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Formentera Travel Guide

The smallest of Spain’s Balearic Islands, Formentera is a must-visit when exploring the Mediterranean or dreaming up your next dreamy escape.

Here are our top must-do's, see's and eat's when planning your next trip to Formentera.


“Where and when to go: ”

The beautiful town of Es Pujols is a great location with beautiful beaches and a range of restaurants to visit. For a more secluded, relaxed stay, head to the town of Es Caló, with boutique accommodation options and a quaint Spanish feel.

When planning your trip, June or September is the best time to visit the idyllic island while things are quieter however July and August are your best choice if you are seeking bustling energy in town.


“What to do: ”

Explore the beautiful turquoise waters of Formentera. The beautiful beach of Platja De Sea Illetes is a popular destination, with its stretched out white sands, glistening blue waters and easy access from the port, making this a perfect day out for those visiting the area. For a lesser-known beach, make time to head to the small cove of Cala Saona, known as the jewel of the west coast of Formentera. This cove tucked away on the Western Coast is the only sandy beach that exists throughout the southwestern part of the Island. With glistening blue waters nestled between cliff coastlines, this beach offers a range of activities such as paddleboarding, kayaking or snorkelling. 

Set aside some to explore the bustling market stores of Formentera. There is the popular hippie ‘Mercat de La Mola’ with hand-crafted trinkets from the local community, located on the southern tip of the Island. Another of Formentera’s night markets includes the 'Las Dalias Markets' where you can pick up authentic handicrafts, explore the good trucks and enjoy the live music.

Spend a day sightseeing the beautiful destinations Formentera has to offer. Visit the La Mola lighthouse which offers you mesmerising views of the Mediterranean, and explore the little island of S’Espalmador or the town of Sant Francesc.


“Where to stay:”

1. Can Tes Formentera - Playa Migjorn

2. Casa Pacha - Playa Migjorn

3. Casa Serena - Mitjorn


“Where to eat:”

Try the Spanish cuisine while visiting Formentera. Order Sa Sequi Paella, enjoy an arrangement of tapas and enjoy the fresh seafood the Mediterranean has to offer.

Head to restaurant Cana Pepa in San Francesc, Es Coyol Foradar in Platja de Migjorn or Can Carlitos in the Port de la Savina.


“What to pack:”

Pack your bags for a hippy oasis, surrounded by blue waters and an abundance of sunshine. You’ll want sun-dresses, pareos and smock dresses for endless days at the beach, an array of swimming costumes and your favourite pair of sandals. You’ll be reaching for your favourite relaxed wardrobe staples when exploring the town so bring your favourite linen pants, a vibrant shirt dress and mini dress for a potential night in town.