A Guide to Formentera
This small island, with a surface of 90 km2 and some 5200 inhabitants, is located 11 miles from the South Eastern coast of Ibiza.
The sea is visible from practically any point of the island, and there are numerous great beaches and lonely bays, some of them with incredible grottos.
Its favourable climate, with springtime temperatures during almost all the year, rich vegetation of pines as well as palms, and its quiet and relaxed ambience make Formentera a true paradise.
Access to Formentera is via Ibiza. There is a ferry service between the two islands six times a day, and this rises to ten during the summer months. This service is also linked to a bus service that runs between La Sabina, Sant Franesc Xavier and La Mola.
Places of interest in Formentera
Sant Francesc Xavier (Capital of the Island)
With just 794 inhabitants, the capital of Formentera is a white hamlet that lies around a fortified church of delightful simplicity. Visits can be paid in a westerly direction to the wildest part of the island, and there is a valley that runs as far as Cala Sahona beach which is dominated by the promontory of Cape Punta Rosa.
Here we find the island’s only port, consisting of a dozen or so white houses and some small salt silos. There is also a splendid beach at Cala Sabina.
Contains a forest of pine trees and savines as well as Es Pujols beach. Towards the south lies Mitjorn beach and towards the East is the beautiful natural port of Es Cal.