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The 6 best coves in Formentera

Formentera, our beloved Mediterranean jewel, stands as a paradisiacal tourist destination in the Balearic Islands, which captivates with its natural charm. This small island, located south of Ibiza, is famous throughout the world for its dream beaches and coves, which dazzle with crystal-clear waters and white sand. However, Formentera's popularity peaks during the high season, attracting a large number of visitors in search of a corner of paradise. For this reason, the recommendation to explore the island outside of the busiest months is always valid, allowing travelers to immerse themselves in the tranquility and authenticity that offers outside the tourist delirium.

In the high season months, the idyllic beaches and coves of Formentera are literally invaded by a massive influx of tourists, thus taking away the charm of intimacy. Choose to visit the island in low or intermediate season gives the opportunity to enjoy the authentic serenity of our small Mediterranean paradise.

Likewise, an exceptional way to explore the hidden and picturesque coves is renting a boat in Formentera. This option, in fact, allows visitors to avoid parking challenges and capacity limitations, offering a unique experience, without restrictions. Furthermore, the possibility of rent boats without a license It also provides the freedom to adapt your own marine adventure according to all those who visit the island.

Cala Saona

Cala Saona stands out for its calm and turquoise waters that invite you to immerse yourself, literally, in an oasis of serenity. This paradisiacal corner is especially ideal for families, since it has the presence of lifeguards who guarantee the safety of bathers. In addition, it is easily accessible by car, thus making this cove a perfect option to enjoy a day at the beach.

Along the extension of Cala Saona, there are different restaurants and beach bars that offer a varied culinary offering. However, to avoid setbacks, it is recommended to book in advance, especially during peak season.

And if you want to live a unique experience in this cove, we recommend that you come to see the sunset. The sunsets from this cove are simply spectacular, they create a magical atmosphere that enhances the natural beauty of the place, the best souvenir to take home, forever in your memory and in your heart.

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Ses Illetes

This beach, located in the Ses Salines Natural Park, stands out as one of the most popular in Formentera. Its reputation is largely due to its calm, shallow waters, as well as its long stretch of white sand which extends along the coast. This paradisiacal beach not only offers an idyllic environment to enjoy the sun and the sea, but also connects with the Levante beach, offering tourists who choose it for their excursion, a complete coastal experience.

Although he Access by car or motorcycle is limited and subject to variable rates depending on the season, those who choose to arrive by bicycle or on foot can enjoy free admission. This provision encourages a quieter and more ecological environment, allowing visitors to appreciate the natural beauty of Ses Illetes in a more sustainable way. Whether for a refreshing swim in the summer months or for relaxed walks during the colder months, Ses Illetes is presented as a versatile and captivating destination along the coast of Formentera, making it a jewel of the Balearic archipelago, a “must visit” in the list of beaches and coves of our beloved island.

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Espalmador Island

The island of Espalmador, which is literally located between Ibiza and Formentera, is presented as an unexplored natural treasure, visible from the famous Ses Illetes beach. Although its proximity may tempt the most trained tourists (or simply swimming fans), the strong currents that surround it make it accessing it by swimming is dangerous.

This little paradise is distinguished by being a protected space, free of beach bars and buildings, which enhances its uniqueness as a haven of peace and tranquility. The biodiversity of the island of Espalmador contributes to its attractiveness: seabirds such as the plover and the shelduck live here. On the island you can also find the Bassa d'Espalmador, a lagoon known by tourists who used to immerse themselves in its muddy waters. However, this practice has been banned due to the danger of stagnant water.

Although Espalmador can only be reached by sea, Since 2020, public boats connecting to the island have been canceled to preserve its nature, leaving the option of using private boats. In addition, the island offers various hiking routes that allow you to explore its charming landscapes, especially in the area of the lighthouse and the tower of Sa Guardiola, reminding visitors that they must respect the established and signposted paths as it is a natural park with rules to follow.

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Cove in Baster

Located on the picturesque island of Formentera, Cala en Baster, stands out as one of the most authentic beaches in the region. Unlike many other beaches, in Cala en Baster you will not find restaurants or lifeguard services, which contributes to its more (almost) ascetic and natural atmosphere. Its access is done through the charming town of San Ferran de Ses Roques, descending stone stairs (for which it is necessary to wear appropriate footwear, to avoid falls and injuries).

What makes Cala en Baster unique is its characteristic rocky composition and its impressive landscape. Completely surrounded by cliffs, this cove offers a completely different experience from the rest of the beaches on the island. The sparse vegetation allows you to appreciate the raw beauty of the coast, and the relatively easy access from the east reveals a fascinating beach. The highlights are the caves, “houses” of the history of local fishermen, where In the past they kept their boats, adding a historical and cultural touch to this paradise corner. Perfect for snorkeling lovers, the diversity of animal fauna in the spectacular seabed makes Cala en Baster an unmissable destination for those who want to live a unique experience during their exploration of the island. On the extensive stretch of coast known as Es Carnatge, the gently sloping rocky shore provides ideal access for swimming, with seabeds that are especially recommended for surface fishing.

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Cavall d'en Borràs

Cavall d'en Borràs beach, in the Ses Salines Natural Park in Formentera, emerges as a lesser-known but equally spectacular gem than its more famous neighbor, Ses Illetes. Its easy accessibility makes it an attractive option for visitors, offering several ways to get there, either by car with nearby parking available (although paid in the case of Beso Beach), on foot, by bicycle or even by bus. from the port.

The charm of Cavall d'en Borràs is enhanced by the presence of the renowned restaurant Beso Beach, whose fame extends beyond its delicious culinary offerings. Also, on the beach There is the famous bank with the writing #nohayveranossinkiso, one of the most “instagrammable” banks in all of Spain.

A picturesque pedestrian path parallel to the shore allows visitors to explore the coast, connecting with the port of La Savina in a pleasant 20-30 minute walk. The views from Playa d'es Cavall d'en Borràs offer a unique perspective of the Formentera sunsets, highlighting the dark silhouette of the nearby islands of Ibiza and Es Vedrá. The beach is a popular place for anchoring boats, creating a magical atmosphere at nightfall.

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Migjorn Beach

Migjorn Beach stands out as the longest beach in Formentera, stretching along an impressive 6 kilometers of coastline. Its extensive strip of fine sand and crystal clear waters makes it an ideal destination for those looking to enjoy the tranquility and natural beauty of the island.

Migjorn Beach is divided into four different parts, each with its unique charm. Ca Mari, located to the north, is characterized by its shallow waters and its more family-friendly atmosphere, perfect for those traveling with children. Migjorn, the central section, is the most extensive and popular, offering a wide range of services, from beach bars to water sports. It's Arenals, to the south, stands out for its dunes and vegetation that line the coast, creating an impressive landscape. Finally, It's Copinar, to the southwest, is known for its tranquility and lack of construction, providing visitors with a more unspoiled and secluded experience.

In addition to its different sections, Migjorn Beach has beach bars and restaurants offering local delicacies. The beach is also a popular place for practicing windsurfing and paddle surfing.

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