The best routes and excursions in Formentera

Routes and excursions in Formentera

What to visit in Formentera and what are the must-see places? In this post we summarise the best excursions and routes to do in Formentera, either if you're spending a few days on holiday or if you're coming to spend the day from the island of Ibiza.

Formentera is the smallest inhabited island in the Balearic Islands. But despite its small size, its indented shape means that it has a coastline of 69 kilometres and a multitude of secluded beaches where you can lose yourself, as well as a privileged natural environment which stands out for its great environmental beauty.

If you are on holiday in Ibiza and want to discover the juniper forests and turquoise waters of this natural paradise, you can easily do so. Different companies of ferries connect the port of Ibiza and La Savina, the only entrance to the island.. This is a pleasant 35-minute trip that runs between numerous islets such as Espalmador, Penjats, Malvins and Porcs.

How to get around Fomentera?

And how do you get around Formentera? Most of the island can be covered by bicycle, thanks to its numerous paths and rural hinterland. For longer journeys we can use a car or a motorbike.

If you have decided to rent a boata yacht or a sailing vesselYou will have the opportunity to see the island in a different way and to access the most magical and hidden places.

What to visit in Formentera?

Once on this island of still wild landscape, dunes and beaches and with our means of transport, what can we visit in Formentera?

We have made a selection of eight places you can't miss on a trip or excursion to Formentera with proposals that take in the beach, the town and other more secluded places.

- Lighthouse of La Mola

At the eastern end of the island, the Faro de la Mola lighthouse is considered by many visitors to be one of the most important lighthouses on the island. a magical place, reminiscent of a lighthouse at the end of the world.. La Mola lighthouse offers a formidable panoramic view from the cliffs and next to it you can see a monolith in honour of the writer Jules Verne.

The famous author, probably also caught by the magic of this place, mentioned it in his book "Héctor Servadac (voyages and adventures through the solar world)".

responsive] [responsiveLighthouse of La Mola in Formentera[/responsive] La Mola lighthouse. Photograph of the Tourism Agency of the Balearic Islands.

- Cap de Barbaria lighthouse

And from Jules Verne to the Spanish filmmaker Julio Medem, director of "Lucia and Sex". It is indeed the lighthouse that appears in that film and which is located on the south-western tip of the island.

It is an ideal place to watch the sunset with the islet Es Vedrá in the background.o. Close to this cinema is an 18th century watchtower (Torre des Garroveret) and the prehistoric sites of Cap de Barbaria.

- The viewpoint

And precisely on the way to the village of El Pilar de la Mola is an obligatory stop for lovers of photographs and incredible views: the viewpoint.

From there you can see a strip of land joining two land masses and the sea on both sides and appreciate from one of the highest points of the island the isthmus of Formentera.

- Beaches

A visit to Formentera cannot go by without putting your feet on the sand. The ones that can't be missing in a good list are the beautiful beach of Ses Illetesthe small Cala des Mort, Es Caló, Es Pujols and the immense Es Mitjorn.

responsive] [responsiveThings to visit in Formentera[/responsive] Photograph of the Tourism Agency of the Balearic Islands.

- Sant Francesc Xavier

The island's capital, Sant Francesc Xavier, is a quiet town of just over 3,000 inhabitants and is where most of the excursions on Formentera take place.

You can admire the whitewashed church, dedicated like the village to Saint Francis Xavier, its whitewashed streets and shop in one of the charming little shops in the area.

- Las Salinas

In the north of the island is the Ses Salines Natural Park, which also covers the south of the island of Ibiza. One of its main characteristics is the presence of populations of aquatic and marine birds, as well as a important number of species of flora and fauna endemic to the Balearic Islands.

This protected environment stands out for its pink and violet hues in summer and is part of Formentera's cultural heritage, as the only industry on the island in the pre-tourist era.

- Punta de Sa Pedrera

The east coast, between the port of La Savina and Cala Saona, is a beautiful area to visit from a boat. and to be able to admire from the sea places such as Sa Pedrera, which was once a quarry, as well as to appreciate the great marine wealth.

A30Knots offers you boat rentals in Ibiza and Formentera to sail through these dreamlike environments and visit Formentera and Ibiza from a different perspective.

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