10 Days in San Antonio


Last September I spent ten days staying at the Bellamar hotel in San Antonio. It is a four star resort situated on the outskirts of San Antonio, in the Bahia district. This suited us fine as it was close enough to the nightlife to be able to walk there, but far enough away to be able to sleep (I would say ‘at night’ but in true Ibiza style we didn’t sleep at night at all)!

The hotel was great; the rooms were spacious, modern, and cleaned daily. Our room had a nice balcony (with sea views) Satellite TV, a telephone, safe (we paid for extra this), en-suite bathroom, fridge, and most importantly sound proofed walls (you do need this in San Antonio)! The complex had a swimming pool, gym, restaurant (the buffet breakfast was good). The pool area was also clean, had plenty of sun beds, and a café selling mainly fast food, and drink (including alcohol).

The beach and bars were close by and the San Antonio bus service was reliable. We often used the night bus on the way back from clubbing. The beach had fine white sand, and plenty of sunset bars. We ended up frequenting a bar close to Café del Mar, more than the famous Café del Mar itself.

We spent most of the week going on bar crawls at night in San Antonio, visiting the same three restaurants (our favourites), and lazing on the beach during the day (well what we saw of the day)! However on two occasions we ventured out beyond the pool and beach.

The first was to the water park, brilliant and highly recommended. Apparently there are two water parks in Ibiza we went to the one closest to San Antonio in Playa den Bossa. It is very easy to find, and has loads of slides, so you can easily spend the whole day there, but you can easily burn, so be careful as I wasn’t nearly enough! There are lockers for your bags whilst you are in the water, and plenty of fast food outlets for lunch. There is one of those sheer drop slides which I must admit I did not brave, but I did go on the rest of the flumes and they were a lot of fun.

Our second day trip was to a horse riding ranch in Cala Llonga (a small resort not to far from San Antonio). We took a taxi, and had a great afternoon, and it was definitely the highlight on my holiday. We did also try to wake board (like skateboarding on water), easier said than done, but a lot of fun.


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