Cala d'Es Ram
During the summer, we all just want to pack our bags and head somewhere we can find peace and relaxation. Moreover, for many people, going to the beach is the perfect thing to do. However, it is not always the case, as most of the beautiful beaches are often crowded and we do not really get the relaxation we are looking for.
Formentera has wonderfully breathtaking beaches, and because it has a more relaxed atmosphere, visitors come here from its neighboring island of Ibiza, making its beaches crowded, particularly in the summer.
If you want to indulge yourself in Formentera’s secluded cove and experience a relaxed bath with no crowds, we suggest that you visit Es Ram Cove.
Type: Rocky Cliffs with a little bit of sand
Cala d’Es Ram is a special coastal area; it has many areas like an elevated side of the cliffs, another side with the fishermen’s huts still in use, and a narrow beach with sand and a strange well at the end.
On the edge of Formentera, along the coast to the east of Calo d’es Mort, this little slice of quiet paradise is situated and is one of the island’s least popular beaches. Nevertheless, that does not make this cove any less spectacular than Formentera’s other big sandy beaches.
The cove has a length of 100 meters and a width of 15 meters. It is frequented by mostly fishermen and only a few visitors (nudists) come here because there are no water sports, no showers or toilets, no hotels, no pier and there is no recommended activity for scuba diving. It is surrounded by unique rock formations and with a pure white sand seabed; the waters are calm and transparent, making it suitable for snorkeling.
How to get there:
Geo: 38°39’22.8″N 1°31’16.8″E
Getting to Es Ram is a little bit of an adventure. To get there, you need to go through a narrow dirt path surrounded by typical island vegetation. There is a sort of parking at the end of the road and to the right you will find this lovely and lonely cove.
The best way to reach Es Ram is by coasting from Platja d’es Copinyar, passing Caló d’es Mort, and proceeding along the Torrent d’es Arbocers to Es Ram.
Did you know?
The favourite mode of transport on the island is cycling. Most of the people use bicycle to explore Formentera. Thirty-two green routes have been signposted in recent years, many of them ideal for cycling. Due to its special bicycle routes and lanes, cycling here is very safe.
What to see:
A panoramic view of the opposite end of the island, Es Cap, will delight you from Es Ram. You will also be able to see the tiny lighthouse if you look closely.
The “escars” are one of the most interesting things to see in this cove as well. These are wooden boathouses where fishermen dry dock their fishing boats.
What to do:
Aside from sunbathing in peace in Cala d’es Ram, there is pretty much nothing else to do here. On the other hand, there is much to see throughout the island of Formentera. You can rent a bike and cycle around the island. You can also do horse riding on the beach and visit the La Mola lighthouse.
Visit the nearby Es Calo d’es Mort beach, which is just 1 kilometre away from Cala d’es Ram and is one of the island’s most popular beaches. Be prepared, however, as this beach may also be one of the busiest.
Where to eat:
There are no restaurants close to this area. However, in the nearby beach Calo D’es Mort you will find the Chiringuito Bartolo.
A colorful small chiringuito located in the far southeastern end of Platja de Migjorn right next to the ocean where you can bury your feet in the sun while enjoying your meal.
The restaurant’s menu is not extensive but it is the place to taste the best hamburger, cool fresh beer and mojito in the island of Formentera.
The restaurant location gives you a fantastic view of the ocean and it is a great spot to watch the sunset.
Address: Carretera a Maryland I 4606 Playa de Es Pujols, 07872, Formentera Spain
Opening Hours: 10:00 to 21:00
What about drinks, shops and hotels?
Calo d’es Mort has no hotels, but the closest one is in the Migjorn area.Just a 26-minute walk from Cala d’es Ram, Insotel Club Maryland has 2 outdoor swimming pools, a water park, a restaurant, car rentals on site, and it’s right on the beach.
The other hotel RIU La Mola is only a 23-minute walk from Es Ram. It has a full-service spa, 2 outdoor swimming pools, breakfast available, a restaurant, beach umbrellas, and beachfront facilities.
For drinks, go for Chiringuito Bartolo or the hotels listed above.
El Pilar de la Mola, the highest point of the island, is home to an authentic outdoor Hippie Market, which is mostly worth the trek up the mountain as an excuse to see the view. The Flea Market is open every Wednesday and Sunday from May to October. You can find handmade souvenirs such as jewelries, wooden crafts, accessories as well as beautiful hippie clothes.
Do not hesitate to visit Cala de es Ram if you are looking to get lost, relax and have an enjoyable and quiet day.