Where to Stay in Ibiza 🇪🇸: Best Towns & Places to Stay in Ibiza + Hotels

Updated on April 13, 2024
by Alex Miller

Ibiza overwhelms you with its sheer beauty. With so much to explore, choosing where to stay can be tricky. You want a city that puts you near the best attractions but retains its local vibe. This guide has you covered.

Oup pick of the best hotels in Ibiza 🔝

I’ll highlight the top towns, from the historic Portinatx to lively Ibiza Town. You’ll get insider tips on the best hotels, boutiques and cafes in each neighborhood.

Plus, you’ll get sample hotel recommendations for every budget and travel style. From luxury suites to cozy, wallet-friendly rooms. There’s something for solo travelers, couples, families and more.

So join me on a stroll through this spanish island.

Quick Guide to the Best Areas to Stay in Ibiza 📋

1. Ibiza Town – Where to Stay for the First Time 👀

🌟 Capital city: Located on the southeast coast of the Spanish island of Ibiza, Ibiza Town is a historic fortified city that serves as the capital and largest city of the Balearic island.

🚶‍♂️ Walkable: Getting around Ibiza Town as a tourist is quite convenient. The historic Dalt Vila area and Marina are very walkable, with shops, restaurants, and attractions clustered together.

🏰 Historic sites: Here are some of the top attractions and areas to explore in Ibiza Town:

  • Dalt Vila – visit landmarks like the cathedral and city walls.
  • Harbor and Marina – it leads into the luxurious Marina district lined with upscale shops and restaurants.
  • Museums – town has several small museums covering its history and culture like the Archaeological Museum located right in Dalt Vila.
  • Markets – sample local food and handicrafts at Ibiza’s various markets. Don’t miss the large Hippy Market held on Saturdays at the Marina.
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For visiting sites further out like Talamanca Beach or the shops of La Marina, taxis are easy to hail. Buses also run regularly between the major areas of town.

🕺 Nightlife: When night falls, Ibiza Town comes alive. The compact Dalt Vila has an exciting mix of bars, hip lounges, and world-class nightclubs like Pacha Ibiza and Lío Ibiza.

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Where to stay in Ibiza Town? 🏨

Expensive Hotels:

  • Casa Maca – an elegant Mediterranean-style boutique hotel with panoramic views of the harbor, offering luxurious rooms and personalized service.
  • Hotel Torre del Mar Ibiza – a luxurious waterfront hotel with exquisite designer interiors, panoramic pool and upscale service.
  • Ibiza Corso Hotel & Spa – a fashionable colonial-style hotel in the heart of the city, known for its health spa and gourmet restaurant.

Medium price range:

  • El Hotel Pacha – stylish designer hotel, combines comfort and a convenient location in the center of the city’s entertainment at a reasonable price.
  • The Ibiza Twiins – a modern above average hotel with luxurious suites and beautiful sea views.
  • Ocean Drive Ibiza – an elegant Mediterranean style hotel on the seafront with good value for money.

Budget Hotels:

  • Apartamentos Lido – simple and inexpensive apartments with kitchens and balconies, conveniently located close to the beach and center.
  • Hostal Molins Park – family run guest house with a friendly atmosphere, offers reasonably priced rooms for budget travelers.
  • El Puerto Ibiza Hotel Spa – a small Spanish-style hotel on the seafront with a spa center, suitable for families on a budget.

2. Playa d’en Bossa – Best Place to Stay in Ibiza for Partying & Nightlife 💃

🏖️ Beachfront fun: Playa d’en Bossa is one of the most popular and lively beach areas for tourists visiting this Mediterranean hotspot.

🌊 Family-friendly: The beach itself is about 1.5 miles long, providing plenty of space for sunbathing, swimming, and water sports. Parasols and sun loungers can be rented from the many chiringuitos (beach bars) that line the sand. The sea here is generally calm and shallow, making it suitable for families.

🎡 Some key features and attractions of Playa d’en Bossa:

  • Bora Bora Beach Club – A lively beach club with DJs, dancing, and cocktails right on the sand.
  • Ushuaia and Hï Ibiza – Two enormous open-air nightclubs situated side-by-side on the beach, bringing in the world’s top DJs.
  • Water sports – Parasailing, jet skiing, flyboarding, paddle boarding, and more are all available right on the beach.

🚌 Well-connected: Playa d’en Bossa is conveniently located only 2 miles from Ibiza Town, the island’s capital. It’s easy to get to the beach by taxi, bus, or rental car from anywhere on the island within 20-30 minutes.

