What is the best area to stay in Ibiza?
If you are thinking of travelling to the famous island of Ibiza you will find very good options for accommodation as it is a destination used to receive millions of tourists from all over the world every year.The decision of where to stay will depend on the type of holiday you have in mind.
For those who are looking for party and fun, the best option is stay in Sant Jordi de ses Salines , near the Platja d’en Bossa.Another alternative is Sant Antoni , where you will find some of the most economical options for accommodation and a good variety of bars.
For the families or simply travellers who are not looking to have a party day and night, there is the municipality of Santa Eulària des Riu with its beach Es Canar.Situated a few minutes from Santa Eulària is the beach of s’Argamassa a small sandy cove which is very popular with families and clients of nearby hotels.
If you are interested in knowing where to stay in Ibiza you may also be interested in knowing where to stay in Barcelona, where to stay in Menorca, where to stay in Mallorca and where to sleep in Valencia.
Best places to stay in Ibiza
Ibiza, Eivissa in Catalan, is located in the east of the Iberian Peninsula, in the Mediterranean Sea The island of 572 square kilometers belongs to the Autonomous Community of the Balearic Islands, is formed by several mountains, but highlights Sa Talaia of 475 meters and located in the municipality of San Jose.Officially the island is divided into five municipalities (Eivissa, Sant Antoni de Portmany, Sant Joan de Labritja, Sant Josep de sa Talaia and Santa Eulària des Riu), each with interesting points of interest and the decision of where to stay will depend on the type of trip you are looking for.
All over the island you will find good beaches, a variety of restaurants, shops, as well as options to discover the cultural heritage of this popular Spanish destination.Sant Antoni de Portmany and Santa Eulària des Riu and Cala Llonga are also ideal places to stay during your stay on the island, with the old quarter of Dalt Vila, Almudaina Castle and the Necropolis of Puig de Molins, as well as a multitude of beaches and coves, such as Cala d’Hort to the south and Playa d’en Bossa in Sant Josep de sa Talaia, ideal for water sports.
Ibiza Town (Playa de Figueretas and Playa de Talamanca)
Ibiza is famous for its fiestas and what better than to be in the centre of these than to stay in the urban centre of the island, Ibiza Town, where you will find the Playa de Figueretas (Ses Figueretes), one of the most popular beaches.It is the most populated city in Ibiza, with more than 50,000 inhabitants. The centre of the island is known for its discos such as Amnesia and Café del Mar, and for the atmosphere of the port area where there is a lot of nightlife, especially on Barcelona street.Also in the centre is the famous Pacha, Ibiza’s most traditional discotheque which opened its doors in the 1970s.
But there is much more to the island than just partying, in the centre of Ibiza you will also find a perfect area for a trip to discover the culture and history.The entire historical centre is a museum in itself, with traces of the civilisations that have passed through the island throughout its history, as well as the fortress of Dalt Vila – home to major artistic, social and cultural events – which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999.
For families you will also find good beach options in Ibiza town, if you are staying here and do not want to move around much you can go to Talamanca Beach, which is almost a kilometre long and is mainly recommended for its good bus connections, so although it is not the most beautiful it is ideal for those who have not rented a car.
Hotels in Ibiza Town
Platja d’en Bossa
Another option is to look for a hotel in Platja d’en Bossa – near Ibiza Town – in the Sant Jordi de ses Salines area.It is the longest beach on the island, full of trendy beach bars, as well as hotels, restaurants and many shops, which also makes it a recommended area for shopping.
It is also home to the Space and Ushuaïa nightclubs, two of the best known in Ibiza.Its beach is recommended for swimming and water sports such as windsurfing, kitesurfing or you can also rent a jet ski or a catamaran.
Hotels in Platja d’en Bossa
For those travelling on a budget the Sant Antoni area is very popular, as it is close to some of the big discos and has many options of bars, but the prices for accommodation are lower than in Figueretas or Bossa.
The nerve centre is the Passeg de ses Fonts, where you can find a wide range of bars, restaurants and shops, around the central fountain which on summer nights is the setting for a refreshing sound and light show.So if you are looking for a good party, Figueretas, Bossa and Sant Antoni are recommended areas.
Hotels in Sant Antoni
Santa Eulària des Riu
Families or simply those looking for a quiet holiday can also find an ideal destination in Ibiza.Santa Eulària, the second largest municipality on the island, offers a wide range of water sports, golf and other leisure activities, with a small tourist centre around a main street with shops, restaurants, markets and cafés, as well as hotels and apartments, and the only municipality with a golf course on Cala Llonga beach.Amongst its most emblematic coves are Figueral, Cala Boix, Cala Llenya, Cala Nova, Es Canar, Cala Martina, s’Argamassa, Cala Pada and Cala Llonga, all of which are fine sandy coves, although there are also idyllic seafaring spots such as Pou d’es Lleó and Cala Mastella.
Hotels in Santa Eulària des Riu