Santa Eulalia del Río – Enjoy the gentler side of Ibiza
Location: Close to Punta Arabí in the east of Ibiza
The town is at the mouth of the River de Santa Eulalia, the only river on the island that flows into the sea. Ibiza Airport is 22 kilometres away, and Ibiza Town, the capital, is 15 kilometres to the south-west. With two sandy beaches that gently slope into the warm Mediterranean Sea, the resort is popular with young families who enjoy the shallow waters and the relaxed evenings.
Culture: An artists’ retreat
It is a well-known secret that many famous artists on the world stage reside in the town, at least for the summer months. Do not be surprised to walk around a local art gallery or exhibition and see a small piece, most probably not for sale, from an artist that may have just opened an exhibition in New York, Paris, or London. In popular culture, the town is the main feature in the Spanish Civil War tale 'Life and Death of a Spanish Town' by Elliot Paul.
Activities: Sample the best cuisine the island has to offer
People watching while you take an espresso and chat with friends is a past time in the many café's and coffee shops that line the streets. The main arena during the daytime is the street Calle San Jaime. In the evening, weave between the tables and chairs of the Calle San Vicente, which is closed to traffic at night, until you find a location that will give you a grand view of the enchanting scenes before you. As you walk back along the promenade to your hotel, your eyes will be drawn to the twinkling lights on the silhouetted hill of Puig d' en Fita that overlooks the town.