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Sant Carles de Peralta (San Carlos), North East Ibiza

Small village with a long history of hippy settlers and beautiful markets

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Sant Carles de Peralta (San Carlos), North East Ibiza

Continuing north from Santa Eularia along the east coast of Ibiza, is the small village of San Carlos. Located 22km north east of Ibiza Town, this is a perfect lunch spot if you are exploring the island.

The pretty white 18th century church dominates the scene, as the road winds around the church to take you back out of the village. There are a few restaurants here, the best perhaps is Anita's Bar where you sit outside with some tapas and watch the world pass by.

History & Culture in San Carlos

Becoming a hippy haven in the 60's as many people were drawn to the beautiful surroundings of this town in the north of Ibiza, it is still very much a hippy community today. The original gathering point was Anita's Bar, where the only telephone was located, and still is located! Plus it was the main point for people in the surrounding area to come and collect their mail...

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Also see: History of Ibiza, Spain

Sights & Attractions in San Carlos

The church in the town of San Carlos is really beautiful and well worth a visit if you are in the area. If you are driving around the island then the town is located at a junction between several roads that you will no doubt pass along at some point so make sure you look out for it! 

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Also see: Attractions in Ibiza, Spain

Beaches in San Carlos

Not far from the town to the south east are several pleasant beaches including the popular Cala Llenya and the quieter and more secluded cove of Cala Mastella. Cala Llenya is the perfect place to go after some lunch and shopping in San Carlos and can be found only 10 or minutes drive away on a direct road. Cala Mastella on the other hand is slightly more tricky to find with very little parking.

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Also see: Beaches in Ibiza, Spain

Events in San Carlos

Every Saturday the Hippie markets of Las Dalias are held here. A popular event since the 1980's there is also a Monday evening market which is popular with tourists throughout the summer...especially those who do not make it out of bed after a long night of clubbing!

Throughout the summer there are also plenty of live music events, dance and performance events. These are widely advertised throughout the island.

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Also see: Main Events in Ibiza, Spain

Dining in San Carlos

Obviously Bar Anita well situated on the main road through town is the place of note in San Carlos. Although it may not rank highly for it's food, it does for atmosphere and its cultural heritage on this hippy island. Read our review here.

For something a little more unusual and steering away from the traditional tapas and paella then the Blue Lotus Sushi Lab is a winner. They serve a variety of Asian fusion foods plus wonderful freshly made sushi. If you are after some seafood then this is place to go.

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Also see: Where to Eat in Ibiza, Spain

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