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Which part of ibiza is quiet for holidays?

With an area of 572 km², a coastline of 210 km and more than 40 rocks and islets of different sizes, Ibiza has become a paradise to relax and unwind. The setting for many spiritual retreats and yoga classes over the Mediterranean, the white island is more than the party that is often associated with it.

Beyond its well-known party atmosphere, there is a serene side waiting to be explored and discovered. If you are looking for a quiet retreat away from the crowds, Ibiza has a lot to offer. Today, from Welcome Ibiza, we delve into the quiet corners of this enchanting island. Where is the best area to relax and enjoy our holidays?

The different faces of Ibiza: party hub and serene retreat

Ibiza is that destination that offers plans for everyone. Ibiza offers partying, but also relaxation. Ibiza is much more than the crowded streets in summer. It is also more than those postcards of discotheques open until dawn. Ibiza, in short, is an island of contrasts.

We know that when summer comes, tourism is concentrated in the island’s capital. What does this mean? Hotels full, streets full of noise, restaurants and bars full and with queues at the door?

Therefore, if we want our holidays in Ibiza to be synonymous with relaxation and disconnection, we must know where to stay, in which areas and at what time.

If you are looking for a real disconnection during your stay in Ibiza, we recommend that you opt for flat accommodation rather than hotels and avoid the most crowded areas such as San Antonio or Ibiza Town. Instead, choose to stay in villages on the island.

In addition, it is preferable to avoid popular beaches such as Las Salinas or Playa d’en Bossa, and instead look for more secluded and less accessible coves. This choice will not only save you money, but will also ensure that you find the peace and quiet you are looking for during your trip to the island.

Why choose the quiet side of Ibiza?

Opting for an Ibiza break will help you discover the other side of Ibiza, away from the party and the crowds in the streets.

Are you looking for a destination to relax on your next holiday, but don’t know which one to choose? We are going to give you 4 reasons to choose the quiet part of Ibiza:

  • You will discover the natural beauty of the island: from hidden coves to impressive cliffs and pine forests.
  • Away from the light pollution of urban areas, the night sky on the quiet side of Ibiza is simply spectacular and you will be able to see the stars more clearly.
  • You can immerse yourself in the local culture and enjoy the delicious Ibicencan gastronomy.
  • You will enjoy the less crowded beaches and the natural nooks and crannies hidden all over the island. Say goodbye to stress and start enjoying yourself!

The quietest areas in Ibiza

Have the above reasons convinced you? Now we are going to tell you which are the areas where you have to stay to enjoy a quiet holiday in Ibiza.

Northern Ibiza: Sant Joan de Labritja

In the north of Ibiza you can find a village that is characterised by its tranquillity and by offering unique experiences to those who are looking for a place to relax. It is none other than San Joan de Labritja.

Sant Joan de Labritja is known for its unspoilt natural landscape and rural environment. From breathtaking cliffs with panoramic views to lush valleys and pine forests, this area is perfect for nature lovers and hikers. It is also home to some of the most picturesque and less crowded coves on the island: Cala Salada and Cala Saladeta.

In this area of Ibiza, you can find yoga centres, meditation retreats and holistic spas offering a variety of activities to rejuvenate the body, mind and soul.

The east coast: Santa Eulalia del Río

The east coast of Ibiza, with Santa Eulalia del Río as its main town, is an enchanting destination that combines natural beauty with the sophistication and charm of a holiday destination.

Near the town are smaller, more secluded coves, such as Cala Llonga and Cala Martina, perfect for those who prefer to escape the crowds.

Santa Eulalia’s promenade is a lovely place to stroll, with panoramic sea views and a wide selection of restaurants, bars and shops. The marina of Santa Eulalia is also an important point of reference, full of yachts and luxury boats. Here you can enjoy a gastronomic experience by the sea.

In addition, the city hosts cultural events throughout the year, including music festivals, art exhibitions and dance performances.

Inland villages: Santa Gertrudis and San Carlos

Santa Gertrudis is known for its bohemian atmosphere and artistic community. The village is home to numerous art galleries, artists’ studios and craft shops, where you can discover unique artworks and local products.

San Carlos is famous for hosting the iconic hippie market of Las Dalias. Held every Saturday throughout the year and on Monday evenings in the summer, this market offers a wide variety of handcrafted goods, bohemian clothing, unique accessories and live music.

These are two villages in the interior of Ibiza that offer an authentic and unusual experience on the island.

Where to stay in Ibiza quiet?

Do you have the area of Ibiza chosen? Now it’s time to see where you can stay. In the quiet area of Ibiza you can find different types of accommodation to suit the needs and budget of tourists.

Boutique hotels and rural accommodations

One of the best options for accommodation in the quieter areas of the island are boutique hotels and rural lodges. The latter are perfect for groups of family or friends looking for a private space surrounded by nature and lots of things to do.

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Renting private villas and apartments

For those who value privacy and seclusion, renting a private villa or flat is the perfect choice. Ibiza boasts a wide range of residences tucked away in rural and tranquil settings, from hilltop villas with panoramic views to beachfront flats with direct access to the sea.

Seaview, peace, Ibiza

This flat is located in Santa Eulària des Riu, within walking distance of the sea. If you are looking for a holiday full of activity, the Ports of Ibiza and Botafoch are excellent options. On the other hand, if you prefer to enjoy nature, the beaches of Talamanca and Figueretas are perfect for you.

Activities in quiet areas of Ibiza

As we have been saying throughout this article, Ibiza is much more than just clubs and parties. Ibiza offers a wide variety of plans to make your stay a relaxing and peaceful holiday. 

Hiking and nature trails

In all the areas mentioned above there is something different to do. For example, you can walk the path along the north coast of Ibiza, from Portinatx to Cala Xarraca, or explore the Ses Salines Nature Reserve and climb up to the highest point on the island, Sa Talaia.

Local markets and artisan shops

Local markets and craft shops are one of the best places to buy souvenirs of your trip.

Take a stroll through the picturesque streets of Dalt Vila and discover small craft shops selling unique products such as traditional pottery, hand-embroidered textiles and paintings inspired by the island.

And, if you want to try the typical gastronomy, visit the Farmers’ Market in Santa Eulalia to taste fresh local produce, such as fruit, vegetables, cheeses and sausages.

Yoga retreats and wellness centers

In the Benirrás Valley you can practice yoga sessions in the open air with views of nature and the sea. In addition, Ibiza offers many wellness centres with guided meditation sessions. You will find your inner peace!

And you, which part of Ibiza do you prefer? Remember that Ibiza has plans for everyone. Enjoy your getaway!