Mediterranean Cruise 2022 — Ibiza; Portiatx Beach, then onto Sant Antoni de Portmany

Following our stop at the Punta Arabí Hippi Market we headed north, near Ibiza’s northernmost point, to Portiatx Beach. And for such a distant destination, this place appeared to be quite popular with both locals and visitors alike. The waters were clear and a beautiful blue with green undertones, as you can see in the photo above. Now let’s zoom in for a closer view before heading to the second largest city on Ibiza:

Portiatx Beach, Ibiza, Spain

The beach is not without its amenities. On the left side of the photo above is a restaurant, and the large structure in the middle appears to be either a resort or an apartment complex. But behind where I stood taking the photo above is the town of Portiatx, where we found restaurants, cafés, a souvenir shop, and even a supermarket. We spent perhaps half an hour at this location, enjoying the views, getting refreshments, and visiting the loo. Then, it was back on the tour bus for a relatively short drive to our next destination and Ibiza’s second largest city, Sant Antoni de Portmany (Spanish: San Antonio Abad). Behold The Egg (Monument al Descobriment d’Amèrica — Monument to the Discovery of America):

The Egg — model of Christopher Columbus’s Santa María contained within

If you’re wondering from the caption above what connects Christopher Columbus to Ibiza, it’s the local claim that he originated from this island. But that’s only a claim, as most historians peg him as coming from Genoa, Italy. South of The Egg is a harbor and marina, where you’ll find tour guides, boat cruisers, and dive vendors hawking their services:

Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza, Spain

Time for refreshment? If so, you’ll find that at the east end of this walkway, along with other venues:

Ibiza Rocks Bar, Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza, Spain

Of course, no visit to a marina is complete without the obligatory boat shots:

Sant Antoni de Portmany Marina, Island of Ibiza

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