In this post, I will help you to find Where to stay in Ibiza for couples, best areas to stay in Ibiza for both young couples and older couples, and the best hotels for all budgets (including the hotel where I stayed).
Ibiza is a well-known tourist destination on the Balearic Islands, attracting many party goers, families, and couples each year to come to visit for its vibrant nightlife, white sandy beaches, magical sunsets, and hippie culture.
Ibiza offers a variety of areas to stay that cater to different preferences and interests. When it comes to finding the best areas for couples, it typically depends on the atmosphere, activities, and amenities that you both enjoy.
Where to Stay in Ibiza for Couples?
The best areas to stay in Ibiza for couples are Ibiza Town, Playa D’en Bossa, Sant Antoni de Portmany, Santa Eulalia, Portinatx, Talamanca, San Carlos, Cala Llonga, Es Canar, and Cala Vadella. These are popular towns offering plenty of things to do and see for couples both young and old.
Where did I stay in Ibiza?
When visiting Ibiza, I stayed for 5 days in Ibiza Town at the popular El Puerto Ibiza Hotel Spa. It has a great location, easy access to Dalt Vila, Ibiza Bus Station, and Ibiza Port. Also close to the famous Marina Botafoch, Pacha and Hard Rock Cafe Ibiza. I had a clean, spacious and modern room, as well as a very good breakfast.
Here is an overview of recommended areas in Ibiza for couples:
|Best areas in Ibiza for couples||Why should you stay in this area?|
|Ibiza Town||Best overall area to stay in Ibiza for both young and older couples who enjoy a blend of culture, shopping, dining, and partying. Conveniently located near the airport, ferry port, and beaches, the island’s capital has lively nightlife, excellent restaurants, trendy shops, and many cultural attractions.|
|Playa D’en Bossa||is popular area among younger couples who want to experience Ibiza’s famous nightlife. Known for its renowned beach clubs, electronic music scene, a long sandy beach, close to Ibiza Town|
|Sant Antoni de Portmany||best for budget-friendly travelers, suitable for both younger and older couples, offering great nightlife and stunning sunset views.|
|Santa Eulalia||Best for laid-back nightlife, relaxing and quiet holiday, easy access to the hippy markets. The resort town is perfect for young and older couples looking for a sophisticated and tranquil escape.|
|Portinatx||Nestled in the north, this area offers stunning natural beauty, quiet beaches, and a serene atmosphere, making it ideal for both young and older couples seeking a peaceful retreat.|
|Talamanca||Located just north of Ibiza Town, a great option for both younger and older couples seeking a more peaceful and relaxed stay, while still having easy access to Ibiza Town’s bustling atmosphere.|
|San Carlos||a charming village on the eastern coast of Ibiza, an ideal place for couples seeking a tranquil getaway, home to iconic Las Dalias hippy market.|
|Cala Llonga||With a family-friendly beach and a relaxed vibe, Cala Llonga on the eastern coast of the island is great for both older couples seeking a peaceful vacation and younger couples looking for a more tranquil setting.|
|Es Canar||Located on the east coast, offering a laid-back atmosphere, beautiful beaches, and the Punta Arabi Hippy Market. It’s suitable for both young and older couples who appreciate a slower pace and a touch of hippie culture.|
|Cala Vadella||Located on the western coast of Ibiza, suitable for couples looking for a tranquil beach vacation with a peaceful and romantic setting.|
Map of Best areas where to Stay in Ibiza for Couples:
10 Best areas to Stay in Ibiza for Couples are:
1. Ibiza Town
Ibiza Town is the capital of the island and is the best overall area to stay in Ibiza for couples who want a well-rounded location with a combination of romantic ambiance, cultural attractions, nightlife, shopping, and dining.
Located on the island’s southeast coast, Ibiza Town (Eivissa in Catalan) is only a short drive by car from Ibiza airport, and it is well-connected to the rest of the island by bus.
Ibiza Town along with Playa d’en Bossa and Sant Antoni is one of the best towns on the island for party goers and nightlife. It has a wide range of bars, restaurants, and nightclubs, especially the area around the port and Marina Botafoch.
The most well-known nightclub in Ibiza Town is the world-famous Pacha nightclub.You can also easily do bar hopping to visit more big nightclubs in Playa d’en Bossa, San Rafael, and San Antonio, by discobus night bus during summer months.
