Santa Eulalia's beautiful promenade surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea with a beautiful green hill sitting in the distance

Quiet Places in Ibiza

23 Jan 2019 By Adele Grant
Santa Eulalia's beautiful promenade surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea with a beautiful green hill sitting in the distance

When we conjure up images of Ibiza, most of us think of neon-lit bars, superclubs accompanied by world-class DJ sets, chic beach parties filled with luxurious loungers and tables filled with bottles of Champagne. But did you know there is so much more to the White Isle than its party capital reputation?

Away from its legendary nightlife scene, the island is filled with low-key resorts, where secluded beaches sit hidden behind pine forests, UNESCO World Heritage sites await your discovery and yoga retreats are as easy to come by as tapas. Not forgetting its infectious bohemian vibes leftover from its long-standing hippy heritage.

Want to experience the island’s tranquil side? Then, join us as we list the quiet places in Ibiza.

Santa Eulalia

Whitewashed church on a hill in Santa Eulalia, Ibiza with a blue sky as the backdrop and green trees in the surroundings

Despite being the third largest resort on the island, Santa Eulalia is worlds away from Ibiza’s mammoth clubs. This tame spot is best known for its lengthy promenade and eye-catching coastline. It’s also celebrated for its whitewashed church centrepiece, which sits peacefully watching over the town. Should you decide to wander to the top, the views are spectacular!

If you’ve come to Ibiza to sample its Spanish cooking, then you won’t be disappointed by the wide selection of top-quality restaurants . Laid-back locals welcoming you into their quaint cafes and traditional houses sitting on cobbled streets pretty much sums up Santa Eulalia holidays.

Relaxing things to do:

  • Mariners Beach
  • Es Cana Beach
  • Calle San Vicente
  • Puig de Missa
  • Santa Eulalia Ferry
  • Ashram Ibiza

Best hotel: Aguas De Ibiza Lifestyle & Spa

Top tip: Santa Eulalia is a great spot for beach lovers. Take the ferry and stop at some of Ibiza’s most beautiful shores from San Carlos to Cala Llonga and Es Caná.

Portinatx

A stunning cove in the resort of Portinatx on the island of Ibiza with white sands and azure waters surrounded by green cliffs

Showcasing the flawless beauty which the Balearic Islands are known for, Portinatx is a real charmer. Offering a feeling of complete seclusion thanks to its cut-off position in the northernmost tip of Ibiza, this former fishing village comes equipped with a quaint harbour fronted by the alluring Med.

There isn’t a great deal going on here other than a few local bars and a choice of coastal walks, but that’s all part of its appeal. The main beach, S’Arenal Gros is easy on the eyes with its stunning green surroundings, shallow sapphire waters and body of white soft sand, offering unparalleled panoramas – a great addition to your Instagram feed.

Relaxing things to do:

  • S’Arenal Petit
  • Cala Xarraca
  • S’Arenal Gros
  • Cala d’en Serra
  • Punta d’es Moscarter
  • Chiringuito Cala Xuclar
  • Zulu Lounge

Best hotel: Portinatx Beach Club Hotel

Top tip: Portinatx is known for its outstanding beauty, so we suggest putting on your walking shoes and heading for Es Portixol. Make sure you pack your camera, the views are considered some of the best on the island.

Figueretas

A stunning sunset view of the beach in Figueretas on the island of Ibiza

Not far from Ibiza Town, just a 15 minute walk in fact, you’ll find Figueretas. With three main beaches stretching the length of its promenade, enjoy views of Ibiza’s Old Town from the sand. The pace is much slower here in comparison to its loud neighbours with bars offering low-key entertainment and relaxing days by the water.

If you feel the need to escape, there are ample opportunities for day trips with small ferries taking you to some of the island’s most famed spots.There’s a good choice of bars and restaurants in Figueretas too, perfect for a light lunch or an afternoon tipple – you’re on holiday after all.

Relaxing things to do:

  • Avenida de España
  • Ferry to Formentera
  • Ulises Cat Boat Excursions
  • Figueretas Beach

Best hotel: Thb Los Molinos

Did you know: Figueretas is particularly popular with Italian tourists. That said, you’ll find some fantastic pizzerias here, where you can enjoy authentic flavours and everyone’s favourite citrus drink, Limoncello.

