Neighbor of the popular Ibiza, Formentera is one of the most beautiful paradises in the Mediterranean. Powdered white sand bathed in crystalline waters, attracts hundreds of visitors every year.
The smallest island of the Balearic Islands has winding sandy paths that will take you from one beautiful beach to another. With a total of 69 kilometers of coastline, following unpaved roads will allow you to discover, from idyllic bays to long stretches of white sand beaches, passing through whitewashed local houses and green landscapes.
Although some say that the best beaches can be found around Es Pujols, it is definitely worth looking a little beyond that. A boat trip along the coast will allow you to go from one to another and discover those wonderful coasts that only in the Balearic Islands can you find.
1. Ses Illetes Beach
Ses Illetes It is not only one of the best known and best beaches of Formentera, but it is also considered in most rankings as one of the best beaches in Spain. This beach is integrated into an ecosystem of dunes and island vegetation. Its white sand and crystal clear turquoise waters make Ses Illetes have nothing to envy to the best beaches in the Caribbean.
2. Es Pujols Beach
It is an urban beach that has all the required services and has an extension of 1 kilometer long and just over 20 meters wide. Es Pujols is the area to which most travelers go after disembarking at the port of La Savina so at night the atmosphere is usually very lively. You will love to start the day with a walk on a white sand beach with old wooden boat houses that give the beach a captivating and authentic atmosphere.
3. Cala Saona
A cozy beach, located in a bay on the west side of the island. It feels very intimate due to the high cliffs that surround the small beach, although it is one of the best known coves on the island and is usually quite busy. It is surrounded by pine trees with paths where you can walk before taking a bath. According to the locals, this is the place where the most beautiful sunset on the island is seen.
4. Migjorn Beach
Migjorn Beach occupies much of the south of the beautiful island of Formentera. All this extension gives this beach some characteristics that make it very special. First of all, it is the longest beach on the entire island of Formentera, which usually means that we find the lowest density of people. In addition, Migjorn Beach has a wide width of white sand, so the space to rest and walk is very wide. The color of the sand gives the sea a deep blue color, so it is one of the best beaches in Formentera. Its name derives from the wind that comes from the south, the same orientation that the beach has. It is located between Caló d´Es Mort and Mal Pas, 2 kilometers from Sant Francesc Xavier and access from the road is very simple. This picturesque place is surrounded by dunes, forests and fields being the perfect place to enjoy a wonderful sunset.
5. Estany d´Es Peix
Pack your backpack with a towel, a book and your camera, get on your scooter or bike (another popular means of transport on the island) and drive north to Estany d’Es Peix. A deep blue salt water lagoon surrounded by an alternative coast of rocks and sand, where you can sunbathe and swim. Sit in a quiet place along the calm waters and enjoy the unspoilt nature. Make sure you have your camera ready in case you see wild flamingos that live around the lagoon.
Espalmador It boasts of being one of the best kept secrets in the Mediterranean. It is a beautiful island, located north of Illetes with views of Ibiza and shallow waters ideal for bathing. Here we will not find beach bars or buildings of any kind. Everyone who visits it agrees that there is absolutely nothing in it, but they add that the peace that is breathed on its beaches is extraordinary. Is nothing synonymous with paradise?
7. Caló d´Es Mort
One of the most beautiful corners of the island of Formentera is undoubtedly Caló d´Es Mort, a very small cove where you can see one of the most beautiful sunsets on the island. It is located 10 kilometers from Sant Francesc Xavier, between Es Ram and Migjorn Beach, in a beautiful environment that makes it one of the best coves of Formentera. Not to be missed!
8. Es Ram
It is a rocky cove located in the nature reserve of La Mola, between pine trees and forests with crystalline waters and white sand bottoms. It is a cove that is difficult to access, so to get there you will have to walk the Camí d´Es Ram, between the towns of Es Caló and El Pilar de la Mola or cross through Migjorn Beach and Caló d´Es Mort.
9. Ses Platgetes d´Es Caló
They are a series of small coves of fine white sand, very crystalline and little crowded, interspersed with rocky ledges in the east area before reaching Es Caló de Sant Agustí. It is an ideal area for snorkeling. It corresponds to a sailor past with traditional wooden piers in short and limited territory, but today Es Caló is already an area, a mental map for the traveler who arrives in Formentera. The little beaches, “platgetes”, are their surroundings.
10. Llevant Beach
This authentic paradise of crystalline waters and white sand 4 kilometers from the port of La Savina, is located on the western side of the island, offering magnificent views of Ibiza. The light sand and the shallow turquoise waters create the typical landscape of Formentera beach, which attracts a multitude of visitors, although its flat dunes do not protect from the wind the days it blows hard.