Emerging from the Mediterranean, 6 km south of Ibiza, this island looks like a Polynesian lagoon! No airport. You arrive by boat and another rhythm is already taking shape... Head for the dunes, pine forests and turquoise waters. With its 19 km length, the narrow Formentera is the smallest of the four islands of the Spanish Balearic archipelago. Many small islets are attached to it. Accessible by ferry from Ibiza, Formentera is a renowned destination for scuba diving and sailing. Hiking is also practiced there. In summer, the premises come to spend the day there on weekends. Ibiza and Formentera together make up the subarchipelago of the Pitius Islands.

This island is a jewel of preserved Mediterranean nature. Two roads, two lighthouses, a port with its marina, two marshes, salt flats, a mill, vineyards, olive trees and four villages structure Formentera. From Savina, where the port is located, starts the "great" island road that connects the main village in the centre and gives access to the other villages by passing between the two large salt ponds. The secondary road leads to the south of the island and to Cape Berberia, which has a powerful lighthouse, a landmark for all sailors arriving from the Strait of Gibraltar. Another lighthouse marks the cape of La Mola, at the eastern end, where the main road ends. And while in Ibiza, the dance floors are in turmoil and the decibels at their maximum, you can sit quietly on a terrace of the port while eating tapas...

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When to go to Formentera?

The small island, which remained confidential for a long time, no longer escapes the tourist crowds during the very high season from July 15 to the end of August. However, the pressure is not as strong as in Mallorca or Ibiza. Spring and autumn, or even winter when temperatures remain mild, but the water becomes cooler, remain the best seasons to enjoy the island. Two highlights on the island: Sant Joan, on June 24 in La Mola, and the great feast of the patron saint of the island Sant Jaume, on July 25 in San Francisco. On August 5, Santa Maria was added, venerated as everywhere else in Spain.

How to go to Formentera? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

The tours offered by the major French companies concern the other islands, mainly Mallorca and Menorca. But you have the possibility to organize your tailor-made stay from France with a local service provider like Mallorca Authentic. The guarantee of a perfect stay!

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You can make a simple one-day stopover in Formentera when you stay in Ibiza, but it would be a shame to deprive yourself of a more advanced immersion on this island. No difficulties to organize your stay from France. Land in Ibiza, take the ferry and you're there! You will always find accommodation, except perhaps in the very high tourist season when it is preferable to have booked.

It is the smallest of the Balearic Islands and therefore the only one where it is easy to do without a vehicle. But you can also rent a car, scooter or bicycle to leave the beaches and connect the villages, visit the salt works and monuments.

Prepare for your trip Formentera

Transportation
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Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Holiday rental
  • Airbnb rental
Stays
  • Tailor-made trip
Services / On site
  • Airbnb experiences
  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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When to travel?

The small island, which remained confidential for a long time, no longer escapes the tourist crowds during the very h...
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Weather forecast

Mild in winter, warm in summer, the Balearic climate is typically Mediterranean. The average temperature is 18°C an...
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Budget

The currency is the Balearic Islands' currency and the euro. All credit cards work. Checks are rarely accepted. Visi...
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Formalities

Spain being in the European Community, a valid identity card is sufficient to stay in the Balearics. Don't forget yo...
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Health

No malaria or dengue fever in the Balearics. But still mosquitoes so plan ahead to protect yourself. On the beach, p...
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How to travel by yourself?

You can make a simple one-day stopover in Formentera when you stay in Ibiza, but it would be a shame to deprive yours...
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How to get organized?

The tours offered by the major French companies concern the other islands, mainly Mallorca and Menorca. But you have...
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Getting around

It is the smallest of the Balearic Islands and therefore the only one where it is easy to do without a vehicle. But y...
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