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Ibiza, the White Isle, is one of the most popular holiday destinations in all of Europe. Having made a name for itself as the world’s greatest party island, Ibiza is the dream destination for young travelers across the globe.

Set in the Mediterranean Sea, Ibiza’s balmy winters and scorching summers attract over 7.1 million tourists every year. From lavish, luxurious resorts to cheap and cheerful hostels and everything in between, Ibiza caters to the full spectrum of traveler demands. Ibiza is the first port of call for excitable school leavers on their first big trip without their parents. The island delivers a memorable adventure time after time.

Ibiza is an island dedicated to sun, sea and good vibes. Away from the pumping nightclubs and party palaces, there are plenty of opportunities to relax, unwind and be one with nature in Ibiza. On the northern curve of Ibiza, there are a number of quaint, coastal villages featuring vegan cafes, meditation retreats, and yoga schools.

Whether you’re a hippy, a sun-worshipping holidaymaker, a party animal or a little bit of everything all rolled into one, there is one thing for certain – if you are looking for the time of your life, Ibiza will deliver in droves.

Let’s take a look at where to stay in Ibiza.

Ibiza Town

For first time travelers and those who want to experience the more authentic, traditional side of Ibiza, staying in Ibiza Town itself is a great idea. Although sleepy and tranquil from afar, Ibiza Town is fit to bursting with character and a whole heap of nightlife to explore.

When it comes to traditional Ibiza, the best place to stay is the old quarter of Dalt Vila. This neighborhood sits just above the harbor and is home to the island’s gorgeous Gothic cathedral. Built in the Renaissance-era, Cathedral de Santa Maria is one of the most iconic historical buildings on Ibiza.

Staying in Ibiza Town is ideal for travelers who want to explore – it is a great central base. For party people who want to experience the nightlife the island has to offer – but equally want to soak up some history and culture – Ibiza Town provides the perfect balance. Talamanca and Sant Jordi de ses Salines are only a short walk away.

Good For: Active Travelers, Adventurous Travelers, Beach Bums, Budget Backpackers, Budding Historians, Couples, City Slickers, Culture Vultures, Families, Foodies, First-Time Travelers, Sightseers, Whistle-Stop Travelers, Party People

Neighborhood Highlights: Dalt Vila Gothic Quarter, Plajta d’en Bossa, Cathedral de Santa Maria, Necropolis of Puig des Molins, Museo Arqueologico de Formentera, Castillo de Ibiza, Portal de sea Taules, Aguamar Water Park, Baluard de Sant Pere, Gran Piruleto Park, Molí d´en Cantó, Museu Puget, Museu Casa Broner, Pau Park

Hotel Recommendations:

One Ibiza Suites – One Ibiza Suites is a superb hotel and resort that features a rooftop swimming pool. In an ideal location to catch the sunset, One Ibiza Suites makes visiting Ibiza as easy as can be. Offering a sense of luxury but with affordable room rates, this hotel is a great choice in Ibiza Town.

Hotel Playasol Marítimo – Hotel Playasol Marítimo is a good hotel in Ibiza Town, set a six-minute walk from the beach. The rooms at Hotel Playasol Marítimo are fit for purpose and have colorful design elements. Guests have access to the hotel’s fitness center and indoor swimming pool. Every room features a private terrace and free WiFi.

Hotel Mirador de Dalt Vila – Hotel Mirador de Dalt Vila can be found in the heart of old town Ibiza. Boasting impressive views of the island, Hotel Mirador de Dalt Vila is a fantastic choice in Ibiza Town. They offer a free airport shuttle service for all guests. Each room features a whirlpool spa and free WiFi.

Talamanca

Talamanca sits to the northern tip of Ibiza Town and is often considered to be part of Ibiza Town itself. Talamanca is a more affordable, family-friendly neighborhood in Ibiza, offering a great selection of all-inclusive resorts and tourist-orientated bars and restaurants.

