Platja de S'Arenal
S’Arenal is the main beach of San Antonio and is part of the town center surrounded by hotels, restaurants, bars, night clubs, beach clubs, shops, car and scooter rentals. It is a long stretch of fine soft sand with unbeatable beauty and is easily accessible from everywhere. It represents a real oasis in the middle of this tourist center.
Type: Sandy Beach
S’Arenal beach, measuring 650 meters long and 20 meters wide, has everything the municipality of Sant Antoni has to offer so that locals and tourists can enjoy themselves during the summer without leaving the town center.
This beach’s proportions allow you to always find a space to throw in your towel or lie down on a sun umbrella. The shallow water will give you a sense of ease as it is very safe for your young children. People with reduced mobility also have access to the beautiful Mediterranean Sea.
There’s no shortage of facilities on this beach, in fact, there are lifeguards, showers, toilets, water sports, parking, restaurants, pubs, nearby beach clubs, bus stop, promenade etc.
How to get there:
Geo: 38º975193 N / 1º307626 E
It is 25 kilometers from Ibiza town and 1 kilometer from Sant Antoni town which you can reach by foot along the promenade on the seaside.
Get there by car, motorbike, bus, or ferry.
The taxi from Ibiza town costs over 30 euros.
From the town of Ibiza take the bus number L3 Eivissa-Sant Antoni. Or you can go by driving a car or motorcycle. Take the C-731 path towards Sant Antoni. When you enter the port of Sant Antoni, you can find a central roundabout with a distinctive Columbus Egg monument. You can park around this roundabout as the beach is just a short walking distance from here.
Did you know?
The Punics started to use the natural port of San Antonio in the 7th century B.C. The Romans chose to use the port of San Antonio after this wise civilization, and called it Portus Magnus, meaning wide port.
The current official name is “San Antonio de Portmany” in Spanish. In the Ibicencan language, the name is Sant Antoni de Portmany. Portus Magnus evolved to Portmany.
What to see:
Close S’Arenal beach is the fishing and yachting area of Sant Antoni. Witness the awe inspiring sunset on a boat trip. You can book a sunset tour at the port of San Antonio, where the cruiser navigates along the west coast for more than 4 hours, stop in sublime beaches and approach the clear turquoise sea, where you will experience the incredible golden sunset.
What to do:
S’Arenal is the biggest beach in downtown Sant Antoni, the second largest tourist resort on the island of Ibiza. It’s the reason why there are many fun things to do in S’Arenal and around it.
The Arenal Diving Ibiza center is right here to discover the profundity of the Mediterranean Sea.
Slingshot Ibiza is perfect for the adrenaline junkies, a coaster gaming center open all day until 4 a.m where can find different experiences and witness acceleration up for 6 G’s which is between 0 and 160 km h in 1.3 seconds.
There are also other activities like bumper cars, wild snakes, bungee trampolines and much more.
Where to eat:
Tulp Beach Café is the perfect choice for breakfast and lunch and the San Antonio Sunset moment is worth the wait in this place. Grab healthy tapas, treats and beverages as Balearic Beats perform from atmospheric afternoons to up-tempo nights with the DJs.
Address: Carrer de s’llla Des Bosc, 07820. Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears, Spain.
Opening Hours: Every day from 11.00 to 03:00
Phone: +34 871 90 75 71
Enjoy the taste of Mediterranean cuisine in Villa Mercedes, a 1901 restaurant in a typical Ibicencan villa located in San Antonio harbor. It has lovely seating terraces both inside and outside with live music each night. Choose the delicious cheese salad from Brie, the new grilled lobster, fantastic sweets and inventive cocktails.
Address: Carrer de la Mar, 14, 07820. Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears, Spain.
Opening Hours: Every day from 16.00 to 02:00
Phone: +34 971 34 85 43
Mexican food and sweets are in Palapa Ibiza, where the Columbus egg is situated on the port side of Sant Antoni.
They have all kinds of tacos: al pastor, roast beef, Mexican chicken tinga, sautéed vegetables, and prawn, delicious Mexican quesadillas, burritos, the typical nachos, ranch eggs and hot sauces of course. They also serve the best pizzas and tacos, in addition to the amazing Mexican food.
Address: Passeig Mar, 07820. Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears, Spain.
Opening Hours: Every day from 11.00 to 23:00
Phone: +34 615 03 68 19
What about drinks, shops and hotels?
Sant Antoni has thousands of choices to have beverages, including cocktails and decent beers. One of those places is Linekers, you can enjoy your cold drink while watching your favorite sports on a big screen.
Ibiza Rocks Bar, a part of the popular Ibiza Rocks family is next to S’Arenal. It is the best location for drinks and ice-cold beers on the Sant Antoni coastline, great treats in a nice atmosphere.
In summer season, fashionistas from all over the world come to Ibiza. Trendy clothes shops are always to be found in Sant Antoni, leading brands are in La Sirena, a mall that sells apparel, beachwear, accessories and many more.
There is no problem finding the right hotel or holiday rentals in Sant Antoni, whether you are searching for a luxury hotel or an all-inclusive one.
- The San Antonio Bay Aparthotel Nereida has a 3-star rating and offers a wide range of facilities. The most beautiful thing to do here is having a romantic time with your love ones watching the sun fall over sea from the terrace.
- The Azuline Apartamentos Sunshine, close to the beach of S’Arenal, has a pool table with a terrace furnished with loungers and parasols and just 500 meters from the ocean.
S’Arenal is an industrial beach and the town of Sant Antoni is renowned for its night party, its young and its vibrant environment. Maybe not the ideal location for a quiet holiday.