Santa Eulària des Riu is a municipality of the autonomous region of the Balearic Islands, Spain
The municipality of Santa Eulària des Riu is located on the east side of the island and comprises 2/3 of the island’s coastline. It’s the second biggest municipality of the island after Ibiza town in terms of population.
Santa Eulària has a total surface of 153.48 km2 and an approximate population of 38.000 year round residents. The municipality of Santa Eulària des Riu has a 46.164km of coastline.
The sun likes Ibiza. So much so that he shines on us for about 300 days a year. His rays blaze hot in summer, but they also glow warmly on the temperate mornings and afternoons of winter – ideal times for hiking and cycling. Island temperatures, including those in our municipality, fluctuate between averages of 30.6ºC in August and 11.3ºC in January, while sea temperatures range between 14 and 28 degrees centigrade over the course of the year. Hence, water sports – even diving – are still viable in the midst of winter.
It’s sea waters have warm temperatures and a salinity slightly above average.The salt obtained from the Ibiza Saltworks is considered one of the best from around the world due to its excellent quality. The most frequent swells during the year have their origin in the northeastern side.
Parishes of the municipality
The municipality of Santa Eulària des Riu is composed by 5 parishes: Santa Eulària, Sant Carles de Peralta, Santa Gertrudis de Fruitera, Jesús and Es Puig d’en Valls. The capital of the municipality, Santa Eulària, is a few kilometres away from the airport and 10 minutes from the island’s main port.
The only river in the Balearic Island flows through Santa Eulària. The river is 11 km long and it dies, with a low water level, in the town of the municipality, Santa Eulària, that has the same name as the municipality.
Tagomago is an islet located in the northeastern side of the island, on the same latitude as Santa Eulària des Riu. It is classified as a strictly protected area due to its important oceanic ecosystem.
It is 1.525 m long and 113 m wide. The islet is rocky, with a port on the west side and a lighthouse on the southwestern side. This lighthouse was built in 1913 and it is a reference point in the nautical route from Ibiza to Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona. It is 86,3 m above the ocean level and 20,4 m high.
The island is private property.
FESTIVITIES CALENDER IN THE MUNICIPALITY
Christmas Festivity. From 20 December to 6 January.
Festivity of Sant Antoni in Santa Gertrudis. Blessing of animals after the mass. First Sunday after Sant Antoni -17 January.
Festivity of Sant Antoni in Sant Carles. First Sunday after Sant Antoni -17 January.
Festivity of Santa Eulària. Patron saint festival – 12 February – lasting for approximately 2 weeks before and after this date. Cultural, leisure and sports events are held.
Festivity of the First Sunday of May. Village of Santa Eulària. One of the most important fiestas in the municipality. Parade with floats, popular dances…
Festivity of Puig d´en Valls. Third Sunday of May.
Festivity of Sant Joan in Sant Carles de Peralta. Blessing of animals after the mass. 24 June.
Festivity of Sant Pere in Sant Carles de Peralta. 29 June.
Festivity of Es Canar. 6-10 July.
Festivity of Cala Llonga. 14 and 15 August.
Festivity of Jesús. 8 September.
Festivity of Sant Carles de Peralta. 4 November.
Festivity of Santa Gertrudis de Fruitera. 16 November.