This peaceful resort town is a much-loved destination in Ibiza and sees hundreds of European holiday-makers make a pilgrimage year after year. The shallow waters of Talamanca Beach are almost always calm and perfect for swimming. Perfect for little ones to paddle and play in the sand and lapping waves.

There are plenty of opportunities to go shopping in Talamanca. From arguably tacky stalls to stylish boutiques – if there’s holiday money to be spent, Talamanca is ready and waiting. When it comes to nightlife, Talamanca certainly delivers. There are dozens of family-friendly restaurants where kids can stay up late while their parents meet and mingle. Talamanca is home to one of the most famous nightclubs in the world, Pacha Ibiza.

Good For: Active Travelers, Adventurous Travelers, Beach Bums, Budget Backpackers, Budding Historians, Couples, City Slickers, Culture Vultures, Families, Foodies, First-Time Travelers, Sightseers, Whistle-Stop Travelers, Party People

Neighborhood Highlights: Talamanca Beach, Pacha Nightclub, Eivissa View Point, Club Náutico Ibiza Yacht Club, Casino de Ibiza, Ibiza Marina, Keeper Ibiza Pub, Blue Marlin Restaurant, Ventana Contemporary Ibiza, Mirador Scenic Spot, Sunrise Ibiza Club, Demiedo Rock Bar, Calma Restaurant

Hotel Recommendations:

Hotel El Pacha – Hotel El Pacha is the best place to stay in Talamanca for travelers who are heading to the island to party. The rooms are spacious, bright and feature artwork from Toni Riera. Guests are spoiled for choice when it comes to food and drink. There is a restaurant and multiple bars – room service too.

Sir Joan Hotel – Sir Joan Hotel is a superb hotel in Talamanca. All rooms offer air-conditioning and WiFi as standard, ensuite bathrooms too, of course. Guests have access to their own private balcony – some of which offer impressive coastal views. There is a bar in-house and an outdoor swimming pool.

Apartment Ikebana – For travelers seeking space and independence in Ibiza, Apartment Ikebana is a great place to stay in Talamanca. The apartment is just a two-minute walk away from the beach and offers ocean views and a swimming pool. There are two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom with a walk-in shower unit.

Sant Jordi de ses Salines – Ibiza Beach

In the south of Ibiza Town is one of the main nightlife strips on the island. Down past Platja d’en Bossa is Sant Jordi de ses Salines, where travelers can find some of Europe’s biggest, most famous nightclubs and beach bars. Party people should head to Sant Jordi de ses Salines to experience massive venues like Bora Bora Ibiza, Hï Ibiza, and Ushuaïa Ibiza. Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza is famous for hosting big-name headline acts.

For party people heading to Ibiza with only one thing in mind, Sant Jordi de ses Salines is an excellent choice. The heart of the neighborhood is only a four-minute drive from the international airport. Travelers can actually run from the baggage carousel to the beach bars if they really want too.

Staying in Sant Jordi de ses Salines is ideal for travelers who want the option to explore the culture and history of Ibiza. Ibiza Town is a short walk away and taxis are easy to come by.

Good For: Active Travelers, Adventurous Travelers, Beach Bums, Budget Backpackers, Budding Historians, Couples, City Slickers, Culture Vultures, Families, Foodies, First-Time Travelers, Sightseers, Whistle-Stop Travelers, Party People

Neighborhood Highlights: Bora Bora Ibiza, Hï Ibiza, Ushuaïa Ibiza, Hard Rock Hotel, Torre de sa Sal Rossa, Nassau Beach Club Ibiza, Gran Piruleto Park, Tantra Cafe Ibiza-Playa den Boss, Coco Beach Ibiza, BEACHOUSE Restaurant, Montauk Steakhouse Fine Dining.

Hotel Recommendations:

Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel – Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel is an incredibly popular hotel, resort, and nightclub in Sant Jordi de ses Salines. There is a spa, four outdoor swimming pools, and one of the most famous nightclubs in Ibiza – all within the complex. There is a poolside cocktail bar and 24-hour room service.

