As you head inland into the centre of Ibiza, you will find a series of beautiful unspoiled villages. A far stretch from the bustling hot spots of San Antonio and Playa D’en Bossa, lies the picturesque village of San Jose. Situated next to the breathtaking heights of Sa Talaia, you will find that life slows down to a relaxing pace. Charming, peaceful and typically Ibicencan, it is here you have the opportunity to see how the locals enjoy island life.
San Jose is actually located within the municipality of its namesake: San Jose. Its central location within Ibiza, makes it ideal for hiring a car and exploring the roads around it too. Within the municipality you also have Es Vedra and Ses Salines natural park. You will find the village a ten minute drive from the airport, keep following the main road and it will lead you onto the resort of San Antonio.
There are a variety of traditional restaurants where you can enjoy a spot to eat. We recommend you opt for some traditional Spanish tapas to really get a taste for the flavours of Ibiza. El Destino along the main road maintains an excellent reputation, as does Can Manyanet with its floral gardens. Come evening, you can sit back and relax with some jazz and blues at Es Raco Verd.
A central focal point for the village is the church which dates back to 1731, when the final keystone was laid. It was a project that was undertaken by the whole village, led by master builder Pere Ferro of Denia. The stunning white exterior and spacious plaza, make it a popular choice for weddings.
There is one event that particularly stands out in the San Jose calendar: Flower Power. Taking to the streets every March, this is a Spanish fiesta at its best. It even provided the inspiration for the club night it shares a name with at Pacha. Similarly, you will see locals clad in 1960’s gear listening to live music across the streets of the village. If you can get to the island in March, this event should be at the top of your list.