Where to stay in Ibiza without a car: 7 Best areas

I love to explore places without a car, and on my website, I cover many topics for car-free travelers. In this article, we will visit Ibiza and help you find the best places to stay in Ibiza without a car. 

I will share my recommendations for the top areas to stay in Ibiza without a car, along with a helpful map. I’ll also tell you where I stayed in Ibiza and suggest the best hotels in Ibiza for all budgets.

Ibiza is a popular island located in the Mediterranean Sea, off the eastern coast of Spain. It is part of the Balearic Islands that also includes Menorca, Mallorca, and Formentera. Ibiza is well-known for its vibrant nightlife, beautiful beaches, and a rich cultural scene. 

Ibiza’s Old Town, known as Dalt Vila, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It features historic architecture, winding streets, and impressive fortifications.

Ibiza has a strong association with the hippie culture from the 1960s and 1970s. You can explore Punta Arabi and Las Dalias hippy markets, where you can find handmade crafts, clothing, and jewelry.

If you are asking “Can you get around Ibiza without a car?” My answer is, Yes, you can get around Ibiza without a car. Some transportation options to explore the island include buses, walking, biking, taxi, or ferry/boat trip.

The island has an extensive bus network that connects the major towns and resorts on the island. Buses are a cost-effective way to travel, and they usually run regularly during the tourist season (May-October). You can check bus schedules and routes online or at the bus station.

There are 3 main bus hubs on the island at Ibiza Town, Santa Eularia, and Sant Antoni. From Ibiza airport, you can take L10 to Ibiza Town, L9 to Sant Antoni, and L24 to Santa Eulalia and Es Canar.

The Discobus is a special nighttime bus service that operates during the peak tourist season, typically from late May to early October. It operates during the late evening and early morning hours, making it an ideal transportation option for partygoers and those looking to explore Ibiza’s renowned nightlife.

The Discobus route covers most of the island’s major nightlife hubs, including Ibiza Town, San Antonio, and Playa d’en Bossa. It is a safe, convenient and cost-effective way to access Ibiza’s famous clubs such as Privilege, Amnesia, Pacha, Dc10,  Ushuaia, and Hi.

Taxis are available on the island and can be a convenient way to get around, especially if you’re traveling in a group. Just be aware that fares are more expensive than buses. There is no Uber in Ibiza.

Renting a scooter or a bicycle is a popular way to explore the island, particularly for shorter trips or within specific areas. It’s a great way to enjoy the scenery at your own pace.

Many towns and resorts in Ibiza are pedestrian-friendly, and you can explore the local attractions and beaches on foot. Walking can be a fantastic way to discover the island’s natural beauty.

You can also take ferries or water taxis between Ibiza Town and other coastal areas such as Marina Botafoch, Figueretes, Talamanca, and Playa d’en Bossa. There are also services to other nearby islands like Formentera.

Many tour operators offer shuttle services to popular tourist destinations and excursions to various points of interest on the island. These can be a convenient way to explore highlights.

Where to stay in Ibiza without a car?

The best areas to stay in Ibiza without a car are Ibiza Town, Playa d’en Bossa, San Antonio, Santa Eulalia, Figueretas, Cala Talamanca, and Ses Salines. These are popular tourist areas on the island, so you’ll have easy access to attractions and amenities both on foot, by public transportation, and taxi.

Ibiza Town is the best area to book your hotel if you want to explore historic sites like Dalt Vila and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the town. It is the island’s capital and cultural hub that offers a mix of historic charm, upscale dining, and a lively nightlife scene.

Playa d’en Bossa and San Antonio are the best areas for nightlife. Playa d’en Bossa is situated just south of Ibiza Town and is great for party goers who want to be in the heart of the action. San Antonio, located on the west coast, is a more budget-friendly area with stunning sunsets.

On the eastern coast, Santa Eulalia is known for its more family-friendly, upscale ambiance, and a quieter nightlife. Figueretas and Cala Talamanca are the closest beaches to Ibiza Town, making them great bases for beach holiday while still being close to the capital.

