If you’re looking for a holiday in 2017 that you’ll never forget, then Puerto San Miguel is calling your name. From its dramatic hilltop position, San Miguel on Ibiza’s north coast commands stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Holidaymakers have the chance to explore the resort’s beautiful surroundings to their hearts’ content. Visit the fascinating Can Marca Caves, swim in crystal clear waters or just relax and enjoy the slow pace of village life.
San Miguel holidays offer the chance to enjoy a fantastic family-friendly beach just a short stroll away from the village. Shops sell all the essentials and beach bars offering snacks and drinks can be found along the coast. Food and drink is one of the main focuses of holidays in San Miguel, and some of the island's best seafood can be enjoyed in the many restaurants and bars.
San Miguel nightlife is focused around dining and drinking, with displays of traditional folk dancing popular in the summer months. Those in search of a livelier time can head to one of the nearby resorts where they can dance until dawn.
At a glance
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Spanish
- Time Zone: GMT +1
- Average flight time: 2h 40m
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Can Marca Caves are a must-see attraction on your holiday in San Miguel. Visitors can see the underground waterfalls and lakes when touring the inside of the caves. A light show wows the crowds before guests venture to the outside terrace to see a panoramic view of the area.
San Miguel’s artisan market is a first-rate shopping excursion for travellers looking for souvenirs to take home. Handcrafted items are available from the area’s many craftsmen along with homemade food from the stalls. Visitors can also find traditional folk music and dancing at the market to get a dose of San Miguel culture.
If you are looking for an excursion a bit further afield, then a trip to Ses Salines Natural Park is a must. The ecosystem is rich with plant and animal life and is a great day trip for guests staying in San Miguel. Holidaymakers looking for more day trips can venture south of the resort to Ibiza Town. The port city looks out across the Mediterranean Sea from its hilltop perch. Ibiza Town has plenty to see and do from museums showcasing the island’s history to nightclubs with world-famous DJs.
Wine and Dine
When it comes to dining out, San Miguel has something for everyone. From local recipes handed down through generations to international flavours, you won’t go hungry on your San Miguel holidays.
Whether you are looking for something simple after the beach or you want something more substantial on your night out, it is easy to find. Seafood has long been the most popular choice for food, and San Miguel’s beach is home to one of Ibiza’s most renowned fish restaurants. A dinner at Port Balansat is the perfect meal for those unfamiliar with Spanish cooking. Its combinations of appetisers and well-balanced main courses will make anyone a fan of Spanish cuisine.
Fresh fish and locally produced meats are featured side by side on many of the local restaurants’ menus. One favourite, sobrasada, is a famous Balearic Island pork sausage. It is eaten with bread, cheese and wine, and you will want to take some home with you when your holiday is finally over.
San Miguel provides families with plenty of things to see and do during their holiday. The beach located in San Miguel is perfect for family fun all trip long. Splash in the surf or ride the waves on a jet ski for the ultimate beach enjoyment.
A day trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ibiza Town, gives everyone the chance to take in the local culture. The medieval walled city has been labelled as one of the prettiest in all of Spain. Walk the quaint streets or sit out at one of the outdoor cafes to soak up the Mediterranean atmosphere.
While in Ibiza Town, check out the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Snows. Erected in the 13th and 14th centuries, this Baroque-style church was renovated into its present-day look in the 1700s. After exploring the cathedral, stroll through the Museum of Contemporary Art to view some of the unique works produced by Spanish artists.
Back in San Miguel, take a cruise around the coast to view the island’s beaches from a different angle. Take to the high seas and learn to sail when the entire family takes a sailing lesson.
Action and Adventure
Anyone looking for nonstop action during a holiday in San Miguel will find it. Guests can spend hour after hour in the sea scuba diving, swimming or water skiing. If visitors want to get away from the shore for a while, there is plenty of great fun to be had. Thanks to the rugged landscape around San Miguel, visitors can enjoy a day of mountain biking or hiking on the local trails. There are plenty of walks that visitors can take, from challenging to easy, which allow them to see the region’s natural beauty. If walking the trails gets to be too tiring, why not ride horses through San Miguel’s gorgeous valleys? Take a guided horse tour of the area and gain experience riding horses no matter if you are a first-time rider or a seasoned veteran. If horses are not your thing, try a jeep safari that tumbles over the hills of northern Ibiza. There is plenty action and adventure on holidays in San Miguel, so don’t miss out.
Life's a Beach
San Miguel holidays are perfect for sun worshippers looking to perfect their golden tans. The beach is backed by hills covered in gorgeous pine trees that give the area a unique vibe. Visitors can spend their entire holiday lounging about the sandy shore or splashing in the Spanish surf without worry. Guests thirsty for water sports can find plenty of fun in the sun. Pedalos, windsurfing and water skiing can all be found at the beach.
Visitors looking for beach fun without going into the water can find a game of beach volleyball to join. There are also lessons available for tourists to learn how to scuba dive, sail or dive.
After you wear yourself out with non-stop beach activities, treat yourself to a refreshing drink or satisfying meal at one of the restaurants nearby. Bars and restaurants line the beach including one seafood eatery, Port Balansat, which is considered the best on the entire island.
San Miguel always has something going on. Holidaymakers can find delicious restaurants once the sun goes down along with great bars and nightclubs. Restaurants won’t open until around 9 PM, giving visitors the chance to catch a much-needed siesta after a day in the sun. But that is good as you will be out late sampling the fantastic nightlife on offer.
Many of the hottest nightspots feature music throughout the evening. La Noche Piano Bar offers a relaxed atmosphere to visitors. Grab a cool drink and listen to the pianists and singers as you sip cocktails. The Oak Tasting Room gives travellers the chance to taste a variety of Spanish wines in an old-fashioned Spanish setting.
Guests looking for more action can head to Ibiza Town where they will find world famous DJs spinning records in pulsating nightclubs. Amnesia is one of the most famous dance clubs in Europe, and tourists from all over the world flock to its dance floor to hear the beats that resonate from the club’s speakers.
When the sun goes down over San Miguel, couples can find an entire world of wonder waiting for them. Tuck into a night of tapas bar hopping as you wander the town’s streets, sampling a variety of tapas items. Cool off the hot night with a pitcher of sangria as you nibble sobrasada and other Spanish favourites.
The island of Ibiza is world renowned for its amazing sunsets. Spend the evening with that special someone as you watch the sun set over the island. San Miguel is a great place to see it from.
Day or night, kayaking around the coastline of San Miguel is a truly romantic way to spend a few hours. Visit some secluded coves or stretches of sand, and explore the new found area.
Ibiza Town is a great romantic day trip for couples on a holiday in San Miguel. Exploring the Dalt Vila is a great way to find unique views of the town and the Mediterranean Sea. The Dalt Vila exhudes romance and it is a must-see when visiting the island.
Ibiza has a tremendous amount of culture and history that many visitors do not know about. The island typical makes travel guides as a place to go for clubbers and partygoers. Yet, Ibiza is full of great historical sites begging to be explored. Ibiza Castle is located in Ibiza Old Town. Making the 20-minute trip from San Miguel to Ibiza Old Town is a must, and the town’s castle is the pinnacle of a day out in the UNESCO Heritage Site rated town. If you are travelling in December, the San Mateo wine festival is a great way to end the year. The wine festival is a way to experience life as the locals do. The Catedral de Santa Maria is another well-maintained historical site for visitors to take in. Built in Gothic and Baroque Catalan architecture, the cathedral is a beautiful example of Ibiza’s past.
San Miguel holidays open up a world of possibility. History, beaches, culture and endless activities are all just a short flight away in 2017.