Formentera is the smallest of the Balaeric Islands and blessed with some of Spain's longest and least-crowded beaches, with clean and clear water offering excellent underwater visibility just perfect for snorkelling and scuba diving.
Away from the beach, visit the stone circle of Ca Na Costa, located near the capital, Sant Francesc, and believed to be a megalithic 1600 BC tomb. And see the remains of a Roman settlement at El Campamento de Can Blai at Sa Caló.
Formentera has some of the best beaches in Spain, including the following…
Play Robinson Crusoe on the brilliant white sands of this 5km-long beach, a favourite of naturists.
A smattering of offshore rocks with marine life also makes the beach interesting for snorkellers.
Facilities include beach bars and restaurants that dot the beach at frequent intervals. Playa de Migjorn is located on the on south coast, 8km from La Savina.
Pick your own spot to sunbathe on the sugar-white sands of this gorgeous beach set between pine-fringed sand dunes and crystalline turquoise water indented with rocky outcrops.
Es Pujols is the biggest tourist resort on Formentera, with parasols and sun loungers for hire, lifeguards, ramps for disabled people and a beachfront promenade scattered with restaurants and bars.
Water sports facilities include snorkelling, windsurfing, catamaran sailing and parasailing. Es Pujols is located 5km from La Savina.
Dig your toes into this more than 5km-long shimmering white-sand beach that stretches among sand dunes along the west coast of Formentera, narrowing into a long sand spit lapped on both sides by clear turquoise water.
Facilities at the southern end include parasols and sun loungers for hire, lifeguards, water sports such as pedalos (foot pedal boats), sailing, parasailing and a scuba diving centre, as well as beach bars and restaurants.
There are no facilities at the more isolated northern end of the beach, where there is also an official nudist beach. Playa Illetes is located 2.3km north of La Savina and is easily reached on foot and bicycle.
This long white-sand beach lies amid sand dunes on the east coast opposite Playa Illetes, overlooking Ibiza Island.
Facilities at the southern end include parasols and sun loungers for hire, lifeguards, beach bars and restaurants.
Unwind on this small beach that sits framed by rocky promontories on the west coast near the lighthouse on Cabo Berberia.
Facilities include parasols and sun loungers for hire, lifeguards, beach bars and restaurants. Cala Saona is located 5km from La Savina.
Come on a day trip from Ibiza or stay longer at a small choice of hotels and hostels such as the comfortable beachfront Club Punta Prima or Hotel Riu La Mola, a Spanish villa-style hotel facing Playa de Migjorn.
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The best time to visit Formentera is during the months of May, June, September and October, when daily temperatures average 24°C (75°F).
During the peak season of July and August temperatures typically soar beyond 30°C (86°F).
Formentera is one of the four Balearic Islands, joining Mallorca, Minorca and Ibiza, located off the southeast coast of mainland Spain.
By ferry, Formentera is just 30 minutes from Ibiza town. From the ferry port of La Savina, the island is easily explored on foot, bus and taxi, or you can explore on a hire bike or moped scooter.
By air, Ibiza’s d’Eivissa Airport receives direct flights from Barcelona, Valencia and Madrid, as well as from most European cities. There are also interisland flights and ferries.
Information on how to get to Ibiza…
Latest update: Formentera, Balearic Islands: 18 November, 2018
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