Some of the bars along the promenade were very beautiful and sported clever names like Sun Sea Bar, obviously a play on the exotic island Zanzibar off the coast of Tanzania. The furniture was very loungy and inviting and while I’m sure the cocktails were delicious and beautiful we decided to keep our 10 euro in our pocket for another day. Everyone was incredibly friendly as almost every stop had someone out front inviting us to come in and enjoy the pleasures of their café. Most were surprised that we were Americans and I do believe we may have been the only Americans on the island! It gave us celebrity status as it seems quite rare for Americans to show up on the shores of Ibiza.
|Exotic Americans trying to be part of the beautiful people scene|
Too bad more of our compatriots won’t get to experience this lovely little spot in the Mediterranean. The Café del Mar was not a disappointment with its sheik interior and art deco throw back. It felt a bit like 1930 Malibu or something of the like and their outdoor seating under these beautiful drapes was appealing and inviting. We found a seat on the promenade and were amazed that by 8.30 p.m. the entire sea front was packed. Big party boats had made their way into the bay, the cafés and bars were now packed with people and younger folks drinking beer from a can were strewn along the rocky shoreline. Around 8.45 the sun began to turn bright orange and the drop was on. By 9.20 it had disappeared completely behind the horizon and once gone, a huge cheer erupted from the crowds behind us. Clearly a nightly tradition for those staying in San Antoni, it was a pleasure to be a part of it ourselves.