Enjoy a relaxing rural retreat with a holiday villa in San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo, also known as Sant Llorenç, is a small village in the north central municipality of Sant Joan de Labritja in Ibiza. This rural settlement, boasting traditional San Lorenzo cottages, is an ideal option for couples and families looking for a tranquil base. An 18th-century church is the focal point of San Lorenzo, and the Can Pere Mosson country park behind it offers visitors a number of walking trails, lookout points and barbeque areas. The coast, including the popular beach resort of Cala de Sant Vicente, is easily reached by car.
HomeAway offers a variety of San Lorenzo holiday villas, many equipped with swimming pools and barbeque facilities. Guests can choose from rustic cottages in San Lorenzo with wooden beams and tiled flooring to open plan white washed villas equipped with modern appliances.
The region of Sant Joan de Labritja enjoys a quieter pace of life than the rest of the island. The municipality’s capital, Sant Joan, is known as the Island’s hippie hangout and boasts more shops and bars than San Lorenzo, whilst those looking for a beach holiday should consider a holiday home in Sant Vicent. If you’re looking to stay somewhere more lively, accommodation in Ibiza Town provides the ultimate base for the famous Ibiza nightlife.
Things to do
Outdoor activities: The rural region of Sant Joan de Labritja offers ample opportunity for rambling, horse riding and mountain biking through hilly woodland and idyllic coastal paths. Scuba diving and snorkelling trips are also offered along the north coast.
Beaches: The Balearic Islands are known for their turquoise waters and cove beaches and Ibiza is no exception. Cala de Sant Vicente and S’Arenal Gross, in Portinatx, are perfect for families as they both boast blue flag status.
Nightlife: Whilst the majority of nightclubs and bars are centred in and around Ibiza Town, glamorous Nikki Beach is located in the north east near Santa Eulària. You’ll also find a number of low-key bars, or chiringuitos, around the more popular beach resorts, particularly in Portinatx.
Historic monuments: The 16th-century church of Puig de Missa, which presides over the town of Santa Eulària, includes a small museum detailing it’s history, but the real reward is the panoramic view. Visitors can also enjoy historic walking tours through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ibiza Town, which includes both an impressive castle and cathedral.
Food and drink: Hierbas Ibicencas is a typical aniseed flavoured liquor that’s been made in Ibiza for over 200 years. Fresh fish and seafood dishes are plentiful in Ibiza, particularly in the form of skewers or stew. For dessert, flaons are traditional Ibizan pastries filled with cottage cheese usually enjoyed with sweet wine.
Weather in San Lorenzo, Sant Joan de Labritja, Ibiza
Ibiza benefits from mild winters, with lows rarely dropping below 0°C and average temperatures of 15°C between November and April. San Lorenzo and Sant Joan de Labritja are most frequented during the summer months, and in July and August temperatures reach over 30°C and average over 25°C. May, June and September are slightly milder, although visitors can still expect around eight hours of sunshine a day and average temperatures between 20-25°C. Although October is the wettest month, the day temperature is still between 15-20°C.
Travel to San Lorenzo, Sant Joan de Labritja, Ibiza
Ibiza Airport is the main entry and exit point for visitors to Ibiza. Located Southwest of Ibiza Town, the easiest way to travel on to your holiday villa in San Lorenzo and the region of Sant Joan de Labritja is by car. Several car hire companies offer collection from the airport itself and the PM-803 road, which merges into the C-733, provides easy access to San Lorenzo in around 30 minutes. Visitors can also travel to Ibiza by ferry from the Spanish ports of Barcelona, Denia, Valencia, Formentera and Palma (Mallorca), arriving in the port near Ibiza Town. Ibiza has a regular bus service throughout the island, with stops at most beaches and major resorts. Groups may also find taxis an economical way to travel on to San Lorenzo.