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Santa Eulària des Riu apartments lend quiet, historic appeal

For a more secluded feeling, the town of Santa Eulària des Riu is your gateway to the east coast of Ibiza's rugged paradise and is a desirable spot for romantic Ibiza villa rentals for the ultimate in privacy. Part of the charm of this area is the historic buildings in the midst of modern development that helps it maintain its heritage, such as the former fortification of Puig de Missa that overlooks the town and is a great spot to hike to on a warm, sunny day. Additionally, many artisan craft stalls make up the local market.

 
History

Heritage sites near Santa Eulària des Riu holiday homes

Santa Eulària des Riu has several historical sites near your holiday cottage. It is known for its parish church and the nearby historic buildings of Puig de Missa. The church is described as a brilliant white fortress that towers over the town. It’s thought to have been built circa 1568, although an original chapel dedicated to Saint Eulalia may have been built around 1302. Travellers often come to the church to view its lanterns, stained glass lights and gilded altar. They also come to explore the medieval architecture and unique shops of Puig de Missa.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Santa Eulalia del Rio

Do you want to discover attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that Santa Eulalia del Rio has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Golf Club Ibiza (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • San Rafael Racetrack (6.7 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Ibizkus Winery (6.9 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Gran Piruleto Park P. Bossa (9.4 mi / 15.2 km)
  • Aguamar Water Park (9.8 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Ibiza Karting San Antonio (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
Outdoor activities

Activities to try near Santa Eulària des Riu holiday homes

The beaches are one of the main reasons visitors rent holiday homes here each year. The pure white and golden sands are notably pristine, in part because of dedicated efforts to keep them clean and smoke-free, especially since 2015. The Santa Eulària beach is noted for its water sports facilities, making it a perfect break for families who like to swim, dive or water ski. If you prefer relaxing on the beach with a good book or music, that’s easy to do here, too. Santa Eulària is home to beach promenades, including a palm-lined main street dotted with local restaurants and bars. You can rent a beach chair or parasol or bring your own.

Weather

Seasonal weather in Santa Eulalia del Rio

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 30°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Santa Eulalia del Rio

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Santa Eulalia del Rio. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Benirras Beach (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Las Salinas Beach (12.6 mi / 20.2 km)
  • Es Vedra Island (19.8 mi / 31.8 km)
  • Cala Martina (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Sa Torreta (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Talamanca Beach (6.4 mi / 10.2 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Santa Eulalia del Rio

Fly into Ibiza (IBZ), the closest airport, located 11.6 mi (18.7 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Transport to Santa Eulària des Riu villa rentals

Santa Eulària des Riu has many transportation options, depending on where you wish to go. You will likely fly into Ibiza International Airport. From there, many travellers use tour boats to navigate the island itself or the nearby beach areas. To reach and explore Ibiza Town, you can take a local bus, a taxi or even a moped. The island is only 13 miles from Ibiza Town, and buses from the airport to resorts or holiday rentals are readily available. If you rent a vehicle, car parks are clearly signposted throughout the island and town.

Food & drink 

Traditional dishes to sample in Santa Eulària des Riu

Santa Eulària des Riu is noted for its Mediterranean cuisine, such as couscous, tabbouleh and hummus. However, you can also get plenty of traditional Spanish dishes on the island and in nearby Ibiza. You might start with Balearic sausages, a meat native to the islands. These are often prepared with other foods but can be eaten as appetisers. Spain is noted for its arroz, or rice, which is featured in many dishes. One is the arroz de matanzas, an Ibizan soup made with rice, mushrooms, saffron and any kind of meat, although vegetarian versions can be found, too. This recipe is so versatile, it is said every Ibizan family has their own version.

Essential info

Key facts for Santa Eulària des Riu holiday homes

If you are letting a holiday rental in this area, please keep this information in mind: The population is roughly 11,000. Accepted currency is the euro. Credit cards are widely accepted, and ATMs are available. Carry health insurance with you and ensure your vaccinations are up to date. Ibiza hospitals are easily reached in the case of medical emergencies. Bring bottled water, or if you want to save on plastic, you can use an agua potable fountain Particularly in the warmer months, bring high-SPF sunscreen, a sun hat, and lightweight clothing.

How many holiday rentals are available around Santa Eulària des Riu?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,429 holiday lettings around Santa Eulària des Riu. From 842 villas to 164 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Santa Eulària des Riu?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Santa Eulària des Riu. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Palacio de Congresos de Ibiza: 2,231 holiday lettings
  • Golf Club Ibiza: 1,711 holiday lettings
  • Marina Santa Eulalia: 2,231 holiday lettings
  • Ibizkus Winery: 2,258 holiday lettings
  • Punta Arabi Hippy Market: 1,972 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Santa Eulària des Riu listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Santa Eulària des Riu?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 842 Villas in Santa Eulària des Riu. Our other popular types of Santa Eulària des Riu holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 164 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 325 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 54 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Farmhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Santa Eulària des Riu?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,243 holiday homes with pool available in Santa Eulària des Riu. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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