A quiet and relaxing atmosphere takes you by surprise as soon as the ferry arrives on the island. Formentera invites you to a holiday with costume, sarong and sunglasses. From spring to the end of summer, the island is filled with tourists who are looking for dream beaches and crystal clear water baths.
The colors of the sand and the sea have magical shades that you will hardly forget. Formentera is the ideal island for those who love to relax on the beach, nature and cycling, birdwatching.
The island of Formentera, located in the Balearic archipelago in Spain, has been declared a Nature Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO and, from the beginning, has always aimed at sustainable development.
Formentera offers 20 kilometres of breathtaking beaches that will make you lose your mind. A coastline of undisputed beauty, surrounded by soft white sand and a crystal clear sea.
Here are our tips on the most beautiful beaches of Formentera, those that are worth a visit during your holiday:
This beach is located in the northernmost part of the island. In high season the beach is super crowded so it is better to grab a place early in the morning or at lunchtime, hoping to take advantage of the space left by those who went to eat. If you love the outdoors and sports, rent a bike and explore this area while being guided by the sea breeze and wild nature.
Platja Illetes is equipped with umbrellas and deck chairs and you can also find bars and restaurants. Don't miss the excursion to the island of Espalmador, located a short distance from here. A strip of sand, considered a natural park, where the Platja de S'Alga is definitely the most beautiful beach.
Another wonderful beach, close to the previous one, is Llevant. Very large and less crowded than the other side of the peninsula of Trucador.
This beach is also equipped and full of facilities (restaurants, bars, umbrellas, deckchairs, sailing school, water sports).
The resort is the most touristy in Formentera and is located in the eastern part of the island. Here you will find many clubs, restaurants, shops of all kinds, craft markets, discos. Here, too, there is a dream beach made up of two half moons of white sand, a turquoise sea and a typical context of fishermen's huts.
Between this beach and that of Levante there is the cove Sa Roqueta, ideal for water sports.
In the village of Es Caló, located along the road that leads to La Mola, there is this traditional fishing village. This area is suitable for those who love snorkeling! A little further on is Ses Platgetes, a beach from where you have a breathtaking panoramic view of the cliffs of La Mola.
The wild beach par excellence. Here we are south of Formentera, in an area rich in sand dunes. Lush vegetation, hills, fields of figs and wheat, will be the context of your day at sea. Cullato by the sound of the wind you will observe the sea, blue and turquoise, shine under the rays of the sun. On this beach there are not many services but still you will find characteristic bars where you can drink a cerveza and eat a sandwich.
In the area of Migjorn there is also the beach S'arenal with a beach made up of sand and shells. Remember that the sea here is always shaky so it could be a good alternative on a day of strong wind at the Platja de Migjorn.
This beach is located at the westernmost end of Migjorn beach, at the beginning of the cliff of La Mola. A corner of paradise characterized by low cliffs and fishing huts.
To the south of Sant Francesc lies this delightful cove. The beach is very small so I recommend you to go there early in the morning to find your corner of paradise. An unspoilt nature, made of fields of figs and carobs, will be the gateway to this area that will invite you to pleasant walks along the cliff and endless swimming in the sea. Stay until sunset so you don't miss a spectacular play of lights that illuminates the bay and gives it a variety of nuances.
Before greeting the island, complete the tour of the beaches of Formentera with a stop at Es Cavall d'en Borras, located right next to the port of La Savina (port of Formentera). Quiet beach, with clear sea, a wonderful view of Es Vedrà and a wooded area ideal for shelter from the sun in the hottest hours.
Now you too are ready to go and discover the most picturesque beaches of Formentera! The nature of the island will enchant you and its colours will make you fall in love with this tiny part of the world.
One last tip: if you want to enjoy the slowness of the journey, the relaxation of the island and its magical places choose a period other than the high season to visit the beaches of Formentera in peace.
Formentera, located near Ibiza within the Balearic archipelago in Spain, is an island without an airport. For this reason it can only be reached by sea and therefore you will have to consider an extra cost for the means of transport. You'll have to plan your trips to coincide with timetables, days and means of transport.
Not having airports, the nearest and most convenient port from which to embark for Formentera is the port of Ibiza. The most common and fastest way to reach the island of Formentera is to take one of the flights to Ibiza from Italy and then from there embark on a ferry to his little sister.
The airlines that operate this route are really a lot. Just search with Jetcost to find out and find the lowest fare among those offered by Vueling, Ryanair, Iberia, Easyjet, AirEuropa, Delta, United Airlines and many other companies.
All major cities offer very frequent and low cost connections (or scheduled flights such as Air France) with Ibiza, so you won't have difficulty finding the flight with the best fare!
Once you arrive at the port of Ibiza (if you have decided not to rent a car from the airport, take the bus or a taxi to the port) you can simply buy a ferry (or hydrofoil) ticket from one of the many shipping companies that operate every day at different times depending on the season.
The journey takes about 25 minutes and can be made with the following companies: Mediterránea Pitiusa, Trasmapi, Baleària, Acciona Transmediterránea, Taximar.es Formentera. Check the websites of these companies to see schedules and costs for your crossing to Formentera and, especially in high season, buy your ticket before you leave, especially if you have to take your car on board, so as not to risk being hours waiting at the port.
The port of Ibiza can also be reached by sea from several ports of the Iberian Peninsula. Barcelona, Denia or Valencia, for example, have direct connections to the island of greenery and entertainment.
So, if you've stopped by to eat a paella in Valencia, you can board one of the big ships from the Trasmediterranea, Balearia or Iscomar Ferries directly from there to Ibiza.
The journey, from one of the Spanish ports, lasts from 5 to 8 hours and, if you want to embark the car, remember to book in advance.
Once in Ibiza, you will have to take a hydrofoil or ferry to reach Formentera.