Mediterranean Cruise 2022 — Ibiza; Santa Eulalia del Río

Our next destination aboard the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Vision of the Seas was the Spanish port of Eivissa (town of Ibiza) on the island of Ibiza. In case you’ve lost track, Ibiza would be our nineteenth day aboard Vision, including the preceding transatlantic cruise. This also represents the nineteenth day of a 68-day journey, excluding travel to our port of origination and the day of return travel. So, as you can see, we have quite a ways to go on this travel series.

Decorative water wheel in Santa Eulalia del Río

As is often the case with Ursula, she had us booked on a tour of the island since our previous trips to Ibiza never saw us leave the port city. Our first tour destination on this glorious Wednesday, 18 May 2022 was the resort town of Santa Eulalia del Río, or in Catalan, Santa Eulària des Riu.

The beach at Santa Eulalia del Río

Santa Eulalia del Río is the third largest town on Ibiza, and it is the only town on the island that has running through it a stream, Riu de Santa Eulalia, flowing into the Mediterranean. As you can see, however, it’s the beach that appears to be the main draw:

Santa Eulalia del Río beach

As with many beach resort towns, Santa Eulalia del Río also has a boardwalk of sorts:

The beach “boardwalk”

Of course, this wouldn’t be Europe without the outdoor dining option:

Along the boardwalk

Did you know that Ibiza has its own native dog breed? It’s the Ibizan Podenco (Ibizan Hound), and it was originally bred to hunt small game, such as rabbits. On the boardwalk, just west of the southern end of Passeig de s’Alamera, you’ll find this playfully rambunctious Ibizan Podenco family:

Ibizan Podenco

Now let us leave the boardwalk and head north along Passeig de s’Alamera. Here, just past the correos (post office) you’ll find:

Street art in Santa Eulalia del Río

At the north end of this street you’ll find the Santa Eulalia del Río Town Hall:

Santa Eulalia del Río Town Hall

On Wednesday it’s time to move on to Ibiza’s famous Hippie Market. So, until then.

Слава Україні! (Slava Ukraini!)


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