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Ibiza itinerary: See the hidden charms of the island

4 March 2020

Ibiza itinerary: See the hidden charms of the island

Ibiza is located at the eastern coast of Spain in the Mediterranean Sea, and it is one of the most popular of the Balearic Islands. It is widely known for its famous Ibiza nightlife and endless parties, however, the island has more to offer for tourists. It is rich in historic sites, peaceful villages and beautiful beaches. Discover the hidden charms of the island by boat rental in Ibiza.

Map of a 7 day itinerary around Ibiza and the Formentera

The island is a popular holiday destination. As a result, some marinas may be full during your cruise, so make sure you have a spot everywhere by reserving your place in advance.

Day 1: Ibiza, port of Eivissa

Let’s start the journey in the capital of the island. Ibiza has a historical heritage dating back to the 16th century and beautiful natural spots. The old town of Dalt Vila, the lively districts of Sa Penya, its marinas and you can find one of the best beaches in Ibiza here.

Viex of the old town of Dalt Vila in Ibiza at night with lights

There are several marinas in Ibiza: the Club Nautic, Sovren, Ibiza Magna and the Botafoch marina. We recommend the last marina, where the cleanliness and quality of the facilities are excellent. It is located just outside of the crowd of the old town, which is perfect for resting before starting your cruise.

Don’t miss out on visiting the old town of Ibiza, Dalt Vila and going to the beautiful beaches.

Day 2: Ibiza Santa Eulària des Riu, port of Santa Eulalia

8 nautical miles, 1.5 hours of sailing

Heading north, 8 miles from Ibiza, you will arrive at Santa Eulària des Riu (or Santa Eulalia del Río in Castilian). With more than 750 moorings available, this marina has all the services expected of a seaside town. Such as petrol station, electricity, water and even 24-hour security. Protected from the wind, this marina is an ideal stopover on your itinerary.

An aerial view of Santa Eulalia del Rio, Ibiza in Spain

Once anchored, head towards the heart of Santa Eularia. You can make historical and cultural visits, relax or do some sport activities. Puig de Missa is overlooking the city, providing a beautiful scenary of it. It is also home to a beautiful church and the Ethnographic Museum of Ibiza. Among the seaside towns, Es Canar has a lovely peaceful beach.

Visiting there, don’t miss out on going to Puig de Missa and swim at the Es Canar beach.

Day 3: Santa Eulalia Portinatx

16.3 nautical miles, 1 hour of sailing

A relaxing day ahead. Former fishing village, Portinatx offers beautiful Mediterranean landscapes. Wild nature, beaches and bays with turquoise, transparent waters. We can recommend the two beaches of S’Arenal (the small one and the big one) and the bays of Cala d’En Serra and Cala Xarraca.

An aerial view of Cala Xarraca bay and Cala Benirras bay in Ibiza, Spain

Portinatx is also one of the most beautiful anchorages on this itinerary: well protected and has crystal-clear water. You will also find the necessary services for refuelling there.

Day 4: Portinatx Sant Antoni de Portmany

16.7 nautical miles, 3 hours 20 minutes of sailing

The mooring buoys cover the entire protected area of the harbour. However, they tend to be reserved in advance throughout the high season in the summer. If there is no more room, you can always go to the yacht club or the IB pontoons. However, these two marinas are not protected.

An aerial view of the Cala Salada bay in Ibiza, Spain with clear water, boats and greenery on the coast

Once you have arrived at San Antonio, you can walk along the lively Promenade Maritime and through the heart of the city. Far from the festivities, the bay of San Antonio is the place to be. A natural environment with pretty little bays bordered by turquoise water. The bays of Cala Bassa and Cala Salada are real paradise spots.

Day 5: Sant Antoni de Portmany Platja de ses Salines

22 nautical miles, 4 hours 20 minutes of sailing

View of the Ses Salines beach in Ibiza, showing the rocks on the coast and the clear water in the background

Ses Salines beach is one of the most popular beaches on the island, surrounded by a pine forest. Salt fields are present on the road leading to the beach, as its name suggests. Further on, there is the natural park of Ses Salines, expose an unique wildlife. To the east, there is the beach of Cavallet, which is one of the most amazing beaches in the area.

Once you arrive at Ses Salines beach, you can anchor there, mooring buoys will also be available. As it is a sandy beach, remember to anchor well. At the port, you will be able to refuel water.

Day 6: Platja de ses Salines Platja de S’Alga

5 nautical miles, 1 hour of sailing

La Platja de s’Alga is among the most beautiful sandy beaches of the whole island of Formentera, on the island of s’Espalmador. The ritual of the tourists is to bath in the mud bath of the lagoon, which is very nourishing for the skin. And then rinse in the seawater. An interesting fact: the Walt Disney studios took inspiration from this island to make the film Peter Pan.

View of a beach on the island of s'Espalmador with white sand, clear seawater and a few boats on the background

Before going to the Platja de s’Alga, make sure you save your water tank, as there is no available supply there. You can moor your boat at anchor or at one of the 51 mooring buoys. These are free from June, but it is best to reserve them in advance.

Day 7: Platja de S’Alga Puerto Formentera and return to Ibiza

8 nautical miles, 1.5 hours of sailing

View of a sunset in the bay of Ibiza

Once you have sailed around the lands of Formentera, you will arrive at the port of Formentera, at La Savina, on the west side of the island. Here you can take a nice walk around the town and swim in the nearby beaches. At the port of Formentera, electricity, water and fuel will be available. You won’t be disappointed with its cleanliness, services and warm welcome.

If you want to finish your cruise with a nice evening in Ibiza, take the opportunity to leave in the afternoon.