Embarking and Landing in the Royal Navy of Valencia.
Boarding day: Saturday afternoon (16:30).
Disembarkation: Saturday morning (09.00). We arrived at the port of Valencia on Friday afternoon. We slept moored to port.
The Pitiusas, Ibiza, Formentera and Espalmador are the ideal paradise to spend a summer vacation sailing, anchoring in coves, enjoying the sun, the sea and nature.
Saturday afternoon (4:30 pm)
We embark on the Royal Navy Juan Carlos I of Valencia. We will do the crew reception, presentations, briefing about the trip, rules of coexistence and security, and the provisioning of the boat for the whole week. Then, with the help of the boss, we will elaborate the shopping list and we will go to a supermarket. On the way back we will stow everything properly. At night, around 12 o'clock and after having dinner on the boat, we will sail towards Ibiza to Cala Benirrás.
We will sail all night (from 00 to 14 hours). Between the crew we will perform guards during the crossing.
We woke up approaching Ibiza, in particular to Cala Benirrás, where we will spend the rest of the day. We will take a bath, enjoy the beach, take a nap and, in the afternoon, we will see the magical sunset from the beach, in the middle of the tumultuous hippie drumming that is usually formed there on Sundays. Its sunsets are among the most beautiful in the world. Then we can visit the hippy market and have a drink in a chiringuito. This night of the drums is a unique experience.
After breakfast and a morning bath in its crystal clear waters, we will head to Ensenada de Aubarca, a cove little visited but of great beauty: it is surrounded by high cliffs and is a splendid natural spot. Its access is almost exclusive by boat. There we will bathe, snorkel and eat. We will visit the "cave of love". After lunch, we will set sail for Sant Antoni de Portmany to anchor in its bay. From the "Café del Mar" we will contemplate the famous sunset. After dinner at "Villa Mercedes". In addition, then we will have the possibility to dance all night.
In the morning we sail for Cala d`Hort, in front of the islet of Es Vedrá. There we will anchor, we will eat and we will take a bath. After lunch we will set sail for Port Roig. Once anchored, we can take a taxi to Ibiza or we can also go to Ses Illetes in Formentera. Illetes allows you to enjoy a fantastic sunset and will give us the opportunity to go down to the port of La Savina.
To start the day we will go to take the famous mud baths to the island of Espalmador. It is a small island that separates Ibiza from Formentera. After, we will go to anchor to Cala Saona in Formentera to eat. We will bathe in its crystal clear turquoise waters, the best waters of the entire Mediterranean. In Cala Saona we will spend about 24 hours. We can take advantage of this time to rent motorcycles, bicycles or cars to tour the island or enjoy its crystal clear waters and snorkel. A good option, on Wednesday afternoon, is to visit the lighthouse of La Mola, a magical place where Jules Verne was inspired. We must not stop visiting the market of La Mola. Every Wednesday and Sunday, from June to October, from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm, the Fira de la Mola hosts artisan workshops.
We will visit what we have left of our tour of Formentera. We can go to Illetas, to Salinas or to the Cap de Berbería lighthouse, for example. In the afternoon we will head to the island of Ibiza. A good option is to go to Cala Jondal, where we can have a drink at the Blue Marlin, trendy chiringo with beautiful people and Ibicencan party. It is an afternoon place where, after having a drink, we will return to dinner on the boat.
At dawn, about 4 in the morning, we will set sail for Valencia to arrive at port in the early afternoon. Once on the ground, we will shower and prepare for the whole group dinner at one of the nearby restaurants of the Royal Navy.
Then we will go to a disco and / or have a drink in the same leisure area of the port, so as not to have to drive.
At 08:30 in the morning, unfortunately, our wonderful summer vacation ends. We must leave the ship at that time so that the cleaning and maintenance teams can prepare the sailboat for the following crew members.