Formentera, the last paradise of the Mediterranean
Formentera stands out for its great beauty and for its still wild landscape of dunes and beaches, which has managed to preserve its natural white sands and crystal clear waters. Despite being a small island, its jagged shape provides it with a large stretch of coastline with many beaches, numerous coves and lonely corners where you can get lost. The island is accessible and comfortable to explore with your rental car.
Formentera is the smallest inhabited island of the Balearic Islands and is located just two miles south of Ibiza, although the journey between the ports of Ibiza and La Savina is twelve nautical miles that the Ibiza-Formentera ferry travels in just 30 minutes.
Discover Formentera and enjoy its peace and the unique transparency of its turquoise waters, which captivate the visitor from the first moment.
THE BEST BEACHES
We have selected some of the best beaches and corners that
You can’t stop visiting during your vacation.
Ses Illetes. It is located on the north coast of Formentera, at the tip of Es Trucadors. It is located in the Ses Salines Natural Park and belongs to the Sant Ferran de Ses Roques parish. The name comes from the existence of several islets and reefs located in front of its waters.
Located 4 km from La Savina, with bus services, sea routes and a bicycle route, it is one of the most frequented beaches in Formentera. The beaches are oriented to the west, except for the sections of N’Adolf, it is Primer, it is Segon and it is Tercer, which are open both to the west and to the east. The beaches are dune-like, forming a slope of fine sand with a gentle slope. The depth at 50 meters from the beach is 1.5 m. The bottom is covered with posidonia meadows, making the water crystal clear and an ideal place to practice scuba diving.
Due to its beauty and high natural and scenic value, it has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In addition, it is considered the best beach in Spain, the second in Europe and the fifth in the world.
It is a small, semi-virgin beach, but especially wide. It is located on the west coast of Formentera, more specifically, in the
tourist town with which it shares the name, Cala Saona. The beach is mainly composed of white sand, and in its part
Later you will find a dune system typical of the beaches of the Balearic Islands, surrounded by a lush pine forest. The depth of the sea floor is decreasing very progressively, 40 meters from the coast, the average depth is only 2 meters. The clarity and sharpness of its waters is exceptional. These characteristics make Cala Saona an ideal place for families with young children and for scuba diving. Spectacular sunsets.
It is the longest beach in Formentera. Formed by a succession of sandbanks with interruptions of rocks, forming differentiated sectors which are called according to geographical accidents or small nearby urbanizations.
Caló d'es Mort
It is a pebble beach, large pebbles and stone, usually covered with remains of a marine plant called posidonia.
It is located in the narrowest part of the isthmus that joins the two elevations of the island of Formentera, opposite each other, near the town of Es Caló.
Platja de Llevant is a beach of fine white sand with crystal clear waters located in the north of the island of Formentera. There is a parking area, but it can be reached on foot from Es Pujols or Ses Canyes beach.
Water sports, the famous natural pools, hiking and picnics and of course one of the best sunsets on the island. Not to be missed!
Formentera offers the visitor complementary activities
that ensure a happy stay on the island at any time of the year.
Lighthouse of Cap de Barbaria
The Cap de Barbaria lighthouse is a lighthouse located on the southwestern tip of the island of Formentera.
Before the 1967 Plan General, the construction of a lighthouse had been demanded in that part of the island of Formentera. It represents a typical lighthouse built in the 1970s, automated, with a rotating catadioptric optic and Dalen acetylene mixers.
In 1995, new lighting equipment powered by photovoltaic solar energy was installed, but retaining the original optics. The rotation system becomes of the electro-magnetic type, and the lighting is provided by discharge lamps. This lighthouse was in charge of the resident technicians at the Faro de la Mola