Formentera , A Mediterranean Paradise. Discover It By Boat
Formenetra, also known as “the paradise of the Mediterranean”, is so special that it is only accessible by boat. One of the best ways to enjoy its white sand beaches and turquoise waters is to rent a boat or sailboat in Ibiza, set sail and have the summer of your dreams.
Want to know more about its coves and where to anchor?
The distance between Ibiza and Formentera is 12 nautical miles and takes approximately 25 minutes by boat. Sant Antoni Bay is an ideal starting point for your boat holiday in The Balearic Islands given that its 400 meter dike protects it from the wind. As soon as you leave the port, you can see its fabulous coves, cliffs and known islets: Espalmador, Penjats and Malvins .
Formentera, the smallest of the Balearic Islands, has warm weather, is wild and natural and its waters are clear blue. Its 69 kilometre coastline allows for a multitude of options. If you rent a sailing catamaran, you are free to anchor overnight in magical inlets such as Cala en Baster, which stands out for its limestone walls and seabed of sand and rocks.
Those who prefer day outings with no overnight stays can rent a luxury schooner. The sea surrounding the island of Formentera differs from the rest of the Mediterranean because it is a natural reserve of “Posidonia Oceanica”, a seagrass species that purifies the water and maintains the balance of nature along the coast. Snorkeling in this area is certainly worthwhile.
If you rent a shallow draft boat in Ibiza, you can anchor in Cala Torretas and Cala Saona, both of which have spectacular views and multi-coloured seabeds.
Those who are more adventurous and love the idea of renting a sailboat will want to anchor in Cala Benirrás which has a beach surrounded by pine trees or in Cala Portinax, an ideal location for diving and underwater photography given its marine biodiversity.
Spanish text writer:
Teresa De Vincenzo