This island beckons you to adopt a slower pace and enjoy nature from superb beaches.
All this, in the company of the legendary island of freedom. From Cap de Barbaria to the lighthouse of La Mola, Formentera, the smallest island in the Balearic archipelago (83 km2 and a maximum distance of 20 kilometres from end to end), is a gift of nature to be enjoyed at a slow pace, by bike or on a motorcycle.
The crossing from Ibiza to the port of La Savina (half an hour by boat, avoiding the islets in the strait of Es Freus) is the preamble to what can be intuited —“The Last Paradise in the Mediterranean”, the unofficial title of the island, “a sensation of infinity and isolation”, as it was defined by the poet Antonio Colinas. Its beautiful beaches of turquoise waters, its dunes and soft, white sand on a par with the Caribbean —these are its main attractions, enveloped in the vitality and creative atmosphere one breathes in Sant Francesc (the island’s capital), in La Mola or in Sant Ferran.
Ses Illetes, an idyllic treasure
Considered the best beach in Spain and one of the top ten in the world, according to a survey conducted by Tripadvisor every season, this is a dreamlike setting for a holiday devoted to sun, salt and the most crystalline sea on the Balearic Islands. It is located in the north, next to the islet of Espalmador, in the Ses Salines Natural Park. The Council of Formentera has placed particular interest in preserving the dune environment, an ecological treasure where endemic vegetation develops. We recommend accessing it on foot or by bike, as the capacity for vehicles is limited and the terrain is irregular in some places. The beach is 500 metres long, a garden of Eden with a fragility that is disturbed in midsummer, however, by the huge influx of tourists. It has beach kiosks and restaurants, and also offers water sports and a sea ferry service between the port of La Savina and the islet of Espalmador.