Formentera is small, but its unusual shape gives it almost 70km of coastline. It is also mostly flat, making it easy to get around on foot, by bicycle, or even on horseback. There are fine restaurants and beach bars (chiringuitos) where you can enjoy some of the island’s delicious seafood, accompanied by Formentera’s locally produced wine.
Formentera can only be reached by ferry as there is no airport and traffic flow on the island is regulated during the summer months, in keeping with the tranquil way of life for which the island is known as loved.
With a population of only around 12,000, Formentera is also ideal for visiting during the off-season, with spring and autumn being blissfully uncrowded. There are around 30 official walking trails as well as numerous water-based activities to enjoy, including swimming, snorkelling, diving, sailing, paddle boarding and kayaking. You can also go on boat excursions or rent a boat of your own. Oh, did we mention the almost-perfect climate and the more than 300 sun days per year?
As well as the coves and beaches, there are also lighthouses, quaint whitewashed villages and bohemian markets to explore, and, although Formentera is most definitely not Ibiza, there is some nightlife with a few bars and discos.