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.
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.
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.