San Rafael is dominated by its late 18th Century church with amazing views all the way down to Ibiza town with the castle and the harbour.
Foodies can experience culinary karma at a string of eateries which serve both typical local cuisine and more exotic concoctions from the Mediterranean area. Can Pilot in San Rafael is a great favourite for its excellent meat, some of which you can cook yourself at your table. This place is worth booking ahead as you’ll find it’s often very busy, being popular wth locals and tourists. Es Tancó, nearby offers traditional food with a modern twist as well as excellent pizzas.
The two main features of the San Rafael itself are the many restaurants and the pottery workshops. San Rafael has been declared the only artisan zone – Zona de Interés Artesanal – in Ibiza because of the traditional pottery shops there. The pottery is sold in two shops in the village and in the many roadside shops on the whole island.
On the main road no one will have failed to notice the enormous estate which is the stud farm called Los Olivos. Covering 80,000 square metres and costing millions of Euros, it houses 32 thoroughbred Andalucian horses who even have their own swimming pool.
The closest beaches are Talamanca and Figueretas, both only 7km away.