During my trip to Ibiza, I stayed in Ibiza Town at the Hotel La Torre del Canonigo. It is a superb hotel, located in a beautiful quiet location at the top of the old town (lots of steps though). It has wonderful views and an amazing breakfast. It has paid shuttle service from/to the airport and port.

Below is a map of the popular areas in Ibiza for car-free travelers. You can scroll down to view the live map.

Map of the best areas to stay in Ibiza without a car
Map of the best areas to stay in Ibiza without a car

Let’s get into the details of the recommended areas to stay in Ibiza, especially for travelers without a car. I’ll explain to you how to reach each area and how to get around. I’ll also provide you with some suggestions for the best places to stay in each area, catering to every budget. 

All hotels in Ibiza have been carefully selected by me, with guest review scores of at least 8.0 or higher at the time I chose them. If you don’t like my suggestions (perhaps they don’t suit your budget or preferences), you can click the “MORE HOTEL DEALS” button where you can choose your own hotel.

7 Best areas to stay in Ibiza without a car:

1. Ibiza Town (Eivissa)

Ibiza Town is one of the best areas to stay in Ibiza, especially for car-free travelers and first-timers. Ibiza Town, also known as Eivissa in Catalan, is the capital of the island and a popular destination for both its historic charm and vibrant nightlife.

Ibiza Town is the transport hub of the city where you can find a bus station and a port. Additionally, Ibiza’s international airport is conveniently located not far from Ibiza Town, making it easy to reach your accommodation upon arrival.

The historic center of Ibiza Town, Dalt Vila (Old Town), is a UNESCO World Heritage site with a maze of narrow streets, historic buildings, and stunning views from the ancient city walls. You can explore the Ibiza Cathedral, museums, and art galleries in the town.

Ibiza Town is known for its thriving nightlife, with numerous bars, clubs, and beachfront venues. Pacha Ibiza, Amnesia, and other famous clubs are located here, making it an excellent choice if you’re a party enthusiast.

The town offers a wide range of restaurants, from traditional Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine to international options. You can find both upscale and more budget-friendly dining choices.

While Ibiza Town itself doesn’t have the largest beaches, it’s a short distance from several beautiful beaches, such as Talamanca and Figueretas, which are easily accessible.

Ibiza Town has a variety of shops, boutiques, and markets where you can find fashion, souvenirs, and unique items.

Keep in mind that accommodations in the heart of the town can be on the pricier side during the high season, so it’s a good idea to book well in advance to have the best deals. 

Best places to stay in Ibiza Town without a car:

  • Luxury ($$$): Mirador de Dalt Vila-Relais & Chateaux, great 5-star hotel located in Plaza de España, Ibiza Town, offering views of the Mediterranean. It has Free parking for those who drive, an outdoor swimming pool, and fabulous breakfast according to guests’ reviews.
  • Mid-range ($$): Hotel La Torre del Canonigo – Small Luxury Hotels, great 4-star hotel, offer paid airport shuttle services, located in Dalt Vila Hill, offering stunning sea views of the sea. It is within walking distance to shops, bars and restaurants in the town center. 
  • Budget ($): Apartamentos Mariano, 3-star accommodation located in the center of Ibiza Town, a short walk from the walled city of D’Alt Vila and the port. It is within walking distance from Pacha Cub, El Divino Club, and Talamanca Beach.

2. Playa d’en Bossa

Playa d’en Bossa is a popular area on the island of Ibiza, known for its vibrant nightlife and stunning beach. It’s a top choice for party goers who want to be in the midst of the action.

You’ll find numerous beach clubs, bars, and nightclubs that host internationally renowned DJs. Iconic venues like Ushuaïa Beach Club, Hï Ibiza, and DC-10 are located in this area, making it a mecca for electronic music enthusiasts. 