In addition to the lively nightlife scene, couples can explore the romantic Old Town to see historical and cultural landmarks together. Ibiza’s old town (Dalt Vila) is located on the upper part of town, offering stunning views over the city and the harbor.
The Old Town is surrounded by a 16th century wall, and is home to many narrow, cobbled streets, churches, museums, and squares. You can stop by one of many terrace restaurants, bars, and shops around Plaza de Vila square to grab a meal and a drink and enjoy the view.
While in Old Town, be sure to take a look for the Ses Taules city gate, the Ibiza Cathedral, the Castle of Ibiza, and the Church of Santo Domingo.
If you are history buffs or art enthusiasts, you can visit the Museu d’Art Contemporani d’Eivissa, the Archaeological Museum, Puig des Molins Punic Necropolis, and Monographic Museum.
For shoppers, I recommend checking out the area around Passeig de Vara de Rey and Plaza del Parque square, where you can find a variety of shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars. There are also hippy markets in the La Marina borough at the waterfront area.
Ibiza Town offers a wide range of dining options, from traditional Spanish cuisine to international flavors. You can enjoy romantic candlelit dinners at waterfront restaurants or explore the vibrant food scene in the town center.
A romantic gateway cannot be completed without the beaches. Ibiza Town offers easy access to nearby beautiful sandy beaches of Ses Figueretes, Talamanca, and En Bossa beach, where you can relax, sunbathe, and take romantic walks along the shore.
These beaches have crystal clear clean water and beach facilities such as sun loungers, and parasols for rent. There are lots of restaurants and beach bars along the beachfront promenade to refresh. If you are after adventure, there are also watersports such as windsurfing, boat riding, and skysurfing.
From Ibiza Tonw’s ferry port, you can take a ferry to the neighboring Formentera island. If you are visiting the area in August, you can take part in the Eivissa Jazz Festival, while the Medieval Festival is held in May in the Old Town area.
It’s worth noting that Ibiza Town can get crowded during the peak tourist season, especially in the summer months. If you prefer a quieter and more relaxed experience, you might consider visiting during the shoulder seasons, such as spring or early autumn.
Ibiza town has a great selection of accommodations ranging from budget to luxury. There are boutique hotels, villas, apartments, guest houses, and B&Bs.
Best places to stay in Ibiza town for couples:
- luxury ($$$): Mirador de Dalt Vila-Relais & Chateaux
- mid-range ($$): CBbC Suites Port Vell
- budget ($): Apartamentos Mariano
2. Playa D’en Bossa
Playa d’en Bossa is one of the best areas to stay in Ibiza for couples who prioritize nightlife and beaches in their holiday because the area is known for its vibrant nightlife and beautiful beaches.
Conveniently located just a few minutes drive from the island’s airport and capital city, Playa D’en Bossa offers easy access to all the sights and conveniences of Ibiza Town.
You can easily take a day trip to see the UNESCO list heritage sites, Old Town, where you can explore historical sites, dine in charming restaurants, or stroll through the picturesque streets hand in hand.
During the day, you can relax on the sandy Playa Den Bossa beach, soak up the sun, and swim in the crystal-clear waters. There are also loungers, parasols for rent, as well as various beach clubs and bars where you can enjoy drinks and delicious food with your partner.
If you’re looking for some adventure, you can try water sports such as jet skiing or paddleboarding, and more water activities at the Aguamar Water Park.
The Torre des Carregador can be found at the southern end of Playa d’ en Bossa, providing panoramic views over the city.
In the evening, Playa d’en Bossa comes alive with its renowned nightlife scene. There are numerous bars, clubs, and beachfront venues where you can enjoy live music performances and dance the night away. However, if you prefer a quieter evening, you can find restaurants and cafes offering a more relaxed atmosphere.
Playa d’en Bossa is home to supper-clubs such as Hi Ibiza, Ushuaia, Octan Ibiza, Swag Ibiza Club, and the Hard Rock Hotel. For more parties, you can take a disco night bus to explore famous Pacha in Ibiza Town, or Privilege and Amnesia in San Rafael.
Playa d’en Bossa has many choices in accommodations ranging from budget to luxury. Accommodations here tend to be higher than the nightlife area of San Antonio, but it is well worth it because it is closer to the airport and Ibiza Town.
