Day trip to Formentera Island from Ibiza
Despite being the smallest of the four main Balearic Islands, Formentera has a growing reputation amongst holidaymakers across the globe. Whilst there aren’t as many established tourist attractions here compared to its noisier neighbors of Majorca and Ibiza, Formentera’s main draw is its stunning natural beauty and collection of unspoiled beaches.
There is no commercial airport on the island and is only accessible via ferry from either Ibiza or mainland Spain. So if you have a day to spare and fancy a change of scenery, get off Ibiza and take a day trip to Formentera.
Best time to visit Formentera Island
Just like Formentera’s Balearic neighboring islands, Formentera benefits from year-round sunshine and favorable weather conditions. If you’re looking to soak up the sun, head to the island in the summertime when temperatures average around 27°C. It’s worth noting that the island will be busiest at this time of year, so it might take a little extra planning to get the most from the day. If you’re looking to explore more than just the beaches, you may prefer to travel in spring, when the temperatures are a little milder and the summer crowds are yet to arrive.
What activities you can do on Formentera island
Whenever you’re on a tight schedule, it’s advisable to forgo the spontaneous travel approach and plan an itinerary in advance of your trip. When visiting Formentera, the hardest part will be deciding what to do, since there are so many must-see spots all around the island.
There is no better way to experience Formentera’s true beauty than by spending a few hours on the beach. Whether you want to set out a towel and soak up the Mediterranean sun, or are more enamored with the idea of doing a little exploring, there is sure to be a beach for you.
If you’re spending just one day on Formentera, you have to experience Ses Illetes – one of the most beautiful beaches in the Balearics. The alluring, translucent waters beckon visitors in to take a dip, whilst the beach itself is located within a natural park, meaning there is plenty to explore back on dry land.
Make the most of your day trip to Formentera island
- Head out early. The first ferry of the day leaves Ibiza at 7 AM, with the service running until late afternoon. To get the most out of your trip, try and catch an earlier ferry, providing you’re not too worse for wear from the night before! There are a total of 43 sailings per day from Ibiza to Formentera, so be sure to plan your timings in advance and create your itinerary accordingly.
- Hire a scooter. Providing you feel comfortable doing so, hiring out a motorbike or scooter can be the best way to see more of the island in a short space of time. Alternatively, there are plenty of companies offering mountain bike rentals if that’s more your thing. There are lots of designated cycling routes all around Formentera (the island is mostly flat) meaning you can safely explore all that this beautiful place has to offer. Do note, if you’re visiting in the summertime, it can be challenging to cycle in the heat, so a decent level of fitness is recommended, and make sure to pack plenty of water.
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