Travelers looking for sun, sand, sea, and nonstop partying will find their paradise here.

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Where to stay in Playa d’en Bossa? 🏩

Luxury Hotels:

Medium Price Segment:

  • Dorado Ibiza – a modern adults-only hotel near the beach with pools and bars.
  • Apartamentos Jet – comfortable adults-only apartments with kitchens and balconies, close to the beach.
  • Migjorn Ibiza Suites & Spa – elegant suites with kitchens, pool and spa near the beach.

3. San Antonio – Where to Stay on a Budget 💸

Nestled along the northwestern coast of the Spanish island of Ibiza, Sant Antoni de Portmany is a bustling seaside town known for its stunning sunsets and lively nightlife.

🏰 Charming old town: Sant Antoni boasts a picturesque old town centered around the 18th century church of Sant Antoni. Don’t miss the weekly hippie market held near the marina, where you can browse handmade crafts and local produce.

🔝 Top attractions and activities:

  • Party at lively clubs like Es Paradis and Ocean Beach Ibiza.
  • Punta des Molí Beach – A family-friendly beach with calm, shallow waters perfect for swimming.

🚶‍♂️Walkable: Getting around Sant Antoni is a breeze, as everything is walkable or a quick bus or taxi ride away. The marina and beaches are right in town, while hotspots like Café del Mar are just a short hike up the coast.

💸 All budgets: Sant Antoni offers something for every type of traveller and budgets from luxury resorts to backpacker hostels.

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Where to stay in San Antonio? 🏨

Medium price category:

Budget Hotels:

  • Hostal Rosell Boutique – a compact and cozy hostel in the heart of the Old Town at an affordable price.
  • Hostal Cervantes – a simple and inexpensive hostel with basic amenities for budget travelers.
  • Hostal Marí – clean and comfortable rooms at a reasonable price in a quiet area of the island.

4. Santa Eulària des Riu – Best Place to Stay in Ibiza for Families 👪

🌇 Charming village: With a population of around 30,000, Santa Eulalia manages to retain a village charm while still offering visitors plenty of dining, shopping, and nightlife options.

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🚶‍♂️ The heart of Santa Eulalia is the pedestrian-only Paseo Marítimo. Don’t miss the iconic sculpture “Niños del Mar,” a group of local children diving into the sea.

🏖️ Two main beaches: From the Paseo, it’s just a short walk to Santa Eulalia’s two main beaches. Playa de Santa Eulalia is a family-friendly stretch of golden sand, with beachside bars and water sports rentals. For a more secluded experience, head to Cala Nova, a sheltered rocky cove surrounded by pine forests.

📍 Top attractions in and around Santa Eulalia include:

  • Puig de Missa: Hike up this hill for panoramic views over the coastline. The hike takes about 1 hour roundtrip.
  • Església de Santa Eulària: Picturesque whitewashed church in the town center.

✈️ Well located: While many choose to base themselves in Santa Eulalia for its laidback ambience, the town is also conveniently located near major Ibiza highlights like the walled Old Town of Ibiza (14 km away), the clubbing district of Playa d’en Bossa (20 km), and the famous salt flats of Salinas (23 km). It’s easy to explore the island by bus, taxi or rental car.

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Where to stay in Santa Eulària? 🏩

Expensive Hotels:

  • W Ibiza – a futuristic luxury hotel with exquisite interior design, swimming pools and beautiful bay views.
  • Apartments Niko – elegant Mediterranean-style apartments with private pools and sea views.
  • Sal Mar Suites – luxurious apartments with private pool, terraces and panoramic views of Formentera Island.

Medium price category:

  • Invisa Hotel La Cala – cozy Mediterranean-style hotel with a pool and a good location near the beach.
  • Hotel Tres Torres – comfortable hotel with pools, restaurant and sea view rooms.

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5. Es Caná – Where to Stay in Ibiza for Beaches 🏖

🌊 Peaceful beaches: Nestled along Ibiza’s east coast, the picturesque seaside town of Es Caná offers a more relaxed and family-friendly alternative to the island’s lively party scene.

🚌 Easy to reach: The town is situated just 19 km north of Ibiza Town, the island’s capital. You can easily reach Es Caná by car, taxi, or bus from the airport or port in under 30 minutes.

