The main reason for visiting Formentera are its white sandy beaches and transparent water that presents surprising combinations of blues. These are in fact the main tourist attractions of Formentera. Characteristic of the island is the beauty of the coast and the absence of buildings in most of the coast. Without airports, the island can only be reached by boat from Ibiza, or by passenger ships from the Spanish mainland. This helped to make the island quieter than the other islands in the archipelago.
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACHES
Among the most beautiful beaches of Formentera we point out: Cala Saona (small beach, despite its small extension, 140 meters of scarce length), is one of the most beautiful that can be visited. Not far away are the coast of Punta Pedrera, and the cliff of Punta Rasa.
In Punta de Pedrera the rocks form a stone desert known by the name of Sa Pedrera, characterized by strange and curious forms of rock which, joining the sea, have been called “natural pools”.
Es Pujols (beach located in the tourist area of Es Pujols). Sa Roqueta (Small inlet between Es Pujols beach and Levante beach with the island of Ibiza in the background).
Llevant (very large beach located in the northern tip of the island). Es Cavall d’en Borras (near the port of La Savina). Migjorn (one of the largest beaches on the island, and one of the quietest on the island). S’arenal (sandy beach mixed with small shells).
Another of tourist attractions of Formentera is Caló des Mort (located at the far west of Migjorn beach, at the beginning of the La Mola cliff, it is a wonderful corner in Formentera surrounded by low cliffs). Ses Platgetes (fine white sand beaches located just after Es Caló). Es Caló (small fishing village with a small beach). Illetes (the beaches of Illetes, located on the northernmost point of the island and the closest to the island of Espalmador, (at 150 m scarce), are the most visited and frequented by tourists).
OTHER ISLAND ATTRACTIONS
In addition to the beaches there are other landscaped areas that are worth visiting to really get to know the beauty of the whole island. For example, the lighthouses of La Mola and Es Cap de Barberia, the Estany des Peix (small lagoon with a narrow opening towards the sea).
Espalmador is an islet about 150 meters from the island of Formentera, the best known beach of Espalmador is the “Platja de S’Alga”. Espalmador can be accessed in two ways: with the boat that takes the path from the port of Formentera to Illetas and then leads to Espalmador, or you can swim the distance that separates the two islands (climate and tide permitting). On the highest point of the island there is the watchtower of Tower of Sa Guardiola.
MONUMENTS OF THE ISLAND
As far as art and monuments are concerned, the Church of Sant Francesc Xavier (1738), located in the capital of the island in front of the municipality, should be noted. The Chapel of Sa Tanca Vella (second half of the 14th century), located in the small village of San Francesc Xavier. The megalithic settlements of Cap de Barberia (2,000 BC) and Ca Na Costa (2,000 to 1,600 BC). Can Blai Castle, with a rectangular plan and five towers on the sides. The old mill of Molì Vel of la Mola (1778), still functioning.