If you’re wondering where to stay in Ibiza, let me help you out. I think I’ve been to Ibiza about 6 times, maybe 7, and have had some incredible experiences – I love it here and want you to feel the same.
Ibiza is well known as a clubbing capital of the world – why do you think I loved it so much in my early 20s?! It’s a hedonistic place and the fun literally never ends, well, until the hangover. As well as being super popular with clubbers though, it’s also a magical, spiritual place to be.
Nowadays I’d much rather choose the hippy side of Ibiza over the clubs, so I’m thinking of going back next year to have a different experience on the island.
Where you stay in Ibiza matters, depending on what you’re looking for from your trip, so let me me take you through the best areas.
Where to Stay in Ibiza
Want to know the best areas in Ibiza to stay in? Here’s where to go, depending on the Ibiza experience you want…
1. San Antonio
San Antonio is one of the busiest areas in Ibiza. It’s also one of the best value places to stay in Ibiza, as there’s just so much accommodation available.
You’ll find Cafe del Mar in San Antonio – the top spot on the island to watch the sun set. I have fond memories of watching it go down to the tune of Requiem for a Dream, perfectly timed. This is also where Ibiza Rocks is – one of the most popular places to party in Ibiza. The Sunset Strip needs to be seen.
I stayed here the first time I went to Ibiza, when I was 18. It was crazy and the kind of Ibiza you see on the TV shows. I wouldn’t stay here again, but it’s definitely worth a day’s visit from the other best places to stay in Ibiza. And, if you do want a mad one, this is the place to be!
2. Santa Eulalia
Santa Eulalia is one of the quietest areas in Ibiza, and also one of the most beautiful. It’s a great spot for families.
Check out the Ibiza hotels from Invisa Hotels for some great offers and experiences in Santa Eulalia.
In Santa Eulalia you’ll find a stunning white sandy beach and the beautiful crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea too. There are also lots of great restaurants here. In fact, this is where I’d stay next time I visit Ibiza.
3. Es Figueral
Es Figueral Beach is known for its majestic views of the Tagomago islet. It’s also best known for its soft sands and great crystal clear water snorkelling. Some great watersports here too, and lovely spots if you want to experience a quieter side of Ibiza.
Stay in Es Figueral and you’ll be right by Cala San Vicente with its picturesque bay and spacious sandy beach. There’s a cool artisan market here too.
4. Ibiza Town
Ibiza Town is wonderful. No matter what kind of holiday you’re planning in Ibiza, I’d definitely recommend you visit here. The labyrinthine narrow streets are filled with boutiques where you’ll just want to buy everything, and tapas bars too. The imposing medieval citadel at its centre is fascinating to see, too.
The walls used to protect the island from pirates and other invaders, but now they contain the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town. If you’re into your history, you’ll love it here as there’s so much contained in those walls.
If you want to be right at the centre of the action in the Old Town head down to Sa Penya and the Old Port Quarters for a compact concentration of cafes, bars and harbourfront dining.
Ibiza Town is home to some of the superclubs on Ibiza, including the almighty Pacha.
Ibiza Town is more of a shopping and bars place rather than a beach. It’s a great place to stay in Ibiza thanks to the evening fun there, but if you want a great beach just steps away then you’ll need to look at one of the other best places to stay in Ibiza.
It is only 10 minutes from the airport though, so you can make a quick arrival, and getaway!
5. Playa d’En Bossa
Playa d’En Bossa is usually cited as a top spot for families to stay in Ibiza, but I actually associate it with being a top place for clubbing. Here you’ll find over 2km of sandy beach, and clubs like Ushuaia, Hï Ibiza, and Bora Bora.
This is where people who like to be ‘seen’ stay. You know those magical images you see of Ibiza, with the beds and curtains blowing in the wind on a sandy shore – that’s what you’ll find here.
If you’re looking for where to stay in Ibiza with kids, Playa d’En Bossa is a good shout. You’ll find the Aguamar Water Park based here, as well as lots of watersports, activity parks and mini-golf.
Where to stay in Ibiza
Hope this article has opened your eyes to some of the best spots in Ibiza to stay. If you want some more advice on where to go then read my post on the top tips for Ibiza, Ibiza’s hidden gems, and how to explore Atlantis in Ibiza too.