Situated in a blissful spot on Ibiza’s south east coast, Figueretas has lots to offer. With outstanding views of the Mediterranean Sea that even the locals flock to see, the town is a quiet seaside haven in the Balearic Islands.
Bustling beaches, a palm-lined promenade and a great base to discover nearby resorts – it’s no surprise that holidays to Figueretas are so popular. Wandering down the promenade, you’ll find lots of restaurants, bars and craft stalls alongside the beachfront.
The town has best of both worlds, putting you within reach of peaceful sandy shores and world-famed nightlife. Location is everything, with the popular Ibiza Town offering the best in clubbing holidays only a 15-minute stroll away. Because Figueretas isn’t in the centre of the action, it is the perfect base for a relaxing holiday, with the option of a livelier scene nearby. If you’re looking for a memorable holiday in 2017, Figueretas has got you covered.
At a glance
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Spanish
- Time Zone: GMT +1
- Average flight time: 2h 25m
When to go
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The best part of a Figueretas holiday is undoubtedly its winning location; the town is surrounded by plenty of wonderful places for a day trip. A 10-minute walk from Figueretas is the resort of Playa D’en Bossa. Famed for its long beach, ocean lovers can try some of the many water sports on offer, then relax with a cocktail on one the beach loungers.
Take a leisurely stroll along the sprawling sands of the beach and you’ll soon reach Ibiza Town with its considerable history and notable nightlife. Marvel at the views from the old town as you discover its walled quarter, or grab a souvenir or two at one of the hippy markets that come alive at night.
There’s plenty of seafront shopping in Figueretas along the main street of Avenida de España. If you enjoy a haggle, visit the street at sundown when craftsmen and artists gather to display their handmade goods on stalls along the promenade.
Wine and Dine
The Balearic Islands are famous for their seafood. Blessed with its coastal location, you can expect the freshest fish and shellfish to feature on the menus of Figueretas’ restaurants. Traditional Balearic cuisine is rich in vegetables and pulses, as well as low in fats, which explains why the locals look so healthy. Influenced by Mediterranean ingredients, you’ll also be able to enjoy authentic dishes like paella and tapas, washed down with a carafe of sangria.
The best way to enjoy the local cuisine is to visit the open-air cafés and restaurants and watch life go by. El Sol on the Playa Figueretas serves up traditional Spanish cuisine in a pretty beach setting, while La Oliva Restaurant in Ibiza Town is popular with holidaymakers and locals for its specialities like fresh fish and braised meats. Wherever you choose to dine, you’ll be sure to have a meal to remember on your Figueretas holiday.
Figueretas has a wonderfully laid-back feel that suits a family holiday. Families will also enjoy a trip to this part of Ibiza for its pleasant beaches and gorgeous scenery. Fancy taking the kids to a destination with plenty going on? There’s numerous attractions and activities and an infectious atmosphere too. Whatever you want out of your Figueretas holiday, you’re guaranteed to find lots to do.
The beach is bound to be your base for most of your family holiday. With soft golden sand and crystal-clear waters, you and the kids can play all day in the sun. Plus, there are great amenities nearby, from showers to a collection of shops and bars behind the seafront. If it’s action you need, then hire a kayak or pedalo, or look out for the martial arts demonstrations or clown school on the beach.
Away from the sand, nearby Playa D'en Bossa provides family-friendly entertainment at Aguamar water park. Take your pick from pools to fast and winding slides.
Action and Adventure
If want to see the natural beauty of Ibiza, from its outstanding coastline to its spectacular open countryside, then bring your hiking boots and explore on foot. Walking Ibiza provides three different levelled routes that lead to hidden beaches and caves, past ancient Moorish settlements and flowing springs.
If you want to take the plunge and cool off from the Balearic sun, then cliff diving is for you. Under supervision, you’ll be taken to a safest spot, off the beaten track and shown how to dive off cliffs, into the clear Mediterranean Sea. Not only is this activity exhilarating, it also involves some of the most stunning locations that will make this wild adventure unforgettable.
For the ultimate water sport, look no further than the Jet Pack experience, available in Playa D’en Bossa. A state-of-the-art fly board and hover board will allow you to see Figueretas and the surrounding beaches from a unique angle, high above the sea.
Life's a Beach
The beach is likely to be the focus of your holidays in Figueretas, and it’s easy to see why. Aside from a crescent-shaped strip of sand boasting the ideal place to sunbathe, there’s enough going on in the surrounding area to keep you occupied. With three separate ribbons of sand, connected by a long promenade, you may never want to leave. Nearby, Playa d’en Bossa has a 2-kilometre beach, lots of volleyball nets and selection of water sports: ideal for all the family and also the pick-up point for day trips.
There’s always plenty of holidaymakers topping up their tan on the beach, and there are a number of sun loungers to be found too. You’ll also find amenities like showers as well as many barefoot beach bars and quirky cafes to quench your thirst and feed your appetite. Want to up the ante? Take part in a water sport along the beach. You can take your pick from anything from kayaking to pedalos.
Undoubtedly, Ibiza Town has the best nightlife on the island. This is partly due to the enchanting Ibiza sunsets, which are the iconic backdrops for the vibrant beach bars.
At night Figueretas is much more peaceful than its lively neighbour, so you’ll have the time to linger over a glass of wine as you take in the sunset. Figueretas is the ideal spot to warm up before big nights out or balmy evenings beneath the stars.
Even in Ibiza Town there’s a chance to chill out before the serious clubbers hit the streets. Many of the bars host beach parties on the sand that start early in the afternoon, taking you right through dusk until midnight. If you’re keen to dance until dawn, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the many nightclubs and super clubs in Ibiza Town.
For a change of scenery, head south of Figueretas to Playa d'en Bossa, which is home to the chilled Bora Bora beach bar and famous luxury club Ushuaia.
There’s nothing more romantic than a beautiful sunset and you’ll get plenty of these on your Figueretas holiday. With a cocktail in hand, the sand between your toes and your partner by your side, you will be in your element. Although this part of the island’s coast gets busy during the summer party season, there are still some exciting activities for couples that don’t involve nightclubs.
For the foodie in you, Ibiza Food Tours’ guided visits are perfect for sampling and learning the history behind Ibiza’s favourite dishes. Get a taste sensation as you walk the streets of Ibiza Town, stopping at tea shops, cafes, bakeries and markets. From fine Spanish hams, fresh seafood, cakes and tapas, you’ll wash down the tasters with local wines and liqueurs.
Fancy trying something new? Based in the heart of Playa D’en Bossa, the Pretty Intricate team specialise in airbrush body painting and can create unique styles and striking designs on every inch of your body.
The Roman and Moorish people that occupied Ibiza have left their mark on its architecture, art and cuisine. Although, as a Catholic island, much of Ibiza’s culture centres on the church and annual festivals. When there was an influx of bohemians in the early 20th century, the island’s artistic side developed, with an increase in hippy crafts and markets, like those in Figueretas and Ibiza Town.
Because of its rich history, Ibiza is home to several UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the ancient settlements at Sa Caleta, the Necropolis of Puig des Molins in nearby Eivissa and the fortified Upper Town of Alta Vila in Ibiza Town.
Ibiza loves a fiesta, with several celebrations occurring each month. On the 12th February the whole island celebrate the carnival season for Patron Saint's day in Santa Eulalia. At the beginning of August, it’s the Patron Saint’s day of Nuestra Senora de las Nieves of the cathedral in neighbouring Ibiza Town. For three days the town celebrates with a parade of floats and fireworks.