Located 30km from Eivissa, the family oriented resort of Portinatx lies at the heart of the island’s rugged northern coast. Set back from the spectacular hills adorned with thick pines and typically aged Ibizan houses, Portinatx is famed for its natural artistry and fantastic beaches. This small town provides the ideal setting to escape from the hustle and bustle of Ibiza’s larger resorts.
Portinatx itself has three sandy beaches; S’Arenal Grand, S’Arenal Petit and Playa Port. The invitingly shallow, warm waters of the Mediterranean, decorated with translucent colours that are more often associated with the Caribbean than these shores, is just one reason why families are attracted to this area. Water sports are on hand to add excitement into the day, where as the rocky sea bed at Cala Xarraca further along the coast, presents perfect snorkeling opportunities.
Alternatively the undulating and diverse terrain accompanied with stunning scenery makes the north of the island a great hiking destination. Routes can be found to test those of all standards and although the best time to come is arguably during the spring, a cooling sea breeze makes hiking possible throughout the summer months.
A number of fine local restaurants can be found in and around the area, many of which are abetted with dramatic sea views and specialise in freshly cooked fish. For a more active evening’s entertainment, there are lively music bars, themed nights at the local hotels, a games centre and a number of shops to keep one occupied.