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Formentera
Travel Guide

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 Los Rosales
Hotel Los Rosales
3 out of 5
Av. Miramar 55, Es Pujols, Formentera
The price is CA $80 per night from May 4 to May 5
Located in Es Pujols, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Illa de ses Parres and Es Pujols Beach. Ses Illetes Beach is 2.8 mi (4.6 km) away.
4.5/5Wonderful! (252 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
Hostal Bellavista
Hostal Bellavista
3 out of 5
Puerto de La Savina, Formentera, Spain
The price is CA $105 per night from Apr 23 to Apr 24
Located in La Savina, this hostal is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from La Savina Port and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Ses Illetes Beach. Playa Cavall d'en Borras and Racó des Berro ...
4.1/5Very Good! (52 reviews)
"La situación es excelente el trato también . Muy buen desayuno"

Reviewed on Dec. 21, 2020

Hostal Bellavista
Hostal Illes Pitiüses
Hostal Illes Pitiüses
1 out of 5
Avd. Juan Castelló Guasch, 48, Sant Ferran, Formentera, Formentera
The price is CA $49 per night from May 5 to May 6
Situated near the beach, this hostal is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Cala en Baster and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Es Pujols Beach. Racó des Forat and Ethnological Museum ...
3.8/5Good! (51 reviews)
In the center of the island
"It is a well located hotel at the center of the island. t is located in the main road that crosses the island. Next door there is a supermarket that opens everyday. Pretty convenient specially in low season when everything shouts down. Rooms are simple and very clean. They might have a balcony o ..."

Reviewed on Dec. 9, 2019

Hostal Illes Pitiüses
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Apartamentos Castaví
Apartamentos Castaví
4 out of 5
C./ Espalmador 57, Es Pujols, Formentera, Formentera
The price is CA $239 per night from May 7 to May 8
Located in Es Pujols, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Illa de ses Parres and Es Pujols Beach. Ses Illetes Beach is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) away.
4.5/5Wonderful! (126 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
Bungalow Es Pins
Bungalow Es Pins
3 out of 5
Carretera Ca Mari, S/N, Formentera, Illes Baleares
This family-friendly Formentera aparthotel is located near the beach, within 3 mi (5 km) of Playa Migjorn and Es Pujols Beach. Cala en Baster and es Valencians ...
Bungalow Es Pins
VT Playamar - Formentera Break
VT Playamar - Formentera Break
3 out of 5
Carretera de Ca Marí, Ca Marí, Formentera, Formentera
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Playa Migjorn and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Es Pujols Beach. Cala en Baster and es Valencians ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
"Hubo un error en las fechas y Formentera Break nos dió unos apartamentos superiores y más céntricos! Muy buena atención, tuvimos un percance bastante tarde (fuera del horario laboral) y nos ayudaron a resolverlo en ese mismo instante."

Reviewed on Sep. 11, 2020

VT Playamar - Formentera Break
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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