Grand Palladium White Island Resort & Spa – Grand Palladium White Island Resort & Spa is a fabulous hotel that offers all-inclusive plans and is family-friendly. Ideal for a family holiday, Grand Palladium White Island Resort & Spa offers family sized rooms and plenty of space for little ones to run and play. There are outdoor swimming pools with slides and water features.

Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza – Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza is one of the most famous hotels in Ibiza. Set right on the Playa d’en Bossa beachfront, Hard Rock Hotel sits at the Northern tip of Sant Jordi de ses Salines. There are massive club nights on a weekly basis, featuring big-name headline acts.

Santa Eulària des Riu

The gorgeous resort town of Santa Eulària des Riu can be found on the east coast of Ibiza. A firm favorite with families and low-key travelers, Santa Eulària des Riu offers visitors the opportunity to appreciate the natural beauty and laid-back pace of life of Ibiza.

Certainly quieter than Sant Jordi de ses Salines, Santa Eulària des Riu is arguably a little more refined too. The promenade, flanked by palm trees, is the picture-perfect Mediterranean urban vista. There are sandy beaches galore and seldom a fight for space in the sand.

Whereas much of the island closes down in the winter season, Santa Eulària des Riu stays open and thriving throughout the year. Santa Eulària des Riu is a great place to use as a base for exploring the whole of Ibiza. A small island, it only takes around 45-minutes to drive from top to bottom. Hiring a car is easy and affordable in Ibiza.

Good For: Active Travelers, Adventurous Travelers, Beach Bums, Budget Backpackers, Couples, Culture Vultures, Families, Foodies, Laid-Back Travelers, Like a Local Travelers, Sightseers

Neighborhood Highlights: Iglesia del Puig de Missa, Museo Etnologico de Santa Eulalia del Río, Pont Vell, Platja de Santa Eulàlia, Port de Santa Eulàlia, Punta des Farallò Beach, Punta des Nedadors, Punta de s’Església Vella, Ajuntament de Santa Eulària des Riu, Guarana Club, Project Social Cafe

Hotel Recommendations:

Catalonia Ses Estaques – Catalonia Ses Estaques is a wonderful hotel in Santa Eulalia town, just an eight-minute walk from the beach. There is a great outdoor swimming pool encompassed by a sun deck, where there are always enough sun loungers to go around. All rooms are generous and feature air-conditioning.

Aguas de Ibiza Lifestyle & Spa – Aguas de Ibiza Lifestyle & Spa is a great hotel in Sant Eulalia offering luxury design elements and outstanding levels of service. Guests have access to the free spa facilities and an outdoor swimming pool. From the rooftop terrace bar, guests can enjoy a view of the traditional Spanish town below.

Aparthotel Tropic Garden – Aparthotel Tropic Garden is an affordable, family-friendly hotel in Ibiza. Offering a playground for the little ones and an outdoor swimming pool too, this is a great place to stay for families – they even have family rooms. There is parking on-site, so hiring a car to explore is as easy as can be.

Playa de Portinatx

Playa de Portinatx can be found on the northern coast of Ibiza. With just the right amount of nightlife, Playa de Portinatx is a great place for newbies to the island who want a taste of the nightlife and plenty of beach time too.

Playa de Portinatx is a popular spot for budget backpackers and young travelers looking for a cheap and cheerful getaway in the sun. This is a place where travelers can find 24-hour pubs, diners, and even tattoo parlors. There are dozens of shops selling Ibiza-inspired merchandise for super cheap prices.

Playa de Portinatx is a fun place to stay in Ibiza. There is a welcoming and friendly vibe. Many of the people who work here are well experienced in the wants and wishes of international travelers and deliver time after time. Ibiza is an island that depends on tourism, and the locals know how to work the influx of visitors to their advantage. It is a win-win for all.

