The Port of San Miguel is five minutes in a car from San Miguel Village along a twisty road with pine trees on either side, as you head down towards the sea. Here you will find some of the most beautiful scenery on the island.
The port is at the end of a large cove and the beach is sandy and deep. The water however is shallow and calm, making it an ideal spot for families with young children. The area is very quiet and is definitely only for those of you who want a quiet holiday.
The port of san Miguel boasts some of the finest fish restaurants in Ibiza, in fact Port Balansat is said to be the best fish restaurant on the island, if you really are a fish lover order the Bullit de Peix, its a typical Ibicenco fish dish. Its all sorts of fish cooked with onions, tomatoes, peppers and potatoes, like a stew, when the stew is ready the potatoes and fish are removed from the stock and together with some alioli (garlic mayonnaise) it is served to you as your first course. Rice is then added to left-over stock and that is served as a rice soup with a wonderful fishy taste.
If you like to watch sport and enjoy a cold glass of Guinness then visit Caseys Irish Bar, which has Pete on piano and Rory on the Fiddle every night of the week. Its a lovely location overlooking the beach.
If you fancy an excursion then take the glass bottom boat, which takes you around the bay, or visit the caves of Caín Marca. The mouth of the cave is around 14 metres above sea level and is reached by a path which has been cut out of the rock. Once you reach the cave entrance you get a panoramic sea view over the whole of the port of San Miguel and Murada Island, which was a small prison island many years ago. The cave is said to be more than one thousand years old and is a mass of Stalactites and Stalagmites, but now most of the cave is fossilized apart from the deepest parts. The part of the cave known as Caín Marca was used by smugglers to hide the smuggled goods taken off the boats. The caves are open all year round and you are shown around by an official guide. The climax of the tour is a sound and light show, with a 30 foot waterfall lit up with coloured lights.
If you donít like the noise and crowds of clubs but you are still into music and dancing then hit the beach at Benirras. Its a ten minute drive from San Miguel. The beach itself is sandy and pebbly but the water is beautiful and a popular spot for snorkelers. At sunset Benirras is filled with the sounds of Bongo drums and as night falls another Ibiza party commences, but this one is less frenetic.
Although San Miquel and the Port is a small area there is plenty of accommodation. As well as the hotels and apartments there are a good few private houses and villas to rent for your holiday and ecotourism is becoming very popular in that area.
San Miguel is a truly relaxing holiday destination for all the family to enjoy.