The perfect blend of laidback, relaxed island vibes, a holiday town atmosphere and buzzing gastronomy and social scene, Santa Eulalia is Ibiza’s third largest resort and so self-contained it would be possible to holiday here without venturing outside (if you so desired!). Everything you need is at your fingertips: restaurants, hotels, bars, beaches, watersports, shopping, kids activities, wellness, fitness and so much more…
Who you’ll meet
There’s a strong English and German contingent in Santa Eulalia many of whom are second or third generation Ibiza residents, with great tales of their parents or grandparents generation. If you’re holidaying with a young family, hit the beach and your little ones are likely to make friends their own size too!
The fortified 16th century church of Puig de Missa presides proudly over the municipality from a hill above the town – you’ll spot it as you drive in from Ibiza town – and is a beautiful spot to stop and take in the stunning surroundings.
Stroll along the famous promenade (where interestingly much of the beach is man-made) for some people watching and bar-hopping then cruise down to the marina to check out the luxury yachts moored in the port; visit the mini-markets in the main square or head further around the coast to the hippy markets at Es Canar. Golf enthusiasts will be happy to know Ibiza’s sole golf course is in the region!
When to visit
There’s an all-year-round local social scene in Santa Eulalia, though it’s fair to say most of the tourism action tales place between Easter and late October. The first week of May plays host to Energy Week, a weeklong festival of wellness attracting experts and visitors from all over the world.
Photography by Sofia Gómez Fonzo Photography