San José, San Mateo, Santa Inés, Santa Gertrudis...Every village in Ibiza has its own saint. In the 18th century the island's different geographical areas took the names of parishes as part of a new organizational system. The areas still bear their saints' names and give the island some of its personality. Have you got a favorite? These are some of ours:
San Mateo is a small, light village, centered around its church. There are restaurants where you can try typical island food and have a cool drink on a hot day. In the north of the island, you can walk through es Plà de Corona, a beautiful natural environment and discover Cala Aubarca, a favorite with people who enjoy trekking and nature.
The Santa Inés almond trees, Es Plà de Corona, the herbs of Can Cosmi or a coffee at the Puertas del Cielo. These are some of the amazing things to do in this delightful village. It's definitely worth a visit and if you're a fan of traveling on two wheels, don't miss the route from San Antonio, San Mateo, San Miguel, San Joan, La Cala San Vicente or Portinax. A beautiful motorbike trip, vroom!
Of all the villages on the island, Santa Getrudis has its own special style. Cosmopolitan, multicultural, authentic and picturesque. It has a large main square surrounded by restaurants specializing in bocadillos (Spanish filled rolls), although there is a wide range of cuisines to try: French, Italian, Mediterranean. A great place for an evening meal after a day at the beach any day of the week.