Popular Accommodations in Formentera
Highlights in Formentera
- Lighthouse Faro de la Mola
- Cap de Barbaria and Sa Cava Foradada Cave
- Estany Pudent and Estany of Peix
- Ses Salines Nature Park
- Remains of Ca na Costa
Most popular in Formentera
Apartments on Formentera
Compared to accommodation on Ibiza, a vacation rental on Formentera is an ideal refuge for those who like it quieter. From your child-friendly vacation rental you have it not far to the enchanting white sandy beaches. A well-equipped holiday apartment with a magnificent view of the turquoise blue sea is also ideal for a stay. Your apartment has several restaurants and shopping facilities in the immediate vicinity.
Holidays on Formentera
Location and orientation
Formentera is the second largest island in the Balearic Islands after Ibiza. The Spanish island has a coastline of 69 kilometres, with a total length of 19 kilometres. The capital of the island is Sant Francesc de Formentera. Essentially, the island is made up of four parts: the north, south, east and centre. The north is the most densely populated and includes, in addition to the capital, the municipalities of Es Caló, Sant Ferran de ses Roques, Es Pujols and La Savina. La Savina is the main port of Formentera.
Travelers and Activities
Formentera is ideal for cyclists and hikers. Between La Savina and Es Pujols, visit the two large lakes Estany Pudent and Estany des Peix. Between the Estany Pudent and the municipality of Es Pujols lies the important Dolmen Ca na Costa site. The south is located in a nature reserve and is worth a hike with its rocky coast. At the southern end of Cap de Barbaria there is an almost 100 meter high watchtower from the Middle Ages. You will find the highest elevation during a hike in the east, whereby this section of the island can only be reached via an old Roman path or a serpentine road. On the almost 150 meters high cape "Punta de sa Ruda" you can visit a lighthouse and enjoy a wonderful view. The Balearic island is extremely flat and also suitable for inexperienced hikers, especially since the "Talaiassa La Mola" is the highest point with a height of 192 metres.Destination for lovers of beautiful beaches
In particular, the paradisiacal beaches attract thousands of tourists to Formentera every year. The Playa de ses Illetes, which extends on the northern headland, is one of these. But also the beaches Cala Saona, Migjorn, Playa Es Pujols, Playa Tanga and Playa Tramontana are very beautiful.
Things to know
The island has a subtropical climate with average temperatures around 16.6 degrees Celsius. The vegetation is typically Mediterranean, with a mixture of fallow land, savannah and pine. For a long time Formentera was in Roman hands. A testimony of late Roman times is the fort near Es Caló. After the fall of the Roman Empire, the Vandals ruled Formentera before the island was conquered by Catalan King James I in 1235.In the footsteps of the hippies
At the beginning of the 1960s and 1970s, Formentera was still an insider tip among dropouts and hippies. Even today the island is associated with Bob Dylan, King Crimson and Pink Floyd among others. A remnant from this time is the hippie market, which takes place on Sundays and Mondays in El Pilar de la Mola.
Formentera is the alternative little sister of Ibiza
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Already in the prehistoric Copper Age around 2,000 to 1,600 B.C. people lived on Formentera, which can be proved by the dolmen Ca na Costa which can be admired here today. This is one of the most impressive megalithic structures - a construction of large stones, the most famous of which is probably Stonehenge in the south of England.2nd trip to Platja de Migjorn
Tourist infrastructure and a breathtaking 6 km long natural sandy beach can also be found in Platja de Migjorn. In the very south of the island and a little away from the main tourist stream in the north, even nude bathing is allowed here. In the west the very impressive steep coast of Cap de Barbaria is connected to the beach and in the east the plateau of La Mola starts that scores with the very interesting lighthouse Far de la Mola touristically.3rd visit to the legendary Blue Bar
After exciting days on the beach or in the surrounding area, don't miss a visit to the legendary Blue Bar where Bob Dylan once went in and out.4. Wine-growing in Sant Francesc Xavier
Gourmets are best accommodated in one of the comfortable bungalows of Sant Francesc Xavier. Since the beginning of the 13th century, all over Formentera there has been grape and wine cultivation, which has produced numerous excellent grape varieties over the centuries. In addition to the traditional grape variety, Monastrell - a very aromatic red wine - numerous other well-known varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay are now cultivated and tasted at the wine festivals in the region.5th port La Savina
The biggest port of the island is in La Savina. The tranquil harbour town is regarded as the gateway to Formentera and is an excellent starting point for exploring the entire island. Also a fantastic city beach, the lagoon Estany des Peix almost completely cut off from the sea and numerous quaint restaurants where you can taste traditional dishes of the island, provide for a very special charm. Don't miss the guided canoe tour Cuatro Nomadas, which starts here, to the unforgettable caves on the coast.