Isla de Formentera Travel Guide
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Deep blue, and crystalline waters
Isla de Formentera
Isla de Formentera
View from Far de la Mola
Great beaches and unspoiled nature
Not much to see, too quiet for some
In a nutshell
THE LAST LAND IN THIS BLOODY WORLD
The Circuit Bus at Formentera
Once you reach Formentera, either you rent a scooter, walk under the scorching sun and humidity or just ride the Circuit Bus that was available on the island. As a first time tourist to this place, I just did what the majority did and took the Circuit Bus where you can take...
Beach Bar Piratabus
This traditional beach bar exists for more than 30 years now and has a reputation as a meeting point for the many (prevalent german) regulars who visit the island year after year. It was founded by some people who opted out of their normals lives and started a business on...
Cap de Barbaria
Cap de Barbaria is the most southern and the less populated part of Formentera.After passing through some villages, you will end up in a desert area only crossed by the street that is leading you to your destination: the lighthouse of Cap de Barbaria, rising at the end of...
Cala Saona is a wonderful beach on the West coast of Formentera. Being located on a bay, it is very intimate and quiet. Because of its wonderful waters, Cala Saona is also appreciated by jelly fishes.. I got "beaten" while I was quietly resting close to the beach! But no...
San Ferran is popular because of the hippy restaurant/guesthouse FONDA PEPE. Tradition says that every hippy organized a party in here. Formentera used to be one of the main destinations for the hippy movement, and some of the hippies that settled down in Formentera in the...
Es Pujols is defined to be a little village crowded by italians one more time, with a real touristy seafront narrow boulevard but nice and cristal clear waters beach in front. Lots of terraces to sit and take a spirit and so many shops... Avoid it if you dont like corwds and...
1 Review and 29 Opinions The Hostal Cala Saona dominates the bay of the same name. It is not huge, with about 50 rooms, and...
Hotel Club Punta Prima
1 Review and 5 Opinions I booked this Hotel from Italy I didn't imagine it was so well located. Punta Prima is the name of a...
Café Matinal: Best breakfast on the island!
Café Matinal is a breakfast bar located in Sant Francesc. They are serving breakfasts only.They have several menus from which you can chose and a counter full of croissants, freshly home baked cakes and biscuits, fresh juices, jams, tea ... and coffee is excellent!They are...
Es Mirador: Perfect location
The location where Es Mirador is build is wonderful. We stopped there for an aperitif at sunset time while going back to Es Pujols from La Mola just because we could not help doing it (take a look at the picture linked to this tip to understand why!). We wanted to stop for...
Big Sur: Trendy beach bar
The Big Sur is located at the beginning of les lletes beach, and it is one of the most popular and trendy beach bars on the island.Unfortunately, it can so crowded that you cannot even move, and you have to queue for a cocktail, which means too much stress when you are on...
Yellow: Beach bar
Formentera is famous because of its aperitif beach bars and Yellow is definitely my favourite.I don't remember the exact location of this bar, but you'll find a wooden sign indicating the way on your right-hand side as you drive from Es Pujols in the direction of La Mola....
Cruise from San Antoni to Formentera
I was at staying at San Antoni and on going to the port of the city. I looked for the boat which left for Formentera. I had only a day to do this and I did not want to go to a nearby island and wanted to ride the whole 2 hours to the island. I found the booth of Cruceros...
Formentera's airport is on Ibiza
As Formentera is a very small island, an own airport isn't a possibility. So most of the visitors fly into Ibiza and go on by ferry.Ibiza's airport has connections to a lot of european cities especially during the summer months. So it should not be a problem to get a...
Formentera is populated by a large community of lizards/geckos, to the point that this tiny little reptile has become the symbol of the island.They are cute, ladies will not be scared, and used to deal with people: they won't run away when you approach them!
We saw a lot of towers made of stones on the beaches and at Cap de Barbaria. People say that if you express a wish while building your tower, your wish will come true when the wind will make the tower fall...I don't know whether this is true, but I made a stone tower too......
Don't rent an apartment or go to a hotel in the main road of La Sabina it can be very noisy at night with all the motorbike riders, it is better to find accomodation in Porto Salé, not far away from la Sabina.
Don't book in August
Travelling in August is not a good idea.
As a tradition, Italian companies close down for at least 2 weeks in August and you know that we do travel a lot.
As I said a few times in my Formentera page, the island is an Italian colony and in August I got the impression to be in Italy, instead of Spain.
The crowd is unbearable, prices double and it is not possible to fully appreciate the atmosphere of this paradise.
Fun Alternatives: Visit the island either in June, July or September!
Updated Apr 30, 2008
Cap de Barbaria Defence Tower
Usually people visit Cap de Barbaria because of its well-known lighthouse. Only a few people notice a well preserved defence tower 500m away from it (if you are looking at the lighthouse, the tower is on your left-hand side).The tower can only be reach on foot but the walk...
Cala En Baster
Cala En Baster is located on the northern side of the island, where beaches are less comfortable. Rather than being sand beaches, they are quite rocky and windy. Of course, this part of the island is far less touristic, which makes it the perfect place for nudism.Starting...
Rent a bycicle!!!
Formentera is a small island and can thus be visited by bycicle instead of the noisy motorbikes that all italian tourist ride. It is cheaper, more ecological and healthier and it gives you the opportunity to discover the island at a human speed. By all means try it. You can...
Formentera is famous for its beautiful sunsets. Almost every evening the sun vanishes dramatically behind the horizon.OK, I modified this picture a bit with photoshop. But it's definitely worth to stay a little longer at the beach to see the spectacle.
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