One of the last outposts of paradise in the Mediterranean
Formentera is the smaller and more southerly island of the Balearic Islands (Spain). The island is 19 km long; it is located about 6 km south of Ibiza in the Mediterranean Sea and is renowned across Europe for its many pristine white beaches.
Although metalled roads allow access to all parts of the island and cars are easily hired in the port, many people choose to rent mopeds or even bicycles due to the flat nature of most of the island and the availability of dedicated cycle tracks in many locations.
Formentera has a distinctive outline dominated by the wild and imposing Cap de Barbaria in the south west, the majestic cultivated plateau of La Mola in the east, the long peninsula of Es Trocadores reaching towards S’Espalmador and Ibiza to the north and the rugged, but beautiful, western ‘Ponent’ coast, encompassing the lovely inlet of Cala Sahona.
Quiet coves give shelter to the fishing boats nestling on their slipways. The warm waters of the Mediterranean envelop Formentera and invite you to swim or snorkel during the sun-drenched days of your holiday. Inland, the landscape is a patchwork of fertile fields divided by dry stone walls and interspersed with pine woods and vineyards.
To experience a sunset from the Mirador restaurant on the winding road up to La Mola with the spectacular view of the island below, when the blazing sun sinks into the blue sea beyond the mythical rock of Es Vedra at the tip of Ibiza, is a unique spectacle matched only by witnessing its re-emergence the following morning out of the deep waters beyond La Mola, as the halo of spinning light from the Faro is slowly overwhelmed by the bright sunlight of the new day.
A dramatic sunset from the Mirador
The small island of Espalmador with its incredible white sandy beach