Bahia de Formas 

3.5 (4 ratings)
  • 27° 50' 44" N, 15° 24' 19" W / See on the map

Characteristics

  • Anchor
    Allowed
  • Mooring buoys
    Unavailable
  • Anchor stern to
    Unavailable
  • Lines ashore
    Not necessary

Type of seabed

  • Sand

Protection against wind & swell

Reachable by dinghy

  • Beach
    Available
  • Snack
    Unavailable
  • Water
    Unavailable
  • Dock
    Unavailable

User reviews (4 ratings)

  • Chasing Contours
    Chasing Contours ~ 07/12/2019
    Shadowfax | Sailboat ~ 13 m

    It might not be particularly picturesque and it is very winding, being in the acceleration zone.... but it’s an absolute godsend of an anchorage when trying to get North to Las Palmas. It is blowing 35 kts outside but the water is calm and smooth. Holding is good also. You can use Google Earth to see where the sand is. Anchor west of the leading light on the pier in around 6m. If this were not such a good stopping off refuge then I’d give it only 2 stars but since it is so well placed for going North then I give it 4!

    It might not be particularly picturesque and it is very winding, being in the acceleration zone.... but it’s an absolute godsend of an anchorage when trying to get North to Las Palmas. It is blowing 35 kts outside but the water is calm and smooth. Holding is good also. You can use Google Earth to see where the sand is. Anchor west of the leading light on the pier in around 6m. If this were not such a good stopping off refuge then I’d give it only 2 stars but since it is so well placed for going North then I give it 4!

  • Jonna
    Jonna ~ 19/08/2019
    TANGAROA | Sailboat ~ 11.99 m

    I was anchored here for about 1 week. You have to be aware of the exhilaration effect of the wind here. There is usually quite an uplift in that area which makes it very popular for kite and wind surfing. The water is beautiful clean. And the commercial harbor is not very much in use. So it’s very quiet. When there is no to little wind it’s a nice place to stay. If there is wind forecasted, then you should add another 15 knots to what is predicted. So it can quickly become very uncomfortable. Not much shelter.

    I was anchored here for about 1 week. You have to be aware of the exhilaration effect of the wind here. There is usually quite an uplift in that area which makes it very popular for kite and wind surfing. The water is beautiful clean. And the commercial harbor is not very much in use. So it’s very quiet. When there is no to little wind it’s a nice place to stay. If there is wind forecasted, then you should add another 15 knots to what is predicted. So it can quickly become very uncomfortable. Not much shelter.

  • Nastash ~ 01/03/2019
    dies irae | Sailboat ~ 9.9 m

    Well sheltered trade winds. Quiet anchorage but beware there are big pipes under water in some places.

    Bien abrité des alizés. Mouillage calme mais attention il y a des gros tuyaux sous l'eau à certains endroits.

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