Formentera

Ibiza's laidback little sister with pristine beaches sand Caribbean blue sea

Just half an hour by speedboat from Ibiza, Formentera is an altogether different proposition.  It’s an island for relaxing in the sunshine, swimming in the warm waters and gentle walks and cycle rides.  The island has UNESCO world heritage status and there is no high rise development.  There are a couple of gorgeous boutique hotels to stay in.  Things to do on the island include:

  • hire a motor boat and cruise around the island’s bays and coves
  • swim off its pristine blue flag beaches
  • visit the lantern lit hippy markets
  • dive in the Freus Marine park spotting seahorses, starfish, a seascape of underwater caves and thousands of fish
  • eat a seafood lunch in one of the sleepy fishing villages
  • visit the salt pans, which formerly shipped salt internationally but which now form a national park where you can see wading birds such as flamingos
  • Flying time: 2.5 hours plus 30 minute boat ride
  • Time difference: + 1 hour
  • Currency: Euro
  • Best time of year to travel: April to October

Ideas for a trip to Formentera

Formentera is a destination in its own right for beach lovers and can also be coupled with livelier Ibiza for a twin centre holiday. Please get in touch with us for ideas and prices for a trip to this gorgeous island.

Frequently Asked Questions

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From 1 January 2021 you can visit Formentera for up to 90 days in any 180 day period without a visa as a tourist.  For further information see the FCO website.

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