Local family guesthouse
We rent a house for a week for 500 eur with all kind of facilities. I should suggest this place amidst nowhere in Formentera. the owner is a kind and great local women. Ines is her name they live next to the guest house with two rooms (one double and other with 2 single beds) with kitchen and a wide and spacious restroom. the living is smaller contiguous to the kitchen but a really beautifull terrace and plenty of space to park our car.
Two minutes to the beach....
We stayed in one of the self catering apartments - Talaya Bungalows - on the edge of the 8km long Midjorn beach. We hired one of these through a UK travel service called Astbury Formentera who specialise in a wide variety of accommodation all around the island.
The bungalow was well equipped with everything we needed, but best of all it was just a two minute walk along a boardwalk to Midjorn beach and a handful of restaurants on the beach.
We'd forgotten our driving licences so we couldn't hire scooters, so we did feel a little bit stranded there, although there was a twice daily bus service from the nearby hotel complex to a few other towns on the island.
A few downsides - there was no air conditioning and it was difficult to sleep in the heat, although there are ceiling fans. Also there were a lot of ants on the patio area outside the door and if you put towels out to dry, they seemed to find their way onto them.
But these were just minor quibbles with a great place to stay! Nice and quiet as there are only 5 bungalows and you get a semi private walkway to the sea.
Rent a flat
Hotels in Formentera are quite expensive in August, the best way to reduce costs is to rent a flat.
We found a nice flat in Es Pujols through the website www.homelidays.com.
I came to this island nearly by chance, and surprinsinly I found one of the most asthonising beach sceneries I could ever have imagined in my country.
It is tiny territory of not more than 80 square km of wild nature still showing its hippy past
Calm and warm, Formentera offers a wide range of acuatic activities from sunbathing and swimming to sailing or scuba diving.
The blue of its waters remembers the far caribbean sea
"Where the Caribbean meets the Med!"
I stumbled across the Island of Formentera (not literally) after reading a travel magazine and the fact that it was fairly undiscovered by the British, only a couple of hours flight on a budget airline and unspoilt by tourism was enough to lure me there.
What I hadn't expected was a coastline to rival the Caribbean islands, the nudity to rival Playboy and the nightlife of Ibiza without the tackiness.
Many people day trip to Formentera from Ibiza, but don't get much further than the beaches nearest the port. I'd say it's well worth staying at least a week here, jump on the local buses and explore! With the island only being tiny, you're hardly likely to get lost!
"A beautiful collection of pictures!"
Formentera is famous for its beautiful sunset, that you can admire from different side of the island. So, I took several photos there and I think they will be a good help to not forget this wonderful place!
This is taken at "El Pirata" beach...
...this is from Les Illetes...
...this is playa de Mijion, from El Blanco bar...
... this is from Big Sur, wonderful place!...
...this is from Blue bar, the other spot in playa de Mijion...
... this is from my hotel, near Es Pujol...
... and this is taken from the far east of the island!
Looking for an All-Inclusive Resort
I'm intending to spend a week in late August or early September in Formentera. I'm travelling with my wife and sons (age 20 and 26) and we would like to stay in a all-inclusive resort near a good beach. Any hint would be greatly appreciate! Cheers
Re: Looking for an All-Inclusive Resort
A oferta hoteleira em Formentera é reduzida. São maioritariamente "Hostais", aquilo que poderás encontrar. Pequenos, de cariz familiar, com poucos quartos.
Hoteis, tal como os imaginamos, se a memória não me falha, e como tu desejas, penso que tens um apenas, o Riu La Mola (da cadeia Riu, 4 estrelas).
Dado que és uma pessoa viajada, acho que nem preciso de te dizer... mas não te limites à unidade hoteleira :)
A ilha é inesquecível, mágica. É o meu lugar preferido no planeta.
Se puderes optar, escolhe Setembro em vez de Agosto. Além de ser mais barato, evitas a massificação de italianos.
Ao teu dispôr para qualquer esclarecimento.
Is there a Gymnasuim in formentera
Its been 10 years since I last went to the Island. Is there a gymnasium on the island for bodybuilding??
Re: Is there a Gymnasuim in formentera
Apparently there is... :)
Travel to Formentera
Can anyone suggest the best way to get to Formentera from France? I will be staying near Paris in April and want to visit the Beleares Islands, esp. Formentera
Re: Travel to Formentera
Almost the only way to get there as it has no airport and is very closed to Ibiza, is getting first there and after take the ferry to Formentera, there are several a day (it might be one each hour). From Ibiza you can get there and return even on the same day.
and from Paris to Ibiza, by plane, or to Barcelona by car or train and after bus or boat.
The ferry from Barcelona to Ibiza takes the whole day on the way to the Island and the whole day returning to the Peninsula and cost around 70 to 90 euros return.
Check: www.Iberia.com and www.transmediterranea.es
Re: Re: Travel to Formentera
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