Santa Eulalia or Santa Eulalia des Rui to give it its full name is the third largest town on Ibiza and home to the island’s only river. Large enough to offer visitors a good range of services, shops, supermarkets, cafes, bars and restaurants, but small enough to get around on foot, Santa Eulalia is a favourite holiday destination with families and couples.
Restaurants & Shops
With its grid like street layout and the beach and harbour as a reference point, visitors can explore the town at leisure without worrying about getting lost.
Head along Carrer de Sant Vincent which is pedestrianised to enjoy many of the town’s superb restaurants. Parallel to this is Carrer de Sant Jaume where you can browse the shops and boutiques before making your way down the picturesque Passeig de s’Alamera. Here you can rest for a while in the tree lined gardens.
The boulevard reaches down to the beach and in peak season boasts an interesting collection of small market stalls selling local arts & crafts and hippy type garb.
Santa Eulalia Beaches
Santa Eulalia has two sandy beaches separated by the Punta d’en Castelló headland but linked by a beautiful promenade lined with plants and palm trees. The main beach fronts the town centre and offers a variety of facilities, lifeguards during the summer and a selection of bars and restaurants along the promenade. The other beach reaches to the river mouth where there is a collection of beach bars, restaurants and a small supermarket.
Puig de Missa Church
Sitting atop the Puig de Missa hill behind the beaches is the charming little Parish Church of Santa Eulária. The church first began life as a small chapel in 1302 before later being rebuilt and fortified to protect the town during turbulent times. Visitors making the climb to the hill’s summit are rewarded with wonderful views over the town and out to sea.