Port of call
Once a fishing village, Port des Torrent still has a working port. As well as watching the busy fishermen come and go, you can also catch a ferry around to San Antonio Town from the port. You’ll also find glass-bottomed boats that will take you out to see the Mediterranean marine life beneath the surface.
To get a sense of the resort’s past, all you have to do is head down the pretty cobbled streets to the bay. On the way, you’ll find lots of fantastic tavernas serving tapas and fish, including plenty of fresh snapper and sea bream. There are also international dishes on some menus, but if you prefer British grub or fancy some variety then simply head around to San Antonio or the bay area. Cheap holidays to Ibiza can easily be achieved, especially with the wide variety of eateries that offer delicious food for excellent value.
El Viejo Gallo – The Old Cock in English – is a popular restaurant serving barbecued meat, paella and lots of the local seafood. You can even choose the lobster you want straight from the tank. For a special occasion, give Can Pujol a try – a classy restaurant serving fresh fish and the local delicacy of sea cucumber, which is actually a type of marine animal.
The open air bars in Port des Torrent share the same amazing sunsets that San Antonio is famed for as the towns are at opposite ends of a huge bay that faces out to the west. Nights in Port des Torrent can be spent out enjoying dinner or staying in and being entertained at your hotel.
There are some cool beachside bars with hippy vibes in San Antonio Bay or the bright lights of San Antonio Town might lure you in if that’s your thing on Ibiza holidays. There you’ll find the legendary nightlife that Ibiza is famous for. For a taste of the superclubs across the island, the Ibiza disco bus will take you from the Barcelo Pueblo Hotel into San Antonio and then on to the likes of Pacha, Amnesia and Space.
Port des Torrent is lucky enough to have its own water park, adjoined to the two Sirenis hotels. Sirenis Aquagames isn’t the biggest on the island – that award goes to Aguamar in Playa d’en Bossa – but it has enough slides to keep you amused for the day. There’s also a pirate-themed water play area for children. Hotel guests get free entry or visitors pay a half-day or full-day price, which can include lunch.
The selection of shops in Port des Torrent is small, with a few mini-markets and gift shops, but if you want to splash some cash pop into San Antonio Town. It has a department store, lots of clothing boutiques and merchandise from all the major clubbing brands. Street stalls also line the West End during the day selling jewellery, souvenirs and local products.
For serious shopping, Ibiza Town is half-an-hour away by bus and you can browse Spanish and international brand goods as well as independent boutiques.
The area around Port des Torrent is very picturesque and keen walkers, mountain bikers and horse-riders traverse the nature trails that lead inland and along the coast. The terrain here is not mountainous, making for an easy stroll or ride.