Homes in Santa Eulalia are a mix of traditional farmhouses complete with grass munching sheep to contemporary designer compounds and penthouse apartments overlooking the sea. Santa Eulalia town is the island’s third biggest – a bustling commercial centre that has been reinvigorated by major public works in recent years. Capped by a beautiful golden beach, it contains every imaginable facility and amenity plus loads of cute boutiques, bars and restaurants. This area is the perfect family getaway or second home, boasting many kid-friendly activities and settings.
Ask any local and they’ll chime in unison that the best addition to the area’s culinary scene in recent years is Passion Café, right in front of the fountains on the paseo with beautiful views over the sea. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner alike, the menu offers something for everyone but pays special attention to vegans, vegetarians and lovers of the raw food movement. On the opposite side of the promenade, the luxurious Aguas De Ibiza Lifestye & Spa eco-resort offers multiple dining options for haute cuisine tapas and high-end cocktails. Santa Eulalia is also famous for a busy little pedestrianised street dubbed ‘restaurant street’ – the nickname is unsurprising as you walk through to find every cuisine ever you could wish for. For more beach dining highlights, the nearby cove of Sol d’en Serra is home to the famous Amante Ibiza.
Water sports abound, from kite surfing at Cala Martina to jet skiing just about anywhere. A walk up the spiralling road to the local church is worth it for the amazing view and charming churchyard. Here you’ll find the Ethnographic Museum in a typical Ibicenco house. A gentle walk from town past the two beaches and along the river will bring you to the Roman bridge – try and spot the barruguets – mythical creatures with a trickster personality who live under bridges and in wells. Es Canar hippie market is just a stone’s throw away.
Santa Eulalia beach is a long stretch of golden sand right in the centre of town. It’s great for kids and boasts loads of water sports. Other beaches nearby are Cala Martina, which is a favourite for kite surfers when the wind is up, the gorgeously unspoilt Cala Nova, tranquil Cala Pada and Playa Niu Blau. A trek to the secluded Cala Olivera is always rewarded with crystal waters and beautiful views, not to mention the famous fresh sardinas cooked fresh in the tiny chiringuito.