Formentera is the smallest and southernmost island of the Illes Pitiüses group (which includes Eivissa (Ibiza) and Formentera) and belongs to the Balearic Islands autonomous community (Spain). It is located approximately 6 km south of Ibiza in the Mediterranean Sea. Its major villages are Sant Francesc Xavier, Sant Ferran de ses Roques, El Pilar de la Mola and La Savina.
The island of Formentera is outstanding for its great environmental beauty and for its still wild landscape of dunes and beaches, preserved in wonderful condition. Although it is a small island, its (82km) indented shape means it has a very long coast (82km) in proportion to its surface. Along the coast, there are many large and small beaches and numerous coves and solitary areas such as the natural swimming pools, the village of Sant Agustín de Es Caló and the Mitjorn area.
Things to See & Do
* Formentera beaches
* Village of Sant Agustín de Es Caló and the Mitjorn area
* Snorkeling and diving
* Cycling around the island
* Lighthouses at La Mola and Es Cap de Barberia
Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency – Euro (€)
Language – Spanish and Catalan
Land Area – 83.2 km²
Population – 7,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 34
Port Location –The Port is located at La Savina on the northern coast of Formentera.
Travel Links – Getting to Formentera is quite easy, as you can catch a boat from the Spanish mainland with your car from either Barcelona or Denia to Ibiza (Eivissa) and from there catch another ferry to Formentera. Alternatively, you can fly to Ibiza and Formentera can be reached by regular ferries from the Estacion Maritima in Ibiza Town and by tourist ferries from other parts of Ibiza during high season.
Regular buses during the summer season go to most parts of the island from the port, where most visitors arrive by ferry, but are less frequent during the winter months.
The island of Formentera is small but accessible and comfortable; you can cover a large part of it by bicycle, or for longer journeys you can use a car or motorbike.