When it comes to dream beaches, the Balearic Islands and especially Ibiza and Formentera are classified as the best resorts in the Mediterranean region.
What better way to discover them than through a specially organized boat tour?
Our recommended 7 days boat itinerary around Formentera and Ibiza
- The starting point is in Sant Antonio Port, Ibiza
- Cala Molì and Cala d’Hort
- Formentera – North West Beaches
- Formentera – South East Beaches
- Es Cavallet, Ibiza
- Cala Llonga, Ibiza
- Cala Xarraca, Ibiza
- Disembark in Sant Antonio, Ibiza
Related: Balearic Islands sailing itinerary
Ibiza’s not just about the nightlife
In the collective imagination, Ibiza is synonymous with transgression and nightlife. This common thought has been both the fortune and the ‘downfall’ of Ibiza as it is considered by many to be a destination only for young people.
In reality, the island is a natural paradise and its beaches can make lovers of silence as happy as the most inveterate party-goers.
It is just a matter of choosing the right beach based on the type of holiday you want to do: There are more than 80 possible destinations, from the most lively with chiringuitos and music from the afternoon until the evening to the sandy beaches equipped with services and amenities for families, up to remote coves suitable for couples looking for privacy and nature lovers.
Formentera and its beaches are one
Formentera is the smallest of the Balearic archipelago. For those who love beaches, this island offers only the embarrassment of choice and it is no coincidence that it is included in the special ranking of the most popular tourist destinations in the whole Mediterranean Sea, especially by VIPs:
We have written a possible itinerary designed to visit some of the best beaches located between Ibiza and Formentera in 7 days. Let’s go!
7 Days boat itinerary among Ibiza and Formentera best beaches
Day 1 – Embark in Sant Antonio, Ibiza
We set sail early in the morning from the Sant Antoni marina, located on the northwest coast of Ibiza, heading west. The first beaches we dedicate our first day of boat trip are Cala Bassa and Cala Comte. Both are located not far from Sant Antoni.
popular with tourists and residents. Recommended for those who want comfort and entertainment.
Among the best beaches in Ibiza, its sea is of a clear and crystalline emerald color, in contrast to the pine forest behind the beach.
You can eat or drink in one of the beach restaurants, do sports and go hiking in the hinterland.
After lunch, we move briefly to reach Cala Comte, which is actually a set of three beaches, one next to the other, with a completely different atmosphere from each other.
Much appreciated by tourists who often flock to the coast, this cove is surrounded by a wonderful landscape, made of fine white sand and a sea turning from blue to turquoise.
Day 2 – Cala Molì and Cala d’Hort
We continue our search for the best beaches by heading south and discovering Ibiza’s stunning west coast. Here our choice falls on Cala Molì and Cala D’Hort.
The first we meet, Cala Molì, is of disarming beauty. Surrounded by pine trees and lush Mediterranean vegetation, it is an isolated beach between the resorts of Cala Vadella and Cala Tarida. The beach club with a swimming pool that is located behind it guarantees essential services such as bathrooms, restaurant and umbrella rental, without however spoiling the cove wild aspect.
Thanks to the mostly rocky seabed, there are excellent conditions for snorkeling and spotting numerous fish. The sea color changes from emerald green to turquoise blue and at every point the water is clean and transparent. This small cove also offers an extraordinary view of Espartar island.
Cala D’Hort, picturesque and fascinating, especially at sunset, is a very fine light sand beach with 150 meters long and 20 wide. During summer it is often crowded especially because the sunsets that can be admired from here are among the most beautiful and evocative of the island.
Day 3: Formentera – North West Beaches
Continuing to sail south, we wake up on the third day of navigation morning near the coasts of Formentera. Here we will spend the next two days circumnavigating the island descending from the west coast and then going up the east coast.
The first beach we meet on our route is Platja de Ses Illetes.