Best places to stay in Ibiza in Playa D’en Bossa for couples:
- luxury ($$$): Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza
- mid-range ($$): Dorado Ibiza – Adults Only
- budget ($): Los Escondidos Ibiza
3. Sant Antoni de Portmany
San Antonio (Sant Antoni de Portmany) is the 2nd largest on the island’s west coast, and is known for a budget-friendly area with vibrant nightlife atmosphere, beautiful beaches, and stunning sunsets.
San Antonio was formerly a fishing village, but it has been developed into a famous party town with many restaurants, bars, pubs, nightclubs, including Edén and Es Paradís superclubs, was well as the Amnesia Ibiza and Privilege Ibiza can be reached by a night disco bus.
If you are looking for a lively nightlife, you can head to the West End in the heart of the old town and the Sunset Strip beachfront promenade.
Couples can enjoy the stunning views from various locations such as Café del Mar or Café Mambo, which are renowned for chill music sessions and spectacular sunset views.
Sant Antoni is home to stunning beaches and coves where couples can relax and soak up the sun. Playa de S’Arenal (playa de San Antonio), Cala Gració ,and Cala Salada are picturesque beaches in the area, offering clear waters and a tranquil atmosphere.
Couples can engage in various water activities such as snorkeling, diving, or taking boat trips to nearby secluded coves. Exploring the underwater world together can be a memorable experience.
There are also boat trips to Es Vedra, visiting cultural landmarks like the Església de Sant Antoni, exploring Aquarium Cap Blanc S.L and Slingshot Amusement Park.
Sant Antoni de Portmany is also famous for its lively party scene, especially during the summer months. If you prefer a more tranquil and secluded experience, you might want to consider other towns of Ibiza such as Santa Eulalia or Cala Llonga.
With tons of budget-friendly apartments, hotels, villas, beach houses, and guest houses options, San Antonio is more ideal for couples, party goers, budget travelers, and backpackers.
Best places to stay in Ibiza in Sant Antoni for couples:
- luxury ($$$): OKU Ibiza
- mid-range ($$): Hotel Sa Clau by Mambo
- budget ($): The Purple Hotel – Adults Only
4. Santa Eulària des Riu
Santa Eulalia (aka Santa Eulària des Riu) is the 3rd largest city in Ibiza and is located in the north east island. It is known for its laid-back nightlife and romantic atmosphere, making it an ideal destination for a romantic getaway.
Santa Eulària des Riu is blessed with beautiful beaches. Playa De Santa Eulalia, Cala Llonga, and Playa Niu Blau are known for their crystal-clear waters and picturesque surroundings. These beaches provide a great opportunity for romantic walks, sunbathing, or even engaging in water sports together.
You and your partner can enjoy romantic walks along the charming promenade lined with palm trees, soak up the sun on the beaches, or even take a boat trip together.
You can explore the historic center of Santa Eulària des Riu, visit the Parish Church on the top of Puig de Missa hill, providing stunning views over the city, and browse museums and art galleries such as the Ethnographic Museum, and the Barrau Gallery.
Santa Eulària des Riu boasts a variety of restaurants and cafes that offer romantic settings and delicious cuisine. You can enjoy a candlelit dinner in the Marina area or savor local Mediterranean dishes while enjoying the views.
There are also many rooftop bars and beachfront lounges where you can unwind and enjoy each other’s company. You can find more cafes, restaurants on the area’s main streets called Calle San Vicente (Restaurant Street) and Calle San Jaime.
You can shop at many boutiques, shoe shops, and souvenir stores around the town. You can also visit the Las Dalias Hippy Market in San Carlos and the Hippie Market in Es Canar, which are located only a short ride away.
Santa Eulalia has a more relaxed and tranquil atmosphere compared to the bustling nightlife areas of Ibiza Town and San Antonio. It provides a more peaceful and romantic setting for couples, while still offering amenities and activities to enjoy together.
There are many choices in accommodations including self-catering apartments, adult-only hotels, villas, guest houses, and hostels.
Best places to stay in Ibiza in Santa Eulària des Riu for couples:
- luxury ($$$): Aguas de Ibiza Grand Luxe Hotel – Small Luxury Hotel of the World
- mid-range ($$): Hotel Tres Torres
- budget ($): Nanit Rooms Ibiza Hostal
Portinatx is a small town located on the northern coast of the island. If you’re looking for a more relaxed and peaceful atmosphere away from the bustling nightlife that Ibiza is famous for, Portinatx can be an excellent choice for couples seeking a romantic getaway.
