Santa Eulalia

 

 

Santa Eularia is the third biggest town on the island but is much quieter than Ibiza Town or San Antoni. Thats not to say it is lifeless, far from it but is more relaxed, less strident.

 

Striking features of the town are its white hilltop church which stands out when approaching from the south, its palm tree lined promenade, its excellent beach and its marina. It also boasts the only river on the island.
 
There are plenty of hotel and self catering facilities and away from the beach has more of a "town" feel with the usual touristy shops but also some better quality shops, most of which are open until at least 10.00pm.
 
It has a good sized narrow beach backed by a wall that is inclined to concentrate the heat in high season and the sand can be very hot to walk on. It is very safe for children and does not shelve steeply and rarely has waves as the area is protected by the harbour wall.

 

Santa Eulalia is one of the “hubs” for transport on the island and is excellent for ferries, glass bottomed boats, buses, taxis and a tractor drawn “road train”.

 

A popular boat trip is a day to Formentera which is apparently “paradise” but the crossing is often choppy even on a calm day and so being a poor sailor it is something I have always avoided.

 

It has a “promenade” several hundred yards long backed by bars and restaurants.

 

At one end, the only fresh water river on the island – hence Santa Eulalia del Riu – which, if followed inland for a few hundred metres you find what is purported to be a “roman” bridge.

 

At the other end of the promenade is the marina where there are always hundreds of “big boys toys” and are well worth having a look at. The area is again backed by more restaurants and bars and is one of my favourite areas on the island.

 

Central Santa Eulalia is normally quite busy but the traffic has been reduced by a new by-pass opened in June a few years ago.

 

In the centre is it’s smaller version of the Ramblas – a tree lined area leading down to the beach which hosts a daily craft market.

 

In summer evenings, the first road beyond the main through route away from the beach – I think San Vicente – is closed to traffic from about 8.00pm so that all the restaurants can bring out tables into the street – it is said there are opportunities to eat any cuisine in the world

 

Still in Santa Eulalia – as you first enter the town, up to the left on a hill, the white church dominates and is worth the climb if you have a cooler day during your holiday and the views are excellent.

 

Part of beach looking towards the marina and shows lifeguard station

 

 

Santa Eulalia church on the hill

 

 

View from the church towards Santa Eulalia and Es Cana

 

The Ramblas

 

Town Hall

 

Early May annual Flower Show

 

Annual early May mini marathon/fun run

 

 

One of my favourite images - an April early morning in Siesta overlooking Santa Eulalia

 

Another view of Santa Eulalia from Siesta complex

 

 

Reverse view of Siesta from Santa Eulalia