This west-facing beach is located within the Ses Salines d’Eivissa y Formentera Natural Park and occupies most of the es Trucadors peninsula, in the far north of Formentera.
It consists of over 450 meters of beach divided in two by a small rocky area in its center.
The main feature of this beach is its calm, shallow and turquoise waters which, together with the white sand of the shore, make it a landscape that has nothing to envy to the Caribbean.
Sailing a little further south we find Cala Saona, known as the “pearl” of the Formentera west coast.
Unlike the open beaches of the rest of the island, it is a small inlet surrounded by cliffs.
The entire surrounding coast is characterized by cliffs, except Cala Saona which hides in a small bay between Punta Rassa to the south and Caló d’en Trull to the north. The beach is just 140 meters long although quite wide, this does not prevent it from being one of the busiest and most favorite in Formentera.
Day 4: Formentera – South East Beaches
Continuing the navigation along the coasts we meet Platja de Migjorn or “midday beach”. With its approximately 6 km in length, it is undoubtedly the largest and one of the most enjoyable beaches in Formentera and extends along the southern coast of the island, the wildest one, between the two extremes Cap de Barbaria and Far de la Grindstone.
Despite its beauty, the tourist turnout is by no means comparable to the north shores, so it is certainly ideal for those who want to enjoy the splendid coast of Formentera in complete tranquility.
There are also excellent typical restaurants, chiringuitos and various kinds of services.
Es calò de Sant Agusti is a beach adjacent to Es Calò, a small fishing village, and is surrounded by rocky promontories; the sea is crystal clear, and the seabed is made up of sand mixed with rock, making the bay also very suitable for diving.
The view is truly fascinating while for any need you have to reach the village of Es Calò which has a couple of the best restaurants on the island.
Day 5 – Es Cavallet
After taking a detour to the beautiful Formentera, we return to sail along with Ibiza, heading east.
Es Cavallet is an ideal beach if you want a bit of movement and want a party atmosphere. Here you will not find families or children, who instead tend to frequent stops further north, but a youthful environment.
In the summer months, with club music and cocktails, a relaxed party feeling spreads throughout the day.
It seems fair to point out that it is also a nudist beach and the main naturist area is located in the center of the beach, bordered by sand dunes.
Very close to Ibiza City, Cala Talamanca is a long curved beach that creates a small island paradise, with soft sandbars and crystal clear water making it excellent for safe bathing.
While family-friendly, it is fair to say that Talamanca is more adult-oriented and the beach facilities reflect this feature.
Many PRs frequent the area in the high season to promote the best discos and clubs in the area. If you are in the mood for an evening, get involved!
Day 6 – Cala Llonga
Let’s begin to go up the Ibiza southeastern coast and head to Cala Llonga. Cala Llonga beach is located within a magnificent horseshoe-shaped bay along the east coast and is surrounded by hills covered with Mediterranean scrub. 180 meters long and 100 meters wide, this white sand beach is perfect for those who want to combine a quiet but well-equipped environment, with the possibility of practicing various water sports.
Further north we find Cala Boix (pronounced ‘Bosh’), a picturesque bay where the crystal clear waters contrast with the dark sand. The whole area is surrounded by high cliffs, giving a feeling of quiet and privacy.
Day 7 – Cala Xarraca
Having reached the last day of our trip, we just have to head to Sant Antoni, where perhaps we can enjoy an aperitif while strolling through the city streets.
Before returning, however, there is time to visit the last beach and we choose Cala Xarraca.
The beautiful bay of Cala Xarraca with its crystal clear waters is perfect for snorkelers and a favorite with photographers. At just 90 meters long and 15 meters wide, this is one of the most isolated bays in Ibiza and boasts one of the most spectacular views. It is surrounded by lush pine forests, white cottages scattered here and there, rugged red cliffs, and rocky paths making it ideal for adventurous walks and explorations.
A unique feature of Cala Xarraca is its natural mud bath which is said to have healing properties for the body.
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