Cala en Baster is one of the most beautiful coves of Formentera: its north-facing bay and its hand-dug caves to shelter the boats are one of the most photographed postcards of Formentera.
Secret cove… Or not so much?
Cala en Baster is one of the most magical and well-known places in Formentera. However, since it is a rocky cove, the usual tourist does not usually like to spend many hours there.
Therefore, if you are one of those who flee from the crowds, Cala en Baster is one of the places you should note on your agenda during your visit to Formentera. This cove is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sound and smell of the sea.
Description of Cala en Baster
Cala en Baster is a small rocky bay of about 30 meters wide with north orientation. This cove is the junction point between the peninsula of Punta Prima (where the tower of Punta Prima is located) and the coast of Es Carnatge, where there are also plenty of places to swim.
The famous boat shelter caves of Cala en Baster
In Formentera are very common the small houses to shelter the boats. You can find them in Cala Saona, Ses Xalanes beach (Illetas) and in the village of Es Caló, but in the case of Cala en Baster the fishermen did not build small houses but dug caves in the rock to shelter their boats.
Boat caves will protect you from the sun and heat during the harsh summer months and provide shade.
You can find accumulated posidonia
Depending on how the sea has behaved during the autumn and winter, posidonia may have accumulated abundantly in the cove. At the time we took the photos for this page there was no accumulated posidonia, but every winter is different and storms can wash algae ashore without warning.
How to get to Cala En Baster
Cala en Baster is located in the surroundings of Sant Ferran, on the tramuntana (north) side. To get there you simply follow the road to Cala en Baster, which you can reach from the village of Sant Ferran.
When you arrive, you will see that there is a small parking lot at the top of the cliffs where you can park your car or motorcycle. You can also arrive using the map in this fact sheet, the button will take you directly to it.
Perfect place for snorkeling
If you like snorkeling, Cala en Baster is one of the perfect places for it. Since the bottom of the cove is rocky, there are many nooks and crannies where fish and animals can hide. We are sure that if you take your snorkeling equipment to Cala en Baster you will have a great time in the water observing the marine flora and fauna.