Last update : 05/09/2023
Are you planning your trip to Ibiza and looking for more information on neighboring Formentera? You’ve come to the right place. Ideally located, the island of Formentera is easily accessible from Ibiza’s main port. More confidential and wilder, the smallest of the Balearic Islands is attracting more and more tourists, and we can’t recommend enough that you venture there for a day during your trip to Ibiza. That’s what we’ve done too, and today we’re sharing with you our must-sees and good addresses on the island. Let yourself be inspired by our addresses to discover in Formentera for a day.
How to get to Formentera from Ibiza ?
To get to Formentera from Ibiza, simply take one of the many ferries offering the crossing. We chose the Méditerranéa Pitiusa ferry company because it offered a very attractive price, including the return ferry trip + a scooter rental for a day. If you choose this option (which we highly recommend), you’ll pay €80 for two people. Once you’ve disembarked, all you have to do is go to the company’s ticket office to obtain a scooter and explore the island with ease. In our opinion, renting a scooter is really the best way to discover Formentera, to park easily, enjoy the scenery on the road… A real joy!
Practical tip: if you have a car in Ibiza, we recommend parking at Ikea. The advantage is that it’s free and only a 10-minute walk from the ferries. A good plan that will save you a full day’s parking!
Where to sleep in Formentera, Ibiza?
If you have enough time during your visit to Formentera and would like to sleep there, we recommend Casa Pacha. We discovered this lovely address over lunch, and found it to be a knockout! The location is perfect, at the foot of a turquoise-water beach, and the hotel’s decor is very well thought-out. The restaurant is delicious, so even if you’re not staying at the hotel, plan to have lunch there!
Good to know: if you want to have lunch at the Casa Pacha restaurant, be aware that it’s almost imperative to make a reservation. The setting is one of the best in Formentera, so don’t hesitate to call several days in advance to book.
If you’re still looking for your Ibiza vacation accommodation, don’t hesitate to check out our selection of the best hotels in Ibiza.
What to do in Formentera during your trip to Ibiza
If you want to know what to do in Formentera in a day, below are two must-see spots. These two spots are, in our opinion, the most beautiful on the island and we recommend that you make them a priority.
Platja de Ses Illetes
Located just 15 minutes from the port by scooter, we suggest you start your day by discovering one of Formentera’s most famous beaches, the platja de Ses llletes. Declared the most beautiful beach in the world several times over, this beach of fine sand and crystal-clear turquoise waters boasts a truly idyllic setting. We were really impressed by this spot, which looks like a beach at the end of the world, just 2 hours from Paris. The beach is located in a natural park and boasts several restaurants and beach bars. There’s also ample free parking at the entrance for cars and scooters.
We recommend that you spend the morning here before dining at one of the island’s restaurants. As mentioned above, we later made our way to the Casa Pacha restaurant, located halfway to our second must-see spot.
Calo des Mort
If you’re still looking for what to do in Formentera, add this address to your list! After lunch, we suggest heading to Calo Des Mort, the second must-see spot for a day out on Formentera. This natural cove boasts a heavenly setting between ochre cliffs and translucent waters. We loved swimming there, and it was one of the best memories of our trip. If you’re a cove-lover, this is the place for you! When you leave, allow around 30 minutes to get back to the port and return your scooter to the agency. Don’t forget to fill up beforehand at one of the petrol stations close to the port.
Please note that if you’re traveling in high season, we recommend that you get to this spot in the morning. If this is the case, we recommend you visit Ses llletes beach in the afternoon. Indeed, as this beach is quite small, it’s often a victim of its own success, and it’s hard to find a place to put your towel down in the afternoon.
Thank you for reading!
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Clem & Alex