✅ One of the few cove that you will find in Formentera.
✅ Optimal to visit when the wind blows from any direction except from the west.
✅ A perfect beach to enjoy all day until sunset.
How to reach Cala Saona?
Cala Saona is located on the west coast of Formentera and to bathe in its crystalline waters, you must first reach Sant Francesc to continue on the road that goes to the area of Es Cap de Barbaría.
You go a couple of kilometers to the junction that indicates the turnoff to Cala Saona.
Upon arrival, you will see from the top, a wide sandy area protected by the dune system behind it and with several accesses of wooden walkways to go down to the sand of the cove. When you enter the water you will notice that the slope of the bottom is very progressive, and you have to walk with water on your knees for many meters before reaching a certain depth, and that is why with the sea calm, Cala Saona is like a great swimming pool. On both sides, on the cliffs, you will see wooden constructions where local fishermen keep their boats and fishing equipment.
Facilities on Cala Saona
It is one of the 5 beaches in Formentera that have a watchtower and lifeguard service in Formentera, so if you need help of any kind, you know that you can count on them on the beach.
Cala Saona also has sunbeds and umbrella rental, so if you are one of those who prefer not to lie on the sand, here you will have them easily.
You will also find, on the left end of the cove, a rental of water activities with kayak, paddle surfing, snorkeling, etc.
If you are hungry or thirsty, you can go to the chiringuito on the left side or to one of the 3 restaurants in the same cove.
You will have a choice.
Cala Saona is marked with buoys that separate the bathing area and the area for boats. For your safety, respect the different zones.
In Cala Saona there are two issues to take into account to avoid an accident and, I am telling you because unfortunately they have occurred previously and in some cases with the worst of consequences.
When you are in the cliff area on the right side of the cove, you will see that a rope separates you from the end.
The lowlands of that area of the cliff suffer the constant erosion of the sea and, due to the material that forms them, landslides are frequent over the years.
Our recommendation is that you do not pass the rope, it will not improve your eyesight too much and you expose yourself to a dangerous accident.
Cala Saona Sunset
In Formentera there are many places from which to enjoy the sunset but, without a doubt, Cala Saona is one of them, probably the best one.
You can both see it from the sand, on the shore of the beach, as from the top of the cliffs, or having a mojito at the kiosko, you can choose.
On clear days you will be able to see on the horizon the outline of the islet of Es Vedrà and the island of Ibiza, and on extremely clear days, you will get to see the coastline of the peninsula.
In short, a magnificent cove both during the day and at sunset, so get ready because you will surely fill your Instagram with photos of this beautiful corner of Formentera.