Ibiza - Formentera - Ibiza
Can you think of a better plan this summer than gathering your friends and family together and cruising along the coasts of Ibiza and Formentera? If you’re answer is no, then search no more. All you have to do is contact us, charter a boat with skipper and/or crew and let yourself get carried away on a journey through crystalline waters, white sandy beaches and unforgettable sunsets. If you know how to sail, then we are sure to have the bareboat you are looking for. What are you waiting for?
Our journey at sea begins in the marina of Ibiza Nueva, located on the extension of the seaside promenade in the capital of the island, a ways from the city centre. However, the area is quite peaceful at night despite the presence of more than five hundred berths available for boat charters. Before embarking, it’s worth spending some time getting lost in the small cobblestone streets of the old quarter known as Dalt Vila. If you go up to the Medieval castle, you will be rewarded with impressive views of the city. We will cruise southward and anchor our catamaran, sailing boat or yacht charter in front of Es Cavallet, an endless and almost pristine beach protected by sand dunes and a green belt of mounds. When easterly winds blow, they create large waves which delight the most experienced surfers.
Es Cavallet is officially a nude beach although nudism is mainly practiced in the middle part of the beach, hidden by the dunes. It’s also known as the most gay friendly beach along the coast of Ibiza thanks to Chiringay, a refreshment stand located on the south end of the beach that offers disco music and cocktails all day long. On the opposite end of the beach next to the car park, there are two restaurants, El Chiringuito and La Escollera. They are quite exclusive and it’s not uncommon to run into celebrities having a drink.
Our first contact with Formentera will be Es Pujols, a tourist town that reunites the three characteristics most sought after by national and international tourists: sun, beach and nightlife. Fine white sand and crystal clear waters give a good example of the kind of beaches we will find all over the island. Whether we are cruising in a sailing boat or travelling in a yacht, the best sea and underwater conditions for anchoring are in the southeast area of Punta Prima.
Es Caló de Sant Agustí (Es Caló) is an old fishing town located at the foot of La Mola Mountain in one of the most privileged areas of Formentera. The port is naturally protected from wind and tides and is a good spot to moor our boat charter, explore the small beautiful beaches in the area and enjoy island gastronomy. Although a small town, there are various restaurants that offer good fish and typical dishes from Formentera such as burrida de ratjada (skate stewed with chopped almonds) and guisat de marisc (seafood stew). Seated in one of its seaside terraces, we can enjoy stupendous views of the sea and the coast of neighbouring Ibiza while we savour a traditional digestif such as La Frígola, Hierbas Ibicencas or El Palo. We will continue skirting the coast of Formentera in our yacht charter. After passing the Far de la Mola (Mola Lighthouse) we will head to Migjorn Beach, one of the largest beaches in Formentera with more than 5km of sandy coastline that nearly takes up the entire southern part of the island.
Migjorn Beach is the perfect place to practice water sports or simply enjoy the tranquillity its wild beauty (coves) and crystalline waters have to offer. However, we have to take precautions when we anchor as there are rocky barriers parallel to the coast that could damage our vessel. It's best to anchor our catamaran charter (or sailing boat or yacht) 100 metres from shore.
Cala Saona, tucked between two cliffs, still remains quite pristine as there's only one small tourist establishment. It’s the only beach considered as such on the west coast of Formentera Island. Our last stop before cruising back to Ibiza will be La Savina where the port of Formentera is located. La Savina became a port when the harbour was artificially closed by connecting the end of the island to an islet called La Savina. Movement in the port is non-stop with the presence of traditional boats that organise excursions along the coast and boat charters (yachts, catamarans, gulets and sailing boats) coming from Ibiza.
On our way back to Ibiza Nueva, where we will spend the night, we will anchor the sailing boat in Playa d'en Bossa, located 2 miles from the port. This is a very popular beach, especially among lovers of water sports. There, we will take a dip before going back to Ibiza Nueva, where our trip comes to an end. If after seven relaxing days at sea we feel like going out, we can go dancing in one of Ibiza’s famous clubs. There are also other options for enjoying the night such as sitting in a terrace at the port, shopping (during high season, the shops are open until midnight!), eating tapas or exploring the famous hippie market Las Dalias. This is the perfect ending to the perfect holiday that will leave you wanting more.
*The itinerary is only a guideline. Errors in the content do not justify grounds for filing a legal complaint. If you want to visit other places, the itinerary can be modified according to your preferences. If chartering a boat with skipper, the skipper may decide to change the planned itinerary due to unexpected and/or unrelated causes to the organisation.
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