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Santa Gertrudis, Ibiza

This charming village in the heart of the island has a wide choice of restaurants and bars, offering everything from gourmet cuisine to rustic local bars.

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At the geographical heart of the island, the village of Santa Gertrudis is Ibiza as a microcosm. Steeped in tradition, the main square is overlooked by the whitewashed fortress church with its distinctive yellow tower, and surrounded by a cluster of bars, restaurants and shops. Meanwhile, the rich agricultural landscape surrounding the village is home to fruit orchards, sheep, goats and the island's only dairy cows.

Santa Gertrudis has expanded rapidly but carefully over the last years. Smart modern villas line the new streets, the village square is a pedestrian-friendly plaza where hip café bars and restaurants have joined traditional Ibicenco establishments.

The special atmosphere of this charming village unfolds especially during the late afternoon and evening. Children run around on the beautifully lit squares or play on the fabulous playground, the terraces of the bars and restaurants are full of people, the murmur of conversations filling the air, no loud music disturbing the relaxed vibe.

Interesting little boutiques and shops filled with fashion, jewellery and homewares invite you to take an evening stroll. The atmosphere of the village is traditional, but also modern and sophisticated.

A special note on the art community

It's also a home from home for many new residents from Europe and beyond, who have brought a different, more Bohemian style of living to the village.

Many artists, sculptors and musicians have settled here over the years and their works are everywhere – in galleries and most famously in Bar Costa, where penniless artists in the hippy era would swap paintings for food and now oil paintings compete with the restaurant's famous hams for hanging space.

Restaurants and bars

In recent years, Santa Getrudis has developed more and more into a gastronomic center. Every year new, interesting venues are added to the already great selection of bars and restaurants.

In the area around Santa Gertrudis there are many fruit and vegetable farms and many restaurants take advantage of the fresh local produce.

From classic Spanish tapas to hearty Italian fare or vegan options, you are spoilt for choice!

Read also our article Where to eat in and around Santa Getrudis.

Shopping

Any time of day is just perfect for a visit to the village. With arts and crafts shops, galleries, and an eclectic mix of clothing and accessories there's plenty of retail therapy to be had before and after morning coffee, lunch, afternoon 'merienda' or dinner.

Accommodation

There is a great choice of beautiful holiday villas in the lovely surrounding area of the vibrant village.

Useful information

Local fiesta - 16th November

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