dip into cala en baster
Situated in Ibiza’s little sister Formentera, this idyllic little cove is one of its kind. Original and tranquil, it invites swimmers to take a dip in its exotic turquoise waters. The setting couldn’t get better: rather dry without vegetation down at the beach but then enclosed by typical balearic natural scenery. Cala En Baster is hidden in between high rocky cliffs and hundreds of pebbles.
The most significant feature of this cove are the caves made by man, by fishermen who during the summer drew their boats to fish offshore and during the winter kept them in these caves. Now a days they are also used to store water sports’ materials such as kayaks, small boats or boards. Perhaps you may even find some lizards hibernating also in the shadow of these caves. Cala En Baster has a u-shape formation that allows perfect wind conditions due to the open wind enclave.
Cala en Baster is located only two kilometres away from Sant Ferran de ses Roques, one of the most emblematic locations in Formentera for its white houses and local parish. Bear in mind nudism is allowed in this beach however animals are not permitted due to safety measures and the uneven ground. A truly lovely place to swim in Formentera’s paradisiacal waters.
Cala en Baster is also known among locals as Cala Envasté. Even though this cove might seem to be hidden from sight and far away from civilisation it is in fact pretty easy to access both my foot, always parking the car up the cliff and hiking some metres down this virgin beach. Tourists and travelers should bear in mind that Formentera’s natural beaches are very protected to avoid big agglomerations. Local authorities try to avoid at all costs big crowds in order to preserve the natural scenery of the island. The best way of accessing Cala En Baster is by boat given that the moderate swell of this area. It is an ideal mooring area to anchor the boat and spend a fun day at this little beach. There is a lovely way down to the sandy bay that runs along the entire cliff. Sadly it has not yet been reconditioned for disabled people. Only 250 meters of length and 20 meters width, Cala En Baster has a low occupancy rate as well as medium rate of urbanization around it. Only a few exclusive villas are located in the area for rent. Luxury homes gazing the horizon, enjoying a secluded spot in the island of Formentera. You will find villas for large groups as well as child-friendly houses with lovely open air terraces, chill out areas and fairy gardens to enjoy with the whole family. All of course facing the mediterranean sea opposite Cala En Baster and even if you are lucky with the weather conditions, overseeing Ibiza in the distance.
Cala en Baster is a cove of stone and rocks situated in an urbanization next to Sant Ferran de ses Roques. It is one of the few quiet places in Formentera during high season. Despite being no restaurants or amenities around the area, the closest location to find them is Sant Ferran de Ses Roquetes to the west and Es Calo to the east of the coastline. Our favourite restaurants to have a delightful bite are: Michelin Star Can Dani, newly open Maricastaña, renowned Blue Bar, and delicious authentic Italian Pizzeria Macondo. Formentera is not an island of excesses but rather a sanctuary for luxury gastronomy and exquisite venues. People here are bohemian and laid back. They like to spend whole days and quiet afternoons visiting small coves such as Cala En Baster looking to escape routine.
Cala en Baster is spotted in the interior of the bay of Tramuntana. As said before, the marine conditions are not only perfect for anchoring sailing boats but also for diving into the turquoise waters. Diving lover will be able to discover all sorts of marine species throughout more than seven metres depth. However, sailors should keep an eye on the possible sandbanks formations that can occur on both edges of the entrance. In the inlet part of the bay there is an in-depth of over 10 metres down. Usually during high season peaks a lifeguard is present at this cove overseeing swimmers and boats.