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Travel timehop #5 Cafe del Mar

Hey there Travel Timehop fans – it’s that time of the week again and the last Thursday of January 2015. When did that happen?

So far I’ve managed to keep up my new years resolution to share my favourite travel memories on a regular basis, even managing to make it weekly. In celebration, I thought I’d share a moment that I absolutely adore – not least because it improves my traveller street cred!

Picture of Tin Box Traveller in front of a sunset at Cafe del Mar in Ibiza

When are we time-hopping to?

2011 was the year of the ‘white isles’ for Mr Tin Box and I, when we visited both the Isle of Wight and Ibiza within the space of a few weeks (I doubt these two holiday destinations get talked about in the same sentence that often!).

Where in the world?

After Mr TB had been away for a six month deployment with the Royal Navy, we decided to splash out on a foreign trip. It was just ahead of the main holiday season so prices were cheap and we found an amazing villa just outside San Carlos, which is on the old hippy trail.
We spent our days either chilling out by our private pool or searching for secluded beaches along the north coast. After all, we were there to relax and enjoy some quality time together. However, you can’t go to Ibiza without visiting San Antonio
San Carlos is on the other side of the island. We looked into how much a taxi would cost to get us there and back and decided that we would actually be better off booking a hotel for the night – oh, the extravagance! 

Timehop moment

When we arrived in San Antonio the pre-season revellers were just emerging from their beds. We quickly checked into our hotel on the outskirts of town and grabbed a taxi to Cafe del Mar. Everyone raves about the sunset there but I have to admit I wasn’t prepared for how beautiful it was.
We got a table right at the front of the promenade and after nearly chocking at paying £15 for two gin and tonics, were swept up in the buzz of music and excitement as sunset approached. The sun seems to linger on the horizon, setting the sky on fire before disappearing into the sea. It is stunning and as corny as it sounds you can’t help but applaud nature.

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