Sailing holidays in Formentera

April 12, 2015
by SailingDreams

The unspoiled nature and the promise of authentic tourism that blends in with the environment have gained the fame of this small Balearic island, unsurprisingly dubbed the last Mediterranean paradise.


Exploring Formentera requires arranging your yacht charter from Ibiza island. Once at sea, the first place to discover is a wild unspoiled island, Isla de Espalmador; you can enjoy a free natural beauty treatment in the sulfur mud baths surrounding this island. Depending on the type of boat you rented and wind direction, there are two anchorages you may wish to explore: Torretas cove and the port of Espalmador. Other options for mooring are the Es Trocadors beach, famed to be the best beach in Formentera, and Illetes beach. If you sail by Sa Platgeta des Carregador or S’Estany des Peix, stop to enjoy a delicious seafood meal, or to get supplies for the rest of the trip. If you decide to set anchor in the port of La Sabina, rent a motorbike and explore the many beautiful places and cliffs around the island.

The seabed close to Formentera is amazingly beautiful and easy to explore, since the waters are crystal clear and spotlessly clean; don’t forget to bring along your snorkelling or scuba diving equipment to enjoy its natural beauty. Punta Rasa is probably the best spot for snorkelling. There are numerous other small coves around Formentera that are probably more difficult to access by boat than the known ones. Check our blog post about our selection of coves in Formentera to help you plan your sailing route and anchorages ahead of time.

Given the short distance between the two islands, you can plan your yacht charter from Ibiza and explore Formentera as well, thus enjoying very different geographies and landscapes, all the while with safe anchorages when wind changes direction. Check our tips for planning your route and anchorages in Ibiza.