Where to live – San Carlos

This little jewel of a village belongs to the municipality of Santa Eulalia. Surrounded by lush countryside and farmland while also being just minutes away from some of the east coast’s most lovely coves, San Carlos is an excellent location to experience all that Ibiza has to offer.

The village
The legendary Anita’s Bar is no doubt the village’s hub for local coffee breaks and gatherings. San Carlos is also host to an award-winning ice creamery, the best pizza joint on the island and a load of cute boutiques, cafes and restaurants. Add in the conveniences of bank, pharmacy, Pilates studio and two health food stores and you’ve got yourself the perfect village lifestyle.

The vibe
San Carlos was once the hippy centre of the east coast and still proudly boasts an authentic rustic boho vibe. Las Dalias is just down the road with its markets and live music and Cala Llenya is host to a handicraft market on Sundays. This area is at the crossroads for Cala San Vicente, San Joan and Santa Eulalia, making it the perfect gateway to the rest of the island as well as a charming escape from the crowds.

Properties
Thankfully architectural styles within the village have kept to a traditional theme and the whitewashed walls of newer buildings blend in beautifully with the ancient church and surrounding farmhouses. Towards Pou des Lleo and Cala Boix properties consist of larger estates and a scattering of modern villas. The area is untouched and still retains pristine forest and country vistas.

Why live there?
Everything you need to lead a comfortable island lifestyle is within reach of San Carlos. An excellent primary school and a new high school in nearby San Lorenzo plus a local sports pitch make it a great place for families. The village itself has a cute playground and lovely patch of lush lawn for impromptu picnics. Proximity to the services of Santa Eulalia and only 25 minutes to the airport means this area is brilliant for year-round living.