Es Niu Blau
Es Niu Blau
The coast of Santa Eulalia del Rio or Santa Eulària des Riu in the Ibizan dialect has many little dreamy coves where locals usually go for a walk. From the south to the north, you can find numerous masterpieces of nature, like sunbathing spots for tourists, beach huts for fishermen’s boats and a beautiful place for local businessmen to set up their beach bars.
Between the coves Cala Pada and Platja de Ses Estaques is the cove Niu Blau, one of the charming sandy beaches in the white island.
Type: Sandy Beach
Niu Blau has a fine sand that feels great on the toes, however, the bottom of the sea consists of coarse sand. This small stretch of sand is 150 meters long and 15 meters wide and is surrounded by lush pine trees that has been providing refreshing shades most especially in the summer. The water is calm and shallow like a natural swimming pool.
At the height of the summer season, it is normally overcrowded, mostly by families, as it is very close to the resort of Cala Pada.
It has the necessary facilities, such as sun loungers, parasols, a bus stop, a chiringuito, showers and water sports, so everyone can enjoy this lovely cove.
- Bus stop
- Water activities
How to get there:
Geo: 38°992825 N / 1°552598 E
Es Niu Blau is 17 kilometers away from Ibiza Town and can be reached by bus, taxi, car or scooter. Taxi costs around 30 euros. By bus, take the bus number L13 Eivissa-Santa Eulària and once you to get to Santa Eulalia town, take the bus number L18B Santa Eulària-Cala Martina-Es Canar and ask the driver to stop in Es Niu Blau.
By car or scooter, you can take the road E-10 to Santa Eulalia town, it is 16 kilometres away. Once you get to Santa Eulalia del Río follow the road sign to Es Canar, after 1 kilometer, you will see roadsign ‘Platja Es Niu Blau’ at right, take that to get to your destination and then park right next to the next.
Did you know?
The original name of this cove was S’Estanyol, which shared its name with two coves on the island. One is in the town of Jesus, and the other is in the Bay of Sant Antoni. The reason why the original name was changed is because of the Valencian painter Rigoberto Soler Pérez (1896-1968) and his wife who built a house next to the beach and called it Niu Blau. Locals have recognized this cove as Niu Blau since then.
What to see:
If you like the viewpoints and want to admire the beautiful Mediterranean Sea, you have to go up to Sa Punta de S’Esglèsia Vella, the only cliff in the bay of Santa Eulalia.
Walk one kilometer along the coast towards the south, in the direction of the village of Santa Eulalia to get to hotel Sol Beach House Ibiza. On the other side of the hotel, you can climb to the Mirador de Sa Punta de S’Esglèsia Vella, a viewpoint on top of the cliff surrounded by pine trees.
What to do:
As you get to the view of Sa Punta de S’Esglèsia Vella, continue your excursion to see the town of Santa Eulalia along the promenade. Keep along the coast and pass the beach of Ses Estaques where the marina starts. There are many restaurants, ice cream shops, bars and stores on the promenade of Santa Eulalia del Río. You can also swim in one of its beautiful and shallow seas.
Where to eat:
Pura Vida is a magnificent beach restaurant in the Niu Blau cove. It provides a nutritious breakfast every morning, a delicious lunch and a decent dinner for the entire family every night. The menu contains a great selection of seafood, fresh appetizers and salads.
Address: Playa Es Niu Blau, 07849. Santa Eulalia del Río, Illes Balears
Opening Hours: Every day from 10:00 to 00:00
Phone: +34 971 33 97 72
The restaurant Pep Salvadó is on the road from Niu Blau to Santa Eulalia. It is one of the oldest in this village as well as one of the most traditional in terms of Mediterranean and Ibizan cuisine. They serve the most well known homemade dishes, like paella and fideuà, Payesa salad, roast meat, daily menus and typical local atmosphere.
Address: Carrer de Cèsar Puget Riquer, 25, 07849. Santa Eulalia del Río, Illes Balears
Opening Hours: Every day from 10:00 to 20:00
Phone: +34 971 33 81 71
What about drinks, shops and hotels?
There are several hotels in the town of Santa Eulalia for all budgets.
Close to Es Niu Blau is the Sol Beach House hotel, a magical place full of positive energy, the common areas such as the three incredible swimming pools, the terraces and the restaurant are enjoyable. It is an adult-only hotel which is a perfect place to be when you are on a romantic trip with your special someone or travelling with a group of friends.
The hotel for the entire family, which is within walking distance to Niu Blau is TUI Magic Life Cala Pada. The services include a restaurant, bar, shared lounge and garden, outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, evening entertainment and a 24-hour front desk as well as a kids’ club and a concierge service. You can play table tennis, mini-golf and tennis as well as cycling as it is a popular spot for it.
Having drinks in this zone is not a problem because Pura Vida restaurant has an extensive list of drinks and cocktails in their menu. One kilometer away is Santa Eulalia del Rio, where there are several bars and restaurants open until midnight in the summer. Take a walk by the village where the bars are in the main avenue and along the promenade.
You can also go shopping in Santa Eulalia del Rio, where there are shops for sunglasses, perfumes, souvenirs, shoes, beachwear and sportswear. Well-known brands and small shopping center like La Sirena is on the main road.
The municipality of Santa Eulalia del Rio is known for its tranquillity and family atmosphere. If your idea of a vacation is partying and nightlife, you will have to cross the island either to the Port of Ibiza at 16 kilometres, to Playa d’en Bossa at 19 kilometres or to Sant Antonio which is 25 kilometres away. A good option is to take the Disco Bus, a line of night buses that take you to the main discos on the island. The Disco Bus leaves from the Santa Eulalia bus stop every hour throughout the night and takes you to the port of Ibiza and the Pacha discotheque; there you can choose other Disco Bus lines to other clubbing areas. Sounds fun isn’t it? You will for sure love it!