Discover Formentera Travel Guide

Discover Formentera Travel Guide

A lesser-explored gem, Formentera island is home to luxury, peace and tranquillity, and is arguably one of the best-kept Spanish secrets.Whilst it may be less frequented compared to its sister islands Mallorca and Ibiza, don’t let this fool you. Formentera is equally worthy of your time and attention as these other Balearic beauties.

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Discover Formentera Travel Guide

Situated in the Mediterranean Sea, off the eastern coast of Spain’s mainland, the island is part of the Balearic archipelago, boasting blissful weather, glorious coastlines, and splendid settlements. Ideal for family getaways, couples retreats, and holidays amongst friends for every occasion, Formentera is a versatile landscape in which you can create beloved memories that will last a lifetime.


The Best Places to Stay in Formentera

Across the island of Formentera, there are numerous breathtaking locations that will undoubtedly leave you in awe and captivated by the wealth of beauty it has to offer. But, whilst the island is an oasis in itself, you’ll want to ensure that where you’re going to stay for the duration of your holiday has the best things to see and do for you and your party. 

Whether you’re looking for the best places to dance all night long, somewhere more secluded for an intimate getaway, or you’re wanting to be within close proximity of the best beaches in Formentera,  there’s a place on the island for everyone in our collection of luxury villas.


Where to stay in Formentera for Couples

Can Parra

The area of Can Parra, situated in the centre of Formentera island, is known for its serenity and for being a quintessential and authentic small island region. 

The area offers a glimpse into real and rural Formentera living. Can Parra is known for being home to traditional architecture as well as wide stretches of countryside filled with native trees and olive groves, making it an untouched and natural paradise. 

For couples, this is the ideal location to indulge in the secluded countryside and spend quality time with a significant other with minimal distractions. 

Casa Perla is one of our smallest villas in Formentera that offers a charming retreat for couples in the heart of Can Parra. Situated within a pine tree forest and a small vineyard, couples can enjoy full privacy and seclusion with nothing but the sound of leaves rustling and the wind blowing to disturb them.

The property boasts a chic interior, a large outdoor pool and decking area, as well as a sizable living space that is ideal for couples to sit back, relax, and enjoy their stay to the fullest.

Cap de Barbaria

Another location that is home to beautiful natural scapes, but also breathtaking coastal scenes, Cap de Barbaria is a haven on Formentera that is home to some of the most impressive, and romantic, landscapes.

It’s an unsuspecting location that is ideal for couples. Situated near the coastline of southern Formentera, couples can blend sightseeing with appreciating the rural splendours of the island for an idyllic, and intimate, retreat.

Visitors flock from far and wide to view The Cap de Barbaria lighthouse, an impressive local landmark, and to see the cave of Cap de Formentera, with its exceptional viewpoint. From both of these locations, epic sunsets can be observed for the perfect end to any evening with your significant other.  

And situated in Cap de Barbaria, Villa Rubos is a tranquil property sitting in the countryside surrounded by lush Mediterranean plants to enhance privacy. It features a covered terrace, an al fresco dining space complete with BBQ, and its own pool, providing lots of space for couples to relax in this little piece of paradise.


Where to Stay in Formentera for Partying

Es Pujols

The island has one destination that undoubtedly shines brighter than the rest when it comes to nightlife, and that is Es Pujols.

Home to the island’s largest concentration of clubs, bars, and discos, Es Pujols is a resort at the base of Formentera’s northern tip. It’s the island’s main tourist hub and is considered to be the best party territory. Despite it being only a small town, it packs a punch when it comes to offering varied nightlife and memorable evenings out to all groups.

Es Pujols is putting its mark on the map gradually as a worthy nightlife location in the archipelago. Its clubs and bars are becoming increasingly popular and trendy, concentrated along a few main streets in its centre which has created a hub of nightlife activity once the sun sets.

This makes for a convenient night out in which you can choose between a range of bars before heading to the clubs. This location is particularly ideal for hen and stag dos, where visitors can expect to dance on open-air terraces and listen to various genres of music played by professional DJs until the sun rises.

For those looking to make the most of Formentera’s up-and-coming nightlife location, Villa Ordin is a modern 4-bedroom villa sleeping up to 8 guests that is situated within walking distance of Es Pujols.

Ideal for friends, and small celebrations, from Villa Ordin you’ll never be far from the palpable atmosphere of Formentera’s nightlife culture. Highlights of the property include its sumptuous private pool and outdoor lounging and seating space ideal for socialising and celebrating.


Where to Stay in Formentera for Families

El Pilar de la Mola

Pilar de la Mola, situated in the southeast of Formentera, is a peaceful setting for families looking to slow down on their next luxury getaway.

