When the sun arrives in Europe, the vibe literally heats up. The islands and beaches are packed, everyone looks for a place in the sun and the excitement takes over. Have you ever heard of Formentera? It is the smallest of the Balearic Islands, a Spanish archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea formed by Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and this little blue pearl.
Formentera is super quiet because it’s the only island without an airport. To get there, you need to take a ferry to Ibiza, the nearby festive piece of land. By the way, combining the two on your itinerary is a great idea. A very busy and a quiet one. A good balance.
Renting a car or a scooter as soon as you arrive at the port of La Savina, the busiest point in Formentera, is essential, since public transport is quite rudimentary. The island has only 25 kilometers from end to end. You can get around all the beaches and points of interest in a single day, so many people make only one round trip from Ibiza. However, I recommend that you stay two or three days (at least) to make the most of that fluorescent blue water.
The most popular beach is the Platja de Ses Illetes, near the harbour, with beautiful corners of blue and crystal clear waters that look more like swimming pools. But, arrive early because when the parking lot is full you can’t get in. From there, take a boat to Illa de S’Espalmador. Spectacular!
Super tip: make an advance reservation at the Juan Y Andrea beach restaurant in Ses Illetes. It has wonderful seafood and friendly service. You can’t miss it!
Also go to Punta Pedrera to snorkel between the rocks. Other beautiful beaches are Cala Saona, Platja Migjorn, Es Arenals, Es Ram, Sés Platgetes and Platja de Tramuntana.
To see the island from above, climb a few hundred metres from the island’s only elevation and go to Es Mirador. A beautiful view!
The best time to go to Formentera is during the European summer. June is excellent as the crowd has not yet arrived en masse. The months of July, August and early September are very busy. In late September and early October the temperatures are still good for the beach and tourists are gone.
I wish you all a week full of love and that August brings great energies!