Sant Mateu is a charming town in the Ibiza countryside at the heart of an up-and-coming wine region. It’s a small and tranquil settlement with few houses, a church and local bar, all surrounded by hills covered with woodland and vineyards. The red and white wine produced close to self-catering accommodation in Sant Mateu is gaining a strong reputation across the island and beyond.
In Sant Mateu you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy Ibiza’s often overlooked rural splendour. Here you’ll be in a great location for long walks through a picturesque landscape, with trails for mountain biking and horse riding found close by. The local winery, Can Rich is just minutes from Sant Mateu holiday villas and is well worth visiting, with tours held every Monday.
If you enjoy a round of golf then you’ll find a number of excellent courses on Ibiza. Roca Llisa offers nine immaculate holes in a panoramic setting, while Ibiza Golf Club is home to an 18-hole course with wide fairways. Both locations are about a half-hour drive from self-catering apartments in Sant Mateu.
There are also a host of stunning beaches within easy reach of holiday apartments in Sant Mateu. Puerto de San Miguel is set next to a former fishing port and is sheltered by hills covered with pine forest. Meanwhile Beniras, no more than 10 kilometres from your villa in Sant Mateu, features a sandy cove bookended by tall rocks. The water here is shallow and the rocks that lie just beneath the surface are ideal for snorkelling.
Sant Antonio is a fascinating town, and sits just minutes by car from self-catering holiday apartments in Sant Mateu. It’s known to many for its vibrant nightlife, with a variety of bars and clubs to be found here. Meanwhile Ibiza Town is altogether more traditional, with a historic old-town still protected by defensive walls that date to the 1500s. It’s also ideal for some upmarket shopping, and offers a good selection of seafood restaurants, about 20 minutes from holiday accommodation in Sant Mateu.
Ibiza has a typically Mediterranean climate, with long, hot summers and mild winters. In summer temperatures regularly exceed 30 degrees Celsius from around June to September. If you visit a Sant Mateu apartment in winter you can expect plenty of sunny days, with temperatures ranging between 10 and 20 degrees.
As the transport hub for one of the Mediterranean’s top destinations, Ibiza Airport (IBZ), about half an hour from self-catering accommodation in Sant Mateu, is served by a host of budget airlines, including easyJet, Ryanair and Thomson Airways. There are summer flights from a host of UK cities, including Birmingham (BHX), Bristol (BRS), Glasgow (PIK), Leeds/Bradford (LBA), Liverpool (LPL) and Newcastle.