Located in the heart of the beautiful Spanish island of Ibiza is the unspoilt and peaceful village of San Rafael (sometimes also referred to as San Rafael de sa Creu). Amazingly, San Rafael is situated between the popular areas of Ibiza Town and San Antonio, yet it remains relatively untouched by mass tourism. This makes a San Rafael holiday the ideal choice for those who want to get away from it all but still be in close proximity to the action.
Although a small, quiet village, San Rafael does offer some opportunities to indulge in various outdoor activities. Amongst the activities that you can enjoy in the village are swimming, cycling, walking, fishing and tennis – or you could simply enjoy the tranquillity and relax on a sun-lounger around the pool! If you feel the need to indulge in even more activities during your trip, the likes of golf, water skiing, sailing, diving and horse riding are available in the area surrounding San Rafael.
Many people have the misconception that Ibiza as a whole is a “party island” with little in the way of attractions. Although there are plenty of bars, clubs and discos on the island (and indeed close to San Rafael) there are some wonderful historic sights to be enjoyed in the vicinity too. Travellers often visit Ibiza’s Old Town on a day off from sunbathing or partying to take in a little bit of the island’s history and it is here that you can explore the Dalt Vila, a beautiful Medieval castle which has a cobbled square, stone statues and magnificent views from its high ramparts.
By booking a San Rafael holiday rental villa, you are guaranteed to be privy to some amazing weather, no matter what time of the year you decide to go. Most travellers head for the village during the summer months of June, July and August as it is usually very hot (as much as 30 degrees Celsius during the daytime). If you do not enjoy the heat, then it is best to book a San Rafael holiday for the cooler months of January, February and March. The annual rainfall amount for the village is 17 inches with December usually being the wettest month.