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!
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.
Flights land at Ibiza Airport (IBZ), which is around 20km from the resort.
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.
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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.
Three stunning, golden beaches sweep along Palma Nova’s coast. In the centre is the main beach, Playa Palma Nova: a Blue Flag award-winner featuring 500 metres of soft, imported sand. To the east, you’ll find a quieter spot at the tree-lined Playa Carregador, and to the west, lively Son Maties is as big and buzzing as its neighbour, Magaluf. The beaches are connected by a new and vibrant promenade, which provides the best waterfront drinking, dining and shopping choices. The main beach is the best place for water sports, offering jet skis, pedal boats and water jet rides.
If you’re away with kids, one of the best places to visit in Palma Nova is Golf Fantasia. A beautiful golfing centre within walking distance of the town, Golf Fantasia features three 18-hole crazy golf courses spread across lush scenery, over lagoons and under waterfalls. With a tranquil park and places to eat, it’s ideal for family days out. The impressive Palma Aquarium is another must-see, featuring the deepest shark tank in Europe and dozens of smaller aquariums with different species of marine life.
Palma Nova’s beautiful marina is a remnant of its fishing village past, and today it’s a popular place to eat, shop and soak up the sunshine. A favourite attraction is Western Waterpark, located in Magaluf, ten minutes away by bus or taxi. The park is popular with all ages, with big swimming pools, lots of speedy slides and a wild river. Palma Nova’s nightlife scene is smaller than its party neighbour Magaluf, but still provides a good choice of bars and clubs. If you fancy a big night out, Magaluf’s strip is a ten-minute walk or short taxi ride away.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.