Renowned for its pristine beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and unspoiled natural beauty. It may be the most diminutive sibling of the Balearic Islands. Nevertheless, Formentera is a paradise for beach lovers.
The island’s beaches are its main attraction. They are breathtaking, from the iconic Playa de Ses Illetes with its powdery white sand and shallow turquoise waters to the secluded Cala Saona and Playa de Migjorn coves.
Formentera has implemented measures to protect the environment, making it an eco-friendly destination that encourages responsible tourism.
Whether you’re seeking relaxation on its pristine beaches, exploring its natural landscapes, or embracing the island’s bohemian spirit, Formentera is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered and cherished. Here are ten must-does and sees when visiting:
1. Visit this iconic beach Ses Illetes with its turquoise waters and powdery white sand. Relax under the sun, swim in crystal-clear waters, and enjoy views of the neighbouring island of Espalmador.
2. Experience the beauty of Cala Saona, a picturesque cove with golden sand and turquoise waters.
3. Explore the historic La Mola Lighthouse, perched on the cliffs of La Mola. Nearby, you can also explore the charming village of El Pilar de la Mola.
4. Rent a bicycle and explore Formentera’s picturesque landscapes. Ride along the coastal roads, through vineyards and charming villages.
5. Take a boat trip to the uninhabited island of Espalmador. Discover its pristine beaches, natural mud baths, and tranquil lagoons.
6. Explore the island’s main town, Sant Francesc Xavier. Wander through its quaint streets, discover local shops, dine at traditional restaurants, and visit the charming church of Sant Francesc.
7. Engage in watersports activities such as snorkelling, paddleboarding, and kayaking.
8. Witness the mesmerizing sunset at Cap de Barbaria, a scenic cliffside location.
9. Sample traditional dishes such as Bullit de Peix (fish stew), seafood paella, and local cheeses.
How to get here:
To reach the idyllic island of Formentera by air book a flight to Ibiza Airport, the nearest major airport, and then embark on a short ferry ride from Ibiza Town to Formentera's La Savina Port.
Formentera can be reached by ferry from either the ports of Dénia or Barcelona in mainland Spain or from Ibiza. Ferries from Dénia is the quickest route, with the ferry ride taking about 2 hours.
Formentera's petite size makes bicycles and scooters the preferred modes of transportation. Rentals are readily available, allowing visitors to effortlessly explore the island's charming villages, pristine beaches, and scenic paths.
Public Buses: For those who prefer land-based exploration, Formentera offers a reliable bus network. Buses connect key points on the island, making it convenient to traverse between beaches, towns, and attractions.
Boat Rentals: With its stunning coastline and crystal-clear waters, Formentera beckons travelers to set sail. Boat rentals offer the opportunity to cruise along the coast, discover hidden coves, and savor the island's aquatic beauty.
Preferential Season: The best time to visit Formentera is during the quieter months of late spring to early summer or early autumn. This ensures a more serene experience