Formentera

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Formentera

The smallest and southernmost of the four principal Balearic Islands is a captivating spot with gorgeous beaches, historical buildings and picturesque landscapes.

Formentera Island is the small Balearic Island with a long coastline, owing to its jagged shape. Beaches are its big attractions as are historical buildings and the diverse scenery of the interior. Relax on white sands, tour ancient buildings and hike or cycle across the island.

Formentera Island has more than 12 miles (20 kilometers) of beautiful beaches. Dry summers and warm winters typical of a Mediterranean climate mean the beaches can be enjoyed year-round. Their allure is obvious, given the long stretches of white sand, clear water and an island-wide ban on tall beachfront developments. This ensures there are no long lines of high-rise buildings.

Swim, sunbathe and take part in watersports at the beaches of Illetes in the north. Stroll along the 3-mile (5-kilometer) shoreline of Migjorn Beach, one of the longest on Formentera Island. Admire the beauty of Cala Saona, a small cove approximately 460 feet (140 meters) long.

While many visitors spend their time at the beaches, travel around the island to find more to see and do. Explore the scenery and history on a walking or cycling tour. Crisscrossing the island are about 20 signposted green routes. These trails pass dunes, vineyards, coves, beaches, archeological sites and coastal watchtowers. They were once used to protect the island from attacks from the sea. The routes range from 1 to 7 miles (1.5 to12 kilometers).

View cultural treasures when you visit the largest city, Sant Francesc Xavier. Among the sites are the 18th-century fortified Church of Sant Francesc Xavier and an ethnography museum. It houses a collection of fishing and farming tools, utensils and musical instruments that explore how people used to live here.

Formentera Island is accessible only by boat. Catch a ferry from the nearby island of Ibiza, which can be reached by plane or by boat from several destinations on the Spanish mainland. Enjoy the beaches, history and scenic landscapes.

Where to stay in Formentera

Hotel Club Sunway Punta Prima
Hotel Club Sunway Punta Prima
3 out of 5
Playa Es Pujols, Es Pujols, Formentera, Formentera
The price is CA $102 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
This family-friendly Formentera hotel is located by the sea, within 2 mi (3 km) of Racó des Forat and Es Pujols Beach. Illa de ses Parres and Cala en Baster ...
4.3/5Excellent! (324 reviews)
"Very clean, great location and spacious private rooms. Food wasn’t great but otherwise good deal for the money."

Reviewed on Aug. 5, 2021

Hotel Club Sunway Punta Prima
Hotel Los Rosales
Hotel Los Rosales
3 out of 5
Av. Miramar 55, Es Pujols, Formentera
The price is CA $109 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 4
Located in Es Pujols, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Es Pujols Beach, Illa de ses Parres, and Platja de ses Canyes. Sa Roqueta Beach and Racó des Forat ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (270 reviews)
Perfectomundo😊😊
"This is my third stay at this Hotel and everthing about my stay was perfect. The staff are very helpful and friendly. The rooms are immaculate and the breakfast buffet is to diee for."

Reviewed on Oct. 2, 2020

Hotel Los Rosales
Five Flowers Hotel & Spa Formentera
Five Flowers Hotel & Spa Formentera
5 out of 5
Calle Fonoll Mari, 84, Formentera
The price is CA $209 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located in Es Pujols, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Es Pujols Beach and Illa de ses Parres. Platja de ses Canyes and Sa Roqueta Beach are also ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
EXCELLENT HOTEL
"Very clean and luxurious hotel highly recommended"

Reviewed on Aug. 6, 2020

Five Flowers Hotel & Spa Formentera
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Apartamentos Castaví
Apartamentos Castaví
4 out of 5
C./ Espalmador 57, Es Pujols, Formentera, Formentera
The price is CA $174 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
Located in Es Pujols, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Es Pujols Beach, Illa de ses Parres, and Platja de ses Canyes. Sa Roqueta Beach and Platja ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (127 reviews)
Lovely
"Lovely hotel, clean, comforting. They were so nice, gave us a to go picnic on our way out because we had to leave before breakfast."

Reviewed on Oct. 7, 2019

Apartamentos Castaví
Es Daus - Formentera Break
Es Daus - Formentera Break
3 out of 5
Camí ses Vinyes S/N, Es Pujols, Formentera, Formentera
Located in Es Pujols, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Es Pujols Beach, Illa de ses Parres, and Platja de ses Canyes. Racó des Forat and Sa Roqueta ...
Es Daus - Formentera Break
Apartamentos Es Pujols
Apartamentos Es Pujols
3 out of 5
C/ Roca Plana 47-63, Formentera, Illes Baleares
Located in Es Pujols, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Es Pujols Beach and Sa Roqueta Beach. Cala en Baster and Ses Illetes Beach are also within 3 mi ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (18 reviews)
"This apartment is in a great location, walking distance to beach, restaurants and shopping. I will consider to stay there at my next visit"

Reviewed on Jul. 14, 2021

Apartamentos Es Pujols
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