Formentera Travel Guide

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Formentera is located south of Ibiza and  best known for its beaches. with a small population of approximately 10,757, and Formentera is just twelve miles long. But those 12 miles are packed with beaches, nature and active tourism (tourism based around sports activities). You can only access the island by ferry, which makes it a popular place for those on a day trip to the island and those looking for a less crowded island in the Mediterranean.

La Mola Cape Lighthouse Formentera at sunrise in Balearic Islands

The island has beautiful beaches, which are kept clean by the Posidonia plant, a plant that usually sits just offshore and cleans the water naturally. This keeps the beaches well groomed and protects them from beach erosion. Due to this, Formentera’s “Posidonia prairies” were deemed a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1999. The prairies are a great place to scuba dive, and most scuba trips will take you to these locations.

The sand and the blue waters of Cala Saona beach, Formentera, Spain

Formentera has just one municipality, which is also named Formentera, but there are several villages you won’t want to miss.  One of the largest villages on the island is San Francisco, which is also the capital of Formentera. Another village on the island is La Mola, which sits at the highest point on the island, and offers a great vantage point to take the entire island in. The port for the island is La Savina, and if you’re coming to Formentera, you will likely arrive in this village. While not a large village, the port has plenty of bars and restaurants to visit.

Best time to visit Formentera

Planning a trip to Formentera Planning a trip to Formentera is fairly simple. The most touristy city on the island is Es Pujols, which has plenty of shops, restaurants and bars. If you’re into these things, you will want to...

How to get to Formentera

The closest airport to Formentera is in Ibiza, which means you can only get to the island by boat. Ferries run between Ibiza and Formentera daily, with the average ferry ride being about 30 minutes. There are several ferry companies...