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Where to stay in Ibiza Without a Car

  • Ibiza Town is great for a city trip. It has lots of culture, nightlife, and restaurants, and you can explore the rest of the island by public transport or the nearby beaches by boat.
  • Figueretes, next to Eivissa, offers the same advantages but is more of a beach holiday and less of a city trip.
  • San Antonio is ideal for those who want to use the taxi boats to explore a different beach or beach club daily.
  • Santa Eulalia is the best place for a less touristy holiday in Ibiza. You can explore many beaches nearby by bus or boat.
The best and worst places to have a holiday in Ibiza without a car ranked
Overview of the best and worst holiday areas to stay in Ibiza without a car. Alphabetically ranked by category: green is ideal, orange is ok, and red is better to avoid without a car to experience Ibiza to the fullest.

Ibiza Town (and Figueretes)

Eivissa, or Ibiza Town, is the capital of Ibiza, with lots of nightlife and clubbing, as well as history, culture, and museums in Dalt Villa. This is also a great place to try some of Ibiza’s best restaurants, traditional delicacies and tapas. While this is a great place to stay, there is no real beach if you are staying in the centre of town or at the marina. For those who want everything that Ibiza Town has to offer but also want a beach, staying near the Figueretes beach on the edge of town is a great idea.

This area is not the best for families with young children, but most couples, groups of friends, solo travellers, and families with teenagers will really enjoy it.

  • This area has the best direct public transport connections to anywhere on the island, leaving from the big bus terminus. Almost all popular places can be reached without having to transfer to another bus.
  • Lots of culture and history to explore in the Dalt Vila area.
  • Famous nightclubs like Pacha and Lio are located here.
  • The beaches of Talamanca, Figueretes and Playa d’en Bossa can easily be reached with the “City Boats”.
  • From Eivissa, there are many boat trips to the beaches of Cala Llonga, Santa Eulalia, Cala Pada, Es Canar and the neighbouring island of Formentera.
  • You can book trips to the biggest clubs on the island that include a bus ride.
  • There is also a party bus connecting most of the major clubs, which stops to pick up and drop off people at Pacha and several other places in town.
  • Scooter rental is very popular here for those wanting to explore outside of town.
  • You can rent plenty of boats in the marina with or without a license, and if you have the budget with a captain to take you to the most exclusive places.
  • Ibiza Town has a quick and cheap connection to the airport by public transport express line number 10E.

Play Hotel Ibiza is a great budget-friendly option for couples, groups of friends, and solo travellers. It is close to the Figueretes beach and a short walk or taxi ride to Ibiza Town. If you want to be more in the heart of town and steps away from where the party bus stops, then The Standard Ibiza is a great choice.

San Antonio

San Antonio is an excellent place for a bustling holiday without a car in Ibiza but without the giant clubbing scene. While many people come here for the nightlife, it is not as overwhelming as in Playa d’en Bossa. Also, San Antonio is more budget-friendly.

This area is great for younger couples, groups of friends, and solo travellers looking for a lively nightlife scene with lots to see and do nearby. It is also good for families with teenagers.

  • Taxi boats connect all the nearby beaches and beach clubs, making it easy to explore a new beach or beach club daily.
  • From here, you can enjoy some of the best sunsets on the island, which San Antonio is famous for. These are best enjoyed at Cafe Del Mar and Cafe Mambo.
  • The 3 islands boat tour starts from here, so you can easily visit Espalmador, Formentera and Es Vedra all in one day.
  • Many boats, with or without a license, can be hired in the marina to explore the coastline.
  • Plenty of island excursions by bus leave from here each day.
  • The major clubs on the island can be visited by party excursion with a bus included or by using the party bus that connects all major clubs on the island.
  • Jet ski rental is also very popular here to explore the coastline, but it is pretty pricey.
  • Excellent connections to nearby beaches and beach clubs as well as Ibiza Town by public transport.
  • While you can get here from the airport with bus number 9, it is not ideal. It is best to book a seat on the shuttle bus or a taxi in advance.

NYX Hotel Ibiza and Palladium Hotel Palmyra are great hotels next to the beach. They are within walking distance of most of San Antonio, the bus terminus and the marina.

Santa Eulalia

Santa Eulalia is a bit more relaxed and authentically Spanish. There is not really a clubbing or crazy nightlife scene here. It is more about the beach, dining, relaxing and having a few drinks at night. Because so many local Spanish people live here, it also does not have that mass tourism feel.

This area is mostly popular with older couples, though there are many younger couples here during peak season as well. While you could stay here with children and have a great holiday, the area does not offer much specifically for them.

  • It is an excellent place to explore the less touristy, more natural Ibiza by boat or bus.
  • Easy boat connections to Es Canar, Cala Pada, Cala Llonga, Ibiza Town and Formentera.
  • Lots of great hiking trails to nearby beaches and coves.
  • Lots of watersports and boats without license can be rented from the local marina.
  • It is best to book a seat on the shuttle bus or a taxi to get to Santa Eulalia from the airport as it is not easy by public transport.

W Ibiza is in the most lively part of town, next to the beach. The departure point for the City Boats and the local bus terminus is about 200 meters away.