Santa Eulalia holidays

Santa Eulalia is Ibiza’s third largest resort, and an ideal destination for families and couples who want to enjoy a quiet, relaxing holiday without all the parties and revelry that the island is so famous for. If you’re looking for a beachside break, Santa Eulalia has spacious sands, which shelve gently into aquamarine waters, making it a superb spot for those holidaying with little ones. Behind it, there’s a long, palm-fringed promenade, which is ideal for wandering along and then watching one of Ibiza’s spectacular sunsets, while enjoying a relaxing drink.

The promenade and waterfront have helped Santa Eulalia earn its reputation as Ibiza’s gastronomic headquarters, too. If you enjoy eating good food in relaxed surroundings, you’ll find that this destination boasts some of the best restaurants in Ibiza! With family attractions, excellent shopping and, of course, the glorious, golden beach, Santa Eulalia holidays are the fastest way to slow down!

Things to do

While it would be all too easy to spend your Palma Nova holidays on one of the three stunning beaches, there are plenty of things to get up to once your tan is topped. The ‘Nit de Foc’ (Night of Fire) is held in late June and marks the night before the Feast of St John and features devils, demons, flaming torches, and fireworks. Plan a day trip to watch the sharks in Palma’s acclaimed aquarium, or visit nearby Katmandu Park for a day of water-based fun. In the evenings, grab dinner in the town centre and head to a bar, or walk along the seafront to enjoy the famous clubs of Magaluf.

Pretty promenade

When you holiday to Santa Eulalia, you’ll spend a lot of your time walking the promenade. Here you’ll find cafés that you can sit and enjoy a quick pit stop and shops that you can saunter round on your way to either of the beautiful beaches. Plus when you feel like resting for a moment, there’s a few shaded spots where you can get out of the heat for a bit and admire the views of the sea. Return here at the end of a long day on the beach and take an evening stroll or sit in one of the bars enjoying a drink as you watch the sunset.

Dining experiences

Santa Eulalia has developed a reputation as being the gastronomic capital of Ibiza with its many different restaurants, whatever you fancy you’re bound to find it in Santa Eulalia. There are the cafés on the promenade and the fresh seafood restaurants by the marina, but Calle San Vicente is where all food lovers need to head. The famed street, nicknamed Restaurant Street, is 200 metres long and whether you’re looking for anything from traditional Spanish tapas or French fine dining to a pizzeria or sushi restaurant, the chances are you’ll probably find it down this street. There’s a real fiesta atmosphere in the evenings and you’re invited to join in.

History and culture

For a visit rich in history and culture, Santa Eulalia is a great place to experience. There’s the Puig de Missa church where you can admire the beautiful whitewashed building as well as the surrounding panoramic view from the top of the hill. If you fancy travelling about 15 minutes by car to Ibiza Town, you’ll be greeted by stunning old buildings from the moment you arrive. The old town is the place to visit for a trip back to the past.

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The months between June and August are the hottest months. If you’d prefer it a bit cooler and with fewer crowds, book your holidays to Santa Eulalia in September.

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Flights land at Ibiza Airport (IBZ), which is around 20km from the resort.

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Gastronomes: You’ll find the Calle San Vicente (also known as ‘Restaurant Street’) offering everything from tapas and pizzas, to Chinese and Mexican cuisine.

Beach lovers: At Santa Eulalia’s heart is its beautiful beach, a golden curve of sand with a top watersports centre.

Sightseers: Take a stroll through the idyllic town and visit its iconic 16th century church, perched on a hilltop overlooking the town. 

Fast facts for Santa Eulalia

Language: The language spoken in here is Spanish. However, the locals have a good grasp of English, although a well-placed ‘por favor’ or ‘gracias’ is often appreciated, so bust out the app or phrase book and give it a go!

Currency: You’ll need to exchange your Sterling for Euros, before jetting off on your holidays to Santa Eulalia.

Local time: Santa Eulalia is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Ibiza Airport. Transfer time to Santa Eulalia is 50 minutes.

Flight time from UK: The Santa Eulalia flight time is 2.5 hours.

Tourist Information: Further tourist information can be found at https://www.ibiza.travel/en/?fid=296.

Visa / Health: Before you travel, visitwww.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain for recommendations and advice on visas and health.

Balearics Sustainable Tourism Tax: You’ll need to pay a Sustainable Tourism Tax which has been introduced by the Balearic Government to help with environmental and tourism improvements. The charge is between €1-4 per person per night, plus 10% VAT, subject to change, and varies based on the official star rating of your accommodation. Children under 16 won’t have to pay and guests staying for more than nine nights will receive a reduction. For further information please click here

Holiday destinations related to Santa Eulalia:

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  • Getting around Santa Eulalia

    By bus: An affordable bus service runs between Ibiza’s beach resorts around every 30 minutes. There’s a bus terminal in the centre of Santa Eulalia where, if you’re planning on making regular trips, you can buy a bus card.

    By taxi: Taxis are easy to find here, with centrally located taxi ranks and companies that let you phone ahead. Licenced Ibizan taxis are white and fitted with a meter, and are cheap for short journeys.

    On foot: If you’re planning on staying local, it’s compact and easy to get around on foot. The seafront promenade is a pleasant place to stroll and the beaches and hotels are local.

    Events in Santa Eulalia

    Spring flowers: During the Santa Eulalia Flower Festival, which takes place in May, the town celebrates the arrival of spring and marks the old story of a collapsing church and its miraculously-saved congregation. One of the most colourful festivals around, expect a parade of horse-drawn carts, locals in traditional costume, more flowers than you’ve ever seen, 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 lively parades.

    Santa Eulalia weather

    Temperature: Between 12°C in winter, to 29°C in summer.

    Best time to visit: September for plenty of sunshine at slightly cooler temperatures.

    The Mediterranean climate means an average of 11 hours of sunshine a day in summer, so if you want to top up your tan, this is the time to head here. The temperature stays around 26°C between April and September. August is the hottest month, and is likely to push 30°C. The autumn and spring are cooler, with the occasional wet day in winter.

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