Cheap Holidays to Santa Eulalia
Santa Eulalia Overview
The third largest resort in Ibiza, Santa Eulalia is an increasingly popular destination for people looking for a relaxed, sophisticated holiday. The resort centre is an idyllic place to spend time. The lush gardens, ornate fountains and impressive marina provide a great back drop for a holiday. The beach is broad and gently curving with lovely clear and safe water.
Santa Eulalia is the place to come for food lovers. There are some great local restaurant in and around the old town. Look out for Calle San Vicente, the ‘Street of Restaurants’. The road is closed to vehicles in the evening and becomes an avenue of places to eat with tables and chairs sprawled across the road as locals and tourists tuck in.
Palm tree lined promenade
The impressive resort of Santa Eulalia lies on the south east coast of Ibiza, approximately 9 miles from Ibiza Town. There are town beautiful beaches, a sparkling marina and Ibiza’s only river, the Rio de Santa Eulalia, flows into the Mediterranean to the west of the resort centre. The heavily pedestrianised centre of the resort makes Santa Eulalia an easy place to get around. The palm tree lined promenade runs the length of the resort and is great for an early morning run or stroll.
Ancient Roman Bridge
The main beach is a gently shelving strip of sand that runs from the marina down to the Punta d’en Castello complete with ornamental fountain and look out post. Beyond this point is the Mariner’s Beach, longer but quieter with hotels overlooking the soft white sand. At the far end of this beach is the point where the Rio de Santa Eulalia’s journey ends as it meets the warm Mediterranean. It is possible to follow the path of this river back inland as far as a beautiful and ancient Roman bridge. From here it is a short walk back to the resort centre.
Explore the coastline
The town is full of places to eat and drink and has a special street that comes alive at night with places to eat. The marina is a dazzling addition to the Santa Eulalia seafront and provides not only a safe haven for luxury yachts but also for hungry and thirsty holidaymakers. You can explore the coastline by boat with trips to nearby town and islands running from the marina daily. Nearby towns to explore include the ancient and iconic Ibiza Town to the west as well as the picturesque Portinatx in the north.
Things to do in Santa Eulalia
On the beach in Santa Eulalia
Santa Eulalia Beach is a well located beach with excellent facilities and entertainment on offer. The beach is about 300 metres long with the marina sitting at the far end providing some shelter. The promenade behind the beach is lined with cafes, bars and restaurants. There are watersports on offer and lifeguards in the summer. Beyond the Punta d’en Castello is the Mariner’s Beach, connected via the Passeig Maritim. This beach is a close walk to the resort centre and offers the same range of facilities including loungers and parasols. At the far end of the beach lies the mouth of the Rio de Santa Eulalia. There is a tiny little fishing harbour that marks the end of the beach. It is possible to walk up alongside the river and cross into neighbouring Siesta.
Set up camp towards the marina and enjoy a nice lunchtime treat overlooking the yachts moored in the picture book harbour.
Eat and drink in Santa Eulalia
The centre of the resort is packed with places to enjoy lunch, an evening meal or just a few drinks and maybe some tapas. The ‘Street of Restaurants’, Carrer de Sant Vincent, runs between the streets of Sant Llorens and Sa Bastida. In the height of summer the street is closed to cars and is basically wall to wall eateries. A nice alternative is the area around the marina with some lovely restaurants overlooking the floating luxury. The sea front is also dotted with great restaurants bars offering picture book views of the surrounding coast.
For a treat, try the Nikki Beach resort, east of Santa Eulalia. Great food, incredible scenery and perfect luxury.
Santa Eulalia nightlife
Santa Eulalia does not attempt to compete with Ibiza Town or Playa d’en Bossa. Nights are more laid back with families taking centre stage in most venues. Live music is popular and there are several places in and around the town offering great entertainment and the chance to sing along. The marina has a good selection of bars that run into the early hours with Guarana the pick of the bunch. This smart venue has two regular club nights and has a relaxed outdoor terrace if the pace is too hot for you indoors. A sophisticated alternative to the buzz of the town is the rooftop at Agua de Ibiza, around the bay beyond the marina. Order a cocktail and enjoy a special meal with a spectacular view.
If you need a bit more life consider a trip down the coast to the clubbing hotspot of Ibiza Town.
Shopping in Santa Eulalia
Santa Eulalia is a working town meaning there is a practical range of shops available beyond the usual beach front stores selling beach balls and sun cream. The broad Passeig de s’Alamera has a pedestrianised, palm tree lined, centre leading up into the town. There are regular market stalls as well as a wide range of permanent stores selling everything from jewellery to real estate. The hippy market in nearby Es Canar is a popular day trip. Open every Wednesday, there are over 500 stalls selling a mixture of local goods including jewellery and clothing.
Things to see in Santa Eulalia
Explore the surrounding coast and countryside during your visit. The stunning island of Ibiza is waiting to be discovered. A firm family favourite is the small tourist train that runs from the marina most day of the week. It will wind through the surrounding hills and pine forests before stopping for refreshments in idyllic Cala Boix. The return journey brings you along the glorious coast. Alternatively, head off shore and explore the coast and surrounding islands. There are regular boat trips to nearby Formentera, a picturesque island of beaches and pine forests.
For a slice of history, head south to Ibiza Town and explore the ancient Dalt Vila complete with hilltop church.
Meat lovers should check in here as soon as they arrive in Santa Eulalia. Sa Carboneria is beyond the ‘Street of Restaurants’ tucked away on Carrer Isidor Macabich. Seek it out and try and grab a table in the beautifully lit courtyard. It may be worth reserving.
Liquido Cocktail Bar
A great place for a relaxing drink day and night. The views across the marina are incredible from the terrace. Good cocktail menu and friendly service.
Santa Eulalia Flower Festival – May
This incredible festival is actually a celebration of a miracle that occurred when a hilltop church collapsed, sliding down the hill into the sea. Amazingly nobody was killed. From that point onwards locals have flocked to Santa Eulalia on their horse and cart to celebrate this miracle. Expect to see brightly decorated carts complete with amazing floral displays. The area is busy with celebrations including music, dancing, food and drink.
· Currency – EUR
· Time Zone – GMT + (1)
· Travel Time – Ibiza (IBZ) - 2 hours 30 minutes (London)
· Transfer Time – 25 minutes (Taxi)