Pascual and Pablo looked for one of the most beautiful places along Mitjorn beach then bought an old bus and transformed it into a beach bar. It is the tradition in Spain that the first child is named after the father, so they christened the bar Pirata Bus The first holidaymakers slowly started to come to the bar.

Many of them have now made it into a kind of ritual to always go back to the bar every time they visit the island.

For many, a visit to the bar is and has been for many years a ‘must’ in their Formentera holiday agenda. Pirata Bus became their second home and the legend began. Three years went by then Pablo, tired of the beach-life, decided to give up the bar and left Formentera.

Pascual then ran the bus alone with a helping hand here and there and when there was a need for more help there was always a guest willing to give a hand.

It was the seventies, a decade during which alternative tourists, hippies, and celebrities like Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, King Crimson, Wolf Bierman and Chris Rea ( just to name a few)
visited the island. There was never a day without live guitar music in Pirata Bus.

In November 1983 the authorities ordered the removal of the bus. A crane placed it into its grave and it was substituted by a wooden kiosk. However thanks to the loyal guests and Pascual the special atmosphere of the bar stayed the same.

For more than 40 years Pirata Bus has been a favourite meeting-point for people from all over the world. They spend their beach day accompanied by ice-cold drinks and delicious tapas. Later, whilst listening to good music, they say goodbye to the day and enjoy the beautiful sunsets which can be experienced from Pirata. … this very special place on this very special island.