- We were here: 4 days in September 2015.
- Number of days needed: at least 3.
- My score: 5/5, if it’s not high season.
Although the smallest and the one that less variety of tourist attractions presents, this is perhaps the most charming island of the 4 main ones of the Balearic Islands, an island so beautiful that it would remain like that even if it was next to many in Bahamas, Maldives or French Polynesia
Its main attraction are its long fine white sand beaches, shallow, with crystal clear water that turns into beautiful light blue and turquoise tones, which have little to envy those of those famous worldwide islands. Not in vain the beach of Illetas (Ses Illetes) usually appears in different rankings as one of the best in the world and is always among the best in Spain, and overshadows its magnificent neighbors Levante, Migjorn and Es Caló. As it could not be less, there are also some small coves of great beauty, highlighting Cala Saona or Des Morts. A spectacular sunset awaits us from the lighthouse of Barbaría, and we have another lighthouse in La Mola, at the other end of the island.
Formentera therefore seems the ideal beach destination, and it would be if it were not for the extreme overcrowding in the months of July and August. It is a small island, where there are probably more rental scooters per square meter than anywhere, the huge beaches are insufficient, and only the cunning of the local government to not allow the construction of more hotels neither housing protects it from the vortex of tourism, making most vacationers have no choice but to visit the island on a day trip from Ibiza, leaving at least the nights in a certain calm. Still, if you can not go at another time of the year, Formentera is still worth it.
WHAT TO SEE
- THE BEST BEACHES
- ILLETAS (SES ILLETES)
- ES CALÓ, MIGJORN AND SALINAS
- THE LIGHTHOUSE OF BARBARÍA
- GETTING THERE AND AROUND
- WHAT VILLAGE CHOOSE AS A BASE