Sailing in Formentera

Unlike its bigger brasher sister islands of Ibiza, Majorca and Minorca, Formentera has successfully evaded the tourist limelight… no doubt because there’s no room for an international airport on its relatively small 85km-squared of land. Instead holiday makers arrive on ferries from Ibiza port or mainland Spain – or under sail.

sailing yacht charter boat hire on Formentera near Ibiza Spain

Relaxing in paradise, by: David Sim

In fact Formentera is arguably the best spot of all for a sailing vacation, if getting away from it all is what you’re after. The island still boasts the pine forests, white sands, clear waters and dramatic cliffs of its fellow Balearic islands, but it’s remarkable more serene: there are very few high rise hotels, many of the beaches are nudist and you can spend many an afternoon exploring deserted coves, once used by pirates. Your best bet is to either to find a yacht charter in Ibiza and sail over (it’s only 6km away), or else you can search for boats for hire in Formentera Marina which is in the main town of La Sabina (aka La Savina – where there is also a sailing school). Once you’re under sail you can explore such delights as the islet of Espalmador, a famous anchorage thanks to its glistening sands and pink corral reefs (bring your snorkels!), Cala Saona beach and the Cape de Barbaria lighthouse.

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