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San Miguel, Ibiza

The traditional village of San Miguel is the gateway to the less developed, rugged coast of the north of Ibiza.

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Occupying a commanding position, the village with its fortress church, built between the 14th and 18th centuries, dominates the countryside all the way down to the coast at Puerto de San Miguel, which was once the fishing port of San Miguel and is now a popular small resort.

Artisan market and folk dance

Every Thursday evening in summer, the beautiful white church on top of the hill is a popular meeting point for locals and tourists alike, with a small artisan market, accompanied by traditional folk dancing and live music.

Restaurants and bars

The village has its fair share of little bars and restaurants, also some international ones with a good reputation.

In Puerto de San Miguel and nearby Benirrás beach you'll find a good choice of beach restaurants serving fresh fish and seafood. Santa Gertrudis is only a 10-minute drive; the sophisticated village is the gastronomic centre of the island, comprising a variety of quaint local bars and restaurants to suit all budgets and tastes.

Beach resort

The nearby family resort of Puerto de San Miguel is worth a visit if only to gaze upon the magnificent mansion on the small private island of Illa des Bosc, a few hundred metres in front of the beach.

The fine golden sands stretch a long way inland, so there is lots of space to spread your towel or enjoy beach games. High cliffs protect the crystal-clear waters, which are safe for bathing or water sports.

Things to do

The beautiful surroundings invite to walks, excursions, boat trips and other activities.

Spotlight tip: If you walk along the coastline from Puerto de San Miguel at the left side of the beach, you'll find a small hidden beach with traditional fishing huts. Following the coastal path further up, you'll reach a watch tower - if you dare to climb the narrow stairs, you can enjoy amazing views from its roof.

Smugglers' cave

High above the beach of Puerto de San Miguel you'll find the entrance to the cave of Can Marça, a former smugglers' hideaway. There are guided tours through the cave system, with fascinating stalactite formations and even an underground waterfall.

If you continue on the road which leads up to the cave, you are in for a treat. The road snakes along the coast, offering spectacular views of the rugged coastline until you descend to Benirrás beach, famous for its sunset drumming celebrations.

Local fiesta

The day of the village's patron, Saint Michael, is on the 29th of September. In the weeks around this date there is a small fun fair and many cultural events take place.

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