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Holidays in Santa Eulalia
The sunny seaside town of Santa Eulalia is located on Ibiza’s eastern coast. Moving at a relaxed pace compared to its clubbing neighbours, the resort is a favourite with couples and families for its pretty beach, easy-going charm and fantastic culinary options. Santa Eulalia holiday resorts are close to colourful markets, a busy marina and thrilling water sports activities, as well as Ibiza’s best dining destination, known simply as Restaurant Street.
September for plenty of sunshine at slightly cooler temperatures.
Ibiza Airport (IBZ).
Book a Thomas Cook holiday to Santa Eulalia and spend long, sunny days on the coast and balmy evenings dining at the resort’s famous Restaurant Street.
Santa Eulalia is famous for being Ibiza’s foodie heaven, with the 200 metre long Restaurant Street filled with fantastic cuisine from around the world in a lively, cosmopolitan setting. Head down to the marina to feast on the catch of the day, or else rent a pedal boat or learn to dive in the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. Santa Eulalia’s beach is perfect for sun seekers, with plenty of loungers and good facilities. If you feel like a day trip, the legendary hippy markets of Ibiza are just 10 minutes’ drive away.
Just 10 minutes outside Santa Eulalia by bus or car is one of Ibiza’s famous hippy markets, held every Wednesday during summer in Es Cana. The markets fill the sunny streets with bustling stalls selling a range of handmade goods, including jewellery, trinkets and clothing. A favourite way to explore the town is on the Santa Eulalia River Walk, a guided walk along the picturesque seafront and river. If you don’t mind the walk, head uphill to see the town’s landmark, the 16th century church Puig de Missa. The church is the place to go in Santa Eulalia for a spot of tranquillity and beautiful views of the town.
Santa Eulalia’s beach is its main attraction, a slender sweep of golden sand against the tropical blue of the Mediterranean Sea. The beach is centrally located and dotted with sun beds and parasols, making it ideal for a day’s sunbathing. Facilities include showers, lifeguards and a colourful seafront promenade running alongside. The promenade is one of the best places in Santa Eulalia to eat, with a good selection of restaurants, cafes and shops. For something a little more active, the water sports are excellent – pick from pedal boats, water skiing, diving and more.
Santa Eulalia has developed a reputation as being the gastronomic capital of Ibiza. If you fancy yourself as a foodie, you’ll be spoilt for choice – the best dining in the resort goes down on Calle San Vicente, nicknamed Restaurant Street. The 200 metre long street has everything from Spanish tapas to French fine dining, as well as and pizzerias and sushi restaurants. Restaurant Street is the place to go in Santa Eulalia for a real Mediterranean experience, with sunny pavement seating and a sociable buzz at all hours of the day. Make sure you visit the marina for some fresh shellfish – an Ibiza favourite.
Foodies: Pick a different cuisine every night on Santa Eulalia’s famous Restaurant Street, and enjoy fresh seafood in the beautiful marina.
Beach lovers: At Santa Eulalia’s heart is its beautiful beach, a golden curve of sand with a top water sports centre.
Sightseers: Take a stroll through the idyllic town and visit its iconic 16th century church, perched on a hilltop overlooking the town.
Language: The language spoken in Santa Eulalia is Spanish
Currency: The currency used in Santa Eulalia is the Euro (€)
Local time: Santa Eulalia is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time
Fly to: Ibiza Airport (IBZ).
Flight time from UK: Approximately 2.5 hours
Tourist Information: Further Santa Eulalia tourist information can be found at www.ibiza.travel/en/articulo.php?fid=296
Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Santa Eulalia.
Temperature: Mid 20s average, highs of 29°C in August.
Best time to visit: September for plenty of sunshine at slightly cooler temperatures.
Santa Eulalia’s Mediterranean climate means an average of 11 hours of sunshine a day in summer. The temperature stays around 26°C between April and September. August is the hottest month, and is likely to push 30°C.
By bus: An affordable bus service runs between Ibiza’s beach resorts around every 30 minutes. There is a bus terminal in the centre of Santa Eulalia. If you’re planning on making regular trips, it may be worth investing in a bus card.
By taxi: Taxis are easy to find in Santa Eulalia, with centrally located taxi ranks and companies that let you phone ahead. Licensed Ibizan taxis are white and fitted with a meter, and are cheap for short journeys.
On foot: If you’re planning on staying local, Santa Eulalia is compact and easy to get around on foot. The seafront promenade is a pleasant place to stroll and the beaches and hotels are local.
Spring flowers: In May, Santa Eulalia celebrates the arrival of spring with the Festa de Maig, also known as the Spring Flower Festival. One of the most colourful festivals around, expect a parade of horse-drawn locals in traditional costume, featuring flowers and plenty of fireworks.
Easter week: As in mainland Spain, Easter is a big deal in Ibiza, and most towns and cities celebrate Holy Week, also known as Semana Santa. The week involves processions with icons of the town’s patron saint, with distinctive costumes and parades that are fascinating to behold.