Reasons to visit Formentera

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Formentera is an island much desired due to the charm of its beaches and coves, which over the years have gained recognition both on a European and global level. That is why… there are plenty of reasons to visit Formentera!

If you haven’t visit Formentera yet, this is the right time to do it, and if you have already been on the island, maybe it is time to repeat, don’t you think? Since, although it is the smallest of the Balearic Islands but not for this reason it stops being amazing to visit Formentera. In it you will find tranquillity and almost virgin places in which to spend the hours near the sea.

4 reasons to spend your holidays on this island

If you are one of those who are going to visit the island for the first time you will surely want to know in advance all the places to enjoy in this fascinating island of Formentera. If you have been on the island before, you will undoubtedly want to discover new activities and things to do in Formentera. So, without any further, we leave you with the 4 main reasons to choose Formentera as your main tourist destination.

Oenological Culture

This island of 83 km2 of extension has around 80 hectares of vineyards belonging to the two wineries of Formentera: Terramoll and Es Cap. Formentera wine is of high quality since the treatment of the vines and the production process is meticulous.

The varieties of vines with protected geographical indication “Formentera” are the following: monastrell, fogoneu, tempranillo, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, aromatic malvasia, prensal, chardonnay, viognier, white grenache and small grain muscat.

In addition, the Ethnological Museum of Formentera is located on the island where you can return to the origins of the Island and experience them in the first person. The museum is in the municipality of San Francisco, there you can watch several exhibitions based on tools, artefacts and materials that were used in the past for the production of different foods, furniture, wine, etc.

Luxury accommodations

In Formentera you can find our hotels: Insotel Club Maryland and Insotel Hotel Formentera Playa. Two resorts with all the necessary amenities so you can enjoy the island without worries.

In our hotels, we prioritize the tranquillity and rest of our guests. For this, we offer a complete service with exclusive advantages included. It is located in the quiet and beautiful Migjorn Beach of Formentera, about 9 km from Puerto de la Savina and 6 km from San Francisco Javier.

If you have any doubt about how to get to our hotel in the Island of Formentera from Ibiza’s Airport, we recommend you to consult our guide How to get to Formentera: Tips and Recommendations and our exclusive discounts on the Ibiza-Formentera Ferry.

White Sand and Crystal Waters

Formentera is distinguished by its emblematic coast with crystal clear waters and white sand. Because of this, it is one of the main and best islands in the world. On the beaches of Formentera you will find virgin corners where you can enjoy peacefully beside your family, friends or partner.

Once in Formentera you will find beaches and coves with the purest Caribbean aspect that encourage bathing. During your days in our hotel we recommend that you don’t miss the following beaches because they are the best beaches to visit Formentera: Migjorn, S’Espalmador, Ses Illetes, Cala Saona and Es Caló d’es Mort.

Gastronomic Tradition

As part of the Mediterranean diet, the cuisine of Formentera is a type of cuisine in which the product is the main axis of each dish. Its cuisine with coastal roots and Mediterranean essence can be discovered and savoured by tasting its traditional recipes. In all its typical dishes you will find very present the sea and the products coming from the agriculture of dry land.

Among its most popular dishes we can find: payesa salad with dried fish, octopus fried, sofrit pagès, calamari a la bruta or bullit de peix.

Rural appeal

It is true that making a trip to Formentera without visiting its seductive and charming beaches would be a serious mistake. However, Formentera is not only about beaches and coves but there are many more things to do and contemplate above all if you are going to visit Formentera in low season.

Rural tourism on the island is gaining more and more prominence. For this reason we recommend you to consider this type of tourism to travel to Formentera. Some of the spectacular obligatory sites are the natural park of Ses Salines located in the northern part of the island and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Another one of the visits that you cannot miss is the lighthouse of la mola one of the wonderful points of the island. From the lighthouse located on a cliff you can contemplate the prodigious views of the sea. If you are a lover of rural landscapes you will surely love visiting these fabulous emblematic places on your trip to Formentera.

These have been 4 of the main attractions offered by Formentera, we invite you to discover all the others places once on the Island. We are waiting for you at Insotel Club Maryand and Insotel Hotel Formentera Playa.