The Northern hamlet of San Miguel stands out from the rest of Ibiza due to its reputation as a quiet, cultural resort. The inhabitants of this beautiful town pride themselves on preserving the Balearic culture of the island.
The whole town fits into the classical architecture of the region. Even the hotels here stick to traditional architecture. Instead of the multi storey hotels of the rest of the island, San Miguel is known for it’s traditional villas and converted farmhouses.
The dedication to the past is where the charm of this traditional little town lies. Many people come to Ibiza to visit the legendary super clubs, but for some, just seeing a slice of history being preserved is the appeal of San Miguel holidays. In fact, traditional folk dancing is the most common type of dancing here.
Holidays to San Miguel are perfect for those looking for a relaxing, traditional beach town. The local beach and countryside are unspoiled, providing a nirvana for nature lovers as well as families who want to visit the Balearics without exposing their children to club culture.
As with much of Ibiza, San Miguel is typically busier in the summer months. But the climate that the Balearic Islands boast means you can enjoy pleasant temperatures here even in winter. Here is what the weather typically looks like:
January to March is slow climb in temperature, from 14°C in January to 15 in February and 16 in March.
The increases get a bit quicker in April and May, jumping to 18°C and 21°C respectively.
The effects of Summer become apparent in June, as the temperature hits 25°C.
July to September are the peak of the weather, at 28°C in July, 29°C in August and 27°C in September.
The Autumn really begins in October, dropping to 23°C.
November and December bring back the colder months at 28 and 16°C.
Holidays here put an emphasis on traditional entertainment and education. You are more likely to spot a traditional fishing boat than a banana boat from the local beach. While it is true that a San Miguel holiday may appeal to a certain kind of holiday maker, that certain type will be in heaven in this dreamy village.
The dining scene follows this traditional theme, the restaurants and tapas bars serve truly traditional Spanish food, such as traditional meat and fish dishes. Some of the best food in Ibiza can be found in this little town, due to the chefs sticking to traditional recipes and preparation methods.
San Miguel sticks to a traditional schedule. Dancing displays and markets are held on certain, traditional days of the week. Market days is an especially lively day in the town, where you will find the best place for souvenirs.
Puerto San Miguel is the best beach in the town, whose turquoise waters are perfect for swimming, snorkelling and diving.