When you’re daydreaming of holidaying on Ibiza, it’s a fairly safe bet that the words “fun” and “sun” are your first thoughts – probably to the exclusion of almost everything else. And it’s true, there’s plenty of both to be had on this beautiful Balearic island. Whether you’re looking to hit the clubs, escape on a romantic getaway, or treat the family to a super summer break, if your second thought is “I can’t wait to get there”, you’re heading in the right direction!
Shuttle Direct’s convenient transfer services from Ibiza Airport to San Antonio will ensure that your arrival is as smooth and hassle-free as possible, so that you can be on the beach in no time. But what’s your hurry? Even the 25-minute ride from the airport is packed with a tapas-load of attractions, so get chatty with your driver and find out more about what not to miss while you’re on the island. Allow us to start you off…
1. Aguamar Water Park
Who doesn’t love a water park? You know you do! No matter what your age or with whom you’re travelling, a couple of hours (or an entire day) spent sliding down a bunch of water slides is always time well spent. Whether your style is wet and wild or lazy and languid, there’s something to put a smile on your dial at the fabulous Aguamar Water Park. Fancy yourself as a white-knuckler? Face up to the Kamikaze or Black Hole water chutes. Want something a little gentler for the younger troops? Fear not, there’s something for all ages. The park is situated at Playa d’en Bossa, which you’ll pass about ten minutes into your transfer from the airport, so drop a pin on your Smartphone and save a date to go back.
Recommended Visit Time: Close enough for a half-day excursion, but enough fun to fill an entire day out!
2. Port d’Eivissa
If you want to rub suntanned shoulders with the rich and famous, pay attention as you pass through the pretty Port d’Eivissa. Home to superstars and super yachts, the old fishing quarter of Ibiza Town is a vibrant hub of al fresco bars and eateries, all vying for the attention of a very fashionable trade of tourists and locals. Dress up, show up and eat up in some of the best restaurants on the island, with a healthy dose of people watching for dessert. If it’s good enough for the glitterati, it’s good enough for you, so if you’re looking for a romantic meal or some stylish pre-clubbing cocktails, Port d’Eivissa is your port of call.
Recommended Visit Time: Set aside the second half of a day for an early dinner and cocktails before heading to the clubs of Ibiza Town.
3. San Rafael
About halfway into the drive from Ibiza Airport to San Antonio, you’ll pass through the charming village of San Rafael. Blink a few times and you’ll almost miss it, but it’s well worth returning to on a day trip. The town’s main attractions are its eighteenth-century church and its wonderful artisan culture, with a host of workshops where you can watch the artists at work and purchase some of the traditional pottery for which the island is renowned. San Rafael is the only place on the island to be zoned with the important Zona de Interés Artesanal designation.
Top Tip: If you’ve got an interest in all things equestrian, there are several riding schools in the vicinity, and just outside the village is the magnificent Andalucian stud farm, Los Olivos.
Recommended Visit Time: You’ll need about half a day to explore the artisan workshops and enjoy a leisurely lunch at one of the excellent restaurants. Stay for the day if you want to do some horse riding.
4. Privilege Night Club
If all you want to do while you’re in Ibiza is put your hands in the air like you just don’t care, Privilege just outside of San Rafael is proof positive that the famed island clubbing culture absolutely is “all that” and quite a bit more. Enjoying a status as the largest nightclub in the world, the club has a whole lot of reputation to live up to, but Privilege doesn’t hold back. With a capacity for 10,000 sweaty, suntanned bodies, the club hosts some of the island’s biggest parties. There’s a constant parade of international DJs and celebrities on the decks, as well as a host of stellar live music acts, which have included Grace Jones, Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet. Ibiza baby, in the very best way!
Recommended Visit Time: Head over for dinner first in San Rafael… and then don’t plan to be home before sunrise.
5. Benimussa Park
When is a zoo not a zoo? When it’s a world-famous club! There’s plenty of body paint, but not a real animal in sight (notwithstanding the occasional dubious behaviour of punters) at the Zoo Project parties at Benimussa Park. The venue, on the route just 7km outside of San Antonio, has become the stuff of legends, with a history of booking the most innovative and up-and-coming artists. The venue’s risky music choices are a hit with the youthful, mostly British crowd, and the park is also home to the infamous trance music festival, Connect. If you like a little bit of hippie-trippy dance culture, don’t miss this!
Recommended Visit Time: Party from dusk ’til dawn, and if it’s festival time, you can spend a full day checking out the fun.
6. Slingshot Ibiza Amusement Park
High flyers, we’ve got you covered. As you drive into San Antonio, you’ll get your first look at the fabulous Slingshot Ibiza Amusement Park – so just make sure that it’s not your last. Squeezed between two of the town’s best nightclubs and open day and night, you can almost feel the adrenaline oozing out of the park’s gates. Slingshot is jam-packed with rides, dodgems, bungee trampolines and anything else that you could possibly want to get your fill of cheap and easy thrills.
Recommended Visit Time: Half a day or a couple of hours in the evening should provide your fill of fun at the Slingshot. But be warned, once is never enough!
From Ibiza Airport to San Antonio
Your transfer journey from Ibiza Airport to San Antonio is short and sweet, but it’s the ideal time to discover what this fabulous island has to offer. You might come for the fun in the sun, but you’ll fall in love with so much more.
About Shuttle Direct
If you need to get from Ibiza Airport to San Antonio to start your Ibiza adventure, a transfer with Shuttle Direct is the most convenient way to do it. As the most trusted provider of airport transport in Europe and North Africa, we offer a range of economical shared or private transfers to get you wherever you need to go.
NB. This route guide has been compiled as an aid to visiting the region. Your airport transfer service from Ibiza Airport to San Antonio does not include stops to these destinations.