Formentera Holiday Information
If you are planning your holidays in Formentera the following information may help by giving you an overview. Formentera is a quieter, more peaceful island than Ibiza, better for visitors looking for relaxing days on the beach, a good meal and an evening stroll rather than a hectic nightlife. Formentera holidays are therefore popular with families and has beaches to meet all expectations.
Formentera’s saltpans [Las Salinas
]are little used now, as the salt trade has all but died out. However, the provide a good refuge for wildlife and occasionally even flamingoes have been reported.
Sant Francesc is the island’s capital and is the best place for local souvenirs, such as knitwear, ceramics, cheese, honey and Formentera’s own hierbas drinks. There is a small ethnological museum showing the island’s history [Carrer de Santa Maria
] which is open during the summer months.
There are sailing, windsurfing and water-skiing opportunities on your Formentera holiday, and some of the beaches have pedaloes for children.
|Things to See and Do on holiday in Formentera|
From ruins to idyllic stretches of white sandy beaches, there are many places to see on your Formentera holidays. Visit windmills, churches and the island's own lighthouse - Formentera is not just miles and miles of beaches!
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Location of Formentera:
only 4km separate Punta de ses Portes [the most southerly point on Ibiza
], from the northern tip of S’Espalmade [the island off Formentera’s northern shore]. Numerous boats leave the harbour of Eivissa [otherwise known as Ibiza Town] in Ibiza
for Formentera every day during the summer months. Leaving from Eivissa, the boats offer a wonderful view of Dalt Vila and Ibiza’s southeastern coast and soon passes the lighthouse on the islets of Poejats and Porcs to reach the long, plat S’Espalmador, its watchtower prominently visible.Serving Airports in Formentera:
You will need to fly to Ibiza - IBZ and then by boat to Formentera.
Flight time from the UK : Approximately 2 hours.Shopping in Formentera:
Apart from the local products you will find in the shops in Sant Francesc, an the inevitable souvenir shops elsewhere, one shop in the island capital makes traditional musical instruments from local raw materials. Ask for the workshop of Can Vicenc des Ferrer. At El Pilar, look out for the island knitwear from the Merceria La Mola shop. During the summer months, a small arts and crafts market is held in the mornings on the Plaza de la Constitucion in Sant Ferran and although you won’t find much variety, the array of wares for sale is very colourful. If you are looking for some good locally made souvenirs on your Formentera holidays, pay a visit to the craft market of El Pilar, a hamlet in La Mola, which is held every Sunday afternoon. Here you will find a range of ceramics, jewellery, leather goods and knitwear made by the local arts and crafts community.
Beaches in Formentera:
|Travelling with young children?|
Try to find legends or stories about your
destination which will make good bedtime
stories. It may get children - and you - more
interested in their surroundings.
Except at the cliff-bordered ends of the islands, it is possible to swim almost anywhere. These tend to be quieter than the ones on Ibiza, apart from the ones near Port de la Savina and Es Pujols and Playa de Migjorn. The major beaches to enjoy on your holidays to Formentera are listed below:
- Levant : On the eastern side of the Trucadors peninsula. More weatherswept than the western side, so occasionally has real breakers. Popular with nudists. Swimming is good on calmer days and facilities are reasonable.
- Ses Illetas : On the western, more sheltered side of Trucadors. Formentera’s official nudist beach which has good facilities.
- Es Pujols : Excellent beach close to one of the island’s major tourist areas with excellent facilities.
- Cala Salvina : Close to La Savina. Too close for some as it is the easiest for day-trippers to each although the facilities are good.
- Cala Saona : A small beach in a beautiful cove with excellent facilities
- Platja de Tramuntana : On the northern edge of the thin piece of land linking La Mola and the rest of the island. Long enough to offer privacy, but can be windswept and with reasonable facilities.
- Playa Mitjorn : [Also known as Plaja de Migjorn] - A huge and very beautiful beach, with clean white sand and equally clean blue water. Understandably popular, but big enough to absorb vast crowds and with excellent facilities. A great choice for those on a family holiday to Formentera.
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