Formentera, the last paradise of the Mediterranean Sea

Formentera, the last paradise of the Mediterranean Sea

24/Dec/2016 18:24

7 Kilometers separate Ibiza from Formentera the two islands that form the Pitiusas, name given by the Romans to these two islands and the islets that surround them.

We set sail from Ibiza and once past the Island of Penjats we arrive at the Island of Espalmador with its white sand beaches. In the Island we will not find any type of service since it is not urbanized. The island is private but access has always been free. Its main beach is S'Alga, a heavenly place. They draw attention to their sulphurous mud baths very beneficial to the skin, or so they say.

You can anchor in Cala Torretas, but only advisable for boats of little draft since the bottom oscillates between the meter and the meter and a half, we will have to accede by the north slope of the islet Torretas because to the south only the auxiliaries can go.
Another very safe and protected anchorage is in the buoys of Espalmador, with a bottom between 3 and 6 meters, exposed to the winds of the South, Southwest and West. Arriving from the north you have to be careful with the rocks and lows that extend from the coast.
A small strait separates us from Formentera. Immediately we have the Es Trucadors Beach and then the Illetes Beach. In summer many boats come for being an ideal anchoring site, although you have to be careful with the small bass. It is not advisable to enter in the small cove behind the Islands of Pouet and Rodona if you do not own a boat of little draft.
For dinner we can anchor at Sa Platgeta des Carregador or approach to La Savina, the Port of Formentera where we can find all kinds of services.
S'Estany des Peix is ​​a closed bay, made unusual in these islands, communication with the sea makes it through a channel 20 meters wide and only one meter deep.
If we continue towards the south we arrive at the Ensenada d'en Cabrit, comfortable mooring except when the winds of the North, Northwest and Northeast. We can continue to the Racó des Moro, a small calita surrounded by cliffs, but only suitable with good weather and boats with little draft.
 
After the point of Sa Gavina, follow a few low cliffs until reaching Cala Saona, perfect for anchoring if there are no wind from Poniente, just beware of a rock that probe two meters located in the north and about 60 meters in direction West. It is a natural cove of large dimensions and crystal clear waters.
In Punta Rasa we can observe some wonderful seabed, transparent and turquoise waters. From here begins a cliff area, with walls of considerable heights full of caves, we can find small coves in our path.
 
We cross the Cap de Barbaria, the most desert area of ​​the island, and the Migjorn Beach appears very open to all winds except for the north you have to be careful with the rocks and treacherous bass in this area. If we navigate near the coast we must go carefully with the multiple reefs near the shore, as well as the rocky barriers parallel to it.
 
We bordered the La Mola massif and we found small coves with fishing boats from the area. We will see the cliffs decrease in the north face of the island while we arrive at the only reliable anchorage of the area, Racó de Sa Pujada, where we will be able to protect ourselves in case of bad weather.
Start the long beach of Tramuntana exposed to the winds of the North and Levant and without any shelter. It has several small coves like Racó d'es Pou des Berro and Caló de Sant Agustí, both shelter for fishermen to which we can accede with the auxiliary.
You will have to wait for Es Pujols, the only place in this part of the coast, to anchor. Surrounded by islets and rocks that serve as a shelter to anchor. You have to be careful with Seca d'es Pujols, because in good weather you can not see unless the breeze makes the sea break. Es Pujols is the main tourist center of Formentera.
 
S'Estany Pudent is the second natural pond of the island, formed mainly by standing water from there its bad smell. From here starts the Playa de Llevant, a very treacherous beach due to the currents, where bathers should not be trusted. From here we can approach the Island of Espardell with good anchorages on its west coast and Espardelló. The visit will have to condition the weather.
 
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