Terrace Cafés: Have a Cup under the Warm Winter Sun
There is nothing more pleasurable than a ray of winter sun. Warming, caressing, energizing. The perfect accompaniment to a coffee, a meal or a glass of local wine.
Santa Eulària des Riu, like the rest of the island, enjoys mild winters where warm days and sunshine are the rule. On days like these, even a light jacket will, at times, be too much. They are ideal for walking along trails, for sunbathing on the beach with a book, for practicing yoga outdoors overlooking the sea and, of course, for sitting at a terrace café to relax and, perhaps, sip on the island’s traditional herb liqueur or try one of the local wines made right here on the island.
There is no shortage of charming venues to stop at and enjoy the sunshine, the good company, the atmosphere or the views. In the town of Santa Eulària des Riu, for example, there is a continuous hustle and bustle along the main boulevard, Passeig de s’Alamera; although, if you prefer to watch the sea from the waterfront you will find a few terraces that remain open in winter. Other animated places in the off season are Santa Gertrudis, Sant Carles and Jesús, which all have a variety of terrace bars that are frequented by local residents, especially around midday. Nor should we forget the inland and costal restaurants that stay open through the winter, affording us the opportunity to enjoy local cuisine al fresco, iconic dishes like arròs de matances (slaughter-day rice) or bullit de peix (fish stew). Such are the island’s simple winter pleasures.