What to visit in Ibiza while sailing?

23 August 2022

The Baleares are the unique beauty islands that combine platinum sand beaches, secluded coves, the history of ancient settlements and the best parties in Europe. 

Sailme Charter has been organizing yacht cruises and charters in the Balearic Islands for over 7 years. The accumulated experience and thorough knowledge of the region allow us to capture the most charming places and have time to reach them within one week of the charter. In this article, we offer you our version of an interesting route around Ibiza and Formentera on a sailing yacht.

Day 1: Ibiza Town

The heart of the island, Ibiza Town is a vibrant and elegant capital with a magical fortified old quarter topped by a castle and cathedral, set against a spectacular natural harbor.

Many cozy restaurants on the waterfront, mega-yachts lined up in a row, small boutiques and pre-party bars in the old quarter - everything speaks of an atmosphere of fun and pleasure. Your journey starts right here, because our base is located right here in the city center - in the Port of Ibiza.

Day 2: Formentera

It’s the most virgin island of all Baleares, and therefore, the closest to being Paradise. If you are looking for glorious sun, sea and sand then the beaches at Formentera are some of the best in the Mediterranean. Accessible by boat only, the island offers a range of beaches from the well-known Ses Illetes to the more secluded cove of Caló des Mort. 

Day 3: Es Vedra

Having raised the anchor, we propose you to go to the huge rock Es Vedra visible in the west. This is a breathtakingly beautiful and mysterious place. If you are lucky with wind direction, you can anchor inside the enclosed rock bay and stop there for a leisurely lunch or even all night. Locals believe that this place has mystical powers. And nearby is the picturesque one of the most beautiful beaches in Ibiza, Cala d'Hort. It offers just a huge view of Es Vedra.

Day 4: San Antoni

This second largest city in Ibiza is famous for its many bars, but the main attraction of the city is Cafe del Mar. You can book a table or sit on the rocks in front of the restaurant to watch one of the most mesmerizing sunsets with music specially selected by a DJ to match your mood. Here, the sunset is of great importance - the night begins with it, which means a big and bright party that will end only in the morning at sunrise.

Day 5: San Miguel

Going around the island from the north, you can anchor in a very cozy bay with steep and pine-covered shores. San Miguel is one of the most recommended options for snorkeling and tasting the most authentic gastronomy of Ibiza. This place boasts several secluded beaches and a lot of cozy sea-view restaurants with local cuisine. And if you follow the path on the left side of the beach, you will have a pleasant walk in the mountains. Don't forget to wear comfortable shoes. The place is a must-visit!

Day 6: San Vicente

The eastern part of the island, where the bay of San Vicente is located, has very rocky terrain. Here you can anchor right at the sheer cliffs and hide from the hot sun in the shadow of a high mountain right on the yacht. San Vicente bay is sheltered by mountains full of lush pine forests. The contrast of the trees with the turquoise blue of its waters offers one of the most beautiful images you can admire during your sailing.Lots of different fish and clear water make snorkeling here unforgettable.

Cala San Vicente is an excellent idea to get to know Ibizan gastronomy up close. Here you can find places with years of history frequented mostly by residents who know where to enjoy the best dishes.

Day 7: Cala Llonga

At the end of the trip we recommend going to a unique place - the long and deep bay Cala Llonga. It is sheltered from the wind, with calm and shallow water. An interesting object here is a cave, access to which is only from the water. With a zodiac you will get out to this beach and enjoy the privacy and great views.