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Santa Eularia des Riu (Santa Eulalia), East Ibiza
Situated 15km north along the east coast from Ibiza town is the charming municipality of Santa Eularia. This area has a slower and more relaxed pace of life than its neighbours of Ibiza town and San Antonio.
There are beaches, markets and charming villages, making this an attractive destination for families and travellers wanting an alternative to nightlife. The attractive town centre is based around a pretty promenade, where there are plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes, plus a stunning white sandy beach. Well known for its gastronomy this is a good spot to pick a restaurant and order your fill of delicious seafood! Shopping here is also very good with some lovely boutiques in the town, but can be pricey around the exclusive marina area. The beautiful old town is worth the 15 minute walk from the new town and is home to the church of Puig de Missa
Sights & Attractions in East Ibiza
The church of Es Puig de Missa is the perfect destination if you are looking for a little culture and some exercise. Situated up a rather steep but short walk this is one to get your heart pumping after a week of lying on the beach!
And for another dose culture and a look back in history why not try the Ethnographic Museum. Situated in a delightful traditional house the museum offers you a glimpse into Ibiza's rural past
Beaches in East Ibiza
The beach resort of Santa Eularia is perfect for families with shallow waters and white sandy beaches backed with bars, restaurants and cafes. A brief walk north of the town along the coast will bring you to Es Niu Blau beach which is another favourite for those who enjoy water sports and being able to relax in a little shade during the strong midday sun. Bordered by pine trees this quiet beach is a good spot to bring children if you don't want to spend the whole day in the sun.
Events in East Ibiza
Trawling the summer markets is a great way to spend your time away from the beaches. With local art works, jewellery, clothes and food produce you can find plenty of souvenirs and small treats to take home with you. Santa Eularia itself hosts a regular artisan market selling everything from soaps, to cheese and jewellery to leather goods. But if you travel along the coast you will also find the popular Hippy Market of Punta Arabi. Probably one of the most poplar markets in the island! To the south along the coast you will come to Cala Llonga which hosts a beautiful market on Thursday evenings, great for a shop as you leave the beach!
Things to Do in East Ibiza
If you a keen golfer then staying in Santa Eularia could offer you the best chance for a round! Situated half way between Santa Eularia and Jesus is the one and only golf course on the island. Offering you a choice of 9 or 18 holes this picturesque course is a real treat and makes a nice change to the sandy beaches.
Dining in East Ibiza
Perhaps the most obvious restaurant on the promenade is the beautifully lit Somiart - shades of purple against white washed walls this is a great spot. Their menu is filled with firm favourites and traditional tapas so you won't be disappointed. Or if you prefer the beach club atmosphere then a short trip round the coast you will find Nikki Beach, an International name in a quiet part of Ibiza. Read our review of Nikki Beach here.
Nightlife in East Ibiza
This town really comes alive at night and you will find many families and couples strolling around the promenade, marina and central town area. there are an abundance of nice bars to choose from once you have had dinner and although not known for its cubbing scene there are a few late night options to enjoy with live music and DJs.
The marina offers some live music and variety...although some of these seemed a little karaoke-style but worth a look! The front promenade is full of lovely late night restaurants and for something a little different and more quirky then head into the smaller street away from the shore.
East Ibiza, Ibiza