🏖️ Sun & sand: The main draw of Es Caná is its two beautiful white sand beaches, Playa Es Caná and Cala Nova. Both are lined with beach clubs and restaurants. You can also enjoy parasailing, paddleboarding, or booking an excursion to nearby islands.

🛍️ Shop & stroll: Though a relatively small town, Es Caná still offers plenty to see and do:

  • Punta Arabi Hippy Market – Every Wednesday, this vibrant hippy market stretches along the waterfront.
  • Nightlife – Though tamer than Ibiza’s party capital, Es Caná still offers some lively bars and clubs, especially along the main strip.
  • Church of Es Caná – This church located right off the beach makes for a nice photo opportunity.

👟 On foot: Most hotels are located right around the beaches, allowing you to get around on foot.

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Where to stay in Es Caná? 🏨

Expensive Hotels:

  • ME Ibiza – an elegant and stylish premium hotel with luxurious rooms, gourmet cuisine and first-class service.
  • AluaSoul Ibiza – modern adults only hotel with chic rooms, swimming pool and panoramic views of the bay.
  • Leonardo Royal Hotel Ibiza Santa Eulalia – a prestigious Leonardo Hotels hotel with an excellent beachfront location.

Medium price category:

Budget Hotels:

  • Hostal Los Pinos – simple and inexpensive hostel with friendly staff, suitable for young people.
  • Typic Sandic Apartments – reasonably priced apartments with basic amenities, close to the beach.
  • Outsite Ibiza – hostel with minimalist design, offers affordable accommodation for budget travelers.

6. Cala Llonga – Where to Stay in Ibiza with Kids 👧

Located just 15 minutes by car from the airport, Cala Llonga’s ↨is an ideal base for those looking to enjoy Ibiza’s natural beauty.

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🏖️ Postcard beach: The town itself is centered around its beautiful main beach, Playa Cala Llonga. Cove is lined with golden sand and calm waters – perfect for swimming and snorkeling. Beach has sunbeds for hire, along with showers and changing facilities.

🌊 Water fun: For those seeking adventure, there are opportunities for watersports like paddle boarding, kayaking, and scuba diving with several outfitters located right on the beach.

🔝 Some key things to see and do in Cala Llonga:

  • Es Boldado Cave – partially underwater sea cave that can be accessed by paddleboard or kayak.
  • Mercat de Cala Llonga – weekly open-air market held every Wednesday along the beach promenade.
  • Capella d’Assumpció de Cala Llonga

👣 Walkable: The compact size of the town makes it easy to get around on foot. The beach, restaurants, small shops, and weekly market are all within a 10-15 minute walk from most accommodation.

🚖 Day trips: While public transport is limited, taxis are easy to arrange for day trips farther afield.

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Where to stay in Cala Llonga? 🏨

Expensive Hotels:

Medium price range:

  • Typic Oasis Sa Tanca – cozy traditional Mediterranean style hotel with comfortable rooms and pool.
  • Hotel El Pinar – a comfortable mid-range hotel with spacious rooms, swimming pool and terrace with sea view.

7. Portinatx – Best Place for Quiet Stay 🕊

🌅 Hidden gem: The tranquil cove of Portinatx is a hidden gem away from the lively crowds of the more well-known resorts.

🏺 Rich history: The coves were used as natural harbors by Phoenician sailors as far back as 654 BC, while in later years Moorish pirates known as Barbarossa Brothers made the bay their strategic base in the 16th century before being vanquished by Charles V’s armada.

🏖️ Three beaches: The town is centered around three sandy beaches – S’Arenal Petit, S’Arenal Gros, and Portinatx Beach – each with soft golden sand and gentle waves perfect for swimming and snorkeling.

🤿 Top activities: Some of the top attractions and activities in Portinatx include:

  • Relaxing at the Es Port beach club with food and drinks right on the seafront
  • Snorkeling and swimming in the clear waters around Illa de Sa Mesquita
  • Joining a sailing tour to see coves only accessible by boat
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👣 Walkable: When it comes to getting around, Portinatx is very walkable as most resorts, restaurants, and beaches are within close proximity. It’s about a 15 minute walk from one end of the town to the other.

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Where to stay in Portinatx? 🏩

Expensive Hotels:

  • Barceló Portinatx – an elegant adults-only hotel with pools, spa and a la carte restaurants. Ideal for romantic vacations.
  • Sandos El Greco – a modern adults only hotel with sea views, a great choice for a relaxing beach vacation.