The village is best known for its craft market, which is an attraction across the island, its famed lighthouse, and its selection of charming local eateries and shops. It's a sanctuary for families looking to immerse themselves in authentic island life on Formentera and escape the more touristy and busy locations spread across the island.

Located nearby this charming village is Casa Somus. Sleeping up to 12 guests across 6 bedrooms, extended families will relish the space and exclusivity of this retreat in nature. This traditional Finca, which dates back to the 17th century, has been attentively renovated to offer stylish touches and luxury in its interiors and furnishings. 

There are many rooms in which families can spend time together or recharge their batteries apart. The outdoor decked space beneath the pergola is a highlight, perfect for relaxing in the shade, alongside the large open-plan kitchen-dining space for large gatherings and family meals.

Sant Francesc Xavier

As the capital of Formentera, Sant Francesc Xavier is the epicentre of island activity. So, for families who want to be in on the action at all times, Sant Francesc is a destination that you need to be within the vicinity of.

The white-washed buildings of Formentera are in abundance here, alongside historic sites, local eateries and establishments to experience the culture and heritage of the island. 

Only a short 12-minute drive to Sant Francesc Xavier by car, Casa Archen offers a luxurious 6-bedroom home for up to 14 guests to stay within close proximity of the island’s thriving capital, whilst being able to enjoy some peace as well. 

Blending contemporary architecture and vintage decor with luxury furnishings In a plot of over 30,000 square metres, this property is very spacious and so is ideal for large families on their next holiday in Formentera. With a 360-degree roof terrace, families will be in awe of the spectacular views overlooking the island’s landscape and sea.

The open lounge, al fresco dining space, and large main terrace with pool offer more than enough opportunity for families to be kept occupied, well-connected, and make the most of their time in this blissful paradise.



What Are The Best Things to Do in Formentera?

Relax on the Beaches

Given Formentera isn’t short of coastal hotspots with beautiful crystal-clear waters and golden swathes of shoreline, it’s without a doubt that lounging on the beach is a necessary thing to do during a visit.

Try Your Hand at Watersports

Alongside simply relaxing at the beaches, watersports are a hit amongst visitors on the island. From snorkelling to sailing, the coastlines of Formentera have a host of activities to get involved with.

Go on a Hike

With Formentera’s stretches of beautiful countryside and vistas being in abundance, hiking along the many routes around the island allows visitors to get up close and personal with the natural beauty that it is known for.

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Where are the Best Beaches in Formentera?

Platja de Migjorn

As the longest seaside location in Formentera, Platja de Migjorn is a beach lover's dream. Situated on the southern edge of the island, its white sandy shoreline stretches as far as the eye can see, bordered by bright turquoise oceans which glimmer beneath the rays of the Mediterranean sunshine. 

All along the 6 km stretch of coastline, those who crave a beach getaway can simply savour nothing but sun, sea, and sand, making for the ultimate beach escape. And with many villages and towns nearby, you remain well connected whilst feeling like a world away in this tropical ocean utopia. 

And in as little as 10 minutes from Platja de Migjorn, guests can relish a stay that is in a prime location to make the most of not only Platja de Migjorn but a variety of other stunning Formentera beach destinations. 

Situated beside Platja des Carratge, another of Formentera’s best beaches, Casa Esto is an opulent seafront residence that keeps its beach-loving guests close to the waters and golden sands that they so love. 

Sleeping up to 16 guests across 9 bedrooms, the property is located right beside the seafront so guests can savour views of the bright blue Mediterranean whenever they wish. There are also steps right down to the shore for whenever guests want to feel the sand between their toes. 

With its own pool and large patio, it's a modern and traditional Finca that offers the quintessential sun, sea, and sand experience.

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How Many Days Should You Stay in Formentera?

A week is more than enough time to have a holiday in Formentera. This would ensure that you’re able to explore the best of what the island has to offer whilst also being able to put your feet up at a luxurious property situated in one of the island’s most sought-after and secluded spots.

But, if you’re looking to take things on the slower side, embracing the Balearic island lifestyle, two weeks will allow you to really get to grips with all of Formentera’s charms and give you ample opportunity to relax.

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When is the Best Time to Visit Formentera?

Situated in the Mediterranean, Formentera experiences dry and hot summer seasons and mild winter seasons. For those who seek the typical sunshine-filled experience that people often envisage the Balearic islands to offer, visiting in the summertime is the best option. 

Winter still offers activities and sightseeing for visitors to indulge in, but the blissful coastline that the island is best known for is not in its prime at this time of year due to the cooler temperatures. 

For those looking for a balance between the heat and mildness of the summer and winter seasons, whilst also wanting to avoid peak tourist periods, visiting in springtime may be a good compromise.