Formentera is the smallest inhabited island of the Balearic Islands and, although small, it is very accessible and comfortable. It stands out for its wild landscape of beaches and dunes, for its transparent and turquoise waters and for its air of peace and tranquillity that characterise Ibiza’s little sister.
If you’ve decided to come and enjoy a few days in this Mediterranean paradise, the first thing to know is that this small island can only be reached by sea passing first by Ibiza, her bigger sister.
From Ibiza, you will find several shipping companies that make the trip every day of the week, with different timetables depending on the season, which will take you, in just 30 minutes by ferry, to the port of La Savina in Formentera.
Don’t forget it’s very important to book accommodation in advance. Don’t leave it for the last minute because, as we told you in a previous post, the accommodation offer in Formentera is very scarce and you might find yourself nowhere to sleep or, if you do, at exorbitant prices.
If you’re going to rent a car you can do so at the same port where you leave the ferry. If you prefer a motorcycle, then it is best to take a taxi with your baggage to the hotel or apartment and rent the motorbike from there.
There are several areas to stay depending on your preferences but, as the distances are very short, it will take you only around 15 to 20 minutes by car to get from one place to another.
Among the best-known areas is Mitjorn, almost 2 km of beach south of the island. It’s a very unspoilt area where you can do many excursions. In the north, you will find Es Pujols, a small town with a very nice beach full of charming restaurants and shops. Sant Francesc, the capital, is a very nice little village, full of white and blue houses and typical little shops and, depending on your holiday plan, is a good place to stay because you are in the centre of the island and it is a mandatory stop If you’re staying somewhere else.
Once installed in some ‘base camp’, it’s time to hop on your car or motorcycle and travel around the island. Along with its 66km of coast, there are many beaches, large and small, and numerous coves and more or less lonely spots where you can get lost all day. Important: Sun protection, the wind is misleading, sometimes it seems the sun isn’t that strong but don’t be fooled, better safe than sorry letting a heatstroke get in the way of a perfect holiday. An umbrella and a sunhat and off to enjoy the white sand and the water so transparent and turquoise.
As well as its beaches, take some time to get to know some of the charming corners that we’ve been talking about in some other posts.
Important note: Formentera has everything to make you fall in love and have you wanting to come back for more.