Sailing through the Mediterranean Sea and discovering the different coves and beaches of Ibiza and Formentera is an experience that you cannot miss. Knowing the islands from a nautical perspective allows you to discover corners and landscapes that are not accessible by other means.
In today’s post we propose routes to discover the west of Formentera:
IBIZA – ESPALMADOR – ILLETES – CALO DES MORO – IBIZA
When leaving the port of Ibiza we go to Espalmador where we make the first stop.
Espalmador is a private island that can only be accessed by boat. It is part of the Ses Salines Natural Park, a protected area that has a heavenly landscape. It has an extension of almost 3km formed by three beaches (Es Racó de S’alga, Sa Torreta and Cala Bosch) and cliffs. Of its beaches we highlight the beach of S’Alga for its crystal clear turquoise waters and its fine white sand.
The anchorage in Espalmador is regulated so it is recommended to reserve a buoy.
Then we head to Illetes beach, located north of Formentera and separated by Espalmador by a strip of sand covered by less than a meter of water. It is considered one of the best beaches in the world for its fine white and pink sands and crystal clear waters.
Illetes has shops and restaurants on the beachfront, so we invite you to enjoy its cuisine at this stop.
Then we skirt the coast in a southerly direction until we reach Es Caló des Moro, a cove surrounded by charming rocky walls. It is a quiet cove with lots of vegetation and fauna, making it ideal for snorkeling.
IBIZA – ESPALMADOR – ILLETES – CALA SAONA –– IBIZA
On this route we leave the port of Ibiza towards Espalmador.
After enjoying our first stop we go to the beach of Illetes where we recommend you take the opportunity to eat before leaving to the next destination.
Next, we head to Cala Saona, located southwest of Formentera.
Cala Saona is the only cove that is located between the cliffs of the whole southwest part of the island, with a sandy bottom, waters of an intense turquoise color and surrounded by pine trees that create a charming environment.
The anchorage is quieter thanks to the extension of the cove, this should be done about 100 meters from the beach. For a quieter anchorage we recommend you to anchor between the cliffs with sandy bottoms.
At the southern end of the cove is Punta Rossa where you will find cliffs with caves that make the place special. For the more adventurous we recommend you go swimming or rowing to one of them.
Cala Saona is one of the coves where you can enjoy the sunsets, which make it an ideal route to see how the coast is colored with the fusion of the islet of Es Vedrá while we return to the port.
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