5 essential plans to do in Formentera


The island of Formentera is one of the most frequented tourist destinations in Spain throughout the year. Formentera is not only an island paradise with spectacular beaches, but in its small extension has wonderful landscapes and villages.

Its calm and peaceful environment makes this island an ideal place for a holiday with family or friends.

And if you are still wondering what to do in Formentera or what plans can be carried out in this small island, we bring you 5 essential plans to do on the island.


1 – Visit the lighthouses of Formentera


One of the best plans in Formentera is to visit the two most distinguished lighthouses, the lighthouse of Barbaria and the lighthouse of La Mola.


Faro Cap de Barbaria

This is a very famous place for all the television commercials and movies that have been filmed here. It is a busy spot where visitors often take many photographs. In addition, it has incredible views, especially during the sunset.

Once at the lighthouse, we recommend you go to the caves, located a few meters away, as you can see wonderful views of the nearby cliffs.


Faro de la Mola

Located just 20 minutes by car from our Insotel Club Maryland, this lighthouse is another must-see if you are on holiday in Formentera.

To arrive until the Light of the Mola, supposes to make a small excursion, reason why it is a quite fun plan and to which you can dedicate a few hours to him of your trip.

Going up to La Mola, you will find incredible landscapes worthy of admiration and where you can take advantage to immortalize the moment with spectacular photographs.

Once at its top, the highest point of Formentera, you can enjoy stunning views. Looking up, you can see a cliff almost 200 meters above the sea.

In addition, in this lighthouse you can find a commemorative plaque that reminds the French writer Jules Verne, as he referred to him in his novel “Hector Servadac”. According to legend, his novel “The Lighthouse of the End of the World” is inspired by the Faro de la Mola, incredible right?


2- Tour the most magical towns


Formentera is a quiet island, whose surroundings transmit that “Je ne sais quoi” of the Mediterranean that makes everyone who visits it repeat that visit. So, if you don’t know what to do in Formentera during the day or when the afternoon falls, walking through the most outstanding towns is a great idea.


Sant Ferran de ses Roques

Sant Ferran is a town located in the centre of Formentera, noted for its beautiful white streets and its diverse environment. It is an ideal place to spend the afternoon or evening, since it has a great nightlife near the Church, with live music and hippy atmosphere.


Sant Francesc

Sant Francesc Xavier de Formentera, is the capital of the island. It has the main services and is one of the most popular towns because of it.

It stands out for its white pedestrian streets full of small shops, for the atmosphere in the Plaza San Francisco and for its daily market from 10am to 2pm, located in the same town square.


El Pilar de la Mola

It is a very quiet town, away from the tourist areas and considered a mini-island, because it is located on a high peninsula.

It stands out for its proximity to points of interest such as: La Mola Lighthouse, the parish of the Virgen del Pilar, the viewpoint of La Mola, El Molí Vell or the handicraft market that takes place on Wednesdays and Sundays from 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.


3- Visit its most spectacular beaches and coves


The island is full of amazing beaches and coves, some of them considered among the best in the world.

It has white sand beaches and crystal clear waters such as Migjorn beaches, Ses Illetes beach, Es Racó de S’alga beach or Llevant beach.

In addition to these beaches has incredible coves, some more hidden than others, which treasure spectacular landscapes, adventurous routes to find them and crystal clear waters such as: Saona Creek, Caló des Mort or Es Caló.


4- Stroll through places full of nature


S’Estany des Peix. It is a lagoon with a narrow opening to the sea, ideal for spending the afternoon with family, practicing water sports or relaxing strolling in front of the sea.

Puerto de la Savina. It is the only port of Formentera, the only way of entry and exit, but not only stands out for that. It is an area of great tranquillity, with walks and views of the sea that will inspire total tranquillity.

Natural park of Ses Salines. Located between Ibiza and Formentera, it is a protected natural space since 2001 with an extension of 2,838 terrestrial hectares and more than 13,000 marine hectares. Its main interest lies in the set of terrestrial and marine habitats, its flora and fauna, its landscapes and its historical and cultural value.


5- Perform the green routes of Formentera


If you want to enjoy the island in depth, we suggest you to visit some of the green routes of Formentera, either on foot or by bicycle.

There are 32 routes that have more than 100 km of nature walks, these are old roads and unpaved roads that cover the whole island. You can find all the routes on the official website of the island.

Some of these routes are:

  • It’s Carnatge- It’s Arenals (Easy difficulty, 1.5km, 25 minutes on foot- 10 minutes by bicycle).
  • La Savina-Ses Illetes (Easy difficulty, 3.4 km, 50 minutes on foot – 15 minutes by bicycle).
  • La Savina- Cala Saona (Medium difficulty, 5.5 km, 95 minutes on foot – 35 minutes by bicycle).
  • Sant Francesc- Ses Bardetes- Far de Barbaria (Medium difficulty, 9.6 km, 165 minutes on foot – 60 minutes by bicycle).
  • Sant Francesc- La Mola (Easy difficulty, 9 km, 135 minutes on foot – 45 minutes by bicycle).
  • Pla de la Mola (Easy difficulty, 12.3 km, 185 minutes on foot – 60 minutes by bicycle).


If you are thinking of visiting Formentera and do not know where to stay, do not hesitate to take a look at one of our two charming hotels in Formentera, both located a few meters from the sea.

Insotel Club Maryland *** is a complex with all kinds of services and activities, while our Insotel Formentera Playa **** will provide you with the tranquillity and relaxation you need, both with a family atmosphere and fully equipped to make your vacation an experience unforgettable.

We wait for you in Formentera!