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San Rafael is located in the heart of Ibiza, directly on the route from the island’s capital to San Antonio on the west coast. The village came to fame as the location of the KU nightclub (now Privilege), where epic parties were held even before electronic music found its way to the island. The nightlife has changed, but clubs such as Privilege and nearby Amnesia are still extremely popular.
In the village, the majority of the houses line the main street. There are several bars and restaurants which are greatly popular with locals and foreign residents and visitors alike. There’s something to suit every taste: from traditional dishes to haute cuisine. On a cultural level, San Rafael has made a name for itself in the field of crafts: decades ago, a handful of potteries opened up here and began producing creative ceramic pieces that have garnered a reputation far beyond the island’s borders. The potteries eventually won the village the title of “zona de interés artesanal” (“area of artisanal interest”), which attracts many curious tourists, especially in summer. Just 500 metres from the village centre on a small hill lies the whitewashed village church. Its construction dates back to the end of the 18th century. From here, visitors enjoy wide views over the surrounding area to the sea.