Formentera

Formentera, Ibiza, Spain

The island is reachable by ferry only from Ibiza and this makes it the quietest of both islands but in recent years regular lines from the Spanish mainland have increased the amount of tourism.

Formentera

It is known for its many pristine beaches and the fact that nude sunbathing is allowed on most of its beaches.

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Formentera Hotels (17)

This large resort style hotel is situated on Migjorn beach and has plenty of on-site facilities including; swimming pool with children's section, an entertainment programme and a RiuLand kids club and...

Mediterranean style holiday club in a quiet location on the Migjorn Beach, with a daytime and evening entertainment programme for adults and children...

Boutique styling and just 5 minutes from the beach in Es Pujols; these modern self catering studios offer clean and well maintained accommodation close to all the local amenities....

Club Punta Prima Hotel is set in a privileged location on the seafront on the outskirts of Es Pujols. The hotel is ideal for those wanting to enjoy a quiet relaxing holiday....

Ideally situated in a beautiful protected forest, guests can enjoy the peaceful environment away from the tourist areas....

A small basic hotel in a peaceful setting, a short walk from Migjorn Beach and within easy reach of local amenities....

Surrounded by pine trees and vineyards, the complex has an outdoor pool and tennis court, in walking distance of Migjorn Beach...

Situated on the Migjorn Beach, this large resort style complex is the ideal spot for those looking for plenty of on-site facilities and a relaxing beach stay....

La Savina Hostal is a family run property with harmonious decor and a charming location near the beaches and the harbour....

Family friendly hotel, just 100 metres from the beach and 1km from the islands main resort of Es Pujols....

The Lago Playa Complex has a quiet location just 100m from the beach and 1km from the islands main resort of Es Pujols....

Mayans Hostal enjoys a fine position next to Es Pujols beach and just 5 minutes walk from resort amenities....

Situated in Es Pujols, these apartments are ideal for those wanting to be close to a selection of bars and restaurants....

Pascual Apartments offer light and spacious accommodation in a peaceful coastal hamlet surrounded by pine forests and just a short walk from the main beaches....

Well equipped and cheerful apartments in Es Pujols, 200 metres from the beach and 2 minutes walk from bars and restaurants...

Cheery and welcoming apartments on the beach promenade in the heart of Es Pujols; ideal for those wanting to be close to the beach and resort amenities....

Flanked by beaches and set on a headland in Es Pujols Bay, this small hotel has flexible accommodation, an on-site restaurant, swimming pool and play area for children....

Beaches

From long stretches of white sand to secluded and empty coves, Formentera has 20km of beaches for you to choose from. The island is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea and the waters are a beautiful blue that's as clear as clear can be.

In the north of the island, the long stretch of sands of Llevant Beach and Illetas have a sailing school, a diving school, pedalos and watersports such as parasailing. Watersports are also available at the pretty pine-tree backed Es Cavall d'en Borras beach, which is near the port. Es Pujols is a popular beach and is well serviced with watersports.

On the west coast, Cala Saona is a pretty beach backed by pine trees and set in a narrow bay protected by rocky cliffs to each side. Despite its rural location, it is easily accessible by bus and has a couple of bars and restaurants nearby.

On the south coast, Migjorn beach stretches for miles and has plenty of quiet spots as well as a good offering of watersports including a sailing school and a diving school.

Things to Do

Take a boat trip from the port to the uninhabited island of S'Espalmador which lies 3km offshore and laze on the lovely S'Alga beach or swim in the calm waters.

Enjoy the isolation Cap de Barbaria, see the lighthouse and the defense tower on the majestic cliffs, admire panoramic views towards Ibiza and Africa or watch the beautiful sunset.

If you want to go cycling or hiking and explore the unspoiled landscapes of the island, there are 20 Green Tour trails which you can follow. The wetlands of the Ses Salines Natural Park are a great place for birdwatching as are the salt lagoons of Estany Pudent and Estany des Peix.

The island attracts many artisans and crafts people and there are some good craft markets worth visiting. On Wednesday and Sundays evenings (4pm to 9pm), head for La Mola. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings there is an Artisan Market at Sant Ferran and every evening, stalls line the promenade at Es Pujuls.

Out and About

During July and August, Market Savina, near the port is open in the morning and the evenings until late every day.

For delicious fresh fish restaurants try the charming little fishing village of Es Calo, which has a natural harbour and is surrounded by pine woods.

In the heart of the island, Sant Francesc is the main town and here you can see the 18th century church, sit in the main square and enjoy the atmosphere of daily island life or browse the exhibits at the Ethnological Museum.

Nearby Attractions

You can drive from one end of the island to the other in around 30 minutes, so exploring all regions of the island is quite feasible during your holiday.

You can also take the ferry back to Ibiza for the day and spend some time strolling around the historic quarter of Ibiza town, browsing the art galleries and the harbour, visiting the Cathedral and relaxing at one of the restaurants in the square.

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