Formentera: The quite side of the Balearics

Formentera: The quite side of the Balearics

Formentera

Formentera is one of the most beautiful islands of the Balearic archipelago. A stone’s throw from the Spanish coast, Formentera is the ideal destination to take a reinvigorating stop as you tour the archipelago on a charter yacht. With Ibiza, it forms the Pityusic Islands.

Between April and October, fans of the Mediterranean flock to the Balearics to enjoy the perfect mix of glamour, vibrant nightlife, and privacy afforded by this island. Reaching Formentera on a sailing boat or motorboat charter the view is of incredibly pristine waters, sandy expanses, lush vegetation and a shallow seabed that puts one in mind of the Caribbean.

One of the top-class yachting destinations of the world, the Balearics, and particularly Formentera, boast azure waters, a hectic nightlife, and an incredible offer of characteristic Mediterranean activities. Moor in Marina de Formentera or other smaller ports. The ports have berthing facilities for all types of boats, including motorboats and sailing vessels.

Formentera is a great destination for harried travelers in search of sun-drenched beaches and lovely waters. Long strips of pearl-white sand and pristine emerald and azure sea make it a symbol of Mediterranean beauty. For hours of splendid isolation Formentera offers several hidden bays, like the stunning Migjorn. The island resisted development, preserving a bucolic atmosphere filled with just enough amenities to please tourists looking for a taste of the Balearics.

Formentera’s best beaches are located in the Nature Park, by the quaint mines where the island’s renowned salt is produced. Use the park as a base to go on an excursion of Ses Illetes beach, Formentera’s most stunning strip of sand framed by incredibly placid, luminous azure waters. The islet of Espalmador, home to the dazzling wild Raco’ de s’Alga beach can be accessed by sailing or motorboat. Lined with lovely dunes, Playa de Lleant, home to Tanga club, is the ultimate surfing haven. In the summer the crowded Es Pujols draws a yachting crew of celebrities and Vip’s. The hidden bays of Cala Saona and Ses Platgetes are perfect to have a dip in the water all by yourself.

Formentera is a great destination if you need to unwind after days of crazy clubbing on Ibiza. The island has a vibrant nightlife, affording many spots to relax and a less hectic choice of activities, including yacht excursions and walks through its architectural and natural beauties.

A UNESCO World Heritage site with the nearby Minorca, Formentera offers an array of exciting excursions, as well as exclusive beach clubs where glamorous parties rage all night long. Make time to visit Sant Francesc Xavier and ease into the atmosphere of the capital city by hitting one of the bars that line the square. Walk to the villages of El Pilar de la Mola and Savina. Ferran de ses Roques houses the Fonda Pepe. Finally, Formentera boasts more than twenty itineraries for novices and expert travelers, to enjoy by foot or bike.

Stop at the Salinas for an exciting adventure. Formentera’s seabed makes also for a top diving and snorkeling destination. You will have to request authorization to dive in some areas.

 

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