Sant Joan de Labritja is located on the north of the island, bordering Sant Antoni de Portmany in the west, and Santa Eulalia del Rio in the south and east. The area occupies 121.60 km2 with the island’s smallest municipality population of only 6,200 inhabitants of the total population of 147,914.
The municipality of Sant Joan de Labritja is typically characterised by its expansive rural areas and farmland. The unspoilt rustic municipality boasts a main central village, San Juan and three surrounding villages, San Miguel, San Lorenzo and San Vicente.
Each small village comes with its own unique beauty and tranquil atmosphere, with typical Ibizan white-washed buildings, marked with traditional white churches and a beautiful array, even if only small, of restaurants, local bars and community shops.
Additionally, Sant Joan de Labritja accounts for some of the island’s most outstanding and picturesque beaches. Simply driving around the hills and mountain cliff tops of the area offers extraordinary landscape and sea views, that are, in some spots, quite different to the rest of the island.
The culture, community, and style of the municipality is reasonably diverse with both locals and international residents. Buying a property in the area of San Juan offers many opportunities for families, couples, holiday home buyers, and in particular nature lovers, with both plenty of authentic charm and modern villas in exclusive cliff top locations. The area boasts pleasant small local communities, plenty of unspoiled countryside, vast landscapes and often attracts high profile clients looking for exclusive and private country homes in Ibiza.
Although much of the area is rural countryside, home buyers looking to buy a property in Sant Joan de Labritja can be typically sub-categorized into three distinctive areas; the north coast (Benirras, Puerto de San Miguel, Cala Xarraca, Portinatx, Cala San Vicente), the four small villages (San Juan, San Miguel, San Lorenzo, San Vicente), and the surrounding countryside.
The north coast of Sant Joan de Labritja naturally attracts clientele pursuing luxury country homes, but also those specifically looking for exclusive cliff top villas which offer outstanding sea, and where possible, sunset views. High profile clients, families and second holiday home buyers are popular property seekers on the north coast, especially those who wish to be close to the area’s beaches, yet prefer to live or vacate in a more secluded and remote part of the island.
Those seeking properties for sale in the north coast of Ibiza can expect to be on the property ‘waiting list’. As with the majority of the municipality, finding a property in Benirras, Cala Xarraca, Portinatx, Puerto de San Miguel or Cala San Vicente is difficult and comes with high interest from a list of clients.
The surrounding countryside spots of Sant Juan offer clients and visitors the simplicity of a charming rural lifestyle who share a love for the great outdoors, nature walks and are incredibly keen buyers of fincas, renovated farmhouses as well as the occasional modern exclusive hilltop villas.
Many homes for sale or on offer as rental villas in the countryside offer a quiet and private lifestyle home to retreat to, with vast landscapes and opportunities for farmland for animals, like horses, as well as personal agriculture.
The property market within the north of the island, specifically the rural countryside has seen an increase in demand and a ‘boom’ in the rise of housing prices over the past few years. With popularity moving towards the trending rural Ibiza, and recent road improvements to the area (which have made distances into the main towns and surrounding villages more accessible), many high-end clients are seen to be shifting preference to buy a property in the north, instead of South.
Villas with a Pool in San Juan de Labritja
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Our favourite places in San Juan de Labritja
Located next to the town of the same name, we find a coast where we can find different characteristics for family tourism: s’Arenal Petit, s’Arenal Gros and La Cala or Port de Portinatx. All people are in a narrow bay that protected them from winds and currents. The beaches of Portinatx are made up of small coves with common characteristics, such as coarse toasted sand, a steep slope towards the sea and clean, calm waters.
The port of Portinatx is the most remote cove of the three beaches in the area. Due to its characteristics, the conversion into an excellent natural harbor since ancient times. At present, the port of Portinatx is used as a starting point for nautical leisure activities. Of course, it is also a family beach where tourists and residents can enjoy and enjoy a day enjoying a privileged enclave, due to the natural environment of the pine forests that surrounds the entire coastal area.
Portinatx is one of the furthest points from the main towns of Ibiza, more than thirty kilometers from the city of Ibiza and more than six from the town of San Juan.
Los Enamorados is a beach club in its most loose term… as in reality, it is a lot more. Located in the very north of the island, on the very last hidden cove of the coastal town of Portinatx, Los Enamorados is a trendy establishment for hedonistic style lovers. It’s a restaurant and a boutique hotel and has become a favourite amongst those who treasure culinary excellence, sea views, style and a bohemian spirit. Aptly named Los Enamorados, which in English means Lovers, it is probably one of the most romantic settings in Ibiza.
Elements Ibiza is a beach club in the north of the island, in the hippy chic beach of Benirrás. With its exquisite fusion food and chic yet laid back ambiente, Elements has become a local and tourist favourite. The venue lends itself to wedding and other type of celebrations, and, apart from food, drinks and fresh juices it also offers DJ´s, Yoga and massages, as well as a Bo-Ho Ibiza lifestyle boutique.
The Punta Moscarter Lighthouse is an active lighthouse and is located in the very north of the island, on the tip of the coastal town of Portinatx. It is decorated with a black and white spiral design and with 52 metres in height it is the tallest lighthouse in the Balearic Islands. The walk there is absolutely stunning, it will take you along rocky paths through Ibiza’s most beautiful pine forests, and the open sea views from the lighthouse are breathtaking. On days when the air is clear you can even see the coast of Mallorca, which is only 72 kilometres away from this spot. To plan this walk, bring your walking shoes (or at least some sneakers), some water and a bocadillo for a little picnic with views. This walk can be done at any time of the year, but is definitely a favourite for one of those lovely sunny Ibiza Winter days.
Cala Xuclar is one of the three little coves in the very north of Ibiza, on the road to Portinatx. The first one you will find is Cala Xarraca, the second one S’Illot des Renclí and the last one Cala Xuclar. All three of them are part of the same stunning natural bay of Portinatx. At all three of them you will find a restaurant and facilities such as sun beds. The incredibly clear waters make them ideal places for snorkelling. If you are dreaming of escaping the crowds and busy Ibiza summer vibes, any of those three stunning little coves will do the trick.
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Cala d’en Serra is located in the North of the island, between the coastal town of Portinatx and the hip village of San Juan. Cala d’en Serra is one of those special gems visited only by those keen to venture into Ibiza’s hidden secrets. It is a small cove with crystalline waters and white sand, surrounded by high cliffs, pine trees and fisher huts. Far from the crowds, Cala d’en Serra is for those who long for peace and quiet and unspoilt and calm waters. It is the ideal cala for snorkelling. There is a small chiringuito open in the summer which serves cold drinks and light snacks. It is suitable for everyone, although the access is not the easiest: a 4×4 or a willingness to hike down from further up are prerequisites – but the trip will definitely be worth it!
We live here
The team at Prestige Properties have all lived in Ibiza for many years (some even for all or most of their lives) and we’re here to share our knowledge and local experience with you. We have team members that live in every municipality so between us we probably have the answer to any question you might have about an area!
There are 11 Properties for Sale and for Rent right now in San Juan de Labritja
Casa con proyecto Portinatx
Two houses with project and licence to extend and add swimming pool in Portinatx
CAN PEP DE SA GUAITA
Modern and elegant villa in the beautiful countryside of San Juan
Authentic finca near San Lorenzo located in the beautiful countryside of the north.