Santa Eulalia is Ibiza’s third largest resort which has long been established as a popular family holiday destination on Ibiza’s east coast. Although geared to family holidays it has developed a lively nightlife scene in recent times and is considered one of the best places on the island for good restaurants with both national and international cuisine to satisfy everyone’s taste buds.
The main attraction of Santa Eulalia is its long sandy beach which is very child friendly and offers excellent watersports facilities. Running alongside it is a fine promenade which stretches the whole 300m of the beach. This promenade is lined with hotels, apartments and beach food restaurants. At the end look out for the beautiful Mariner’s Beach where the promenade meets the only river in the Balearic Islands. From here you can take a stroll along the river as far as an ancient Roman bridge and to the lovely beach of Calo De S’Alga.
There are many fine beaches nearby which are easily accessible by bus and boat services. Es Cana and Cala Llonga are popular little resorts with nice beaches whilst S’Aigua Blanca on the northern headland is possibly the most beautiful beach in the area.
Santa Eulalia Restuarants
Carrer de Sant Jaume is the main road through Santa Eulalia which is lined with eateries and souvenir shops. For better quality cafés and restaurants head for Carrer de Sant Vicent which is closed to traffic in the evenings and is an idyllic location to dine outdoors. Top restaurants in town include El Naranjo (Carrer de Sant Josep, 31) which is a fine choice where exquisite seafood dishes are served on their orange tree veranda. Doña Margarita Puerto, down by the marina, is another fine choice for excellent Mediterranean cuisine. For something simpler, the Royalty restaurant on Sant Jaume is good spot for cheap eats in the town centre from where you can watch the world go by from the outdoor terrace. Curry addicts must head out to the excellent Cardamom Cafe which is housed in a traditional 15th century farmhouse with outside tables set in beautiful gardens.
Santa Eulalia Nightlife
In terms of nightlife Santa Eulalia has something to suit all tastes. Until a few years ago quiet drinks at English-style pubs were the rule. However, the opening of the Guarana music bar down by the marina has transformed the resort’s nightlife. The English pubs are still there but now you can also enjoy a night of hot dancing and music just as easily in Santa Eulalia as you can in San Antonio. If you want to head out to some of the island’s better known night spots then take the Discobus which provides transport from Santa Eulalia to the Amnesia and Privilege clubs. See our Ibiza Clubs section for more information.
What to Do and See
For a 3 hour scenic tour of Santa Eulalia and the surrounding countryside jump aboard the Santa Eulalia Tourist Train which departs each morning at 10.30am from the promenade. Ferry journeys to Ibiza Town from Santa Eulalia harbour (45 minutes) are also extremely popular as are day trips across to the neighbouring island of Formentera. The nearby “hippy market” takes place every Wednesday attracting holidaymakers from all over the island.