A quaint and tranquil anomaly in the Balearic Islands, Formentera is known for its first-class Spanish cuisine, natural beauty, shallow clear waters and pristine sandy beaches. From yacht spotting to boat cruises, fishing and sunset cocktails, Formentera is a true island getaway.
Things to do in Formentera
Stroll the docks, piers and boardwalks at the Port of Formentera to explore the waterfront. You can go fishing or hop aboard a boat cruise to neighbouring islands, then marvel at the parade of yachts from far-flung locales.
Catch a bus from the port to Playa de SesIlletes, the main beach on the island offering water sports, such as banana boats, jetskiing, snorkelling, parascending and scuba diving. Head over to Playa de Llevant for some quiet sunbathing or cycle or walk around the lakes, salt lagoons and beaches at the Parque de Ses Salines nature reserve.
Climb to the top of La Mola lighthouse for spectacular sunset views, with appetizers and drinks at the on-site Italian restaurant. At dinner time, spot celebrities at Juan y Andrea or try traditional Spanish cuisine with a twist at Can Forn in the town of Sant Ferran.
Locals gather at Can Rafalet in Es Calo for views overlooking the Formentera rocks and waves. You can swim before enjoying cocktails at Blue Bar at Migjorn Beach or enjoy upscale Italian drinks at Chezz Gerdi.
Getting around Formentera
Walking is the best way to get around the small towns, while public buses traverse the island. You can rent a scooter, quad, bicycle, motorbike or car in the island towns of La Savina and Es Pujols.