The Quiet Side of Ibiza

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by Hertz - 15 May 2017

The Balearic Islands are among some of Spain’s best places to enjoy wild parties and nightlife, which is good news for those of us who like to dance until the sun comes up. But there’s so much more to Ibiza holidays than partying.

With rural villages, quiet coves and seaside retreats, Ibiza is actually somewhere you can enjoy nothing but peace and quiet – something you may not have expected.

If it’s tranquillity you’re after, we’ve picked out a collection of resorts and towns in Ibiza you should consider exploring. Each location is brimming with beauty, history and a range of activities suitable for solo travellers, couples and families alike. Discover Ibiza’s quiet side, and you may just uncover a few hidden gems along the way.

Dalt Vila


Dalt Vila (‘high town’) is a UNESCO World Heritage site; a charming maze of cobbled streets in Ibiza Town nestled behind fortified walls.

In this quiet area of Ibiza, visitors enjoy ambling enchanting streets under the warmth of the Ibicencan sun, admiring the traditional architecture, and soaking in the sparkling Mediterranean Sea.

Peek into hidden courtyards and explore intimate markets. Purchase crafts and souvenirs from local sellers, wander around historic monuments, and experience island culture with a stop at tiny café or two.

Don’t forget to pay a visit to the Convento de San Cristobal for real peace and quiet. The 16th-century nun’s convent is open to the public.

Santa Eulalia


Just a 25-minute drive away on Ibiza’s southeast coast is the picture-perfect town of Santa Eulalia. With silky sands, an impressive marina, and designer boutiques, it’s one of the most luxurious and laidback locations on the island.

Meander down the tree-lined promenade for a coffee beside the sea, or head back into town to explore the boutiques and restaurants. Santa Eulalia is the gastronomic centre of Ibiza, so you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to delicious eating opportunities.

This quiet part of Ibiza is also known for its art, so make the most of the opportunity to peruse the galleries by immersing yourself in the slow pace the locals are accustomed to.

San Juan


If you’re looking for an authentic slice of Catalan life – this is it. Sant Joan de Labritja is a small village on the north of the island, known for its picturesque rustic towns, untouched coastline, and beautiful woodlands. If you’re bored of beaches, San Juan is the perfect mix of blue-water coves and green forestation.

This is Ibiza’s best-kept secret. Both the town and its outer forests are bursting with life. From colourful markets to intimate cafes and quaint cobbled streets, San Juan should be a spot on everyone’s bucket list.

If you’re looking for that picture-worthy moment in this quiet area of Ibiza, walk up to the 18th-century Torre des Molar watchtower for immense views of the coast. For something a little different, check out the magical Púnico Es Culleram – a sanctuary nestled in a cave, dedicated to the goddess Tanit.

Puerto de San Miguel


Another corner of Ibiza that’s unexpectedly peaceful is Puerto de San Miguel, a small resort on the north coast of the island. Given its distance from the bars and clubs the island is famed for, it’s a resort that’s ideal for those seeking peace and quiet.

Here you’ll find one of the most sheltered beaches on the island, making it the perfect spot for sunbathing, swimming or simply soaking up the tranquillity.

Lay your towel for a relaxing rest and read, or explore the nearby Cuevas Can Marça at your leisure, before pulling up a chair in one of the many restaurants that line the beach.

Visitors and locals rave about Port Balansat, a restaurant claiming to serve the very best fish on the island, so order some traditional Balearic dishes and enjoy. This quiet cove is the perfect all-in-one spot for those quiet Ibiza holidays.

As you can see, Ibiza has more than its fair share of secluded spots and family-friendly locations, well away from the busy nightlife capitals like San Antonio. Hire a car with Hertz and easily reach these quiet corners, soaking up the unique and chilled-out atmosphere of this wonderful island.