What to see in Santa Eulalia del Río in Ibiza
Santa Eulalia del Río, or Santa Eulària des Riu in Ibizan, is a town on the island of Ibiza that’s perfect for those looking for a quiet place to enjoy the beach with family or as a couple in total peace and quiet, away from the nightlife and party atmosphere of other areas of the island.
This makes Santa Eulalia the perfect place to stay on Ibiza if you’re looking to relax on your weekend getaway or summer holidays. What’s more, as you can see below, the area offers up some of the best beaches and coves on Ibiza.
The truth is that Ibiza is full of unique little corners to discover and enjoy, and one of the most popular options allowing you to get to know the island at your own pace is car hire at Ibiza airport. This way, you’ll be sure to enjoy a more flexible, safe, calm and unrestricted trip. So you won’t miss out on any of these must-sees!
Five must-see places to visit in Santa Eulalia
- Río de Santa Eulalia. This is the only river in the Balearic Islands. It begins in Sant Mateu and flows into the sea at Santa Eulalia. And it’s here, in the lower part, where the sea enters the riverbank. In this area, you’ll find a promenade that leads to Pont Vell and other constructions, allowing you to cross the river.
- Santa Eulalia promenade. Several kilometres of promenade to enjoy a seaside walk. The Santa Eulalia promenade runs from the Sailing Club down to the mouth of the river.
- Puig de Missa. This architectural complex has a very Ibizan aesthetic: white terraced houses with a Mediterranean facade, integrated into a church built in the 16th century. What’s more, it’s located at the top of a hill and offers great views – the perfect place to enjoy a panoramic view from the heights of this area of Ibiza.
- Can Ros. In Puig de Missa, you’ll find the Ibiza Ethnography Museum, located inside an old pagesa (peasant) house known as Can Ros. In this museum, you can soak up some of the traditions and customs of Ibiza, as well as the evolution of its history.
- Torre d’en Valls. A 70-metre tower at sea level that forms part of the town’s fortifications, intended to defend it against pirates and privateers, which was once fitted with two long-range cannons.
Which are the best beaches in Santa Eulalia, Ibiza?
- Aigües Blanques, or the white-water beach, is a beach located 10 minutes from the centre of Santa Eulalia that takes its name from the white foam that remains on the beach after waves break on the shore. This is a 300-metre-long and fairly shallow beach.
- Santa Eulalia beach. This is the town’s main beach, running along the coast from the port to the Río de Santa Eulalia and its charm lies in the promenade that runs parallel – on which you’ll find the best terraces, restaurants and shops in the town.
Which are the best coves in Santa Eulalia, Ibiza?
- Cala Mastella. One of the jewels of Santa Eulalia is this 50-metre cove, known for its ideal location, not far from the Restaurante El Bigotes. This is a cove that exudes relaxation and tranquility and offers up a paradisiacal corner in which to enjoy crystal-clear, turquoise waters, sheltered behind a pine forest.
- Cala Nova is another Ibizan cove hidden behind a pine forest that grants this little, heavenly Ibizan cove shade and a cooler climate. You’ll find it between Santa Eulalia and Es Canar, not far from other coves such as Cala Llenya. What’s more, it’s a great place to enjoy the cuisine on offer at several nearby restaurants.
- Pou des Lleó. This is a natural site with small gravel and rock coves. These are coves that offer peace and relaxation as, just like the entire Santa Eulalia region, it’s one of the quietest areas in Ibiza.
Where to eat in Santa Eulalia del Río, Ibiza?
In Ibiza, you can find a wide variety of bars and restaurants where you can try all sorts of cuisine, from traditional Balearic or Ibizan cooking to the most international dishes. Just as you’ll find restaurants for all tastes, there are also options for all budgets. Below, we’ve put together a list of restaurants in Santa Eulalia so you can decide which sounds best to you:
- La Mar de Santa
- Restaurante Can Truy
- Salao Atlantic
- Solimar Café
- Bar Dona Ana
- Mr. Fish
As you can see, there are a host of things to enjoy in Santa Eulalia del Río, and by taking advantage of the rental-car deals we have for you at Record Go Rent a Car, you can experience them while you discover the rest of the island – at your own pace and with whoever you want.