Today we are heading to… Santa Gertrudis!

Renting a car in Ibiza will allow you to make the most of your holidays on the island and to discover places as charming as Santa Gertrudis de Fruitera. This lovely town is in the centre of the island, just 13 kilometres away from San Antonio, 15 kilometres away from Sant Joan and 11 kilometres away from Ibiza town. We recommend that you don’t cross it off your list as you are sure to drive by on your way to beaches and towns in the south, north, east and west of Ibiza.

What to see in Ibiza: Santa Gertrudis de Fruitera

Santa Gertrudis is the typical small town you will find in Ibiza which consists of a church and a few streets distributed around it. Its charm lies in its chic and cosmopolitan ambience, as residents from this town are mainly of foreign origin. On the side streets you will find boho chich boutiques and a wide variety of charming restaurants. There is a great atmosphere there, especially in the evening, when restaurants’ terrasses begin to fill with locals and visitors.

Detail of the facade of the church of Santa Gertrudis, Ibiza. © Alberto Paredes / Moto Luis

From a cultural and historical point of view, don’t miss the church, from the late 18th Century and, its leading singularity is an earthy coloured cattail, the biggest one in Ibiza. Inside, the highlight is the wooden altarpiece. And one kilometre away from the town you will reach Pou d’en Gatzara, an old well that is thought to date back to the 17th Century and, this location is considered to be the islands’ geographical centre.

Where to eat in Santa Gertrudis

At Santa Gertrudis you have many options for either lunch or dinner. If you are visiting this town during the day, we recommend you try the famous cured ham rolls from Bar Costa, the vegetarian cuisine from Wild Beets or that you enjoy affordable menus of the day at Ulivans and Santa Gertrudis, two restaurants that serve classic homemade food. In the evening, try sophisticated Italian cuisine at Macao Café, Nikkei cuisine at the romantic restaurant Gitano or Mediterranean food at Le Monde, amongst others. If you prefer Ibizan food, less than two kilometres away you will find Can Caus, where you can also buy the cheese and cold meats they make themselves.

Bar Costa, Santa Gertrudis, Ibiza. © Nuria Cortés

Shopping around Santa Gertrudis

Most of the shops in Santa Gertrudis are on the main pedestrian street or around the church square. Some of its shops such as Es Cucons have become a must for many travellers with a taste for boho chic style; their offers are so ample that you will find anything from tableware to fashion accessories. Other boutiques you should visit are Aurobelle, Wanderlust, Aguas Blancas Ibiza and Baron Ibiza, at the latter one they sell stylish menswear. On the outskirts of Santa Gertrudis, there are quirky decoration and fashion proposals at Sluiz Ibiza concept-store, that also has a restaurant and an events agenda which runs all year round.

Es Cucons, Santa Gertrudis, Ibiza © Nuria Cortés

Opening photo: Santa Gertrudis de Fruitera (c) NC/Moto Luis

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