It is fabulous to be able to enjoy the Ibizan coastline and seascape and of all the possibilities the island offers, but it is even more fabulous if you can enrich the experience with a getaway to the neighboring island of Formentera, another Mediterranean paradise within easy reach of Ibiza town and Sant Antoni. A small excursion that will allow you to appreciate all its essence.
If you want to make a quick getaway to enjoy an unforgettable day on the beaches of Formentera there’s nothing like one of the excursions offered by the ferries operating from the port of Sant Antoni which connects with several beaches along the Ibiza coast and also with the neighboring island.
Get on board of a boat and travel all along the west coast of the island admiring the charm of iconic beaches such as Platges de Comte and Cala Bassa. You will get a closer look at the Natural Reserve of Illots de Ponent and especially Es Vedrà, the mythical ibicenco islet accompanied by Es Vedranell. Viewing it at close range will allow you to feel the magnetism so many people talk about. As you approach the destination port, you will also be marveled by the magnificent setting of Salines beach, the last one as you approach the southernmost tip of the island..
This is where the Pas des Freus strait is located, the brief separation of just a few kilometers that separates Ibiza from Espalmador, the islet just prior to the Puerto de La Savina, in Formentera.
Formentera is a small island but no less interesting than Ibiza. Its main town is Sant Francesc, the first one you will reach after leaving the port. Sant Ferran and El Pilar de la Mola are the other villages that make up the island, along with Es Pujols, considered its main tourist resort. Other interesting aspects of Formentera are its extensive beaches compared to Ibiza. Ses Illetes is one of the most famous ones, and recognized as one of the best beaches in the world. Cala Saona in the west, Migjorn in the south and Caló de Sant Agustí in the northeast coast, are several of the great options you will find to take a refreshing dip and enjoy delicious cuisine by the sea. Lastly, let’s not forget to mention the attractiveness of its lighthouses and viewpoints. In La Mola, the highest point on the island, we find an enormous lighthouse on the edge of a cliff whose views are simply fascinating. Cap de Barbería, at the southern end, resembles a lunar landscape and is also presided over by a lighthouse. In its vicinity you will find a famous cave that leads to this cliff.
Once you arrive on Formentera, there are many options available to organize your day. There are many vehicle rental services in the port: bicycles, scooters and cars of all kinds… You can also use the public transport that circulates throughout the island. There is a route from the port to Es Pujols and another one to La Mola. There are also other organized tours to some of the most emblematic spots in Formentera, also starting from the port. But if you don’t feel like going around for too long and only want to impregnate yourself with the natural beauty of Formentera, then head to unique places such as Ses Illetes and Migjorn and spend an unforgettable day at the beach surrounded by its white sand and crystal clear waters.
When the day draws to a close, in the port of La Savina your boat will be waiting for you to take you back to Ibiza. It is a perfect occasion for you to enjoy the reddish colors of the sunset that will accompany you during the travel. The best ending for such an attractive excursion.