The closest you get to the Caribbean without going there. Turquoise magical sea and crispy white sand dunes. Formentera, Ibiza’s hip sister, is a true paradise. Escape the bustle of daily life and spend a few quiet days on this wild, romantic island. We will help you get the most of your stay, find out what to do in Formentera.
Formentera is a highly popular summer destination thanks to its sensational beaches by the incredibly turquoise sea. Located at the southern edge of Ibiza this island is a little bit off-grid, laid-back and wild. The only 20 km long island, that seems to be split into two parts, can only be reached by boat. Many visitors come here to get away from the bustling Ibiza party scene. Formentera’s small capital Sant Francesc only has a small main square, church and cluster of charming streets but also a great hippy market.
The smallest Balearic Island is famous for its untouched nature with a rustic countryside, white beaches and glittering sea. You can sense the pure freedom once you set foot on this island. Nonetheless it has a fantastic restaurant and beach club scene. Luxury accommodation is also not missing.
What to do in Formentera
How to get around
Rent a bike or scooter to explore the island and fully enjoy the hot summer breeze, the bright blue of the sea by your side and the wild dusty roads and for a real hippie feeling. A must do for all ocean lovers is a boat or yacht trip around the island.
Es Moli de Sal
In the sand dunes of the Illetas beach you’ll find this unique windmill which has been renovated and turned into a restaurant. Sunsets at Es Moli de Sal come with magic views of Es Vedra in the background.
Beach Club 10.7
Sushi and sashimi heaven by the Osaka born chef Masahito Kanayama on the beautiful empty stretch of the Migjorn beach. Lunch or dine in style with the best views at Beach Club 10.7.
Here you can enjoy the view of the Mediterranean sea and your freshly caught seafood with your feet in the sand.
The first Michelin restaurant in Ibiza and Formentera, Can Dani serves exquisite and creative menus true to its Formentera roots on a charming terrace.
To Eat & Drink
This classical institution of a beautiful beach restaurant offers good cocktails, live DJs and wine lunches that continue all day into night. You’ll find the Beso Beach restaurant in the sand dunes a bit south from Es Moli de Sal.
The best Italian and Spanish food, relaxing music and a great sundown place by the soft sand of Es Pujols. The Chezz Gerdi lounge bar offers mouthwatering food in a real chill out ambience.
Hotel Es Mares and Spa
The architecture and interior design of the family run Hotel Es Mares and Spa were inspired by the nature and heritage of Formentera.
Bring your friends and rent this stylist owned villa, decorated with a hippy chic feel, blending the traditional with the modern. Casa Daniela is a bohemian dream come true.
Best Beaches in Formentera
Even though it’s a quiet place it can be difficult to choose what to do in Formentera. Most visitors come to the island for the paradisiacal beaches. For crystal clear turqouise water and fine white sand head to Platja Migjorn, Illetas and Llevant. Lay down in the sun, listen to the sound of the waves and soak in the salty breeze while forgetting all worries.