Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Ibiza Towns and Villages: Jesus

Jesús is Ibiza's fastest growing village. Its proximity to both Ibiza town and the Roca Llisa golf course has made it a firm favourite with wealthy, professional Spanish who have come from the mainland to work here. However it still retains its links with the past.

What to See
Dominating the crossroads of the village is the church of La Madre de Dios de Jesús, built in the 15th and 16th centuries in typical Ibiza style and former home to Franciscan and Dominican monks. Nearby, visitors can sit in quiet contemplation by an ancient water wheel surrounded by lemon trees in the church square.
On the hills above the village are two important housing developments. The Can Pep Simó estate, designed in the 70's by architects Erwin Broner and Josep Lluís Sert is a fusion of traditional and modern architecture and has been designated an area of 'Good Cultural Interest.'

Close by, the super luxurious, super modern, concrete and glass megavillas of the rich and famous form the 'Ibiza Hills' private estate. With privacy guaranteed it's no wonder that Posh and Becks were once considering buying Beckingham Palacio here!

Food and Drink
Morning coffee, fresh bread or cake: Café San Francisco has a sunny terrace and its own bakery.
Take Away: Rita Savor makes only the finest French food and wonderful quiches.
Lunch: Three course delights at extremely reasonable prices at everyone's favourite the busy, busy Bon Lloch.
Dinner: Delicious barbecued meat and cured hams from Extremadura are top of the menu at the Museo del Jamón restaurant.
Drinks: Bar La Alternativa occupies an old finca with a shady garden. It's a quieter, more cosmopolitan night, than the 'full-on' bars of Ibiza town.

Head for Playa S'Estanyol. It's well worth the 2 KM ride down a rutted track to find this hidden gem. A small cove with crystal waters, clean sand and PK2, a relaxed bar and restaurant with all the latest in chill-out tunes, it's never crowded!
Useful Information

Local Fiesta: 8th September.

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