The glittering coastline of San Antonio bay is best known for its gorgeous beaches, tranquil coves, and family-friendly resorts. In contrast, the nearby town of San Antonio is a clubber’s paradise with round-the-clock parties.
Visitors come to San Antonio Bay for the beaches, and there are plenty of ways to explore the coast. The bay’s small islands offer ample opportunities for an island-hopping cruise, and a number of notable snorkeling and scuba diving sites dot the bay. Thrill-seekers can try their hand at water sports such as parasailing, kayaking, or stand-up paddleboarding; zip along the shore on a Jet Ski; or try adrenaline-fuelled activities such as flyboarding.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Beaches in San Antonio bay typically have sunbeds and parasols available to rent, lifeguard-patrolled swimming areas (in peak season), restrooms and showers, and beachside bars, shops, and restaurants.
- As well as sunscreen, a hat, and some cash (for beachside amenities and activities), carry your passport (or a photocopy)—it’s often required for credit card payments or booking activities.
- Most of the bay’s beaches are wheelchair accessible.
How to Get There
San Antonio Bay is located on the western coast of Ibiza. San Antonio town is the gateway to the bay’s beaches with buses, ferries, water taxis, and taxis running to the many beach resorts. From Ibiza International Airport, it’s about a 45-minute bus ride or a 25-minute taxi ride to San Antonio.
When to Get There
High season in Ibiza runs from June to September, when the clubbing season is in full swing, and tours and accommodation can book up quickly, especially in the busiest month of August. Budget travelers or those hoping to avoid the crowds should consider an off-season visit—many resorts offer more favorable prices in May and October, and the weather should still be hot enough to accommodate swimming, sunbathing, and boat tours.
The Beaches of San Antonio Bay
From San Antonio town, the easiest-to-reach beaches include Es Puet beach, which has shallow water ideal for swimming or families with children; while ferries run to S'Estanyol and Playa Pinet beaches with ample water sports options. Scenic Cala de Bou has a number of seafront bars from which to watch the sunset. At the western edge of the bay, Port d'es Torrent is often less crowded and is a popular spot for snorkeling or for walks through the coastal pine forests.