The Island of Formentera in Spain is 19 km long and is located at a distance of about 6 kilometers from Ibiza to the South and comprises of several villages and has a single municipality. This Island is an ideal location where your dreams of spending a wild week will come true. Flying from Ibiza Airport you reach Formentera by ferry across the side waters of The Mediterranean Sea. Unlimited hours of sunbathing, swimming off the yachts in the turquoise shallow waters and if you get lost, come back to the shore in a dinghy. This pristine island gives you an opportunity to sharpen your skills in yachting and to taste some awesome seafood at any of the outdoor restaurants lined up along the coast. There are a few beach clubs also to provide you with merriment and fun. What you will be missing in Ibiza or Mallorca, you will get at Formentera. This place is for sunset cocktails and the squid-ink paella, enjoying the panoramic view of the dramatic sunset. Long stretches of pine trees and the dunes forming a panoramic backdrop make this island more beautiful.
Discover a selection of the best spots and attractions in FORMENTERA
The Playa de Llevant is one of the stunning beaches where you will find pure silence ad magical waters as though you are on another planet. You can also hire scooters to move around the beach.
Sunbathing can be one of the best at this beach, where you can enjoy with your family, but a little far off from the group of nudists having come here for skin tanning. You can hire a bike to travel to Illetes which is a beautiful place.
Coming to Calo Des Mort, you get an excellent view of the water, which invites you to swim with small fishes around you. This cove is really fantastic and when you reach the cliff which could be not easy to climb, you will have a panoramic bird’s eye view.
The road to the Es Cap de Barbaria Lighthouse is a little bit tricky because of the narrowness, but this lighthouse is visited by large numbers after being one of the sites for a film. Climb down to the cave beneath through the narrow hole to experience yet another adventure.
Visiting this place you will be amazed by the wonderful sight of the white sand and the blue sea. Have a fun filled half day tour and find some great seafood at the nearby restaurants.
There are small and big beaches at this place and a ride to this place on a bike can be exciting.
Formentera is the name derived from the word “frumentarium” a Latin word meaning “granary”. Before being conquered by the Catalans and later becoming a part of the Kingdom of Majorca during the medieval period, the history of Formentera is stained by bloodshed during a series of conquests which made this island pass from the hands of the Carthaginians to the ancient Romans and then onto the Visigoths, the Byzantines, the Vandals, and the Arabs. It was in 1109 that this island was conquered by Sigurd me, the Norwegian king. In due course of time it attained the status of an independent insular council along with other islets. The evidence of colonization over the past 4000 years is still available when you see the Megalithic graves. After the Spanish Civil War during the period 1936 to 1939, Formentera started to settle down to its daily activities before tourism became the main resource of economic revival. From a small island in the past to becoming a paradise for holiday makers, this island offers serenity and tranquility to one and all, now a haven for writers, musicians and artists alike.
According to the latest census (2014), the population of Formentera is recorded to be 11.545. The percentage of males and females are almost equal, except a negligible percentage of foreigners also making the population.
Typical Mediterranean climate prevails all round the year, with bright sunshine and low rainfall and temperature reaching a maximum of 30 degree Celsius during the summer months and falling down to 10 degree Celsius during the winter months. The average rainfall recorded is around 70 mm with a low of 10 mm in July. The best time to visit Formentera is during the months of July and August.
There are quite a few hotels in Formentera with some hotels having spa and other luxury facilities. You will also find beach club hotels offering excellent hospitality.