On our vacations many times we visit the provincial capitals, or the best known and most popular cities for the rest of our days off. However, an attractive alternative is to visit unknown and charming cities or towns. One of the great tourist destinations in Spain are the Balearic Islands, specifically Majorca e Ibiza, but, what if you knew that there is a little-known city, but that it is the ideal destination for your vacation? This is Sant Antoni de Portmany, located in the west of Ibiza.
Sant Antoni de Portmany is a city whose beginnings date back to Prehistory, period from which cave paintings are preserved. It was an important loading point for water and the fishing industry for the Punic civilization, as well as a strategic place for the Muslims who began the conquest of the Peninsula in the year 711. This civilization promoted agriculture until, in the XNUMXth century, it was recovered by King Jaime I of Aragon. In the XNUMXth century, the bishop of Ibiza, Manuel Abad y Lasierra, promoted the construction of a town to unify the adjoining territories and thus the city of Sant Antoni de Portmany was founded.
Let's see below why we should choose this town as the destination for our next vacation.
Cultural offer and leisure in Sant Antoni de Portmany
In this city is the second oldest religious temple on the island, the Church of San Antonio Abad, after the Cathedral of Ibiza. This church was built in 1305, and to this day, it maintains the original presbytery, adorned with various works of sacred art.
Next to the port is the Paseo de Ses Fonts, a commercial area with shops, restaurants and terraces, ideal for resting in a green setting and decorated with various fountains.. From there you can reach Cala Bassa or Cala Comte, two of the most visited. very close too is the Monument to the Discovery of Columbus, a sculpture that represents the Santa María caravel inside an egg, which is why it is popularly known as the Egg of Columbus.
As for activities, you can do sea activities, such as parasailing, jet skiing, jeep tours, scuba diving, etc. The most visited beaches in this city are Cala Gració beach, Cala Gracioneta beach, Es Pouet beach and San Antonio or S'Arenal beach., Among others.
We cannot forget that it is a town in Ibiza and, if you like to go out at night, It is a must to visit their parties at nightclubs such as Pachá, Eden, Ibiza Rocks Hotel, Kumharas and Amnesia, among others, a great attraction for tourists from all over the world.
How to choose accommodation
Depending on what your vacation interests are, you can choose between one hotel or another. One aspect to take into account is knowing if you want to visit the beach daily or frequently., so it will be a more comfortable option to stay in a nearby hotel, as is the case with Hotel Blau Park, a 4-star hotel located near Caló el Moro. If your intention is to get to know the town inside, this destination has a wide range of accommodation.
In addition, another aspect to take into account is the type of room and the type of pension. As for the room, everything will depend on the people with whom you are going to stay and if you want to share a room. On the other hand, regarding the pension, you must take into account if you are going to be in the city every day and you are interested in having full board services, or if the idea is to make several excursions away from the hotel, and therefore , you will have to eat and/or dine out.
If you still don't know what your next vacation destination is going to be, let yourself be convinced by the charms of this town in Ibiza, and enjoy its peculiarities and its capital.