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8. Talamanca – Where to Stay Away from the Clubs 🌴

Talamanca is the perfect home base for exploring Ibiza’s culture and stunning beaches.

🌊 Calm waters: The bay itself is one of Talamanca’s top attractions. Protected from the open sea, the calm, clear waters are ideal for swimming and paddling. For even more seclusion, follow the coastal path west to the secluded coves of Cap Martinet.

📍 Well located: Yet Talamanca also puts you within easy reach of Ibiza’s main sights. The island’s famous clubs like Pacha and Amnesia are just 10-15 minutes away by taxi, so you can party ’til dawn then relax back in Talamanca.

🚌 Day trip destinations: Some other top attractions near Talamanca include:

  • Santa Eulalia – Ibiza’s only river flows through this charming village 15 minutes east of Talamanca.
  • Las Salinas Beach – Famous for its pink salt flats, this gorgeous beach is great for relaxing or water sports.

🍽 Local flavors: When it comes to dining and nightlife, Talamanca has plenty of laidback options right in the village

Just be sure to rent a car or scooter to fully explore this magical island!

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Where to stay in Talamanca? 🏨

Expensive Hotels:

  • MARINA BOTAFOCH Ibiza – a luxury 5-star hotel overlooking the marina, offering chic rooms, a spa and haute cuisine restaurants.
  • El Hotel Pacha – an iconic boutique hotel with designer interiors and the 24-hour Pacha Ibiza club within walking distance.

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How to Get Around Ibiza 🚖

The most common way to travel around Ibiza is by rental car. Roads are generally well-maintained, though the winding, hilly terrain can be challenging in some areas. Be sure to get a car with good AC, as summers are extremely hot.

Public buses connect Ibiza’s major towns and beaches on a reliable schedule. Fares are affordable, and routes hit all the prime destinations. However, buses don’t access the quieter inland villages.

Taxis offer point-to-point transportation around Ibiza. They’re readily available in busier areas, especially around nightclubs. Negotiate the fare upfront, as taxis aren’t metered. Prices jump during peak clubbing hours.

Ferries and water taxis carry passengers between Ibiza and neighboring Formentera island. Departure points are located in Ibiza’s port towns, like Ibiza Town and Sant Antoni. Book ahead in summer when demand is high.

Best Hotels near Ibiza Airport 🛫

Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza

Just a short distance from Ibiza Airport, the Hard Rock Hotel offers luxury with a musical twist.

Enjoy panoramic views, sleek rooms, and a central location for easy access to Ibiza’s nightlife and beaches.

Grand Palladium White Island Resort & Spa

A stone’s throw from the airport, this all-inclusive resort provides a complete package—luxurious rooms, diverse dining, and a full-service spa.

Picture yourself relaxing on the nearby beach with everything conveniently included.

Casa Munich

For a quiet retreat near Ibiza Airport, consider Casa Munich.

A family-run boutique hotel with lush gardens, an outdoor terrace, and personalized service, it offers a cozy, traditional Ibicenco experience away from the hustle and bustle.

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FAQs: Ibiza for Tourists ❔

Where to stay in Ibiza if you don’t want to party?

If you’re looking to avoid the party scene in Ibiza, consider staying in quieter areas such as Santa Eulalia or San Carlos. These locations offer a more relaxed atmosphere away from the bustling nightlife.

What is the most beautiful part of Ibiza?

The most beautiful part of Ibiza is often considered to be the island’s northern coastline. Here, you’ll find stunning beaches like Cala Xarraca and Cala Benirràs, as well as picturesque coves surrounded by lush greenery.

Where is best to stay in Ibiza for couples?

For couples seeking a romantic getaway, the charming town of Santa Gertrudis is a great choice. Its central location provides easy access to various attractions, and its laid-back vibe is perfect for couples looking to unwind.

Where to stay in Ibiza cheap?

To stay in Ibiza on a budget, explore options in San Antonio or Ibiza Town’s outskirts. Hostels, budget hotels, and guesthouses are more prevalent in these areas, offering affordable accommodations without sacrificing too much on location.

How long should you visit Ibiza for?

The ideal duration for a visit to Ibiza depends on your preferences. A week allows you to explore the island thoroughly, but a shorter stay of 3-5 days can still provide a taste of its beauty and culture.

What is the best time to visit Ibiza?

The best time to visit Ibiza is during the late spring (May to June) or early fall (September to October) when the weather is pleasant, and the island is less crowded. This allows you to enjoy the beaches and outdoor activities without the peak-season crowds.