Portinatx is home to a selection of secluded beaches. S’Arenal Petit, S’Arenal Gros, and Playa Porto Beach, have soft sand and crystal-clear waters.The beachfront area is lined with bars and bars for romantic meal or a leisurely drink together, as well as lifeguards, parasols and sun loungers for rent.
The beaches are perfect for swimming and sunbathing. There are also opportunities for snorkeling, diving, and other water activities. The scenic coastal views and romantic sunsets add to the charm of the area.
You can visit the Punta Moscarter lighthouse, take a day trip to the Sant Joan de Labritja nearby to visit the 18th century church, and Sunday flea market.
Portinatx has good accommodation options including self-catering apartments, beach houses, villas, and adults-only accommodations.
Best places to stay in Ibiza in Portinatx for couples:
- luxury ($$$): Six Senses Ibiza
- mid-range ($$): Grupotel Ibiza Beach Resort – Adults Only
- budget ($): Apartamentos Portinatx Sea View
Talamanca is a beautiful beach resort located just a short distance from Ibiza Town, the island’s capital. It offers a more relaxed and laid-back atmosphere compared to some of the more lively and party-oriented areas of Ibiza.
Playa de Talamanca Beach itself is known for its soft golden sand and clear turquoise waters, making it a lovely spot for romantic walks along the shoreline or sunbathing together. The beach also offers various water activities like paddleboarding and kayaking, which can be enjoyable for couples to try.
There are several beachfront restaurants and cafes in the area where couples can enjoy a romantic meal while taking in the stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea.
Talamanca is also within walking distance or a short taxi ride from Ibiza Town, where you’ll find a vibrant mix of restaurants, bars, and shops to explore.
There is a rocky headland called Sa Punta,which is a great place for snorkeling and swimming. It can be found along the beach promenade around the bay.
Talamanca has lots of hotel options including luxury beachfront hotels, budget-friendly apartments, villas, and B&Bs.
Best places to stay in Ibiza in Talamanca for couples:
- luxury ($$$): Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay
- mid-range ($$): El Hotel Pacha – Entrance to Pacha Club Included
- budget ($): Lux Isla
7. San Carlos
San Carlos (Sant Carles de Peralta), is an ideal place for couples who prefer a quieter and more intimate atmosphere. Its charming atmosphere, beautiful beaches, and cultural offerings make it a memorable destination for a couple’s retreat.
San Carlos is a picturesque town surrounded by groves and farmland, white-walled buildings, making it a perfect place to experience authentic Ibizan local life.
San Carlos has a bohemian character with a thriving arts and hippie culture. The area is home to the famous Las Dalias Hippy Market, where you can explore unique crafts, jewelry, and clothing. The market also hosts live music events, making it a great place for couples to enjoy a fun and eclectic experience.
San Carlos is close to some of Ibiza’s most stunning beaches. Cala Nova, Cala Llenya, and Cala Mastella are all within a short distance. These idyllic beaches offer crystal-clear waters, soft sands, and a serene atmosphere, providing a perfect setting for couples to relax, sunbathe, and swim.
In addition to the hippy markets and the beach, you can visit cultural attractions such as the Church of Sant Carles, the stone fountain Font de Peralta, the Torre d’en Valls, and the Trull de Ca n’Andreu Museum.
Best places to stay in Ibiza in San Carlos for couples:
- mid-range ($$): Cala Llenya Resort Ibiza
- mid-range ($$): Hotel Rural & Spa Can Curreu
- mid-range ($$): Can Skye
8. Cala Llonga
Cala Llonga is generally considered a good area for couples. Cala Llonga is a picturesque resort town located on the eastern coast of the island, known for its beautiful sandy beach and tranquil atmosphere. It offers a more relaxed and peaceful environment compared to some of the livelier areas of Ibiza.
Cala Llonga’s beach is well-maintained and ideal for couples looking to unwind and enjoy the sun and sea together. The clear turquoise waters and soft sand make it a lovely spot for romantic walks along the shoreline or lounging under the sun. The bay is also sheltered, making the waters calm and suitable for swimming.
The town itself has a charming ambiance with a good selection of restaurants, cafes, and bars where couples can enjoy a romantic meal or a drink together. There are also some local shops and boutiques to explore.
Cala Llonga is well-connected to other parts of the island, so if you’re looking to explore more of Ibiza’s attractions, it’s easy to take day trips to nearby towns, beaches, or even venture into Ibiza Town, which is about a 15-minute drive away.
Cala Llonga has a wide range of budget and mid-range accommodation options including apartments, B&B, guest houses, and villas.
