5 Great Places to Visit in the North of Ibiza
The north of Ibiza is often described as a paradise within a paradise, an oasis of calm and relaxation on a bustling island – and we certainly agree with that!
North Ibiza is a whole lot quieter, rural and calmer than much of the southern and western coastal resorts, but it’s still just as warm, welcoming and beautiful as the rest of the island we all know and love.
So if you’re looking to explore a bit more of Ibiza when you’re next visiting us, and want to see what all the fuss is about in Ibiza’s north island, then make sure you check out a few of the places on our list of the five best places to visit on Ibiza’s north coast.
1. Cala d’en Serra and Es Portixol
Our first outing to the north of Ibiza takes us to the simply stunning beach of Cala d’en Serra, an eastern-facing stretch of golden soft sand that offers views of Ibiza’s true natural beauty that are simply unparalleled.
Awesome pine-clad hills and rock faces surround the beach, protecting bathers from any noise or winds, which really throw you into a wonderful bubble of calmness – exactly what north Ibiza is really all about.
On the drive up to the beach, you’ll pass through the quaint little village of Es Portixol, a quietly pretty part of the Ibiza north island that offers a great place to stop off either on the way to or on the way back from a great day at the beach. There’s a gorgeous little church, a smattering of bars and restaurants and some nice streets to explore where you can get a true feel for the north of Ibiza.
2. Torre de Balansat
Balansat is a charming resort on the Ibiza north coast, a place where many families have enjoyed fabulous holidays and days out over the years, all in the beautiful area known as Puerto de San Miguel.
The resort is also home to an impressive 18th century fortress, the Torre de Balansat, which is a great place to explore and tick off your sightseeing checklist. As with all trips in Ibiza, you’ll be able to enjoy great dining and bars, plus a fantastic stretch of beach that is both beautiful and quiet – just like all of north Ibiza.
3. Sant Llorenç de Balàfia
The beautiful old village of Balàfia in the north of Ibiza is an amazing throwback to Ibiza’s heritage as a calm and quiet working island in the Mediterranean. Here, you’ll get to sample a huge amount of traditional north Ibiza architecture, with all the stunning white villas and the old church, plus the small town of Sant Llorenç, which is a historically significant dwelling in north Ibiza.
There you’ll find a great church surrounded by a lovely park, perfect for a midday picnic, along with rolling green hills as far as the eye can see. Sant Llorenç de Balàfia is one of the most remote and rural spots of natural beauty you’ll be able to enjoy on your trips to Ibiza, so it’s definitely worth the journey.
4. Sa Canal d’en Martí
On Ibiza’s north coast, just next to the globally famous Pou des Lleó beach, you’ll find Sa Canal d’en Martí–a small natural harbour at the mouth of its namesake channel. A great representation of the north of Ibiza, here you’ll see traditional fisherman huts, great rock formations and coves, alongside beautiful sands and clear water.
After an afternoon of rambling, paddling, exploring and wandering, you’ll probably be ready for some rest and relaxation. Fortunately, the Ibiza north island is well catered to all your needs. Try out the Can Salvadó traditional seafood restaurant for a real taste of the Mediterranean in a fabulous atmosphere.
5. Santa Eulalia del Río
To the north east of the island, we finally arrive at the end of our tour in Santa Eulalia del Río, north Ibiza’s jewel in the crown and the third largest resort on the entire island. A place full of great bars, restaurants, shopping and, of course, its pleasant palm tree lined promenade that runs the entire length of the beautiful beach, trips to Ibiza are always a success when they involve a pit stop in Santa Eulalia del Río.
The resort has it all for families looking for great trips in Ibiza, including amazing food and drink, art galleries and shopping arcades, plus a stunning yacht marina where, even if you can’t afford to charter your own superyacht, at least you can soak up the exclusive atmosphere and soak in the amazing views.
The nightlife in the resort is a little quieter than other places like San Antonio or Ibiza town, but in keeping with the rest of the Ibiza north island you’ll enjoy a wonderfully laid back atmosphere in a calm and relaxing resort: the perfect ingredients for an amazing family holiday to Ibiza.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our whistle-stop tour of our delightful Ibiza north coast and that you’re inspired to spend some time here in the near future. While the southern and western parts of Ibiza are known for their great nightlife, happening resorts and amazing amenities, we’re sure you’ll agree that the north of Ibiza is just as beautiful, magical and enticing.
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