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Vacations in Formentera. Guide and info about the best island beaches

Vacations in Formentera

Sun, sea, relaxation, spectacular trails and reserves … Formentera is a truly incredible place, which contrarily to those who can think, has so much to offer.

During the vacations in Formentera, you can take long walks through paths and breathtaking landscapes; travel miles by bike looking at the sea; go on boat trips, water sports. Or you can enjoy spectacular sunsets while sipping a glass of wine.

Downtown Es Pujols is the fulcrum of the nightlife, with its numerous Bar Clubs in which to dance, unleash, and meet many people. You can dine in one of the excellent restaurants offering local delicacies.

Vacations in Formentera are, also, to be in complete symbiosis with its uncontaminated nature!




Between Platja des Migjorn e Es Ram there is a thin tongue of earth. It is surrounded by red rocks, which give life to one of the most appreciated coves for its transparent waters; clearly, in high season, you may not find space given the very small size of the beach.

Finding it along the way is not easy; you must pay attention to take a small road just before the nearby city center of Mary Land.

The context is nothing short of spectacular, with one of the most striking and uncontaminated views of the entire island. Seeing is believing!


Cala Migjorn (midday beach), with its 6km, is the largest of Formentera and, for this reason, the most equipped, and enjoyable.

It extends along the coast to the south of the island, the most wild one, between the two extremes of Cap de Barbaria e Far de la Mola; the coast is very varied, among white sand and inlets alternating with small rocky hills.

Cala Migjorn is perfect to escape the crowds of beaches to the north; not lack, besides, excellent typical restaurants, chiringuitos and services of various kinds.


One of the most appreciated places on the island. It is located in the western part of Formentera, a few kilometers south-west of the capital Sant Francesc Xavier. It is certainly to be counted among the most beautiful and popular on the island. Top place of Formentera Holidays.
Although it is not very long (it has an extension not exceeding 200 meters in length and 140 in width), it is characterized by the tranquility and the suggestive natural beauties in which it is immersed.

The beach is surrounded by an enchanting wooded area, an ideal place to walk and relax in the shade of pine trees. The bay, however, opens between two groups of red cliffs on a magnificent gulf, with enchanting waters.

The view is extraordinary and gives a glimpse of the hills of Ibiza and the coasts of the islands of Es Vedra ‘ e of Es Vedranell.

Reaching Cala Saona is quite simple. It is located at 8km from the port of La Savina. You will have to take the PMV 820 road passing through the town of San Francisco Javier; as soon as you arrive, you will find space to park cars and motorcycles.


Protected by several islets, the beach of Ses Illetes It is very popular and is located on the northern side, just in front of Ibiza, about 4km from the port of La Savina; characterized by a fine white sand, this long tongue of sand is spectacular.

La Posidonia prairie, beneath its water teeming with marine life, it has been declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco!

Of medium-small size, an integral part of the Saline natural park, and very popular; this makes it little appreciated by those looking for privacy, although it is among the best on the island.

From this side of the island, the wind is strong enough to be one of the surfer’s favorite spots. In addition to a large parking area for cars, motorcycles and bicycles, the beach is equipped with bars and restaurants.

To reach Ses Illetes, starting from La Savina, take the road PM 820 / 2 and after about 10 minutes you arrive at your destination; a bus service that leaves from the harbor at about 500 mt. from the beach.


Vacations in Formentera

It is, by far, the busiest beach on the island, located south of Formentera.

Equipped with a fine white sand, and crystal clear sea, it is about 15 minutes away from the Faro (Far de la Mola) to the east of the island, overlooking the cliffs offering a magnificent landscape, and of which we absolutely recommend the visit during the vacations in Formentera.

To reach the beach of Es Arenals you have to take the PM820 road, going around 13km in a southerly direction, passing through Es Calò; there are several car parks near the beach, and plenty of dining options, being a particularly popular area.


Continuing to proceed north of Platja de ses Illetes, we soon reach the tip of the peninsula of Trucador, which coincides with the northern end of Formentera.

To reach Espalmador, from the called point Es Pas or even the crossing (crossing), you will have to travel 200 meters on the water. You can use two alternatives: take a boat from the port of Cala Savina or from des illetesor else get swimming. The latter solution, of course, only suitable for those who were well trained. In case of low tide, however, you can walk this stretch on foot, crossing a tongue of sand!

S’Espalmador is an islet of 3km; given the abundance of species of animals, it is considered a protected natural park, and for this there is no construction.

A few minutes away, in the middle of the islet, near the Platja de s’Alga, there is a small sulphurous lagoon. Here, it is possible to make healthy baths of hot clay, which seems to do very well to the skin; do not miss this unique opportunity!

How, not to be missed, is the Tower of Sa Guardiola, with its marvelous, evocative panorama. A must for your vacations in Formentera.

Obviously, the listed beaches are only a small part of what you can admire during your Formentera holidays. The island, moreover, is full of bays, coves and hidden coves. Moving around by bike, motorbike and, above all, by boat, you can find the right one for you!


On the whole island, the nudism it is particularly widespread. Do you want to find people on the beach, without any costume or garment and … avoid unnecessary scenes of jealousy!

Another aspect to bear in mind are the often excessive costs of both services and food; even for a simple fruit bowl, or a sandwich. The best would be to take lunch from home, and … lie down on your beach towel; the sand, after all, is really soft!

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