The beach at Playa d’en Bossa is a long, sandy stretch with clear waters, and it’s perfect for sunbathing and water sports during the day. Many beach clubs offer luxurious lounging and entertainment options right by the sea.

Playa d’en Bossa is just a short drive from Ibiza Town, so you can easily explore the historic attractions and culture of the island’s capital while staying in this area.

Apart from the nighttime club scene, beach parties and events are common during the summer months. These parties can start in the late afternoon and continue into the night.

Best places to stay in Ibiza in Playa d’en Bossa without a car:

  • Luxury ($$$): Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza, popular 5-star beachfront hotel, located right on Playa d’en Bossa, offering paid airport shuttle service, which is only 7 mins drive away. It has 3 swimming pools, family rooms, and Fabulous breakfast.
  • Mid-range ($$): Hotel Garbi Ibiza & Spagreat 4-star beachfront accommodation situated on Playa d’en Bossa Beach, within walking distance from Hï Nightclub. It has an outdoor swimming pool, a beach bar, and Free parking.
  • Budget ($): Los Escondidos Ibiza, great 3-star good value for money hotel, in a great location in the middle of the action, a short walk from Playa d’en Bossa Beach.

3. San Antonio

San Antonio, or Sant Antoni de Portmany in Catalan, is a popular destination on the west coast of Ibiza known for its budget-friendly area, lively atmosphere, and stunning sunsets.

The Sunset Strip is a popular area along the coast with numerous beachfront bars and cafes where you can enjoy the sunset views while sipping cocktails. Café del Mar and Café  Mambo are great places for  spectacular sunset views.

The area has vibrant nightlife with many restaurants, bars, pubs, nightclubs, including famous Edén and Es Paradís clubs. The West End  in the heart of the old town is one of the best areas to go for nightlife.

The area boasts several beautiful beaches, including Cala Gració, Cala Salada, and Cala Conta. These beaches offer clear waters and opportunities for swimming and water sports.

San Antonio is close to natural attractions like the Cap Blanc Aquarium, as well as beautiful countryside and walking trails.

Best places to stay in Ibiza in San Antonio without a car:

  • Mid-range ($$): Apartamentos Mar i Vent, popular accommodation located just a few steps from the well-known sunset bars of Ses Variade, easy walk from a bus stop where you can can buses to explore the rest of the island.
  • Mid-range ($$): Hotel Sa Clau by Mambo, 4-star hotel located right outside the taxi rank and close to nightlife. It is only a short walking distance from  Es Paradis Ibiza, Café Mambo, Eden Ibiza, and San Antonio Bus Station.  
  • Budget ($): Apartamentos Orvay, great accommodation located in San Antonio, a short walk from Calo Des Moro Beach and the lively West End, featuring a rooftop pool and sun terrace.

4. Santa Eulalia

Santa Eulalia, or Santa Eulària des Riu in Catalan, is a charming town on the eastern coast of Ibiza, known for its more relaxed ambiance. It’s particularly suitable for couples and families who appreciate beautiful beaches and a laid-back atmosphere.

Santa Eulalia offers several beautiful beaches, including Santa Eulalia Beach and Cala Llonga. These beaches are known for their calm, shallow waters, making them ideal for swimming and families with children.

The town boasts a diverse range of restaurants, including upscale dining options, seafood restaurants, and traditional Spanish eateries. The waterfront promenade is lined with restaurants, providing a scenic setting for meals.

You can explore cultural attractions such as the Puig de Missa, a historic church, and the Ethnographic Museum, which provides insight into the island’s history and culture.

Santa Eulalia is surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes and countryside, which is great for hiking, biking, and exploring. There’s also a marina, making it convenient for boating and water activities.

