The Story Behind the Famous Anita’s Bar on Ibiza Revealed
One of the oldest bars on Ibiza is Anita’s Bar.Ibiza is famous for being the party capital of the world. And when you ask people to say three phrases that come to mind when they hear the word Ibiza, most of the times they say; clubbing, positive energy and the hippie lifestyle. In the rich history of Ibiza the hippies played a major role in what Ibiza is today. One of the places where the hippie culture started to spread is in Anita’s bar which is still open today. We dive into the hippie culture for you…
Where can you find Anita’s Bar?
When you drive to the lovely village of San Carlos you can feel the calm and relaxed energy. First thing you notice is the beautiful white church and across the street on the corner you find Anita’s bar. Imagine this: a lovely old terrace with a rooftop made of beautiful flowers, friendly people greeting you, walls with fantastic paintings in different colours and sizes…This is what you will experience when you enter Anita’s bar.
Ibiza is still the home of many artists
Now we understand why San Carlos was the home of many artists, writers and musicians. The story according to the locals is that many of the artists did not have a lot of money so they used their art as payment for the food and drinks. Can you believe that? But that’s not all…In the bar you see a lot of small mailboxes. The hippies in that time had no addresses on the island so in
order to receive mail they used Anita’s bar as their address. After some chats with some locals, using our best Spanish ( we are still learning) , we knew for sure that they are still in use…That’s why we love Ibiza. It’s modern and fashionable, but still with lots of history and places where it seems that time stood still and nothing has ever changed.
Anita’s Bar still has fantastic food on the menu
Nowadays Anita’s bar still serves fantastic tapas and authentic Spanish food. When you are tired of the beach and you want to grab some history and food in the meantime, get in the car and drive to San Carlos to get a feel for some hippie culture. While you’re there, do not forget to try their homemade Hierbas!
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