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Santa Eulalia del RioSpain

Take a quiet walk along the sand, experience the famous Hippy Market and enjoy the cosmopolitan atmosphere and delicious food of this idyllic port town.

Santa Eulália del Rio, or Santa Eulària des Riu in the Catalan language, is Ibiza’s third-largest municipality. The blue waters in its marina reflect the town’s stacked whitewashed buildings and trees in all hues of green. Santa Eulália del Rio is a cosmopolitan and cultural town with a range of historical and family attractions. Dine at some of the island’s best restaurants, most of which are open year-round.

The town is close enough to Ibiza Town to be able to travel back and forth by taxi or scooter. Santa Eulália del Rio does have its own bars and resorts, but generally the atmosphere there is far more laid-back than the famous clubs in the south. Go for a swim at one of the town’s well-maintained beaches: Playa de Santa Eulália and Playa des Riu.

The palm tree-lined promenade in the marina has an original bridge that was built by the Romans. See the old town hall and sit by the fountain on the plaza and explore the fortified 16th-century church atop Puig de Missa hill. For some more cultural discovery, browse art galleries and history museums.

The promontory of Punta Arabi, at the east end of the bay, is home to the all-inclusive Club Punta Arabi. Every Wednesday from April until October it hosts the Hippy Market, one of the area’s biggest attractions since the 1970s. Hundreds of stalls set up shop on the paved areas on the club’s grounds. Buy hand-crafted jewellery or Italian leather goods and see traditional regional dance shows.

Located 15 kilometres (9 miles) northeast of Ibiza Town and 21 kilometres (13 miles) away from the island’s international airport, Santa Eulália del Rio is easy to reach. The peak summer months are when you can expect the town’s bars, promenade and beaches to be in full swing. To fully enjoy the town’s cultural charms in a quieter setting, visit between November to April.

Top hotels in Santa Eulalia del Rio

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Sol Beach House Ibiza
Sol Beach House Ibiza
4 out of 5
Carrer Pare Vicent Costa, 2, Santa Eulalia del Rio, Ibiza

Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Palacio de Congresos de Ibiza and Marina Santa Eulalia. Es Niu Blau and Platja de Santa ...

4.3/5Excellent! (318 reviews)

"Everything was perfect especially the live music during our breakfast"…"

Reviewed on 30 Aug 2020

Sol Beach House Ibiza
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ME Ibiza - The Leading Hotels of the World
5 out of 5
Urbanizacion S'Argamassa s/n, Santa Eulalia del Rio, Ibiza

Offering direct access to the beach, this Santa Eulalia del Rio hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Punta Arabi Hippy Market, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Talamanca ...

4.4/5Excellent! (200 reviews)

"Just fabulous. Wonderful attentive service. Very safe. Great rooftop adults only pool and bar Wonderful setting on the coast"…"

Reviewed on 9 Sep 2020

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Bless Hotel Ibiza, a member of The Leading Hotels of the World
Bless Hotel Ibiza, a member of The Leading Hotels of the World
5 out of 5
C/ Cala Nova- Es Canar, Santa Eulalia del Rio, Ibiza

Nestled on the beach, this Santa Eulalia del Rio hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cala Nova and Playa de Es Canar. Cala Martina and Playa de S'Argamassa are ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (45 reviews)
WOW WOW WOW!

"WOW WOW WOW! An amazing stay at this hotel. We had a sea view suite which was perfect which comfy beds, nespresso machine and luxury toiletries. The breakfast was the best we've ever had with an array of cereals, breads, hot food, sweets, cakes, pastries, cold meats, fish, cheese and champagne. It ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2019

Bless Hotel Ibiza, a member of The Leading Hotels of the World

Popular places to visit in Santa Eulalia del Rio

Pou des Lleó
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Pou des Lleó

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Pou des Lleó during your travels in Santa Eulalia del Rio. Wander the beautiful beaches in this romantic area.

Top things to do in Santa Eulalia del Rio

Cala Bassa and Es Vedrà Party Cruise
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Cala Bassa and Es Vedrà Party Cruise

£66
Per adult
Ibiza at night with Old Town visit
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Ibiza at night with Old Town visit

£42
Per adult
Golf Ibiza - Green Fee 9-hole Course - Roca Llisa
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Golf Ibiza - Green Fee 9-hole Course - Roca Llisa

£59
Per adult
Island Tour and Punta Arabi Local Market
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Island Tour and Punta Arabi Local Market

£61
Per adult
Golf de Ibiza - Green Fee 18-hole Course - Golf Ibiza
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Golf de Ibiza - Green Fee 18-hole Course - Golf Ibiza

£89
Per adult
Santa Eulalia del Rio Private Walking Tour at 2:30
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Santa Eulalia del Rio Private Walking Tour at 2:30

£125
Per adult

Reviews of Santa Eulalia del Rio

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Stacey

28 Oct 2019

Everything is accessible from Es Cana. Took a boat trip to ibiza town which was nice. A 5 minute taxi ride took us to the Saturday market in Las Dalais. A 10 minute taxi ride to Santa Eulalia which is a busier resort.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

12 Oct 2019

Small town with many restaurants, bars and cafes, particularly liked Dona Ana bar at sunset time. Nice port with ferries to Ibiza town, neighbouring bays and Formentera.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

8 Oct 2019

Lovely area, plenty shops and amenities, lovely beaches nearby and so many around the coast just a short drive away. Hotel is very central with a large supermarket nearby, marina is nice to walk around and lots of restaurants.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

3 Oct 2019

Other places to see but worth a visit

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

17 Sep 2019

lots of free playgrounds (for different ages) dotted around the area

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

16 Sep 2019

Hippy Markets and night markets are good. Beaches here are nice but the area is boring.

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