Santa Eulalia Holidays
Santa Eulalia Holidays - Gastronomic delights, culture and family fun.
A short drive up the east coast from Ibiza Town is the popular family resort of Santa Eulalia. Considered by many to be the cultural capital of Ibiza, this beautiful resort boasts a long golden-fringed beach, great cafes and restaurants, excellent craft markets and plenty to do for the family.
Artists and craftspeople have long flocked to this relaxing part of the island and you will find small, bijoux galleries and unusual architecture in the town, as well as some excellent working artists on the promenade of the beach. Many of the restaurants in this area produce high quality Balearic cuisine and the tree-lined streets are perfect for relaxing in some of the excellent cafes and bars.
When to go
Santa Eulalia is increasingly marketing itself as an all year round destination, however there are still busier times, usually between June and September. For couples or families looking for a quiet break, even during high season, this resort can be a lot more peaceful than others in the area. Make sure you factor at least one visit to the Wednesday Hippy Market in the nearby resort of Es Cana.
The weather in Santa Eulalia
During the summer months temperatures regularly hit between 28 and 30 degrees in Santa Eulalia. Between the months of June and September, there is minimal rainfall and visitors can expect up to 10 hours of sunshine a day. Sea temperatures peak at 24 degrees in August. Being on the east coast, Santa Eulalia benefits from a light Mediterranean wind which can be a real boon during the hottest days.
Getting the best deal
Santa Eulalia is the third largest resort on the island so there are plenty of hotels and apartments to choose from to suit all budgets and tastes. Bookings for early June tend to be cheaper, as are three-day breaks during May and half term. Have a look at our late deals page to get the latest bargains. Always remember to haggle at the craft markets and the hippy markets!
Airport and transport need to know
Santa Eulalia is a 25-minute taxi ride away from Ibiza’s airport, which can be reached from all the UK’s major airports. The airport has plenty of car hire facilities as well as buses that will shuttle you to all the major towns on the island. Although it can get pretty busy here during season, the airport is very open and boasts some fantastic shops for you to take a little of Ibiza style back home.
The town of Santa Eulalia offers many bus services to other parts of the island and if you can’t get a direct bus to where you want to go, the number 13 bus to Ibiza town runs every 30 minutes during season.
Taxis can be found just behind the promenade for the beach and there is also a water taxi service that can take you to numerous destinations along the coast or even a ferry service to take you to Formentera.
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The best beaches in the Santa Eulalia area
The beaches in Ibiza are many and varied; the great thing about the island is that it is small enough to take in a number of them during your stay. Beaches range from white sand fringed coves to golden stretches of open coast and all in between.
Best beach for lazing on a sun lounger
Santa Eulalia beach is excellent for lounging in the sun. It has golden sands, a gentle slope and is supervised by lifeguards during the summer season. Behind the beach are some excellent cafes and bars, which serve a variety of foods from tapas to English fare. When you are bored of sun bathing, take a walk down the promenade, not only is it beautiful with fountains and palm trees, but there are also some great shops!
Best beach for activities
Cala Llonga, a few miles south of Santa Eulalia has excellent water sports facilities, including wind-surfing, diving and pedaloes. There are some excellent walks along the coast in this area which will give you an impression as to why the Romans called it ‘the pine island’. Just behind Cala Llonga is Ibiza’s premier golf club, which offers competition standard holes at discount prices for young golfers.
Best beach for complete isolation
Mango’s Beach, a fifteen-minute walk up the coast from Santa Eulalia is a quieter alternative, there is a great little beach bar here and a few sun-loungers, but it is generally quiet and relaxing. The beach itself is lined by Casuarina trees so there is that all-important shelter from the harsh midday sun.