There’s no need to make any sacrifices with holidays to Port des Torrent. The town itself is quiet and relaxed, but it’s got San Antonio on its tails for party-filled nights.
Port des Torrent is set on Ibiza’s west coast at the end of San Antonio Bay. It has grown from a biscuit-tin-pretty port village in to a resort with family-friendly credentials – its gang of tavernas and activities are neither too quiet, nor too loud. Gently does it here, yet the town is only a whisper away from San Antonio’s drumbeat of cool bars and superclubs.
All roads lead down to the horseshoe-shaped bay, which is bookended by cliffs. The beach here has marshmallow-soft sand and the calm waters make it a popular spot for young families. It’s a busy little bee, with pretty much everything on tap for a great day out. Topping the list are the likes of pedalos and banana boats. For eats and drinks, there are restaurants and snack bars to hand. Umbrellas, loungers and mats can be hired, too.
Out and about
For the more adventurous, chartered boats, some of them glass-bottomed, leave from Port des Torrent’s marina for the nooks and crannies of the island’s coastline. It’s even possible to sail across to Formentera to take in the views of the Mediterranean. Away from the beach, there’s loads more to do. San Antonio boasts parascending and go-karting, plus it’s the starting point for horse rides in to the Ibizan countryside. You can also count 2 waterparks and 2 golf courses within a 20-minute drive.
The island’s capital, Ibiza Town, is a 30-minute bus journey away. It fits in plenty of sights, including a 14th-century cathedral at the top of a helter-skelter twist of streets, and a fortress. Both dish up fabulous views of the harbour and Ibiza’s little sister, Formentera. Elsewhere, colossal medieval walls lasso the itsy-bitsy lanes of the UNESCO-approved old town, which is fit to bust with chic boutiques and cafés.
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