Sant Miquel & The Port


Sant Miquel is the largest urban centre in the municipality of Sant Joan de Labritja. The village still retains a few of the older houses which sit amongst much newer shops and apartments. On the north edge of the village is the hill top parish church. The church is dedicated to the Archangel Saint Michael, its central nave was built in the XVI century and it is the cross shape what makes this church different.

In the town square of  Sant Miquel you can visit its artisan market, every Thursday from 6 to 10 pm, from June to Spetember. Full with stalls selling art & handicrafts, local products, all typical things of Ibiza and it also has a second hand market. At around 6.30pm the market presents live music by a local artists.

 


Port de Sant Miquel is an important turist resort some kilometres from the town. It’s a great place for sea sports and it is self-contained with bars, restaurants and shops. One of Ibiza’s best hotels from all times is in the area, Hotel Hacienda Na Xamena is a five star hotel with a lot to offer.

Another of the beauties on this area is sa Cova de Can Marçà, was used by smugglers. Located, between 10 and 40 metres above sea level, it it opened to the public and it is worth the visit. Just the walk to the cave’s entrance makes it worth it, as the views from the Port are amazing.

 


Benirrás is one of Ibiza’s most famous beaches. It’s set against a backdrop of densely pine forested cliffs. The beach is a mixture of pebbles and sand with rocks at either end of the beach. The bay’s crystal clear sea makes the cove a popular spot for snorkelling. The sheltered bay is a popular spot for the spectacular sunsets, and a fantastic way of enjoying this parrticular event, is from a kayak.

There are many paths for walkers leading away from the beach through the surrounding woodlands of unspoilt natural beauty. Offshore in the middle of the bay lies the iconic rock called Cap Bernat. The rock is said to resemble, variously, a woman at prayer, a giant baby, or the Sphinx.