5 activities to enjoy this winter in Sant Antoni
he onset of the cold weather is the sign that many were waiting for to organise a whole new agenda of winter activities. When the summer temperatures have finally subsided, the fun and the benefits of outdoor activities can provide a whole different experience. With this in mind, Sant Antoni is ready with plenty to satisfy even the most demanding among us. The surrounding countryside in this district is the scenario for innumerable ideas during the winter months, with something of interest for everyone. Below we present five such activities which you are sure to find interesting.
Yoga for mind and body
There are a number of venues in Sant Antoni with programmes designed for the chilled feeling and for nurturing the wellbeing that comes with practising yoga. For example, Stic Urban Hotel, in Sant Antoni town centre, offers its Yoga Sundays: 1 hour of yoga at 10 am followed by a 90-minute relaxing spa treatment. All of which is available without leaving the town centre. A perfect choice for a gift, albeit giving or receiving. In turn, Hostal La Torre has a formula that includes morning yoga sessions to start the day saluting the sun, with some amazing sea views and including a delicious and healthy breakfast. The date: Saturdays from 10 to 11 am.
A bird’s eye view of Ibiza from a balloon
Who wouldn’t love to see our island’s wonderful countryside from the air? Ibiza en Globo offers an early morning tranquil trip, high up in the clouds. A gentle aerial voyage, gliding over the fields of Sant Antoni and the island, enabling you to enjoy views of Ibiza in a completely new way. The activity takes a total of 3 hours with the balloon flight lasting between 45 minutes to an hour. The remaining time is spent on the flight preliminaries which you can take part in if you wish, and a celebration of your ballooning baptism with a glass of champagne, also you will enjoy a post flight breakfast when you will be presented with a certificate and photos of the experience.
Ibiza Botanic and Biotechnology Park, the most innovative green space on the island.
This is an innovative conservation and nature reserve recently inaugurated in the centre of the island and close to Sant Rafel. It combines nature and technology in a way that no other botanic garden in the world has ever managed to do until now. How does a photo bioreactor work? How do you obtain biomass using micro algae? What is an atmospheric water generator? How is renewable energy generated from the earth? Which flora are native to the island? Which natural habitats exist in Ibiza? The Ibiza Botanic Biotechnology Park answers many other questions too in this multi-functional park which has been celebrated by prestigious biologists and which offers a fascinating tour of the facility and the possibility of taking part in educational workshops. The Ibiza Botanic Biotechnology Park has been nominated for the Remarkable Venue Awards, in the category of ‘Best Hidden Gem Spain 2021’.
Diving all year round
The beauty of the seabed at Sant Antoni is not confined to specific dates or seasons It’s there all year round, with 365 diving days a real possibility, and just waiting for divers to visit. For diving fans, Sant Antoni has a fantastic range of schools, offering course at all levels and providing all the equipment you need to dive safely, while supervised at all times by professional experts. By way of example, Punta Galera (Es Llosar), is a perfect place for beginners who can dive down to a depth of 12 metres. However, it is also ideal for Open Water graduates capable of diving at 18 metres and they will be able to discover what is known as the fishermen’s channel, dropping into the marine abyss over 50 metres deep.
If you like hiking, Nordic walking offers endless trails in the vicinity of Sant Antoni. The town hall organises outings from November through to April, with routes that pass through several natural beauty spots in the area. For example, Forada and Buscastell, Can Boned, the Sant Antoni coastline, Santa Agnès de Corona and the dunes of Can Tomàs. The town hall will provide you with the Nordic walking poles until their supplies run out, and the activity usually takes a couple of hours. You can find the full programme here.