Best places to stay in Ibiza in Cala Llonga for couples:
- mid-range ($$): Typic Oasis Sa Tanca
- mid-range ($$): Apartamentos Catharina Maria
- budget ($): Apartamentos Cala Llonga
9. Es Canar
Es Canar is a popular resort town located on the eastern coast of Ibiza, that is known for having a more relaxed and laid-back atmosphere compared to other areas of the island.
Es Canar is known for its picturesque sandy beach, Playa Es Canar, which provides a lovely setting for couples to relax and soak up the sun. The beach offers calm waters, making it suitable for swimming and water activities.
There are several beachfront bars and restaurants where you can enjoy romantic meals or cocktails while enjoying the beautiful views.
There are many beaches nearby including Cala Nova Beach, Atzaro Beach, Cala Martina beach, Playa Niu Blau, and Aigües Blanques.
Es Canar is also famous for its hippy market, Punta Arabi. This vibrant market takes place every Wednesday and offers a wide variety of artisanal crafts, clothing, jewelry, and other unique items. Browsing the market together can be a fun and enjoyable experience for couples.
Es Canar also has a good selection of restaurants and bars, ranging from local tapas places to international cuisine, providing plenty of dining options for couples. You can indulge in delicious Mediterranean dishes and enjoy romantic candlelit dinners.
If you and your partner are interested in exploring beyond Es Canar, the town’s location on the eastern coast of Ibiza makes it convenient for day trips to other parts of the island. You can visit nearby towns and beaches, explore Ibiza’s natural beauty, or even venture into the vibrant nightlife scene if you’re looking for a change of pace.
There are many budget guest houses, apartments, and beachfront hotels around the beach and harbor areas.
Best places to stay in Ibiza in Es Canar for couples:
- luxury ($$$): BLESS Hotel Ibiza – The Leading Hotels of The World
- mid-range ($$): Hotel Anfora Ibiza
- budget ($): Apartamentos Sofía
10. Cala Vadella
Cala Vadella is a beautiful and tranquil bay located on the western coast of the island. It is known for its stunning sandy beach with crystal-clear turquoise waters, surrounded by scenic cliffs and pine forests.
Cala Vadella offers a relaxed and romantic atmosphere, making it an ideal destination for couples seeking a peaceful getaway. The beach is relatively small and less crowded compared to some of the larger and more popular beaches in Ibiza, creating a more intimate setting for couples to enjoy.
The bay is also home to a number of excellent restaurants and beachfront cafes where you can enjoy romantic meals or sunset drinks while overlooking the picturesque surroundings. The area has a laid-back vibe and is perfect for unwinding and spending quality time together.
Additionally, Cala Vadella serves as a good base for exploring other parts of Ibiza. You can easily visit nearby attractions, such as the stunning Cala d’Hort beach with its spectacular views of Es Vedrà island, or the charming village of San Jose, which is known for its traditional Ibicenco architecture and local shops.
Overall, Cala Vadella in Ibiza offers a combination of natural beauty, tranquility, and romantic ambiance, making it a great choice for couples looking for a peaceful and scenic getaway.
Cala Vadella doesn’t have lots of hotel options, but if you look into it, you can find some of the best budget and mid-range hotels. Or you can look into the areas that surround it.
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Summary – Where is the best place to Stay in Ibiza for Couples?
In conclusion, Ibiza Town, Playa D’en Bossa, Sant Antoni de Portmany, Santa Eulalia, Portinatx, Talamanca, San Carlos, Cala Llonga, Es Canar, and Cala Vadella are the best places to stay in Ibiza for both young and old couples. These areas a range of hotels for couples, including luxurious resorts, boutique hotels, dult-only hotels, private villas, and beachfront resorts.
Overall, Ibiza Town is the best overall area to stay in Ibiza for couples. It is the capital city of the island, offering a combination of romance, nightlife, natural beauty, and cultural experiences.
If you want a quieter town with easy access to the party vibe of Ibiza, you can consider staying in Talamanca, while Santa Eulària des Riu has a laid-back and relaxing nightlife and is a great base to explore the island’s north east coast.
If you travel on a budget, look into the Sant Antoni de Portmany area. There are also many other towns to stay for couples including Portinatx, Talamanca, San Carlos, Cala Llonga, Es Canar, and Cala Vadella. These towns provide more peaceful getaway for couples seeking relaxation and natural beauty.