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December 4, 2009

Ibiza North and East

Filed under: Balearic Islands,Holidays,Spain — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 3:51 pm

The north and east coast of Ibiza, is dotted with some of the most popular resorts on the island and also features some interesting towns and villages. The most northern town and resort on the whole island is Portinatx, a mostly built for tourism resort with very little Ibizan charm or tradition, it is however a popular holiday destination with 4 fine beaches, a wonderful climate, and a decent range of facilities, the main and most popular beach is called S’Arenal Gros an attractive sandy beach with the usual amenities. For a bit more peace and quiet head for the attractive Cala d’en Serra beach set on a pretty pine-laden bay just a short drive from Portinatx. Slightly inland are several interesting little towns and villages, including Sant Joan de Labritja, Sant Miguel de Balansat and Sant Llorenç de Bataifa. Across to the east coast you will find the coastal resort of Santa Eulalia (Santa Eularia des Riu), the 3rd largest resort on the island, popular with families it also has some interesting places to visit. Near to Santa Eulalia you will find the resort of Es Cana, here at Punta Arabi many choose to visit the popular Hippy Market, a good place to pick up a few gifts and mementos. This concludes our short visit to Ibiza north and east a wonderful area to visit if you are holidaying in Ibiza in the Balearic Islands of Spain.

July 28, 2009

Review of Portinatx Ibiza

Filed under: Balearic Islands,Holidays,Spain,Travel — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 2:25 pm

Hidden away at the northern end of Ibiza in the Balearic Islands, Spain, the small resort town of Portinatx is a purpose built tourist destination which is quieter than many of the lively Ibiza resorts. Perfect for a peaceful family holiday, Portinatx has four super beaches and plenty of facilities, it is a wonderful location for water sports and in particular snorkelling and scuba diving, for those who prefer to stay dry there is a glass-bottomed boat so that you can view the marine life from a more comfortable position. The rugged coastline of this area of Ibiza is great for hiking, cycling and walking and panoramic views of the town and coastline can be enjoyed by those willing to burn a few calories. One of the best walks is a 10 km hike from Portinatx to Punta de Xarraca, but this is tough, so don’t try it unless you are prepared for a tough hike over rocky terrain. To the east you will find the village of Sant Vicent Sa Cala and its coastal limb Sa Cala, worth a visit if you have an hour or two to spare. Portinatx itself has plenty of self-catering accommodation and has some decent hotels, one of the best being the Hotel Presidente Portinatx a 4 Star hotel in a wonderful setting. The resort enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate with Portintax weather being suitable for both summer holidays and winter breaks. Portinatx is a compact resort which can be reached from Ibiza Town via the C-733.

Portinatx Map.

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