Towns and villages of the Sant Antoni de Portmany
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Cala Gració, Cala Gracioneta, Caló des Moro, Cala Llosar, Cala Salada, Playa Es Pouet, Punta Galera, San Antonio Bay
|24% (5,692) of 2014 population (23,359): 21% Americas,
9% British, 7.8% Italian, 4.9% German, 3.7% French
|1 golf course Golf Club Ibiza|
|2 medical centres||4 beaches|
|6 schools||1 marina Club Nàutic Sant Antoni|
|3 police stations||23 km / 25 min|
Ibiza’s long marvelous summers with plenty of sunshine are what made it famous (as well as its legendary parties). The sun is shining everyday from May to September, peaking at an average of 13 sunlight hours per day in July. The sunshine levels in autumn are still great at an average of 9 hours. The darkest months of January and February are seeing an average of 7 sunny hours per day. In spring, a healthy amount of sunshine to be enjoyed getting up to an average of 9 hours in March and 10 in April.
The climate in Ibiza is Mediterranean, enjoying long hot and dry summers and mild winters. The island is famous for its glorious beach weather with plentiful sunshine.
During the early spring, the temperatures are slightly chilly. Daytime temperatures range from an average of 17°C to 22°C.
The summer season starts from June and lasts until September. August is the hottest month with an average temperature of 29°C. July has the lowest average rainfall – just 10mm.
In autumn, the overall weather remains warm and pleasant. Daytime temperatures rise to an average of 24°C in October and lower to 19°C in November. However, rainfall increases during this period and averages between 55mm and 77mm with the wettest month being October.
In summer, a cooling sea breeze brings a pleasant relief from the hottest temperatures. Dust storms occur in the late winter/early spring time (usually between January and March). During this period, heavy rain and high winds can hit the island for 2-3 days. These hot winds are blowing across from the Sahara, due to the island’s close proximity to North Africa.
The sea temperature is warm in summer, rising from around 21°C in June. The best month to swim in the sea is in August when the average sea temperature is peaking at 26°C. Generally, swimming in the sea is comfortable from May right through until October and often even longer. Sea temperatures during the spring tend to average at 18°C.
The island’s mecca for holiday-makers, the municipality of Sant Antoni de Portmany (also known as San Antonio) is situated on the west coast of Ibiza.
The visitors’ arrival every summer has transformed the way of life of region that for a hundred years was fully focused on farming, fishing, and old traditions. Today, San Antonio is among the main resort centres and has an extensive choice of services for both visitors and second-home buyers.
A large number of bars, clubs and restaurants have sprung up along the greater part of San Antoni’s coastline.
It also hosts a large completely renovated port, which is busy with ferries and features leisure and commercial nautical activities. In the past few years, the port of San Antonio became one of the most important harbours of the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Sant Antoni de Portmany property market offers the most luxurious villas and country estates. The majority of houses in the prime market is in the price range of €1 mil. to €2 mil. The average price for a house is around €5,500 per sq. meter. Sant Antoni de Portmany apartments have a significantly lower price – €3,600 per sq. meter.
Highly appreciated sea view position adds an extra premium value of around 114% on the top of the average selling price for houses and 24% for apartments.
For beachgoers, there are a number of high-quality fabulous beautiful beaches and quieter calas, if you wish to be away from the crowds. Among this variety, the most notable include Playa Es Pouet, Calo des Moro, Cala Salada, Cala Gració, Cala Gracioneta, Cala Llosar and Punta Galera, formed of rocky platforms.
Hikers can walk from San Antonio different trails going through agricultural fields, pine woodlands, beaches and coves, to see a variety of landscapes that combine nature and beauty.
Sports fans will find here plenty of cycling routes, and the velodrome, the only one on the island.
On the west coast of Ibiza, you find the Bay of San Antonio situated next to the urban centre. This impressive seacoast with the authentic fish restaurants and magical sunsets represent a perfect place for those second home property seekers. There are a number of nice properties in this popular area including luxurious villas and penthouses. Notably, it is more calm and family-oriented area than the San Antonio’ centre, located in 20 min. walking distance.
The Bay area is also filled with shops and variety of services such as ferries connecting the other parts of the island, nautical club, yachting marina and fishing dock.
The municipality’s centre, the lively and colourful town of San Antonio is Ibiza’s party capital. It is favoured by European visitors because of the striking beauty of the bay and spectacular sunsets, which have made the local bars and clubs famous around the world.
It is attracting flocks of partygoers mostly between June and September. At quieter times of the year, it is perfect for families, with numerous sandy beaches and water sports all readily accessible by ferry right around the bay.
Es Paradis and Eden are the most famous big nightclubs in San Antonio, along with plenty clubbing related bars & lounges such as Cafe de Mar, Cafe Mambo, Bar M, 2Nice Bar, Savannah Beach Club as well as live rock venue Ibiza Rocks.
If you intend to do some sightseeing, the towns and villages in the municipality of Sant Antoni offer some interesting sites.
The village of Santa Agnes de Corona (also known as Santa Inés de Corona) is notable for its church together with the almond tree landscape.
Sant Mateu d’Aubarca (or San Mateo) is known for the wine production and its old wine cellars.
Ses Torres d’en Lluc is an archaeological site dating back to the middle ages, featuring the two medieval towers and a wall.
In the east, you find the steep coastline of great beauty of Cala d’Albarca, which provides a shelter for several kinds of birds, including an impressive population the Royal falcon and Eleonor’s falcon.
And, in the town of Sant Rafael de Sa Creu (or San Rafael), which is known as the craftwork zone, you find a nice pottery studio.
Outside the San Antonio’s urban part, the cave of Ses Fontanelles houses a collection of cave paintings dating back to the Bronze Age.