Despite its reputation for partying and youthful exuberance, Ibiza is not all about hedonism. Located in Northwest of Ibiza, San Vicente is a quiet and exclusive destination, set up in the mountains and overlooking the sea. Much of the holiday rental accommodation here is private and secluded, with great views of the Mediterranean that make the resort one of the most relaxing places on the island.
Ibiza has always been a popular tourist destination, but the northwest of the island remains a hidden gem. An increasing number of visitors are looking for a peaceful location that they can use as a base from which to explore the ‘White Isle’, so it makes sense to visit here before the crowds arrive. San Vicente is peaceful, laid-back, and ideal for those looking for a ‘get away from it all’ type vacation.
San Vicente houses a number of small hidden coves, beaches and inlets that allow visitors their own private slice of the island. The main beaches at Cala Barques, Cala Clara and Cala Molins are some of the safest and friendliest on the island, and ideal for families, with various water sports on offer and small promenades of cafes and shops to cater to your needs.
This corner of Ibiza is also renowned for its great restaurants, and despite the serenity of the area, there are still a sufficient amount of shops, supermarkets and other amenities to keep visitors happy. If you wish to head outside of San Vicente, you are within easy reach of other towns and villages, such as popular Santa Eulalia – Ibiza’s third largest resort. You can even drive to the opposite end of the island within an hour.
The nearest village is San Carlos, which is just a ten-minute walk away. San Carlos is home to a famous hippy market, some interesting bars and a great beach. Historic Ibiza Town is within a 30-minute drive, and has a number of shops, bars, restaurants, cafes and an all-round cosmopolitan atmosphere. San Antonio (27km) is the busiest nightspot, and home to some of the world’s largest nightclubs.
The peak tourist season in Ibiza runs from June to September, and it is then that temperatures are at their hottest, averaging 30C every day. Temperatures drop to an average of 14C during winter, but rainfall remains low.
Budget flights are readily available from the UK to Ibiza Airport (IBZ), and from there it is around 35km to your holiday rental accommodation in San Vicente. A hire car rental will allow you to explore the island during your stay, or airport transfers are available. Flight time from the UK is around two hours.