There are many ways to see the most authentic and natural side of Ibiza and Formentera. One of them, obviously, is to stay at the Can Planells property and enjoy the comfort of its facilities and the beauty of the surroundings. And another is to head out and explore the two islands. A great recommendation is to spend a day in Formentera.
Travelling to Formentera from Ibiza is comfortable and straightforward thanks to the ferry companies that offer crossings all day long between the two islands and on fast and modern boats. The crossing lasts just thirty minutes. You can check all the times on the website proximoferry.com
Once you’re in the Port of La Savina, we recommend renting a car or a motorbike. A good idea is to book in advance on the website esformentera.com. This company renews its fleet every year and rents out vehicles of all types, including electric cars. The iconic Citroën Mehari are also available for lovers of classic cars.
You can start the day off at Ses Illetes beach, a paradise of white sand lapped by crystal-clear waters that begins right next to the Port of La Savina and stretches to Punta des Trocadors, bordering the island of s’Espalmador. The colour of its waters and its sandy seabeds are the most photographed attraction in the western Mediterranean. This is also the best place to take a dip in Formentera.
On the other side of Formentera, facing south, is the island’s other major beach: Migjorn. There are very diverse areas over its five kilometres, all of which are very popular, such as Es Ca Marí, Es Arenals and Es Copinar. All of them have numerous family-run bars to have a drink after a swim and before continuing with the day. Still in the area of Migjorn, but towards the east side, is a truly amazing place well worth a mention: Es Caló des Mort. This is a tiny standalone cove with several fishermen’s huts and is one of the most picturesque images of Formentera.
When it’s time to eat, you can enjoy a fresh fish paella in Es Caló de Sant Agustí, a quaint fishing harbour. Very close to Es Caló des Port, but this time on the north side of the island, Sant Agustí has various restaurants that serve truly Mediterranean cuisine.
In the afternoon, head out to La Mola, but not before stopping at its viewpoint to admire the island of Formentera almost in its entirety. After the small village of El Pilar, you’ll come across La Mola lighthouse, perched on top of spectacular cliffs. This is a privileged watchtower where you can take a deep breath and enjoy the Mediterranean in all its splendour.
And you can enjoy the end of the day very special way. Once back on the ferry to Ibiza, you can admire the sunset over the sea and marvel at the spectacular profile of Es Vedrà in the background.