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Sant Antoni de Portmany, (in Spanish: Santa Antinio de Portmany) often shortened to San An, by the many Brits visiting the town, is the second largest town on the island of Ibiza, and is mainly in full swing during the summer months (June until September). The rest of the year, the discotheques and the big hotels are closed for business.
The two main discotheques of Es Paradis and Eden are located next to eachother near to the beach.
Cafe del Mar is large café in the western part of town, overlooking the sea. Due to it's location it is a favourite spot to watch sunsets.
If you want to get sporty when staying in Sant Antoni, there are a couple of Mountain bike routes starting from this town. They vary in difficulty. For many of them you need to be aware to take enough food and drinks with you, as not all routes pass through towns.
Ibiza Airport (IBZ) serves the island of Ibiza and is especially busy in summer. Many charter airlines and budget airlines like Ryanair use the airport. It is located about 7 kilometres from Ibiza Town. Busline 10 takes you to Ibiza town, with one way tickets costing €3.35. From the busstation at Ibiza town, busline 3 takes you to Sant Antoni in about half an hour (tickets costing €1,95), In the summer season, there are also direct connections from the airport to Sant Antoni.
From Ibiza Town you take the C-731, which takes you directly to Sant Antoni.
From the busstation at Ibiza town, busline 3 takes you to Sant Antoni in about half an hour (tickets costing €1.95).
Internet is widely available within Spain. Most airports have wifi-zones and in most towns there are internet cafés or shops where you can use internet for a fixed price. Wi-Fi points in bars and cafeterias are available after ordering, and most hotels offer Wi-Fi connection in common areas for their guests.
See also: International Telephone Calls
The international access code for Spain is +34. The emergency number for police, ambulance and the fire brigade is 112.
In cities you can find plenty of public phones, and 'locutorios'. The latter are small shops where you can use the phone and use internet. Most of them also sell prepaid cards for mobile telephones. These shops are used a lot by foreigners to call to their mother country.
The main mobile network operators in Spain are Yoigo, Vodafone, Movistar and Orange, as in most of Europe voice and data coverage is generally good in urban areas however it can be patchy in rural locations. Cheap mobile phones (less than €50) with some pre-paid minutes are sold at FNAC or any phone operator's shop (Vodafone, Movistar, Orange). Topping-up is then done by buying scratch cards from the small stores, supermarkets, vending points (often found in tobacco shops) or kiosks.
If you want to post a card, you can head to the post office (Correos). The Spanish post is not yet as efficient as colleagues in other countries so receiving a card can take a bit longer than the number of days that it should take. On the website of Correos, you can find the locations of nearby post offices.
Post offices are generally open from 8:30am to 2:00pm, although times will vary according to the size of the city/town and the main post offices might be open until the early evening. Most will also open again on Saturday mornings, but in the smaller towns will close as early as 12 noon. When posting a letter, look for a yellow box and, if possible, post at the post office itself where there will also be divisions for local, national and international mail. Be prepared for long queues at the post office. This is why tobacco shops sell stamps and many will also have the facility to weigh packages. Standard letters/postcards of up to 20 grams sent within Spain are €0.34. However, non-standard letters/postcards of up to 20g are €0.39. Letters/postcards of 20 to 50 grams are €0.45. In the case of international shipping, the price is €0.64 to most countries within Europe for standard envelopes (letters/postcards) up to 20g, for a few European countries and outside Europe it is €0.78. If you want to send a package you are probably better off with a private courier company like TNT, DHL or UPS, as they offer quick and reliable services against competitive prices.
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