You can enjoy a relaxing, sun soaked Ibizan holiday in the quiet village of San Rafael. A few local amenities are available when you need them including a handful of cafés, restaurants and a supermarket as well as some excellent craft shops. San Rafael is famed for the wonderful, locally produced ceramics, which you will see on display around the village. You can easily explore the rest of the island by car from San Rafael - it's only a 20 minute drive either way to bustling San Antonio and the island’s capital, Ibiza Town. San Rafael is dominated by a beautiful late 18th Century church with amazing views all the way down to Ibiza Town where you can see the castle and the harbour
San Rafael is one of Ibiza's quieter nightspots with a small, but fine selection of bars, restaurants and pizzerias for a laid back evening meal. Head to Ibiza Town - the island's capital, or lively San Antonio for a taste of Ibiza's legendary nightlife, and on the main road between the two towns are the island's famous super-clubs, which are in close proximity to the village.
Gastronomes can experience culinary karma at a string of eateries which serve both typical local cuisine and more exotic concoctions from the Mediterranean area. Can Pilot is a great favourite for its excellent meat; the superb and very popular chuletón (steak) can be cooked yourself at your table. This place is worth booking ahead as you'll find it's often very busy, being popular with locals and tourists. Es Tancó Pizzeria nearby offers traditional food with a modern twist as well as what many regard as the best pizzas of the island. Nearby San Rafael, next to Amnesia, Las Dos Lunas is a fantastic location serving fresh Italian cuisine on its enchanting terraces.
CERAMICS AND POTTERY
Another main feature of the village is the pottery workshops. San Rafael has been declared the only artisan zone on Ibiza because of the traditional pottery shops there. Beautiful handmade ceramics and pottery are sold in two shops in the village and in the many roadside shops on the whole island. The Icardi ceramic workshop has a wide selection of pottery made in exactly the same way today as when first introduced to the island by Mediterranean invaders thousands of years ago.