The local inhabitants, who are predominantly Catalan, call San Juan "Sant Joan de Labritja". The Spanish always called it San Juan (Bautista), but in 1981, when Ibiza became an autonomous region in the Balearics, the Catalans wanted their old, familiar name back. Confusing, all these different names, but at least you know we are talking about the same town!
The most northerly town
From San Lorenzo and Santa Eularia there is essentially one road that leads to San Juan. You will drive slowly uphill until you arrive at the village. Funnily enough, San Juan is dominated by a centrally situated church… It really is the last real town in the north of the island. To the right there is San Vicente which does not amount to much, but does have a nice beach. And on the left San Miguel, a slightly less appealing town but in beautiful surroundings. Above San Juan lies also the coastal town of Portinaxt, with a good beach. If you look in our beach section, you will see that good beaches are plentiful.
Many people travel northwards in search of peace and quiet. And that can be found here! Just like in San Carlos, San Miguel, San Mateu and Santa Agnes, peace and quiet can be found here. As well as a cheap "caña" or espresso in one of small bars of the village. If you would like to eat in beautiful surroundings, we recommend The Giri Café. Beautifully designed, and great food. The main street of San Juan is nice to stroll through. The calm, the flowers, the discussions of people in the bars and on the street.
There is not an awful lot to do in San Juan. But that does make it a cosy, picturesque village.