Best anchorages in Formentera

04/12/2015 | Categories:

Isla de Espalmador

Only exposed to west winds. This is part of a nature reserve with white sand beaches. Anchoring is over the same sand with weed patches. You must avoid anchoring in the meadows of Posidonia grass which are vital for the regeneration of the marine habitat and are protected as part of the nature reserve.


Here you’ll be exposed to winds from the north and north east. Anchoring is over clean sand. Along the east side of this anchorage are probably the best beaches the Baleares islands have to offer. Gently shelving crystalline water over brilliant white coral sand. Because of this mixed blessing it is a CGI crowd scene during summer. For those who find solace in places like Cala Sardina it will amount to a living, summertime hell. There are various restaurants, among the most well known are Juan y Andrea and Es Moli de la Sal.

Playa de la Savina

Exposed to winds from the north through the north east. Anchoring again, as is common on Formentera, in clean, white sand. Aquamarine water of startling clarity with beaches of brilliant white coral sand. This anchorage is near to the recreational marina of Formentera. The beach bar Tiburón would be an ideal location to have a cocktail and enjoy another divine sunset vista courtesy of the Pitiusas islands.

Playa de Levante

Expect to be open to the east wind this time, on the opposite side of a narrow spit of land from Illetas. As beautiful as Illetas but with far fewer boats as the predominant summer winds are south easterlies here. More of that almost infinite Formentera white sand to anchor over.

Es Calo des Mort

Open to the east with the anchorage over sand with the occasional rock. Our favorite hideaway on Formentera, a natural corner, a rare peaceful and idyllic sanctuary. Without any doubt, one of the best anchorages in Formentera.

Between Es Pujols y Punta Prima

You’ll be anchoring over sand and exposed only to the wind from the east. A divine little location with good shelter from the south winds. Take great care with the rocky bottom near Es Pujols. From here you can approach the village of Es Pujols to provision or eat in one of the restaurants there. You should avoid approaching the shallow, rocky anchorage area near Es Pujols at night.

Cala Saona

Open to the west and anchor over sand again. A pristine and pretty cove with crystal clear water and warm Autumnal colors to the surrounding rocks. Again if you want to argue it out over a beer, possibly the best anchorage in Formentera to watch the sunset. Expect an over-ample supply of people to discuss this with during July and August however.

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