After a long sleepy winter San Antonio will burst back to life on 29 April when many establishments throw open their doors for the first time in what could be termed as the official opening party for Ibiza’s 2nd largest town

At the forefront of many of these businesses are British and Irish residents who will be saying goodbye to the relaxing winter as “San An” transforms from sleepy village to bustling holiday destination.

It’s very much a new dawn for San Antonio with a new centre left coalition in the town hall so as the summer begins in earnest let’s have a look at what’s happening in San An this weekend. 

Stalwarts the SHIP INN and THE FISH are open most of the year and were joined early in 2016 by new bar THE SOCIAL. The ever popular LINEKERS opened last weekend for St George’s day joining sunset bar MINT LOUNGE and the sleek Irish bar FLAHERTY’S who were the first to open for summer way back in March.

Friday 29 April will see ‘soft’ openings for showbiz hangout PLASTIK as well as the brand new LYT IBIZA which occupies the premises formerly known as Play 2 but after extensive renovations promises to be a whole new experience. The sexy OCEAN BEACH will also prepare it’s day beds for the first time this Friday, opening at weekends until their big official opening later in May. 

The Scots are well represented with the popular KILTIES and the always busy HIGHLANDER opening however we will have to wait a little longer for the new Irish Bar SHENANIGANS which will be situated where Capones used to be. 

Also brand new to the West End for 2016 will be SOHO which will join FACES & the workers favourite VIVA opening this weekend. TROPICANA’S opened last weekend and on Vara de Rey the always excellent HUSH and ENTICE will also start their 2016 season with opening parties although Soul City opens next week. 

Also opening is cool sunset hangout SAVANNAH plus the iconic PIKES with the promise of “dinner, DJ’s and poolside cocktails” and on Saturday 30 April SuperClub EDEN has a big party with local San Antonio DJs firing up the crowd. 

So as you can see San An is definitely open for business, for those in the know it’s an exciting time of the year and if you’ve never been then don’t be put off by certain segments of the press, San Antonio is a truly wonderful place and has something for everyone. 


P.S. You will need to look good for all these openings so a makeover at C4 EXPLOSIVE HAIR is probably a good idea. 

Author: Martin Makepeace

Englishman living and working in Ibiza since 1991. Entrepreneur with a passion for villas, boats, sunsets and San Antonio. Read my blogs, listen to my podcasts and catch me on Radio One Mallorca every Tuesday morning.


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