Cool, calm Ibiza
Nestled on Ibiza's north-east coast, S'Argamassa is all about the beach. Close to popular Santa Eulalia, this pretty little resort revolves around a secluded bay divided into small sandy coves, with a shallow shore that's perfect for swimming. A local watersports centre will sort out water-skiing or jet skis if you fancy some excitement. Otherwise, sink into S'Argamassa's laid-back pace with a cold drink and a bowl of seafood paella in a beachfront café.
The main street has a little more hustle and bustle, with some good shops and restaurants, but if it's serious shopping you're after, head for the hippie market. S'Argamassa is just two kilometres from Es Cana, and the market is its biggest draw. A throwback to Ibiza's artistic roots, the colourful stalls showcase local handicrafts, jewellery and hippie clothing every Wednesday throughout summer.
Flight time from the UK to Ibiza is around 2 hours 15 minutes.
Transfer time from Ibiza airport to S'Argamassa is approximately 30 minutes.
Ibiza’s weather is classic Mediterranean, with warm, sunny summers and mild temperatures the rest of the year. May is when the holiday season kicks off in earnest, reaching the mid-20s and climbing towards 30°C for the hottest months of July and August.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Spain.
Restaurant bills include a service charge by law in Spain, so whether you choose to tip further is up to you. If you enjoyed the meal and service, it is customary to leave 5-10%. Hotel porters and maids will appreciate a small tip, and while taxi drivers don’t require a tip, it’s common to round up the fare.
The official language of Spain is Spanish. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.