Portinatx is the northernmost resort in Ibiza. It a small resort known for its natural beauty and its relaxed, child friendly atmosphere that makes it perfect for family holidays.
The landscape of Portinatx is made up of white sand beaches, hidden rocky coves and gentle hillsides dotted with scented pine trees. There is a true sense of nature on Portinatx holidays that has become rare to find these days.
The three beaches here are renowned throughout the Balearics and have their own unique characters:
S’Arenal Beach is the largest of the three and is shaped like a large horseshoe, forming an enclosed beach area that is very pleasing on the eye
S’Arenal Petit stays true to its name and can be seen a smaller, more secluded version of the main S’Arenal Beach nestled between a rocky outcrop.
Playa Porto Beach is a small cove sheltered by pine topped knolls, that gives a sense of a truly peaceful environment
Portinatx town is built around the gentle slope down to the bay, evoking childhood memories of trips to Cornwall but with the added benefit of a Mediterranean climate. The town contains a lot of small cafes and bars closer to the beach, serving all sorts of refreshments to beach goers.
Further out from the water are a variety of shops selling everything from local crafts to souvenirs and the holiday essentials that we all inevitably forget to pack.
The standard hotels here are low rise apartment blocks that are predominantly self-catering, meaning these shops are a very handy commodity for holidaymakers.
The closest airport is Ibiza Airport.
Direct flights to Ibiza Airport are available from: London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Doncaster, Sheffield, Manchester, Norwich, Bournemouth, Bristol, Leeds/Bradford, Glasgow, Liverpool, Newcastle, Blackpool, Edinburgh, Belfast, Southampton and Exeter.
Flights to Ibiza from the UK take approximately 2 hours
Since the appeal of this resort is its natural beauty, it is important to make sure you make the most of the weather when booking your holiday to Portinatx. To help, we have put together a run through of the monthly weather averages:
January is the coldest month, with a range of 7-14°C.
From February to April the weather slowly creeps up, rising on average a degree per month from 15°C.
The rise in temperature speeds up during May when it reaches 21°C, finally breaking the 20 barrier.
June is when the hot weather truly begins, reaching heights of 25°C.
The peak of the warm weather is in July and August, with maximums of 29°C and lows never reaching under 20.
By September the weather has started to slowly decline, reaching a maximum of 27°C.
All three of Portinatx’s beaches gradually slope into the ocean, providing shallow waters that are perfect for paddling in for even the youngest children. This makes this a perfect location for beach holidays fit for the whole family.
Once the water gets deeper, the crystal clarity provides a perfect environment for snorkelling or diving in to find almost unrivalled views of the marine life.
The resort also boasts its own water park for all of the aquatic thrill seekers out there. Enjoy fast slides and themed pools complete with all of the adrenaline that you can handle. There truly is an aquatic adventure for everyone on holidays to Portinatx!
Back on dry land there are plenty of activities to keep the family entertained. The town features a games centre and arcade with all of the latest video games and classics attractions like bowling for the family to get competitive over.
The weekly street market brings colour to the town every Sunday along with traders dealing in leather goods, jewellery, pottery and souvenirs to remember your holiday in Portinatx.
More active families may enjoy some of the coastal paths that lead through beaches, cliffs and forestland. The gentle slope provides a great view without being too difficult for the children to join in.
The nightlife may not be as wild as Ibiza Town but it is more family friendly. There are plenty of bars providing quizzes, karaoke and live music that serve alcohol to a time that is late enough for mum and dad to enjoy themselves but still early enough for the kids to get to bed.