Ibiza Travel Guide: Where to Stay in Ibiza?

So, you are going (back) to the island! Are you wondering where to stay in Ibiza (this time)? Well, there are many great areas to choose from. Although the island is known as the clubbing capital of the world, Ibiza has so much more to offer! Picture-perfect beaches and bays, hiking trails, azure and turquoise waters and a sleepy countryside with stunning natural scenes. Now, what kind of holiday are you after? If you want to party hard you better know where the club scene is most buzzing. If you want to enjoy family time or reconnect to nature, there are other areas that should be on your top list.

Best areas to stay in Ibiza

When travelling to Ibiza it is good to realize that nothing is really far away. The northern point is only a 45-minute drive away from the most southern point on the island. This means good news for you: you can have it all! Nature, parties, cultural sites and beaches, beaches, beaches. This blog is all about those different areas in Ibiza so keep on reading if you’re travelling to the island soon.

Ibiza Town

Where to stay in Ibiza
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If you want to combine beach life with clubbing, cultural attractions and splendid food, Ibiza Town has it all. Perfect for families, friend groups and romantic couples, Ibiza Town boasts Unesco world heritage sites, nightclubs, beaches and many quirky cafes. One thing is for sure, you’ll never get bored in Ibiza Town! From the ancient city walls of Dalt Vila (the Old Town dating back to the 16th century) to Calle de la Virgen (gay street), ancient traditions and modern life come together in this lively town that everyone loves. Ibiza Town is a great place to go sightseeing. There are many museums, lively shopping streets and there are many must-try restaurants. There are also numerous beaches nearby as well as renowned beach clubs.

Check out villas in Ibiza Town if you are planning to stay in this area.

San Antonio

Cafe Del Mar
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San Antonio is located in the north of the island. Home to the iconic Sunset Street, there are many world-famous clubs and bars to check out such as Cafe del Mar and Mambo. These are wonderful places where you can chill out to ambient music and get blown away by the breathtaking Ibiza Sunset. San Antonio is more budget-friendly than towns in the south. Ibiza Rocks is the place to be for unforgettable pool parties.

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Where to stay in Ibiza - Talamanca beach
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Talamanca is located in the northern tip of Ibiza. It is one of the beaches near Ibiza Town. You can actually walk to Talamanca Beach from Ibiza Town if you want to (+-2 km away). However, in comparison to Ibiza Town, Talamanca is wonderfully tranquil and laid-back. Perfect for sunbathing, swimming and daytime snoozing for days on end. If you’re looking for a bit more entertainment, you can have fun with watersports or you can go lounge at the famous Pasha nightclub. Talamanca Beach is also perfectly fun and safe for families with kids. Wooden boardwalks are placed on the entire beach, making it easy to walk on the sand and you never have to worry about burning your feet. Talamanca has a lovely promenade with restaurants that are open the whole year.

San Carlos

San Carlos in Ibiza
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San Carlos is a lovely bohemian village located in the north of Ibiza. The town is famous for its hippy markets, yoga studios and health food scene. Transport yourself back to the 70ties and stroll around Las Dalias hipster market where you can buy handicrafts, art and jewellery from local artists. There are also lots of stalls selling yummy food and there is live music to enjoy in the evenings. The most famous hang-out place in San Carlos is Bar Anita, known as the original hippie bar in Ibiza.

Playa d’en Bossa

Where to stay in Ibiza - Playa d'en Bossa
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If you came to Ibiza Island to party hard, Playa d’en Bossa is your area! Just a short drive south of Ibiza Town, Playa d’en Bossa is the most famous resort and clubbing destination on the island. Home to numerous world-famous nightclubs and bars such as the open-air club Ushuaïa and Hï Ibiza, you can just keep on partying day and night. The beach is long and wide (making it ideal for beach clubs!) and you can do many watersport activities as well.

Cala Tarida

Beach in Ibiza
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This beautiful bay on the west coast of Ibiza is the ideal family destination. It is quiet and beautiful with mesmerizing sunsets, soft white sands and beachfront restaurants. A great destination to spend quality time with family and other close ones.

Es Cubells

Es Cubelles

Es Cubells is a quiet area in the countryside, featuring gorgeous hilltop villas with magnificent views of the island of Formentera. A great choice for those who are after a luxury island getaway with the family.

Related: Best Luxury Villas in Ibiza

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