Ibiza, today considered one of the islands most touched by mass tourism, is famous all over the world for its extravagant nights full of fun and for the numerous clubs that animate its streets; exploring the island in-depth, however, there is no shortage of quiet and hidden beaches where you can spend a few moments of relaxation and tranquility.
Below you can find some of the most popular areas on the island. For each one, we indicate the main features so that you can choose the solution that best suits your needs.
Ibiza town or Eivissa
Called by the locals Eivissa, in Catalan, the city of Ibiza is certainly an obligatory stop for travelers who intend to spend a holiday on the island; stroll through the center, the Dalt Vila declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. And admire the high defensive walls that enclose characteristic alleys full of historical monuments. Walking through the center, the Nuestra Senora de las Nievas Cathedral is worth a visit, built in the second half of 1200 where the mosque of this locality previously stood, the evening hippy market, where you can buy local souvenirs, the Archaeological Museum, which preserves inside pieces of the island’s history, and finally, the La Marina district, formerly inhabited by the island’s fishermen and today one of the most lively and popular areas.
Playa d’en Bossa
One of the most famous places in Ibiza is undoubtedly Playa d’en Bossa, located in the south of the island; it is in fact considered the longest strip of sand in Ibiza, so much so that it is about 3 kilometers long. There are numerous restaurants and beach clubs in this area, one of the best known and most popular is certainly the Bora Bora Bar which is considered a real open-air disco; despite this, however, Playa d’en Bossa, in the southernmost part of the beach, is also ideal for families with small children, where thanks to the sandy bottoms and clear waters they run no risk.
Sant Antoni de Portmany
Currently one of the main destinations for young Europeans, Sant Antoni de Portmany is the perfect place for travelers who are looking for nightlife and relaxation; it is in fact here that some of the most famous discos are located, such as Eden and Es Paradis, and one of the longest promenades where you can stroll while waiting to admire the warm lights of the sunset or enjoying an aperitif in one of the many bars present, such as Cafe del Mar, Mambo and many others. If you choose to spend your stay in this location do not forget to visit the ancient churches of Santa Agnes, Sant Mateu d ‘Albarca, San Rafael de Forca, and the more famous church of Sant Antoni de Portmany, dating back to the 14th century.
Moving to the north of Ibiza is the town of Portinatx, one of the most popular on the island, especially for those traveling as a couple or family looking for a quiet and intimate area; located in the immediate vicinity of the S’Arenal Gros, S’Arenal Petit, Playa Porto, and Es Raco beaches, the municipality of Portinatx hosts a great variety of quiet restaurants where you can spend evenings with friends.
Santa Eularia des Riu
After Eivissa and San Antonio, the third most important center is that of San Eularia des Riu; the cultural and gastronomic center of the island of Ibiza, Santa Eularia is the ideal choice for families and couples who seek tranquility and relaxation on their journey. In fact, in this area, there are some of the most beautiful beaches of the whole island such as Cala Mastella, Cala Boix, S’Argamassa, Cala Llonga, Cala Leny, and many others, which thanks to the presence of white sand and shallow waters are the ideal solution for children of all ages.
One of the most popular places in Ibiza is that of Es Cana; a favorite destination for a large number of travelers, Es Cana is the ideal choice for couples, families, and teenagers who want to have fun. A golden sandy beach, with a length of about 350 meters, also ideal for families with small children, Es Cana, despite being very coveted, has retained its authentic aspect of the classic seaside city over the years. If you choose Es Cana as your holiday destination, don’t forget to visit the famous hippy market, one of the main on the island.
Where to sleep in Ibiza: best hotels, hostels, and apartments
Now that you have the most important information about each area of the city at your disposal, it’s time to find the right place to sleep. To help you choose, we have divided apartments and hotels, hostels, and the like into different categories. Each category has at least one recommended structure and a couple of equally good alternatives.
For each structure, you will find the rating of the reviews on Booking.com, the neighborhood, the availability of special discounts, and a description with the most important characteristics. Furthermore, for hotels, residences and landlords you will find the number of stars, while for apartments we indicate the number of points, which indicate the level of the structure. You will also find the direct link to the hotel page on the Booking.com website, where you can find prices and availability for your dates and, if you wish, you can proceed with the booking.
Therefore, you have a complete list of all the best facilities to stay at. But if you need some more suggestions or advice. You can leave a comment at the bottom of the article, and we will help you find the solution that best suits your needs.
Cheapest hotel/guest house in Ibiza
If like us, you are always looking for a hotel with the best quality/price ratio. This is the right category for you. Here you will find the cheapest hotel in Ibiza, the perfect solution to stay in a great hotel, at a great price!
Convenient (quality/price) hotel in Ibiza
Located in the bay of San Antonio, about 2 km from the city center, the property features modern and comfortable rooms. Some of which with breathtaking ocean views. Among the hotel, services stand out the reception open 24/24 and a fitness center. The rates of the structure have a good quality/price ratio and give the possibility to choose the treatment of room only, half board or all-inclusive.