If you are looking for a sun-soaked Spanish holiday in 2017, then pack your bags for an unforgettable holiday in Portinatx. Sun worshippers who love glorious old town centres and stunning beaches will be right at home with Portinatx holidays.
Located in northern Ibiza, this exclusive retreat is a popular destination for travellers interested in soaking up the sun and living in the moment. Portinatx holidays are full of authentic sights and sounds, and the resort has everything there is to love about Ibiza. Calm, quiet and laidback, Portinatx is made for relaxation.
With so many beautiful sandy beaches, most of your holiday will be spent outdoors amongst nature. Whether you are seeking an adventure or you simply want to live like a local during your stay, you'll be captivated by this tiny slice of Spanish island heaven.
A family-friendly resort with gorgeous beaches and a laidback atmosphere, Portinatx holidays are perfect for those who want to experience Ibiza holidays away from the busier resorts. Don't fret, you are still near enough the action if you fancy a night out in one of Ibiza's top nightclubs.
What are you waiting for? Get ready for an island adventure like you have never experienced before.
At a glance
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Spanish
- Time Zone: GMT +1
- Average flight time: 2h 30m
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Portinatx holidays are all about the beach, and many of the visitors to the resort are there for the sand and surf. But there is more to Portinatx than just the sandy shoreline.
The resort has a number of great walks for travellers looking for a hike in the region's natural beauty spots. Work up a sweat or just take a lazy stroll as you take in the gorgeous countryside surrounding Portinatx.
Portinatx is near some of Ibiza's ancient sites, including the Necropolis of Puig des Molins. This archaeological site and museum is a window into the island's past. There is also Ibiza castle located in the historic centre of Ibiza Town, just a 40-minute drive away. The UNESCO World Heritage site is more than 2,500 years old, and visitors can explore it from the inside and out. It is a perfect destination for a day trip.
Small but mighty, Portinatx features three different beaches, two waterparks and a host of unique shops and restaurants that cater to holidaymakers of all types.
Wine and Dine
The bars and restaurants in Ibiza don't open until late, but that is okay because visitors stay out until the wee hours while on holiday. After your morning swim or hike, relax in a Portinatx restaurant for a long lunch. A siesta and swim later, and you can tuck into dinner when the local restaurants open after 8pm. People stay up a bit later in Portinatx, so be ready to be out late.
The cuisine of the island is rooted in Mediterranean food, and you will be served some of the best seafood you have ever eaten while on your Portinatx holidays. Cod, hake and swordfish are three favourites on the local restaurants’ menus. Paella is another staple, while adventurous visitors can choose to tapas bar hop their way through the night. Bounce from one tapas bar to the next enjoying sangria, tapas and other fine Portinatx favourites.
The beaches of Portinatx are the main attractions for families. The cool, glistening waters are perfect for watersports, and parents can take their children for swims or even snorkelling lessons.
Away from the beach is the remote countryside that surrounds Portinatx. The beautiful forests and lush hiking trails near the coast are fantastic spots for families to wander through. The 10km cliff walk from Portinatx to Punta de Xarraca is a scenic walk that will leave everyone breathless.
Action and Adventure
With three beaches located in the Portinatx area, there is no shortage of great watersports to try. Guests can snorkel and dive in crystal clear waters, or rent a pedalo or kayak to explore the coast and coves.
The trails for hiking and mountain biking around Portinatx are fantastic. Guests looking for some extreme sports can pedal their way through the hills and over dirt trails. Hikers can exhaust their feet during the morning before refreshing them in the sea's waves later. If you fancy exploring the area around Portinatx on wheels, there are jeep safaris that can take you over the hills and mountains of the island's northern tip.
Guests that explore further afield will find an assortment of great activities to try, including caving, go-karting and more. Don't forget to explore Ibiza Castle on a day trip to Ibiza Town and enjoy the quaint streets baked in glorious Spanish sun.
Life's a Beach
The beaches are the main attraction for visitors on their Portinatx holidays. The resort’s beaches are well taken care of and the pristine waters are cool and inviting.
S'Arenal Gros is the ultimate outdoor playground and the largest beach in Portinatx. Offering a mixture of sunbathing, watersports and people watching, this is the beach for people who seek action and adventure. Surrounded by some of the island's most stunning coastline, it is a stone's throw from Portinatx Lighthouse - the historical landmark which doubles as a picturesque background for photos.
For couples or the solo traveller, S'Arenal Petit is the island's smallest beach and provides enough privacy to ensure you get the most out of your getaway.
Regardless of which beach you choose, there is ample opportunity to snorkel or dive in the crystal clear waters that surround the island. If you prefer staying above the water, rent a kayak to paddle through the gorgeous waters that lap up against the shore.
Ibiza is the party capital of the Balearic Islands, and nights out can get long and crazy. As a whole, Ibiza has a large number of nightclubs that are well-known among clubbers across Europe. Amnesia is one of the most popular clubs and world famous DJs regularly perform on its stage.
Throughout the year, especially in summer, there are parties put on by promoters and clubs for visitors to enjoy. Parties range from all-night beach blasts to more intimate club bashes. Many have their own DJs spinning for visitors to enjoy.
Portinatx itself isn't well-known for its nightclubs and discos. Guests looking for superclubs with pulsating music will need to venture elsewhere. Portinatx does feature great low-key bars and restaurants that are fairly laid back. If you want to stay out late, these venues will stay open but they won't offer guests the insanity of other areas of the island.
Couples looking for quiet nights by the sea or full-on nights in loud nightclubs can have the best of both worlds in Portinatx. Relax during the day on the laidback beaches of the resort and enjoy a cool cocktail as the sun goes down. A dinner for two in a luxurious local restaurant is just the start of a romantic night out.
Follow it up with an evening in one of Ibiza's hot music venues where you can see a renowned DJ spinning records throughout the night. Couples can dance themselves silly until the sun comes up. Head back to your romantic resort accommodation and get some sleep or head to the beach for an early morning swim.
Portinatx holidays are for couples that want the quiet island life. There is the chance to reach the busier parts of Ibiza but if you want to relax in the sun and surf, a holiday in Portinatx is perfect for you.
While Ibiza is known as the party capital of Europe, Portinatx is far more laid back than the island's reputation would have travellers believe. Portinatx is calmer and quieter than other parts of Ibiza.
The northern region around Portinatx has tried to stay true to its past, while other parts of Ibiza have embraced their image as the party animal of Europe. The 1950s saw the beginnings of Ibiza’s tourism wave. Originally a place for musicians and artists, more people discovered the beautiful isle and the tourism industry exploded.
Both Portinatx and the other towns of Ibiza have festivals that occur throughout the year. The clubs and bars have plenty of concerts, but the island's towns also put on their own cultural events. From medieval weeks to carnivals, there is something going on around the island all year long. Visitors can take part in the amazing fun on their Portinatx holidays and experience an unforgettable island holiday adventure.