Island area guide – Choosing where to live

You can’t really go wrong wherever you end up, as Ibiza is gorgeous from top to bottom. However, it’s not a generic scene and each area possesses a unique personality that suits various lifestyles. Suffice to say, whatever you’re looking for you’ll find it here. Check out our area guide to find the perfect location to buy your dream Ibiza villa.

North east/north west
Bohemian, rugged and less developed than other areas of the island, the north is home to some exquisite hidden coves and boasts stunning views over the expansive Mediterranean Sea from forested cliffs tops. Ibiza’s wellness community is well ensconced here due to the inordinate number of residents involved in the healing arts.

The hippy vibe is alive and well amongst the hills and in the main town of San Joan which hosts a Sunday artisanal market packed with musicians and crafters from all over the island. Towards the east, San Carlos is a small yet refined village that is crossroads to the beautiful Cala Mastella and Cala Llenya beaches and the iconic Las Dalias market and restaurant.

To the west is the picturesque Sant Agnes and her extensive almond groves that blossom every February into a delicate pale blanket of white flowers. The diminutive San Mateo hosts an annual wine festival featuring the abundant tasty goodies from island producers, while the famous Benirras beach with its Sunday drummers is one of the most beautiful places to witness sunset. The north is the place to be if you love to really get away from it all and zen out in nature.

South east/south west
Cosmopolitan, chic and stylish. From high-end beach clubs to rustic seaside eateries there is something about this zone that just oozes cool.

Here you’ll find the airport just beyond the salt flats where flamingos elegantly hang out at the tail end of the summer season. Es Cavallet beach is a long stretch of silky sand with celebrated eateries such as El Chiringuito and La Escollera, with Experimental Beach on the outskirts of the salt flats. Nearby Cala Jondal is home to the legendary Blue Marlin.

Down the way is the lovely Sa Caleta beach with its rustic chiringuito serving up the freshest seafood on the island with UNESCO listed Phoenician ruins right next door. Then there is Las Salinas, a seemingly never-ending stretch of sand crowned by bars and frequented by the bold and the beautiful.

Ibiza town glitters between the UNESCO listed old town of Dalt Vila and the glamorous marina. Two lifestyles are on offer here – the romantic cobbled streets of the old town and the slick chicness of Marina Botafoch. The south is glamorous, and exciting with lovely beaches and access to a full social life.

Centre and Santa Eulalia
The lush centre of the island is dotted with charming white washed farmhouses, olive groves and orange trees. Great place to live all year around and has all the amenities at a stone’s throw away.

Santa Gertrudis is the cosmopolitan village that hosts a lively cafe society. To the east is the bustling town of Santa Eulalia and its white sand beach right in the centre. There’s everything you need within walking distance and loads to do for kids.

The San Joan road is known as ‘restaurant road’ with one after another of Ibiza’s top eating spots peppered along its smooth, winding curves. Further to the west is San Rafael, home to Privilege and Amnesia. This area is well suited to for multi-generational family life.