Santa Eulalia Ibiza or Santa Eularia Ibiza

Santa Eulalia, Ibiza (or Santa Eularia) hotel bar guide

Santa Eulalia beach Boardwalk Ibiza

It is a shame that Santa Eularia tends to be knocked into third position by San Antonio, since the latter lacks most of the beauty and all of the charm of the quieter east coast town. None of the major clubs is located in Santa Eularia, and the nightlife in general is pretty quiet, all of which means that visitors to the town tend to be families and non clubbing groups. This is not to say, however, that Santa Eularia does not get its fair share of tourists; the town is particularly well orientated towards UK and German visitors. It is a prime location for second homes and holiday flats.

From Santa Eularia, Ibiza Town is easily accessible by bus, but the two towns have so much in common that visitors may well want to stay put. Santa Eularia's beachfront esplanade is a delightful place for an early morning or late afternoon wander, with views over the two sandy beaches that are separated by a surprisingly large water fountain. This wide esplanade is lined with bars and cafés, most of them pleasant if completely touristy.

The focal point of Santa Eularia is the Passeig de s'Alamera, a tree lined avenue that, in the summer months, is home to numerous hippie stalls and jewellery stalls, selling sarongs, wind chimes and all kinds of accessories. It attracts many tourists, but it is rare not to see locals relaxing on the shady benches. The Passeig de s'Alamera is surrounded by a wealth of cafés and bars, including an excellent patisserie that serves cakes and pastries from all over Europe.

Just north of the Passeig de s'Alamera is the palm studded Placa d'Espanya and the eighteenth century town hall. From here it is a short walk to the Puig de Missa, a hill on which Santa Eularia's Museum of Ethnology and stunning white church are located. The church was built by the same Italian architect who was instrumental in the construction of Ibiza Old Town's defences, and affords a welcome relief from the throng of hotels and bars during the high season.