Where to stay in Ibiza

Où dormir à Ibiza ?

How about Spain this year? If you’re heading to the Balearics, here’s our guide to where to stay in Ibiza!

Located closest to the mainland among its Balearic sister islands, Ibiza – Eivissa in Catalan – is a small island of 572 km², home to just 132,637 inhabitants. Ibiza is known the world over as a party destination for Europeans, who have been flocking to the beaches during the summer season since the 1960s. Festive, multicultural, fun-loving and cosmopolitan: this is the island’s motto. As well as parties and nightlife, Ibiza also offers idyllic coves, sandy beaches and heavenly bays with turquoise-green waters: everything a traveler could wish for.

Ibiza isn’t just a giant club, and has many other tourist attractions besides the temple of partying. On the other hand, accommodation in Ibiza can be expensive, given the island’s enormous tourist numbers, despite the wide range of accommodation available on the island (hotels and clubs, hostels, tourist apartments, vacation homes, self-catering cottages). Here’s where to stay in Ibiza.

Ibiza

Ibiza, Loger à Ibiza

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Ibiza – Eivissa in Catalan – is one of the two main tourist arrival points. The population is just 50,401, but grows exponentially during the summer season. The island’s largest city, founded in the 16th century, Dalt Vila, the historic center, is surrounded by Renaissance ramparts. When visiting Ibiza, don’t miss the port of Eivissa, the ramparts and the Cathedral of the Virgin of the Snows.

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Platja d’en Bossa

Platja D'En Bossa, Loger à Ibiza

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The seaside resort of Playa d’en Bossa is a must for those who love partying, sun and beach. The coastline is highly urbanized – as is the case with many tourists – but if you’re a young party-goer, this is the place to stay in Ibiza: located close to Ibiza town, the resort is popular with young adults, and despite being somewhere between debauchery and ostentation, prices for accommodation in Platja d’en Bossa are lower than elsewhere. The 2.5-kilometre-long beach is packed with lively bars, nightclubs, restaurants and stores. If you’re looking for a hotel in Platja d’en Bossa, there are numerous resorts along the coast.

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West Ibiza

Porroig, Loger à Ibiza

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The west coast is relatively quiet compared with the rest of the island. The area is no less touristy, but a more authentic landscape and climate await you. The region attracts a more family-oriented clientele, who come to admire the rocky coastline plunging into the sea. Holidaymakers are looking less for the thrill of flying over the East Coast and more for a haven of peace and quiet. If you’re one of them, Porroig, Vista Allegre and Es Cubells are the best places to stay in Ibiza.

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Sant Antoni de Portmany

Sant Antoni De Portmany, Loger à Ibiza

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Situated at the end of a natural bay on the west coast, the town of Sant Antoni de Portmany is an old fishing village. Today, it is one of the two main stopping points for the hundreds of thousands of tourists who visit Ibiza every year. Populated by 23,314 souls spread over 126.80 km², the population swells – again – from May to October. It’s a party hotspot, much sought-after by British tourists. If you’re looking for peace and quiet, it’s best to stay in the outskirts of the village rather than in the center.

You’ll find bars and discos galore, and the beaches are sure to be packed every day. The clientele here is not chic, but rather middle-class and natural: a good way to find accommodation in Ibiza without being overwhelmed by a display of ostentatious wealth. Between the seaside resort and the town center, there are numerous hotels where you can find a room to sleep in.

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North of the island

Portinatx, Loger à Ibiza

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In Cala de Sant Vicent, Platja des Figueral or Sant Miquel and Portinatx, you’ll find a more tranquil atmosphere, with forests and farmland, a popular area for families and couples escaping the hustle and bustle. Nevertheless, you’ll find plenty of places to stay.

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Carte des hôtels et logements – Ibiza,es