If you are thinking about the next destination for your vacations and you still don’t know where to go, from here we make you a recommendation, visit Formentera. Formentera is a wonderful island to enjoy by road and also by boat. Thanks to boat rentals you will be able to enjoy this island in a different way.
With the yacht rental service you will be able to tour the island in a different way and access those places that would have been impossible by car. Of course, there is the possibility of renting other boats, for example, the catamaran rental is perfect if there are a few of you who are going to visit Formentera.
Be that as it may and beyond the sailboat rentals in Formentera, this island has a lot to offer and in this article we will show it to you. If you are still not sure why a trip to Formentera is so interesting, with this we are going to show you, we are sure that all your doubts will be dispelled.
What is Formentera like?
Although Formentera is a small island, it is the smallest inhabited island in the Balearic archipelago. It has an extension of 83.2 km2 and mainly stands out for its indented shape. Thanks to this shape it has an extension of 69 km of coastline, making it an ideal island to travel by boat as it is composed of a large number of coves and all kinds of coastal corners worth visiting.
On the other hand, so that you are not always on the boat, Formentera has a lot of green routes to facilitate the tour around the island by bike, so it is another great way to enjoy the good weather that always accompanies the island. However, the importance of the boat is fundamental, since access to the island requires a boat.
What can you do in Formentera?
Despite the small size of the island, the truth is that it is possible to carry out a great number of activities that make your visit highly recommended.
Formentera is an island known for its fine white sand beaches. However, not all the beauty of Formentera is found in this way, since underneath the island itself there is also unparalleled beauty, so it is common to practice scuba diving to discover it.
Formentera is the perfect place to start scuba diving, so you don’t need any previous experience to enjoy this underwater activity. Thanks to its crystalline waters, a long-distance vision is achieved, which is much more enjoyable in paradisiacal environments such as the Es Freus Marine Reserve. In addition to diving, you can also enjoy snorkeling, so there are plenty of underwater varieties.
Of course, not all water activities take place underwater, as in Formentera you can also enjoy all kinds of water sports such as paddle surfing. You can also go canoeing, windsurfing... in short, having so many different beaches gives you access to a wide variety of water activities.
As not everything takes place at sea, in Formentera you can also enjoy its popular craft markets. In these markets you can find a wide variety of typical products of the island, for example, in the Mercado Artesano de La Mola or the Mercado Artesanal de Sant Ferran. These markets are perfect for taking home a souvenir or making a gift to friends.
In Formentera you will find architectural elements that will call your attention. One of these elements is its characteristic windmills. These mills are a reflection of the past as they were necessary for the island’s peasant life to earn a living.
In addition to the windmills, the lighthouses have also been a reference point on the island. In this case, the Faro de la Mola is a tourist attraction since it is also the highest point of the island. This lighthouse is located on a cliff 120 meters above sea level and since last 2019 hosts a cultural space and dissemination of all the marine heritage of Formentera, which makes your visit is highly recommended.
What to eat in Formentera?
One of the nicest things to do when traveling is to enjoy the typical dishes of the place. Formentera also has a rich gastronomy to discover and one of the most recommended dishes is the “ensalada payesa” with dried fish.
Fish is of great importance on the island, as you would expect, so another typical dish worth tasting is lobster with fried eggs and potatoes from Formentera, a classic of Spanish gastronomy that is much improved with the addition of lobster.
The calamars a la bruta is also another of our recommendations that joins the sofrit pagès and the greixonera. In Formentera you will be able to eat really well, very necessary for you to enjoy the island all day long with energy.
The best beaches of Formentera
One of the attractions of Formentera is undoubtedly its beaches, so we can not finish the article without recommending some of its most important.
Caló des Mort is one of the best beaches of Formentera thanks to its 70 meters of white sand and crystal clear waters. Cala Saona is a small bay that is also worth visiting, an ideal place for snorkeling.
We also recommend that you visit Playa de Ses Illetes, one of the most popular beaches to enjoy with the family and Playa de Llevant if you like less crowded beaches and where you can breathe more tranquility both in the sand and in the water.