Formentera, the smallest of the Balearic Islands
It’s the smallest of the Balearic Islands in Spain and very close to the island of Ibiza. It’s in the Mediterranean Sea and its highest altitude is only 192 metres. It’s surprising that Formentera covers an area of almost 83 km2 and its coastline stretches in 69 km2. This is exactly what you need to have an unforgettable holiday on a relaxed island.
According to the locals, the best time to visit the island is in spring. The weather is good and you can even enjoy your first swim. Whenever you choose to travel to Formentera by ferry, you can book tickets at Let’s Ferry.
Sandy beach in Formentera
Attractions in Formentera
• La Savina is the port and the main settlement of the island. It’s an area with many tourist facilities.
• In this area you can visit the salty lake called Estany des Peix. Here you can enjoy many water sports and see an amazing pink and orange sunset.
• Visit all 3 amazing lighthouses of the island: La Savina is at the port, La Mola is on the highest point of Formentera and Cap de Barbaria, one of the island’s landmarks.
Lighthouse in Formentera
Beaches in Formentera
• The Platja de Ses Illetes is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you can find Posidonia meadows and a beach of rare beauty.
• The Es Migjorn is the biggest on the island and bushes and pines surround it. It’s organized, sandy and here you can enjoy scuba diving.
• The Cala Saona is in a heavenly scenery with white sand and many shades of blue and green. It’s an organized beach where you can spend many hours swimming and sunbathing.
• The Calo des Mort is secluded and exotic. It’s located in a small and closed gulf and looks like a natural pool.
Beach view in Formentera
Things to do in Formentera
• Rent a boat to visit Espalmador from the port or the Ses Illetes beach. This islet is part of the Nature Park of Ses Salines of Ibiza and Formentera.
• Swim in the idyllic Platja de S’Alga, which has pink sand and the waters look like a natural pool.
• Scuba dive at Ses Platgetes, a rocky beach where you can see octopuses and colourful fish at its bottom.
• Visit the ancient salt pans, 2 km away from the port. In 1995 they were designated a Nature Reserve. They often get a pink colour, because of the microorganisms that live in the water.
Access to Formentera: You can reach the port by bus, car or ferry.
Only in Formentera: Here you can taste heavenly desserts and sweets, which are very popular among children. Don’t leave the island before you taste flao, a mint flavoured cheesecake. You can book tickets to Formentera through Let’s Ferry.