San Antonio de Portmany

Guide to San Antonio de Portmany, a resort on Ibiza, in the Balearic Islands.

Ibiza Resorts - San Antonio de Portmany

San Antonio Ibiza - The second largest town on the island of Ibiza in the Balearic Islands, Spain, San Antonio (Sant Antoni de Portmany) is located on a large bay which provides a natural harbour and port, known to ancient mariners and travellers.

Named Portus Magnus by the Romans, San Antonio was for over two thousand years just a small fishing village, it was transformed during the late 1950's and early 1960's into a busy tourist resort, and later became popular with clubbers in the 1990's as Ibiza became the club capital of the world.

San Antonio has an extensive choice of hotels and rentals.

One of the best known landmarks in San Antonio Ibiza is the Christopher Columbus Egg (Situated on a roundabout at the entrance to the town), claimed as the birthplace of the famous explorer, the Egg with a replica of Columbus's ship the Santa Maria inside, was erected in the 1990's to substantiate the claim.

Worth a look in San Antonio is the 14th century fortified parish church of Sant Antoni Abat, located on a hill in the Plaça de Església, it doubled up as a refuge during frequent pirate raids during the 15th to 17th centuries, it formerly had guns placed on the church roof.

There are some fine beaches nearby including Cala Conta, Cala Bassa and Port d'es Torrent. The busy fishing harbour is popular with visitors, as is the palm-lined promenade which runs around the bay.

San Antoni has some of the best known clubs on the island including Eden (famous for its twice weekly water parties), Bar M, Mambo and Es Paradis.

Before travelling it is a good idea to get a decent travel guide to holidays in San Antonio, which will help you find your way around the town and enable you to get the most from your trip.

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