Famous for its glitzy bars and world-class night clubs, San Antonio’s reputation of being the planet’s hippest party place has become a self-fulfilling prophecy in recent years. But for those who don’t necessarily want to go out until the early morning, just look beyond the strip and expect to find an Ibiza of different proportions. From the palm fringed promenade, the safe, shallow waters, the pristine beaches to the bohemian atmosphere, San Antonio boasts probably the prettiest natural harbour in Europe, jammed packed with super yachts in the summer months. View more
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Experience the scenic panorama of Northwest Spain and the flavours of Sa Cova during this scenic visit and wine-tasting at a 'bodega'.
Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to Sa Cova.
San Mateu d` Albarca
The area of San Mateu d' Albarca, located in Northwest Ibiza, is a natural environment and is where most of the vineyards of this area are concentrated. Its Mediterranean microclimate features dry summers and mild winters, combining this perfect climate with the rich soil produces world famous grapes. Several varieties are grown here; Monastrell, Malvasia and Muscatel are the most common.
Since the Phoenicians first arrived on Ibiza back in the seventh century, wine has always been made here, but when Sa Cova (which means The Cave in Catalan) started producing wine in 1993, it became the first commercial winery on the island. Upon arrival, learn about the land, climate, ecological plantations, plant cycles, and the production of the olives that are also grown in this area.
The owners visited vineyards in Italy and on mainland Spain, and today Sa Cova combine modern methods with traditional ways which have changed little since the time of the Phoenicians.
Your visit concludes with a tasting of four different types of wines accompanied by typical local snacks, including bread, aioli, sobrasada and butifarra (sausages), cheeses, and ham. In a beautifully rustic, homey restaurant, top quality wine, locally-produced food and glorious views of the vineyards and Ibiza's lush green hills complete a perfect way to spend part of your day in this area of Spain.
Following your tour, re-board your coach for the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.
Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking with some periods of standing and steps during the visit to the winery. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or who utilise a wheelchair. Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes.
Discover Ibiza far away from the tourist routes on this half day 4x4 adventure. This is an unmissable opportunity to discover unusual places inaccessible by coach.
Depart the pier in your 4x4 and begin your drive inland. Whilst driving mostly off-road, see parts of the island far away from the recent tourist developments and discover areas that have remained unchanged for the last 100 years. Over trails and roads, you'll reach every scenic corner that Ibiza has to offer. The route has been designed for you to see the beauty and conservation of nature, passing through small country settlements, green valleys and cracks between the mountains and the cliffs.
At the end of the tour you will make a stop at a beach where you'll have approximately 1 hour to swim, relax and enjoy the crystal-clear waters.
You will conclude your tour by driving back to the pier and your ship.
Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of activity; you will be riding in jeeps and have time to swim at a beach. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or who utilise a wheelchair. Wear clothing appropriate for jeeps and wear your swimsuit under your clothes. Bring a hat, sunscreen and a beach towel. The drivers are multilingual and offer very extensive information about culture, customs and botany of the island. The drivers and jeeps are of local colour and style, which means that their image is truer Ibizan in style.
Leaving the port of San Antonio, your tour travels to the north where you will experience the natural beauty of the area of Portinatx, enhanced by rock formations and juniper and pine trees.
Located 22 km (13.7 miles) north-west you will discover San Juan, offering some of the island's most unspoilt countryside. In the centre of town there is a church built in typically Ibizan style; make a brief stop in this village for time to visit the church and photos.
Cala San Vicente
Continuing in a clockwise direction, arrive at Cala San Vicente. This splendid cove is now a centre of modern hotels with villas climbing steeply skyward. Pass by one of the most famous beaches of the island.
After passing San Carlos, once a popular gathering place in the 60's, we arrive at Santa Eulalia, a long-time favourite haunt of painters and writers. Once a primary market centre for the rich farms of the north-eastern quadrant of the island, it has now become the main tourist resort on the east coast. The old white church on the hilltop is surrounded by cube-shaped houses, which distinguish Ibicenco architecture. The ensemble looks different from each direction and at various times of the day.
Free time is given here before your return coach trip back to the port.
Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking during the stops but at guest's leisure. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or who utilise a wheelchair. Wear comfortable light weight clothing and walking shoes. Bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. Minimum age to participate is 8 years old.