One of the oldest bars in this part of the island, Bar Costa was here before Santa Gertrudis became yummy mummy Brit central. Seemingly basic from the outside, shaded wooden tables and chairs conceal the small entrance to this place.
As you enter, observe the huge collection of hanging hams that pretty much veil the bar, this place serves the best tapas in town and you’re lookin’ at it. Few people sit inside during the summer, except for the old Ibisencos who don’t care for the sun anymore, you’ll find them rowdily heckling around the bar, it’s a picturesque sight. Come winter Bar Costa is one of the few bustling hives of activity on the island, BarChick struggled to get a table as the hot international crowd of all ages huddled around the two open furnaces that heat the place.
Drink red wine here (chilled in the summer) and get involved with the tapas, (manchego and ham basically), cheap and simple, we’re into it. If your bill gets out of hand and you’ve got skills with a paintbrush you may be able to pay it off in pictures, this place is covered in art curated in this way and some of Spain’s finest artists exhibit here, step up.