Taking a leisurely stroll around Santa Eulalia, you can admire the whitewashed buildings with terracotta tiles and shiny yachts bobbing in the marina. While you’re dreaming of owning one, the kids will love seeing the big mullet fish that swim around the jetties here. A pit-stop to cool down with an ice cream at the seaside gelateria is highly recommended.
The town’s central square with fountains leads down to the seafront promenade through a palm-lined avenue called the Paseo. This is where you’ll find interesting craft stalls selling jewellery and local products, as well as artists looking to paint your portrait.
There are also classy boutiques and cute gift shops around town where you can buy designer sportswear or fashion items and souvenirs to take home.
The best dining on the island
Famed for its dining opportunities, Santa Eulalia is the culinary core of the island. Its main street of eateries – Calle San Vicente – is commonly known simply as Restaurant Street as it provides so many options to choose from.
Take a wander through and see what grabs your fancy – be it Spanish, Japanese, Italian or Indian, the choice is plentiful. There are more restaurants around the marina and promenade if you prefer to dine with a sea view.
A bit of a triumph for Santa Eulalia is that it has the only river in the whole of the Balearics. Starting just past Mariner’s beach it is a lovely setting for a romantic stroll. At the mouth of the river there is a small marina and you can dine with amazing views at Can Xarc, which has a selection of tempting Spanish food.
From here, wander along the river and you’ll find the old Roman bridge, where hundreds of lovers have added locks declaring their feelings for each other. If you cross the much-more-modern footbridge and follow the path, you’ll end up in the village of Siesta with a small and peaceful beach – Es Calo de s’Alga.
Santa Eulalia has a good cultural scene with art galleries and museums to take in. One of the most interesting centres is the Ethnographic Museum, which tells of Ibiza’s rural history through displays of traditional costumes and agricultural tools.
An added bonus of visiting this museum is that it’s in one of the most picturesque spots overlooking the town. It sits next to the 16th century whitewashed church that is atop the hill Puig de Missa. Once you’ve meandered up you will appreciate the outstanding panoramic views of Santa Eulalia, its river and the sea beyond.
Night time venues
Although Santa Eulalia stays fairly quiet both day and night, you can find places to party come evening time. If lively nights are your thing, then head to the marina, and specifically Guarana – a super-fun place to enjoy live music until midnight and DJs into the morning.
As well as hotel entertainment, the pubs and bars along the seafront and Calle San Jaime provide laid-back drinking holes. Or for some indulgence, try the roof terrace of luxury spa hotel Aguas de Ibiza, where cocktails can be sipped while you look out over the marina.
Located on Ibiza’s southeast coast, Santa Eulalia is close to lots of Ibiza’s main attractions. You can get to Ibiza Town in 20 minutes to walk around the well-preserved Old Town, do some serious shopping or head to clubs like Pacha. Just a little further is Playa Den Bossa, which has some of the coolest night spots in Ibiza and is also home to the island’s only water park – Aguamar.
Es Cana is on hand to the north for boat trips, fishing and the renowned hippy market, which opened in the 70s. Both Es Cana and Cala Llonga have great beaches to visit or, if you’re feeling active, Acrobosc adventure park will test your nerve with aerial assault courses.