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Isla de Formentera Travel Guide: 112 reviews and 295 photos

The small island of Formentera is one of the last remaining paradises of the Mediterranian. It's not much there to see, but its main attractions are its gorgeous beaches with crystal cleer water and its unspoiled landscape.

As the island is so small (only 82 sq.km) an own airport is out of question. So you have to go by plane to Ibiza and take a ferry to Formentera. This inconvienience probably saved the island from being built up with big hotels and it remained in its original style. There is tourism of course, but its not the masses but the individualists who go there. And a lot of them are regulars who return again and again.

Formentera belongs to the Balearic Islands and is situated a few kilometers south of Ibiza. Its normal population of about 7.000 increases significantly during the summer months when vacationers visit the island for some relaxation on its beaches. But even in the peak season you'll always be able to find a spot where it's not overcrowded.

Formentera consists of two elevations that are connected by a narrow bridge of flat country and therefore has the shape of a big bone. Most of the small villages and even the capital San Francesc have a rural character. Only the town of Es Pujols is a little bit touristic. So if you want to see Spain as it was before they spoiled their coast with concrete blocks, then visit Formentera.

For further info about the island have a look at this website

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great beaches and unspoiled nature
  • Cons:Not much attractions
  • In a nutshell:Caribbean feeling in the Mediterranian
  • Last visit to Isla de Formentera: Sep 2006
  • Intro Written Sep 12, 2006
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jul 8, 2014 at 11:10 PM

    Hello, Bernd! I see it's a wonderful resort! Thanks for sharing! Bleib gesund!~

  • Jun 2, 2009 at 11:15 PM

    how can I find out about booking this apartment?

  • pattypoo's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2009 at 10:44 AM

    I first went to Formentera in May1980 and we were about the only people on the beach except for the fishermen mending thier nets. What wonderful island it is,

  • Feb 17, 2009 at 2:03 PM

    hi, where can i find the website for booking ?

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Dec 11, 2006 at 6:15 AM

    Good to know that there is at least one unspoiled island in the Mediterranean! I'm looking forward to seeing you again at the meeting in Karlsruhe next Friday.

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Nov 18, 2006 at 7:25 AM

    Bernd, fabulous page with brilliant photos. I especially like your Cap de la Mola shots and of course the sunset. I didn't know that Formentera doesn't have its own airport. See you in 4 weeks ... :o)

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Oct 8, 2006 at 10:48 AM

    I wasn't aware that Formentera is not that crowded :-) But you told me better :-)) Great pictures and excellent tips here, Bernd, I love the windmill, and "Es Calo" hört sich so richtig saarlänner platt an :-)

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Sep 29, 2006 at 3:43 AM

    Abolutely gorgeous photographs of a little-known paradise. Bewitching photo of sunset. Comprehensive narratives. Charming place where you stayed. Good job with hidden photos. Enticing presentation.

  • JessH's Profile Photo
    Sep 21, 2006 at 12:24 AM

    Halloechen Bernd. Na? Schoenen Urlaub gehabt nehme ich an! :-) Schoene tips & tolle Photos hast Du hier. (hast Du eigentlich damals meine e-mail mit Andrea's VT-Kaeppi-Bild bekommen?) Jess :-)

  • kid-keith's Profile Photo
    Sep 15, 2006 at 2:21 AM

    Nice Pages on the little Belaric

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