FORMENTERA - Beautiful, unspoiled sister island to IBIZA  

FORMENTERA Sister Island to Ibiza

- Beautiful, unspoiled sister island to Ibiza -

IBIZA’s neighboring island Formentera is the smallest of the Pituses, or Pine-islands, and is located 3 sea miles = 9 km south of sister island Ibiza. It can only be reached by boat and ship, over sea!

Formentera is 19 km long, and until regular ferry’s started running, it was much quieter then its sister island IBIZA. The island is known as the last paradise of the Mediterranean, for its striking bright light, stunning beaches and amazingly transparent blue colored sea.

Formentera combines tourism with environmental protection and offers stunning and unspoiled Mediterranean landscape, beautiful paradisiacal beaches, many coves and to the east of the island lies the limestone Plateau of La Mola - El Pilar de la Mola.

Formentera island, in the sixties also attracted many free spirits such as hippies and musicians and over the recent decades famous stars and celebrities followed.
When you get a bit tired of the Ibizan ’summer crowds’, the island of Formentera is a great option for an excursion day, away from all upheaval.
People of all ages will enjoy the wonderful boat trip towards this Balearic island.
Additional exploring and sightseeing this beautiful, smaller sister island to Ibiza, will guarantee a very pleasant day for everyone.

On the islands highest point you find a famous restaurant boasting stunning views over the area.
In summer there is a Hippy market with Live music, 2 times a week, from 16 to 21 hrs, in Fira de La Mola. Furthermore there are sites to admire such as old windmills and lighthouses and a beautiful historic church.


Ferry’s and excursions running to Formentera are available in Ibiza-Town and San Antonio.
A fast boat, will take about 35 to 50 minutes and will cost about 30 € for a return ticket.
The ’slower’ ships are a bit cheaper and they will bring you to Formentera in approximately 2 hours.

The ferry’s moor their vessels in Formenteras port, La Savina where you can hire a car, bike or scooter to find your way over the island, where is only one main road !
Formentera sightseeing:

- Natural Park of Ses Salines Ibiza & Formentera (Parque natural de Ses Salines d’Eivissa i Formentera)
* The salt flats of Las Salinas
(low on sodium)

- Posidonia prairie - world heritage site
8 km field of Posidonia Oceánica, largest & oldest living being on Earth, oxygenates and filters the sea and is responsible for the transparency of the water

- The Freus Marine Reserve of Ibiza & Formentera (Reserva Marina dels Freus d’Eivissa i Formentera) lies between Ibiza and Formentera and was initiated in 1999.

- For the coast lie the little islets:
Porcs, Penjats, Ses Espalmador, Castaví

Formentera island is well-known for its tolerance towards natural sunbathing on its beautiful beaches.


Most people start their search for the worldfamous beachbar PIRATABUS ( right here. It is a a real discovery trip, for there are no maps available, or directions.

The PIRATABUS is a popular and famous meeting place for visitors from all over the world allready for 30 years. One can spend a wonderfull relaxing day at the beach, and enjoy ice-cooled beverages and nice tapas in this beachbar.

- Directions to FORMENTERA beach bar PIRATABUS

Follow the road, pass San Francesc and San Ferran, until you reach Point KM 11.
There you turn right, follow the road for 50 m and than make a sharp turn to the left until you come to a big house with green wire mesh fence. Behind this house, on the right side, you find a dirt road that leads toward the sea, and ends exactly with PIRATABUS in the Platja Mitjorn.
After a few drinks in the beach bar, your next goal could be the restaurant Mirador to make some stunning photographs.

The views over Formentera island and, in good weather, towards IBIZA and ES VEDRA, from the  terrace of restaurant Mirador on the highest point of the island where views towards Ibiza and Es Vedra are amazingly stunning !!

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