10 aquatic ways to explore the Ibiza and Formentera this summer. Splash down!
On the way to Torre Rovira in west Ibiza. Beautiful calm turquoise water, very few people and many small creeks and coves.
S’illot des Renclí
A stunning and secluded stretch of coast in the bay of Cala Xarraca in north Ibiza. Here you’ll find sea life, nudists, hippies and laid-back people in amazing natural surroundings.
Cala en Baster
On the east coast of Formentera and reached by boat from Sant Ferran village, this incredible seascape features every shade of blue you can imagine. There’s also rich sea life, no people, and dry, desert-like surroundings with lots of rocks and huts to sunbathe and rest on.
For a little-known but pleasant early-morning SUP ride, start at the beginning of Salinas beach (by the road) and head towards the pirate tower, visiting the salt dock and boat houses to the end of the bay. It’s best to go before the east wind picks up – between 8am and 10am is perfect.
In the west of Ibiza, set out from Cala Codolar in the direction of Sa Figuera Borda and Cala Comte. Or start from Cala Comte directly, navigating by the island opposite (Illa des Bosc). It’s an absolutely beautiful spot, with incredible-coloured waters.
For another amazing ride, head off from Pou des Lleó in the northeast. If the sea is calm, attempt the round trip to the island of Tagomago, which takes around two-and-a half hours. Otherwise, just paddle to Aguas Blancas and head back again.
In the north, start from Cala Xuclar to the left side of Cala Xarraca bay and discover the little coves and caves along the coast.
One must-do trip takes you from San Miguel to Benirrás beach and all the coves in between. Along the way you’ll pass the “Finger of God”, the beautiful rock in the middle of Benirrás bay where some of the best cliff divers in the world have trained and jumped.
For another pretty tour leave Cala d’Hort in the west and head towards Es Vedrà, or try an alternative route along the coast toward Atlantis. A great adventure.
Finally in Formentera, don’t miss a lovely kayak trip in Punta Prima, heading along the cliffs behind the pirate tower. It’s best to go early before the wind picks up.
Thanks to our friends at ROCKID for these great activities…