away. Amnesia is one of the world’s most iconic clubs and you’ll find it just outside of the resort, cranking out the best in dance music and playing host to some of the biggest names in the DJ circuit. Ibiza Rocks is another popular venue, set in the grounds of a hotel and with a permanent stage, ready to showcase acts of all genres.
However, there’s more to this destination than meets the eye. While it might be known for its night-time craziness, it does have a quieter side. To watch the sun set and relax to some ambient beats, head to Café Mambo.
If the nightlife doesn’t see you keeping vampire hours, you can top up your tan on San Antonio’s beach. Loaded with water sports, it’s a great spot to revive your partied-out system. However, if you’d rather chill out in peace and quiet, you’ll find the beach of Cala Gracio a twenty-minute walk from the resort.
19°C - 26 °C
If you want to make the most of the summer sun and the party season, book your holiday between July and September.
Roughly two and a half hours.
Flights land at Ibiza Airport (IBZ), which is approximately 23km from the resort.
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There’s no better way to start your day than by soaking up some sunshine on San Antonio’s golden-sanded beach. You can flop on a sun lounger or, if the previous night hasn’t left you feeling too tired, you’ll find an excellent range of water sports to wake you up. By the time the evening comes, you’ll be ready to head straight to the Sunset Strip to see the sun go down, which is when the town really comes alive. Head out on a party boat, or sip cocktails in the swish Cafe del Mar, and when it gets late it’s time to pull out the big guns: make it Ibiza Rocks or Eden.
San Antonio’s sun-kissed beach is a stunning swathe of powder-soft sands, lapped by electric-blue waters. The shore shelves gently into the sea, making it ideal for those wanting a swim, but don’t like going out of their depth. The beach is jam-packed with sun beds, umbrellas, showers and everything else you’ll need, plus a buzzing beachfront promenade with top bars and places to grab lunch or an ice cream. Outside the clubs, the beach is the best place in San Antonio for a wild time, with water-skiing, windsurfing, and banana boat rides to pick from.
The bars and clubs aside, there are plenty of top activities to get involved in. If you want to see the resort from the water, hire a motor-boat, drop anchor and chill out with a refreshing drink. If you’re feeling like it’s time to blow away the cobwebs, head to Air Zone Ibiza, which is a 10-minute bus ride away. While it’s known as Spain’s only “inflatable park”, you might know it as zorbing: rolling around the park and across swimming pools in a huge inflatable sphere. If that’s brought out the adrenaline junkie in you, hit the harbour for some water-skiing, or sign up for a PADI-approved scuba course and meet the underwater locals!
There’s no doubt about it: most people come to Ibiza for the clubbing. Holidays in San Antonio are about experiencing the island’s nightlife, with famous club and bar-hopping districts like the Sunset Strip attracting partygoers and hardcore clubbers throughout summer. The sunsets here are as stunning as they say, and cocktail bars like Café del Mar are the best places to see them from. If you feel as though you need to clear your head and warm up for the next big night out, check out the party boats that leave from San Antonio’s buzzing harbour.
Clubbers: Eden, the Sunset Strip, Cafe del Mar: The resort is a clubbing heavyweight, with some of the best nightlife on the island.
Beach lovers: Golden good looks, fantastic water sports and beachfront bars: There’s everything you could want from a modern beach.
Thrill seekers: The resort has a huge choice of high-octane fun, from water-skiing behind a speed-boat, to zorbing down a hill.
Language: The language spoken in San Antonio is Spanish. However, most of the locals have a good grasp of English.
Currency: You’ll need to change-up your Sterling for Euros, before zipping off on your holiday.
Local time: San Antonio is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.
Fly to: Ibiza Airport. The transfer time to San Antonio is 45 minutes.
Flight time from UK: The flight time to San Antonio is 2.5 hours.
Tourist Information: Further tourist information can be found at http://www.ibiza.travel/en/?fid=295&ct=wheretogo.
Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to San Antonio.
Temperature: Summer average of 16-29°C.
Best time to visit: If you’re looking for the best in sunshine and parties, the best months to go are between July and August. The party season will already be in full swing and the temperature ranges from the high twenties, occasionally peaking in the low thirties. If you’d prefer it cooler and less crowded, head over between March and May, when the mercury’s in the mid-twenties and the clubs are quieter.
By bus: The buses in Ibiza are regular and cheap, with services running between all the major resorts including San Antonio. Buses also operate between Ibiza Airport and the resorts at an affordable price.
By taxi: Taxis are readily available, with taxi ranks at the airport and in the main resorts. Licensed taxis are white, meter-run and can be flagged down if their red light is on.
By water taxi: If you fancy heading up the coast and visiting a neighbouring resort, water taxis are on hand to zip you along to the likes of Ibiza Town or Santa Eulalia. The fare is very reasonable for a fun way to get about.
For clubbers: The destination is home to some of the biggest and best venues on the club scene. While Amnesia is always a major draw, don’t forget the likes of Ibiza Rocks, which hosts huge parties and major players from the music world, such as Tinie Tempah, Mark Ronson, and Craig David. Ibiza Rocks takes place every week from June until September. San Antonio’s harbour is the launch-pad for Ibiza Rocks the Boat: a pre-gig party on the open sea.
Summer festival: July sees the Sunset Strip swarm with music fans coming to see the Ibiza 123 Festival. The season’s biggest event, it takes place over three days, in the resort’s biggest venues and has hosted the likes of Lenny Kravitz, Fatboy Slim, and Pete Tong. Don’t miss out on the after-parties, held at San Antonio’s most prestigious clubs.