Formentera daytrip guide
September 14, 2019Travel
Thinking about visiting Formentera? Whether it is only a day-trip or a full vacation, here are some tips to make your stay there a little bit better.
As you may already have read in my Ibiza travel guide, my girlfriends and I have been in Ibiza for a week. From there we took a ferry to go on a day-trip to Formentera. It was one of the best decisions. With it’s white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and charming villages, Formentera is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to and a paradise on earth.
Location: Formentera, Balearic Islands, Spain
Language: Spain, English and German are also commonly spoken
Currency: Euro €
How to enjoy the island
Formentera is the best place on earth to just relax and lie on the beach all day. This is the place you will want to go, when you just want to spoil yourself with delicious food, fancy wine and an unbelievable view.
However, make sure to not burn yourself.
How to get to Formentera
Because Formentera has no airport, there is only one way to get to the island: by boat. Unless you have your own yacht, you will have to take the ferry from Ibiza, which is quite affordable. I would suggest to book the ticket a bit earlier, as it is way cheaper than last minute. Prices can vary from 19,99 – 50 € I believe.
How to get around
It is very easy to get around Formentera, because it is such a small and flat island, plus it is simple and affordable to rent a scooter, bike or car. The minute you step out of the ferry and arrive at the port La Savina, you will be met by various scooter and bike-hire places.
Best beaches on Formentera
There is a reason that everybody calls Formentera “the Maldives of Europe”. The countless white, sandy beaches and the clearest, most turquoise water, have marked out this island as one of the most idyllic destinations. A lot of people believe that the beaches on Formentera are among one of the most beautiful beaches on earth, and I agree. I have never seen anything like this before.
Playa de ses illetes
As we arrived on this island, we instantly decided where to go first: Playa de ses Illetes. Many people claim that this is the most beautiful beach on the island, so we guessed it was worth a try.
Let me tell you… This beach was absolutely breathtaking. We were so surprised by the beauty of this magical beach that we stayed there the whole day. Without any food or sun protection. That’s how stunning this place was. We couldn’t even miss a minute of the view by getting something to eat.
Other beautiful beaches:
- Playa de Levante – for nudists
- Playa es Pujols – for families
- Playa Migjorn – for boho fans
- Playa es Arenals – for windsurfers and divers
- Cala Saona – for peace and sunsets
Places to eat
I am going to be real honest with you. We actually hadn’t eaten anything in Formentera, because we were too busy relaxing at the beach. However, I did my best to research some cool spots to have a bite.
- Ca na pepa
- Es Molí de Sal
- Codice Luna
- Sa Platgeta
- Ca na Joana
These are some of the recommendations from the Lonely Planet, which I trust with all my heart.
One fun fact to end with..
As you may know Formentera has exceptionally clear and transparent water. Apparently this is due to the presence of the biggest area of Posidonia seagrass in the Mediterranean sea, which covers the seabed. I thought this was so interesting.
Thank you so much for reading