Santa Eulària des Riu is a coastal town on the southeastern seaboard of the Spanish island of Ibiza. Home of some of the island's greatest 'fiestas'; like the centuries old 'First Sunday in May' (Catalan: Primer Duimenge d' Mai), and the Easter Procession. It is home to a famous yacht harbour, which is small and surrounded by shops and top-notch restaurants.
Santa Eulària is the third largest town on the island. It was home to about 36,000 people in 2019.
The town sits next to a wide bay with the promontory of Punta Arabí at the east end of the Bay. Also at the eastern end of the bay is new harbour, mariner called Port Esportiu which is full of restaurants, shops and bars. The town has two beaches which are kept clean and tidy and have gently sloping sands and are ideal for young families.
The 15th-century hill-top fortress church, Puig de Missa overlooks the entire town and bay at the western end of the bay. The hill is dotted with apartments, hotels and private houses, and at night is dotted with the dwellings lights. Just a bit below on the hill there is Can Ros, a "living museum", which will give you an idea of how life was on the island (for centuries) before the tourist boom.
Santa Eulalia has long been home to artists and writers and personalities from around the globe seeking tranquility and anonymity.
- 1 [dead link] Oficina de Información Turística (Tourist office), C/ Mariano Riquer Wallis nº 4. Edificio Polivalente, ☏ , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. Summer: M-F 09:30-13:30, 17:00-19:30, Sa 09:30-13:00; winter: M-F 9:00-14:00, Sa 9:00-13:30.
- 2 Information kiosk. Apr-Oct: 10:00-14:00, 16:00-20:00.
The town is on the designated road PM 810. It is 15 km northeast of Ibiza Town.
The town is 22 km from Ibiza Airport. See Ibiza Airport for details.
- 3 Intercity bus hub, Calle Camino de Misa (at the corner of Calle Camino de Misa and Carrer de S'Esglèsia, behind Ajuntament De Santa Eularia at the Plaza España). Simply a bus stop and a ticket booth; Line 24 to the Ibiza Airport, Line 13 to the Ibiza Town (aka Eivissa), Line 19 to Sant Antoni de Portmany
The town streets run grid like from the ‘Plaça d’Espanya’ with the ‘Carrer Saint Jaume’ running west to east. The ‘Carrer da Sant Vincent’ runs parallel, one street back from ‘Carrer Saint Jaume’ with the western end of ‘Plaça d’Espanya’. This street is pedestrianized and is filled with typical tavernas and restaurants. There are also one or two lively bars.
- At the centre of the town on the Plaça d’Espanya is the Ajuntament (town hall) which is now one of the last historical buildings of the town. The present building, which has been renovated, dates from 1795 and reflects the typical architecture of the period on the island.
- In front of the Ajuntament is a small square which has a fountain with a stone surround which faces the busy main street, Carrer Saint Jaume. Behind the fountain is a stone monument, erected by the city of Palma, Mallorca to thank and honour the local fishermen who, on 17 January 1913, rescued victims of the shipwrecked steamboat Mallorca which had run aground on a reef near the rocky inlet of Redona at Punta Arabí. The Carrer Saint Jaume is full of stores, banks, bars and restaurants.
- The Passeig de s’Alamera is an attractive thoroughfare which runs south from the Plaça d’Espanya down to the seafront. This boulevard has a tree-lined central pedestrianised area with gardens. In the summer this shady ‘Ramblas’ is lined with market stalls selling jewellery, sarongs, tie-dye Thai garb and trinkets of all kinds.
- At the southern end of Passeig de s’Alamera is Santa Eulalia's harbourfront, the Passeig Marítim, with views of the bay. Running in either direction is a paved and landscaped promenade. Below the promenade are the resorts two sandy beaches which have safe designated bathing areas which in the season are patrolled by lifeguards. Behind the promenade the bay is ringed by concrete apartment blocks, some of which have shops, bars, café and restaurants opening on to the promenade.
- 1 [dead link] Iglesia de Santa Eulària des Riu (Puig de Missa) (at the W end of the town). A parish church at the top of a nice hill. It is a part of Ruta de las Iglesias de Ibiza
- 1 Walk along the Riu de Santa Eulalia. A paved path that connects Passeig Marítim and Puig de Missa.
- 1 [formerly dead link] Es Mercat, Carrer del Sol. A modern covered market.
- There are two Hippy Markets which attract large numbers of tourists and locals: Punta Arabi, located in Es Canar runs all day every Wednesday from April through October. Las Dalias, near Sant Carles, runs all day every Saturday, throughout the year. Las Dalias also has a "Night Market" which runs Monday and Tuesday evenings from June through September.
Calle San Vicente is a restaurant street of the town.
- 1 Can Pere Celler, Calle San Vicente 32, ☏ . Reportedly is reasonably priced, with good food and a nice atmosphere.
- Hotel Cantalaias.
- Hotel Sol Ibiza.
- Hotel Sol s'Sargamassa.
- Hotel Tres Torres, Ses Estaques Bay, ☏ , ✉ email@example.com. This hotel has a restaurant, bar-cafeteria, swimming pool and terrace.
- Catalonia Ses Estaques Hotel, Cala Ses Estaques, ☏ . From €62.
- Hotel Caribe, Carrer Pou des Lleó, 8, ☏ , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org.