Sun-seeking beach buffs bitten by the Ibiza bug have over 60 beaches across the island to choose from. For anyone hit by spells of indecision, good luck because make no mistake, it can be a tough decision to call. However, when options lead to either sheltered coves, unspoiled coastlines, stunning sunset spots, golden sands and crystalline stretches of sea, fleeting indecision is minor on the scale of holiday concerns.
One that comes highly recommended is the Port of Sant Miguel, a getaway to the North West of Ibiza, which was once home to a fisherman’s port for nearby village Sant Miquel de Balansat. Today, the holidaymakers pursuing Balearic escapism in this tranquil stretch of the White Isle are families and couples. For beach bait, here we have one of the most sheltered coastlines on the island, tucked away in a cove with sparkling, shallow waters and you’ll feel miles away from the hustle and bustle as you’re encircled by verdant pine-covered cliffs.
Can Marca Caves
If laying back and succumbing to the rays isn’t to your liking, there’s action for the adrenaline driven with water-sports available, including waterskiing, windsurfing and a diving school. And for visitors motivated by exploration and discovery, the Can Marca Caves are where you should head, especially if in need of respite from the heat. These multi-level underground caverns once sheltered pirates and smugglers with their treasures and pocketed prizes, with the signs used to guide them in the night still decorating the walls. What makes this experience a must-visit are the illuminating pools of water, and the mineral and rock formations suspended from the ceiling and gathering as pillars throughout the caves. You can say otherworldly without being guilty of hyperbole in this occasion.
Considering the resort’s location, there’ll be no surprise that this is where you can find some of the best fish restaurants in Ibiza. With locals making the trip from all over the island, you’re in trusted hands. It’s especially recommended to tucket into Bullit de Peix, the typical Ibicencan fish dish.
** You’ll find the Can Marca Caves as you enter Port de Sant Miguel. It's clearly marked on road signs. It's about 15 minutes from Can Pujolet and buses run from San Antonio (number 22) and Ibiza (number 25) to the cave, and you can also go full-on tourist via the road train.