A place of simple charms that hasn't succumbed to the demands of tourists, San Jose is a relaxing haunt for couples wanting to experience a living Ibizan village. Think old-time Spaniards spending their days playing cards under a shady harbour.
Halfway up Sa Talaia Mountain and 500 metres above sea level, San Jose gives amazing views of three sides of the island. The scenery around town is just as good, as this floral village has pomegranate trees lining the streets and pretty gardens in which to sit with a drink.
The main central square of San Jose is dominated by a 15th century whitewashed church, which has a beautiful domed interior with gilded decorations. Around the village is a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants, which tend to be multi-purpose. For example, at The Fashion Cafe you can have coffee or a meal and then shop for German designer items. Elsewhere bars double up as art galleries, so you get two for the price of one in San Jose.
As San Jose isn't tourist-centric, perhaps because it doesn't rely on a beach, things carry on in much the same way in winter as in summer. The garden bars move indoors to places like the cosy pottery shop, or people keep warm under heated lamps while listening to open air music.San Jose is one of the perfect places to book up cheap Ibiza holidays in the cooler months.