Good For: Active Travelers, Adventurous Travelers, Beach Bums, Budget Backpackers, Couples, City Slickers, Families, Foodies, First-Time Travelers, Sightseers, Whistle-Stop Travelers, Party People

Neighborhood Highlights: Playa de Portinatx Beach, Punta Galera, Bar Delboy, Restaurante Rincón Verde, S’Illot d’es Rencli Beach, Playa Cala Xarraca, Torre de Portinatx, Don Quijote Restaurant

Hotel Recommendations:

S’Arenal Apartments – S’Arenal Apartments boasts ocean views and great value for money. The apartments are just a one-minute stroll from the beach. All the rooms and apartments feature air conditioning, cable TV and free WiFi. This is in addition to the private terrace and sofa in each unit.

Hostal La Cigüeña – Hostal La Cigüeña is a budget-friendly option in Playa de Portinatx. Although named “hostal,’ this is, in fact, a hotel, offering private rooms with either double or twin beds. Guests have access to the outdoor swimming pool and the hotel’s fitness center. Guests can hire a kayak and arrange water skiing.

Sensimar Ibiza Beach Resort – Sensimar Ibiza Beach Resort is a luxury accommodation option in Playa de Portinatx. As an adults-only hotel, Sensimar Ibiza Beach Resort has a subtle sense of class and high levels of service. The rooms are stylish and spacious, each premium room features a dressing room and an in-room safe.

San Antonio

More than just a little bit lively, San Antonio is where the party is at in Ibiza. The nightlife scene in San Antonio is nothing short of electric, and come daytime, the neighborhood never fails to impress either. For travelers dreaming of Ibiza sunsets, San Antonio is the place to stay.

Boasting a long, sandy strip of beach, San Antonio is a go-to destination in Ibiza for young travelers dead set on partying from dusk ‘til dawn and beyond. Despite the pumping nightlife scene, there is a relaxed feel to San Antonio. In the heat of the day, international visitors laze on the beach, saving their energy in order to resurrect come nightfall.

San Antonio is home to the most famous nightclub of them all, Ibiza Rocks. Something of a Mecca for dance music enthusiastic, Ibiza Rocks is known for having the wildest of parties headlined by the biggest names and hottest DJ talent. Es Paradis and Eden are pretty famous too.

Good For: Active Travelers, Adventurous Travelers, Beach Bums, Budget Backpackers, Couples, City Slickers, Families, Foodies, First-Time Travelers, Sightseers, Whistle-Stop Travelers, Party People

Neighborhood Highlights: Ibiza Rocks Nightclubs, Es Paradis Nightclub, Eden Nightclub, Amnesia Nightclub, Cafe del Mar, San Antonio Sunset Strip, Es Far de ses Coves Blanques, Ajuntament de Sant Antoni de Portmany, Slingshot Ibiza Amusement Park, Splashball Ibiza, Air Zone Ibiza

Hotel Recommendations:

Ibiza Rocks Hotel – Ibiza Rocks Hotel is the most famous hotel on the island and is the only place to stay for hardcore party people. All rooms offer a balcony, flat-screen TV, and mini-fridge. There are two swimming pools at Ibiza Rocks Hotel and staying here gives you free entry to the hottest event nights in Ibiza.

Aparthotel Don Pepe – Aparthotel Don Pepe can be found just a one-minute walk from the beach. There is an outdoor swimming pool and sun terrace complete with loungers. Guests have access to their own kitchenette within their apartment, as well as a balcony and free WiFi. All rooms have air-conditioning.

Hotel Tropical – Hotel Tropical is a cheap and cheerful hotel in San Antonio, ideal for travelers who plan on only needed a place to crash out in the early hours. Hotel Tropical offers guests access to their gym and swimming pool. There is a buffet restaurant and a TV lounge for communal use.

Where to stay: Best Hotels in Ibiza, Spain

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