Formentera (Spain): what to see on the Balearic island


What to see in Formentera, Balearic island located in the Mediterranean Sea facing the eastern coast of the Iberian peninsula, a lovely place for holidays.

Tourist information

The closest point on the mainland is about 65 km away from the island and corresponds to the locality of Denia, in the province of Alicante.

Formentera is connected to Ibiza by ferries and hydrofoils, which offer this service daily, as to reach the island by air you must first pass through the nearby and larger Ibiza.

Despite being very close to Ibiza, the island of Formentera is characterized by a different tourist organization, which focuses more attention on the beaches and the sea, rather than on the nightlife.

The territory of Formentera is mainly flat, the maximum altitude is reached by the Mola plateau (about 190 meters above sea level), located in the south-eastern part of the island.

There are pleasant coves surrounded by greenery, where sand and rock alternate, revealing a backdrop with unique colors that remind the Caribbean ones.

The naturalistic aspect has been preserved over time, thanks to a limited urban expansion aimed at not altering the landscape.

Going up the plateau, covered with spontaneous vegetation, the wonderful panorama offers a view over most of the island and the surrounding clear sea.

To move to Formentera you can use the punctual buses or rent a car or scooter.

To sleep, the offer consists mainly of mini hotels and apartments for rent, alternatively there are 4-star hotels, but for these the price goes up a lot.


The beaches include Ses Illetes beach, a strip of sand with the sea on both sides, Llevant beach, the long Migjorn beach, Cala Sahona beach, famous for its kiosks and aperitifs on the beach before the sunset.

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Lovers of scuba diving can go to see the seabed and some vertical walls very rich in marine flora and fauna of all types, as well as explore ancient shipwrecks.

What see

On the plateau is the village of Pilar de La Mola, built around the church dating back to 1784, known for its characteristic artisan market, which usually takes place twice a week.

Nearby, located on a cliff about 120 meters high, stands the La Mola Lighthouse, a magical and contemplative place.

At the Mola there is also the Old Mill, Molì Vell, testimony of the island's past, since wheat was a fundamental resource for its economy, as tourism is today, thanks to the numerous and beautiful sandy beaches, washed by water crystal clear.

For nightlife there are some discos to distract yourself in the evening, but fans of trendy music will be able to take advantage of the frequent sea connections with Ibiza to reach the most famous clubs in the Balearics.

Formentera - Balearic Islands HD (March 2024)

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