Formentera - A Small Island off the Coast of Ibiza
Formentera is a small island just off the coast of Ibiza and is the perfect place for people who go on holiday for one reason, relaxation! The resort is quite a quiet place compared to other Ibiza holiday resorts. This may be because the transfer time is at around two hours, after flying into Ibiza you then have to take a ferry crossing from Ibiza Town. One of the advantages of this is that you can get a great feel for the surrounding areas before you actually arrive at Formentera.
Visitors to this stunning resort can expect to find many beautiful beaches, the best known of these are Illetas and Levante. With golden sand and clear water, you will instantly be in a holiday haven. There is a wide selection of accommodation within this small island including hostels, apartments, a holiday village and a few high quality hotels. The resort is ideal for a romantic break or for those that want to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
This stunning Ibiza resort is relatively untouched with the majority of tourist areas concentrated around the beaches. Families and nature lovers are common visitors to the island along with nudists taking advantage of the secluded beaches. With a picturesque landscape, a laid back atmosphere and stunning beaches, Formentera is a great place to escape to. With fantastic cheap Ibiza deals available now, why not try Formentera for your next island getaway.
Formentera – Beach Based Fun
Due to the size of the resort and the amount of beaches, sunbathing is probably the most common and popular activity! However if you do fancy trying something more exciting, this Ibiza resort offers a selection of water sports to suit all levels of bravery. Thrill seekers can try their hand at jet-skiing, water-skiing, surfing and even scuba diving. The less adventurous can relax whilst sailing around the island or even fishing.
If you do prefer to stay on dry land you can take advantage of the fantastic tennis courts or even explore the island on horseback, a great way of experiencing the beauty of this Ibiza resort. If you enjoy taking excursions, why not head to the Xeroni caves or even take a coach trip all around the island. If you do decide to explore the island, make sure you head to La Mola, a dramatic cliff face and lighthouse at the highest point of the island. A boat trip to Espalmador is another fantastic trip; where you can indulge yourself with a famous mud bath in the lagoons.
Formentera – Local Cuisine and Lively Nightlife
Formentera offers some of the best Spanish and European cuisine, perfect for those that want to sample some of the local delicacies. One of the most popular dishes is paella, savoury rice mixed with a selection of seafood, meat or vegetables. Each region has its own version of this dish and is definitely a recommended ‘must-try’. The majority of the restaurants offer fantastic locally sourced seafood however it is possible to find British and Italian cuisine around the island.
The nightlife is mainly based in Es Pujols, where you can hear lively music coming from the bars. This Ibiza resort is quite quiet compared to other Ibiza holiday destinations; most of the entertainment is located within the hotels. There is a reliable and frequent bus service that runs between all of the towns in Formentera along with a selection of taxi companies, however it is recommended to hire a car or simply cycle everywhere.
Formentera- Weather and Climate
Formentera benefits from high temperatures and hardly any rainfall. July and August are the hottest months and also the most popular. January is the coldest and sometimes brings quite strong coastal breezes and low temperatures. There is a slight breeze that is present all year round; this tends to be seen as a refreshing break from the heat.