- El Greco Hotel at S'Arenal Gros beach
- S'Arenal Gros beach (photo by El Greco Hotel)
- Waterpark in El Greco Hotel
- Waterpark in El Greco Hotel
- Del Rey Apartments near S'Arenal Gros beach
- Club Hotel Portinatx at the small bay Cala Imatge
Situated in the North of the island, Portinatx immediately impresses with not one but three great beaches - S'Arenal Gros (which is the largest), S'Arenal Petit (which is more private) and Playa Porto Beach - each one of them fully kitted out with sunbeds and lifeguards to ensure complete peace of mind and body. Each one is an easy stroll from all the resorts accommodation.
Ibiza is very beautiful and Portinatx is one of the best resorts from which to experience this. The waters are stunningly clear, making it a favourite with snorkelers and scuba-divers. There are small ferry boats that will leisurely take you down to Puerto de San Miguel and even San Antonio and regular busses connect to Ibiza Town. It might not be in the middle of the clubbing scene – better for those looking to chill-out between nights out – but everywhere is easily accessible for when you do want to check out the beats or sights of the island.
Portinatx is a favourite for families, the shallow waters being safe, the bars and restaurants all family-friendly and hotels and apartments offering good facilities and entertainment. There is an intimate, familiar atmosphere in this small resort, it is easy to meet other holiday makers and for kids to make new friends.
The local landscape is quite spectacular (it was the setting for the film South Pacific and when you arrive you understand why it was chosen to represent ‘paradise’). There are several walks to be enjoyed by those wanting to burn some energy by day – including a breathtaking walk up to the highest Lighthouse in the Balearics, with stunning cliff drops straight into the clear Mediterranean waters below.
If you do want to have a bit of a dance in the evening but a full-on super-club night is just a little too much, Portinatx again ticks all the right boxes with a surprisingly active nightlife, where music bars and pubs welcome those who want to throw some moves on the dancefloor without being surrounded by 5,000 other clubbers.
Good quality restaurants are firmly established in the area and if food is your thing, you’ll find everything from restaurants specialising in fish dishes (caught that day) to familiar pub grub.
Accommodation is plentiful and like the resort as a whole, family friendly. All-inclusive hotels like the Club Hotel Portinatx offer a wide range of facilities, sports and entertainment with the El Greco Hotel even having its own water park. There are also economically priced apartments like the Del Rey Apartments, where you can cater for yourself or use the on-site restaurant and snackbar. Or try a self-catering holiday villa: there are stunning accommodations in the beautiful north of the island like Villa Casa Cova for large families and groups of up to 10 people or the cosy Villa Can Lluquinet with 2 bedrooms and spectacular sea views.
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