Playa Es Cana

The popular Cala Nova Beach in Es cana with sunloungers sitting on the sand and glittering blue waters surrounded by green cliffs

This small coastal resort sits close to Santa Eulalia and comes with a relaxing yet fun vibe. Compelling holidaymakers with its horseshoe shaped bay and famous hippy market, there’s something special about this one-of-a-kind resort village.

This is a great alternative to Ibiza’s more hectic spots as it still has enough bars and restaurants to keep guests entertained late into the night. However, the resort’s evening options are worlds away from the thriving nightclubs the island is famous for. With hippies congregating here since 70s, Playa Es Cana hasn’t lost its bohemian character with tourists coming from all over the world to visit its weekly market, try out its yoga retreats and get lost in its unspoilt landscape.

Relaxing things to do:

  • Playa de Es Cana Beach
  • Popeye’s Bar
  • Punta Arabi Hippy Market
  • Cala Nova Beach
  • Playa Es Cana Harbour
  • Boat trip to Formentera

Best hotel: AluaSoul Ibiza

Top top: If you’re planning on visiting the hippy market during your time here, we suggest heading here early. As one of the island’s most popular attractions, it can get extremely busy, especially during the summer months.

Cala Llonga

A picturesque beach in Cala Llonga, Ibiza with a boat in the water and green cliffs lit up by the sun

As one of Ibiza’s smallest resorts, it somehow manages to pack in one of its biggest beaches. Stretching for 200 metres, this sheltered spot was made for unwinding under the warm, Ibiza sun. There’s no wonder it’s one of the most popular beaches on the island! Dotted with green hillsides and a stylish marina filled with gleaming yachts, escape Ibiza’s pumping resorts in favour of sedate beauty.

If you love nothing more than sleeping in the sun all day, followed by a few cocktails come evening, Cala Llonga is your very own slice of golden paradise. With little going on here, you may be surprised to find the resort is practically touching one of the island’s most well-known beach clubs, Amante Ibiza. Cemented into the cliffside, it’s one of the White Isle’s most sought-after dinner reservations thanks to its captivating moonlit sea views.

Relaxing things to do:

  • Cala Llonga Beach
  • Amante Ibiza
  • Thursday market
  • Cala Blanca
  • Sol D’en Serra

Best hotel: Palladium Hotel Cala LLonga

Top tip: From May to October, small stalls are set up along the promenade with live music a fun fair and cinema on the beach. Head here from 6pm to midnight every Thursday.

Talamanca

A stunning, soft white sand beach in Talamanca on the island of Ibiza, backed by a wooden promenade and palm trees

Only compact in size and conveniently located next to the alluring Ibiza Town, Talamanca is the perfect base when those island crowds start to feel overwhelming.Typical of Ibiza, the beach here is fitted with calm, shallow waters and a cushioned blanket of golden sand, while the lengthy promenade is ideal for gentle evening strolls.

As one of Ibiza’s most peaceful resorts, there’s no better place to soak up the laid-back island atmosphere. Being so close to Ibiza Town, Talamanca also comes with an air of sophistication with classy establishments such as Nobu overlooking the sea, whose London restaurant has become a hot favourite with the celebrity circuit.

Come evenings, this low-key spot is known for its subtle nightlife, with most nights revolved around the island’s unmissable sunset. So those who want to party tend to head 15 minutes down road, where they’ll be greeted by countless bars and one of the island’s biggest claims to fame, the legendary Pacha nightclub.

Relaxing things to do:

  • Playa de Talamanca
  • Nobu
  • The Fish Shack
  • Ibiza Town

Best hotel: Hotel Simbad

Top tip: For the best seafood on the island, head to The Fish Shack. This no frills eatery with plastic chairs settled on the rocks has welcomed a number of celebrity guests, who come here in search of of its famous grilled dishes.

So, if you want to see what the island is like without those clubbing crowds, start planning your Ibiza holiday today and experience these tranquil resorts firsthand.

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