Port de Sant Miquel
The port of San Miguel or Port de Sant Miquel is the first beach in the Municipality of Sant Joan de Labritja, also known in Spanish as San Juan. Both San Miguel town and port are at the island’s northernmost locations. For the Ibizan fishermen this port was important, but over the years it has ceased to be used as a small tourist center. It is very popular with locals and visitors throughout the summer, as it is very close to the picturesque San Miguel village.
Type: Sandy Beach
Puerto de San Miguel’s beach is long, it has fine sand and its waters are clear, healthy and ideal for snorkeling. This bay is protected, covered on the sides by green cliffs and normally there is no current or tide. The beach is 110 meters long and 70 meters wide.
San Juan City Hall has provided the necessary facilities for customer convenience, lifeguards, sunbeds, parasols, toilets, bus stop and wheelchair access ramp. Restaurants, cafes, outdoor sports and a local store can be found as well.
How to get there:
Geo: 39º080598 N / 1º299097 E
From Ibiza town is 23 kilometers. Reach it by car, motorcycle, bus, or ferry. By taxi from Ibiza town is over 30 euros. From Ibiza town, take bus number 25 Eivissa-Santa Gertrudis-Sant Miquel; in the last stop, take the bus number 25A Port de Sant Miquel. From Ibiza city center, traveling by car or motorcycle, take the E-10 route towards Santa Eulària des Riu, five kilometers away, on the west, there is a way out signed Santa Gertrudis, take it, this is the PM-804. Go towards Santa Gertrudis; you pass through this town, and proceed in the direction of Sant Miquel, the route is well defined. Upon entering Sant Miquel, pursue the Port de Sant Miquel road sign. You won’t have difficulty navigating car park.
Did you know?
Sant Miquel Parish is one of the most peculiar and majestic in Ibiza, as well as one of the oldest, the origins of which date back to about the 13th and 14th centuries.
The church was constructed over the remains of the former Balansat farmhouse, a property belonging to a prominent Mozarabic estate.
The fortress system, built to defend against pirate assaults, has been retained as a part of its original architecture.
What to see:
The Cova de Can Marçà, a 100,000-year-old cave at 12 and 14 meters above sea level, is only a few minutes ‘ walk inland. There are spectacular views of the north of the island from its position on a hill. There is also a terrace bar where you can have a coffee or a drink while watching the incredible panorama, and on the horizon you can see the islands of Murada and Ferradura.
If you want to see a different side of the island visit this cave, which is accessible all year round. The tour will last forty minutes; the guide will teach you fascinating facts, tales and myths about the cave and the island.
What to do:
If you like adventure, you can walk along the shore towards the left side of Sant Miquel beach until you find a path that takes you to a beautiful little cove of turquoise water called Caló des Moltons. It is a perfect place to snorkel and explore the marine fauna and flora; there are also some caves around.
Where to eat:
Port Balansat is an extraordinary corner of the island with a beautiful terrace facing Sant Miquel cove. This restaurant is happy to serve the island’s freshest fish and shrimp, because it has its own fishing boat. Miquel Guasch, the director, and José Torres, the chef, have a nursery of the most eclectic of the Pitiüses, where lobsters, queen lobsters from Ibiza, oysters and clams are always available.
Address: Av. Balanzat 1, 07815 Sant Joan de Labritja, Illes Balears, Spain.
Opening Hours: Every day from 11.00 to 03:00
Phone: +34 871 90 75 71
Can Tothom is a friendly bar, people from all over the island used to spend the day enjoying the traditional cañas, it is how Spanish call the draft beer. The menu is comprised of traditional Mediterranean cuisine foods, pasta, beef, seafood, salads, as well as foreign dishes such as woks and curries. Then, they deliver sardines, crabs, prawns, sea bass, every Friday night.
Address: Port de Sant Miquel, 07815 Sant Joan de Labritja, Illes Balears, Spain.
Opening Hours: Every day from 10.00 to 21:00
Phone: +34 971 33 41 28
What about drinks, shops and hotels?
The mood shifts entirely on the north island; nature is everywhere, every bar and restaurant has spectacular views of a quiet environment. Consider getting drinks in Salvia Restaurant for another experience. It is in the center of the region, in the Ca Na Xica Hotel between Santa Gertrudis and Sant Miquel de Balansat. There are local music gigs here on Saturdays!
You can book a room in this beautiful agrotourism, Ca Na Xica. There are four beautiful rooms in the main house, fourteen more stylish and spacious units imitating a small town of Ibiza in the annexed building. They also have gardens, flowers, trees and quality food in the restaurant.
If you decide to drive around the north island, be ready for a different experience, the roads are narrow and curvier. Be careful when driving.