Best places to stay in Ibiza in Santa Eulalia without a car:

  • Luxury ($$$): W Ibiza, 5-star beachfront hotel with a private beach, offering a rooftop pool with views of Santa Eulalia Beach. It is a walking distance from Santa Eulalia Port and Santa Eulalia Bus Stop.
  • Mid-range ($$): Hotel Tres Torre, 4-star hotel located near the center of Santa Eulalia, within  walking distance to a range of restaurants and bars. It has comfortable rooms and good choices for breakfast.
  • Budget ($): Apartamentos Ebusus, 3-star accommodation located a short distance from the beach and restaurants. Only a few minutes walk from the bus stop to the airport and other major areas in Ibiza.

5. Ses Figueretas

Figueretas, also known as Ses Figueretas, is a small resort town located just a short walk from Ibiza Town. It is an ideal choice if you want to be close to the vibrant atmosphere and amenities of Ibiza Town.

Ses Figueretas has a pleasant beach with clear waters and a relaxed vibe. It’s a great place for swimming and sunbathing, and there are beachfront restaurants and bars where you can enjoy refreshments.

Accommodations in Ses Figueretas, including hotels and apartments, is often a more budget-friendly option compared to Ibiza Town.

Best places to stay in Ibiza in Figueretas without a car:

  • Luxury ($$$): One Ibiza Suites, 5-star hotel located a few steps from the beach, offering free airport shuttle services. Also close to Ibiza Town and Playa d’en Bossa.
  • Mid-range ($$): Apartamentos Llobet Ibiza, 4-star beachfront accommodation located right next to Figueretas Beach, featuring an outdoor swimming pool and a terrace with ocean views. Short taxi ride from Ibiza Port, where ferry departs to Formentera and Mallorca. 
  • Budget ($): Hotel Ibiza Playa, 3-star beachfront hotel located within walking distance from  Figueretas Beach and Ibiza Town.  

6. Cala Talamanca

Similar to Figueretas, Talamanca is a popular beach area located near Ibiza Town. It offers a more tranquil setting while still being close to the capital.

Best places to stay in Cala Talamanca without a car:

  • Luxury ($$$): Ocean Drive Talamanca, 5-star hotel located just a few steps from Talamanca Beach, offering a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, 2 swimming pools, and airport shuttle service. Short walk to a bus stop for a direct bus to Ibiza Town. It is 15 mins drive from Pacha and Space Nightclubs.
  • Mid-range ($$): Ibiza Corso Hotel & Spa, 4-star hotel situated in the exclusive area of Marina Botafoch Harbour, 15 mins walk from Pachá nightclub.
  • Budget ($): Lux Isla, 3-star accommodation located in the Talamanca Bat, easy access to the regular ferry and a bus service.

7. Ses Salines

Ses Salines is an area located in the southern part of Ibiza and is known for its stunning landscapes, including salt flats, beaches, and crystal-clear waters.

Ses Salines is a designated natural park that covers both land and sea areas. It is a protected area known for its unique ecosystems and biodiversity.

The park is named after the salt flats that are a prominent feature of the area. These salt flats have been in use for salt production for centuries. The traditional method of salt extraction, which involves evaporation of seawater, is still in practice today.

Ses Salines is home to some of the most famous and beautiful beaches in Ibiza. Some of the popular beaches in the area include Ses Salines Beach and Es Cavallet Beach.

The park is also home to the Ses Salines Lighthouse, which is an iconic structure and a popular tourist attraction. It offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes.

Best places to stay in Ibiza in Ses Salines without a car:


In conclusion, Ibiza Town, Playa d’en Bossa, San Antonio, Santa Eulalia, Figueretas, Cala Talamanca, and Ses Salines are the best places to stay in Ibiza without a car. These areas offer plenty of things to do and see that you can easily explore on foot, by bus, and taxi. 

There you have it, my recommendations for the popular areas that you can stay during your car-free trip to Ibiza. I hope you found my article helpful and enjoy your holiday!

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About Author: Ocean Cameron

I'm Ocean, founder and main editor of travelhotelexpert.com. I’m a passionate traveler who specializes in uncovering the best hotels and locations in every city, especially for first-timers, all without the need for a car.

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