Formentera is the baby of the Balearic Islands. Only 17 km from Ibiza by sea, it could not be more different from its older sister. Her visiting card is its beaches. Kilometers of pure white sand and crystal clear waters that have nothing to envy to those of the Caribbean.
There is no airport, so it can only be accessed by sea, it is another of the many advantages that the destination has, making it a quiet and isolated destination. Ideal for those who really want to get away from it all. If you want to enjoy Formentera as a family we recommend this route.
Arrival to Formentera
The ferry from Playa d’en Bossa takes only 40 minutes, so before you know it, you will already be arriving at the port of La Savina, a small town with a huge and exclusive marina full of millions of euros yachts. From here you can head towards the interior of the island (not very big since the island is only 20 km long and in the middle it is so thin that you can see the sea on both sides) to Sant Francesc de Formentera, the city principal.
At its center is a wonderfully simple fortified church built in the 18th century. In the past, the roof was equipped with cannons, and the inhabitants took refuge from pirate looting within the thick walls. The church square is the central meeting point of Sant Francesc and in the morning local artisans sell their products here, which gives it a wonderful atmosphere. The picturesque square surrounded by cafes, the shops and bars on the pedestrian street give life to this small town. If you like everything handmade km0, you will really like this little place and you will discover beautiful shops, full of hand-painted ceramics and precious vintage clothing.
Tour the island
The best thing you can do to explore the island is to rent a car in Formentera , so you can drive around the island, through Sant Ferran, stopping on the side of the road to enjoy some of the impressive views of the coast and then to the highest point of the island at 193 meters in the lighthouse of La Mola , there you will have magnificent views from the cliffs that plunge into the sea.
Until the 1980s, salt was Formentera’s main product, however, production stopped in 1985 due to the decrease in demand. Since then, tourism has been the main source of income, but there are farms with agriculture and livestock that still operate on a small scale and a large production of figs!
Still on route
Take a short tour of the coastal town of Platja De Migjorn and then to Es Pujols, where you can enjoy a delicious lunch at the beach club before strolling along the beach for the rest of the afternoon. There you will find some of the sharpest waters you can ever see.
A beautiful quiet island, one that you will love to visit and spend an entire week exploring.