Formentera is the smallest of the Balearic islands and lies just south of Ibiza, it is known around the world for its relaxed, bohemian vibe.
A visit to Ibiza isn’t complete without a little trip to Formentera. This exquisite and less densely inhabited island, just 30 minutes away by boat, is famed for its turquoise waters and gorgeous white sandy beaches. The stunning salt flat nature reserves and dusty beach caminos through sand dunes evoke a time long gone by, and the collection of sleepy villages and atmospheric lighthouses all add to the feeling of stepping back into the past. Of course in the peak of season the relentless buzz of motos and motorboats can make for a bustling break, but if you know where to look on Formentera there are some real treasures to be found.
Formentera is small enough to be enjoyed by bicycle or boat, or a cute little beach buggy can be picked up in the port for a real adventure. Renowned beach restaurants line the shores closest to Ibiza, perfectly placed for a lunchtime visit by yacht or speedboat, and most restaurants will send their RIB to come and collect your group for your table reservation. Quite the way to arrive! With more time to spare, head inland or to the opposite coastline to discover gastronomic delight tucked away in the Formentera villages of San Francesc or the beach of Es Migjorn, where charming boutique hotels offer restful retreat too.
Although Formentera is not a party island like its big sister Ibiza, the laid-back Mediterranean attitude to nightlife is still very prominent. In Es Pujols, you’ll find late-night cocktail bars, music bars with occasional bands and even a discotheque open until dawn in the peak of summer. The White Ibiza Formentera Guide is your go-to list of our recommendations for visiting the island. Whether looking for a Michelin-starred restaurant – and there is one in Formentera – or a unique shopping boutique, a romantic hotel for a short stay, or a bar to stay up all night in, all the information you need is right here. Have fun exploring!