A small island in the Balearic Islands is characterized by a wild and unspoiled nature, crystal clear sea, golden coves, guaranteed relaxation… In short, it is a true paradise on Earth. This is the perfect description for Formentera, declared a Nature Reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Its heavenly beaches are just the tip of the iceberg of all that Formentera can offer its guests.
What are all the must-see attractions?
All must-see attractions of FORMENTERA
# Formentera’s magic lies in its paradisiacal beaches, white sand and turquoise seabed
It’s impossible to start a trip to Formentera without going to its beautiful beaches.
In the Natural Park of Ses Salines de Eivissa y Formentera you can discover one of the most beautiful beaches in the world: Ses Illetes. With its 450 meters long, divided in two by a small rocky area, it is famous for its white sand and crystal clear water.
Then, among the rocky ledges that form natural shelters in the east, Llevante is definitely the perfect place to immerse yourself in a quiet oasis away from mass tourism.
Next, Cala Sahona is the “pearl” of the west coast and the only strip of beach between the southern cliffs of the island and it offers “a full immersion in nature”.
Last but not least, you cannot miss Migjorn, which is the longest beach of the island with turquoise waters, and the picturesque Calò des Morts, which offers a landscape of other times.
# The wonderful Reserve of Ses Salines and the underwater world
Formentera is not only sea and beaches.
Until a few decades ago, the island’s economy was based on the extraction and preservation of sea salt. Today, after the end of their activity, the salt pans have become a major tourist attraction.
This has happened thanks to the crystallization of salt that occurs in certain periods of the year and that allows these “puddles” to turn pink.
In addition, in the northern area of the island you can find wonderful backdrops that host an underwater world. Here there are the famous “prairies of Posidonia“, a natural barrier that protects the beaches and purifies the water.
# The three island lighthouses
In Formentera are also unmissable attractions its 3 lighthouses: La Mola, Es Cap de Barbaria and La Savina.
First of all, La Mola is the highest lighthouse on the island. It is located on a 120-meter high cliff in the quiet eastern part. Right here, Jules Verne found the inspiration for his novel “The Adventures of Hector Servadac”: in fact, a monolith was erected to pay homage to the memory of the writer.
Then, there is the cinematographic lighthouse Es Cap de Barbaria near the African coast. The atmosphere is one of the most fascinating and there is also Cova Foradada, which is a cave with a natural terrace overlooking the sea.
# In the hinterland are hidden some unmissable jewels
The hinterland also offers very characteristic views and landscapes. Among these, the village of Sant Ferran was the meeting point for hippies and bohemians and, in its vicinity, you can visit the megalithic tomb of Ca na Costa.
Then, the most touristic city of the island, Pujols, deserves a mention. It is the meeting point of the nightlife, but its typical craft markets and its inevitable white beach are also a must to visit.