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Sargamassa

S'Argamassa Holidays

The main vibe of S'Argamassa is that of relaxation. On a completely different page to the busy clubbing meccas elsewhere on Ibiza, S'Argamassa provides a peaceful base with a beautiful beach. Livelier Santa Eulalia and Es Cana are either side of you on this stunning part of the east coast. Here you'll find a selection of bars, shopping and activities.

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Calm beach resort

The tranquil rural setting of S'Argamassa is surrounded by pine trees on one side and spectacular Mediterranean coastline on the other. The secluded bay is divided into small, sandy coves and its well-kept beaches have sheltered waters ideal for swimming and families to play in. It's a nice place to chill out for anyone who enjoys a slower pace on holiday.

There is a water sports centre on the beach called Cesar's, which is run by a bubbly gentleman named Cesar. He caters for all types of activities from parasailing to canoeing or hiring a boat so you can set a course around the coast. If you're travelling with kids you can treat them by hiring some fun water toys.

The handful of bars, restaurants and cafes beside the beach provide a variety of eating and drinking options for a relaxing seaside lunch. As well as delivering water-based fun, Cesar has a bar - also called Cesar's - where you can enjoy drinks and a mean paella to the soundtrack of chilled music and waves.

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The village

Although it's a small village that has grown into a well-rounded tourist centre, S'Argamassa still remains compact and the majority of the hotels are modern. The swanky new ME hotel on the front of the coastline has a fab rooftop terrace for cocktails as well as daily yoga classes.

Right next door is exclusive beach club Nikki Beach where you can get caught up in glamourous parties, such as their yacht party or Sunday champagne party. As well as being an ultra-stylish place to hang out, listen to music and people watch, it also has a high end restaurant and cool boutique.

S'Argamassa's main street has some good shops, restaurants and cafes and if you're into history you might want to take a look at the ancient fishing sight by the coast. There is a stone wall crowned with a 425 metre canal near the cove that archaeologists think was an industrial facility for brining fish in the 1st and 2nd century.

Explore nearby towns

It's a two-kilometre walk in either direction to Santa Eulalia or Es Cana along the coastal paths, which would takes around 25 minutes.

You can stroll or take the bus south to Santa Eulalia, Ibiza's third-largest resort. Here you'll find an impressive beach, a pretty marina and river – the only one in the Balearics – and lots of bars and night time fun.

Just north of S'Argamassa, Es Cana is famous for its Punta Arabi hippy market that takes place each Wednesday from April to October. The original Ibiza market, it started in 1973 and is still the biggest on the island. It's full of local items, many of which are handmade, so you can pick up souvenirs, ceramics and leather goods to take home. There's also a kids' area where they can make their own crafts.

As well as the market, Es Cana has one of the best beaches on the island and a good number of bars and restaurants around the beach and harbour. If you travel to Es Cana during the day, you can take the Ibiza Express mini train tour to explore the picturesque landscapes and towns of north-eastern Ibiza.

Seeking out fun

Adventurous types will love Acrobosc park, with treetop circuits and zip wires for adults and kids. Situated between S'Argamassa and Es Cana, they're happy to tailor activities for groups, birthdays and hen or stag parties.

There are also plenty of opportunities for boat trips to nearby beaches such as Cala Llonga or to the pretty island of Formentera. Either hire your own boat or be whisked away by a chartered tour.