A Well-kept Secret : Formentera
Ibiza has a well-kept secret, the island of Formentera. As much as Ibiza symbolizes flamboyant partying, Formentera is discreet and calm, with magnificent beaches of turquoise water. At the end of the day, we take the shuttle boat from the port of Ibiza to Formentera, under the golden light of an amazing sunset (photos above 1 & 2). The crossing lasts barely 30 minutes and here we are immersed in another universe on the small, more intimate island, with an area of 83.2 km2 (photo-montage below).
I advise you to rent a car, more comfortable than a scooter, especially to access certain beaches. Please note: it is very hot in the summer. We drive to Playa Migjorn, in the south of the island. Where is our hotel on a human scale: the very pleasant Riu La Mola facing one of the most beautiful beaches in Formentera, Es Cupinar beach. The atmosphere is family and friendly and the hotel team is very welcoming. Not to mention, the comfortable room with a superb view of the sea, sometimes emerald and ultramarine blue, sometimes turquoise, a pleasure that I never tire of (photos below in part: “4. Where to sleep”)!
No way to stay in Formentera without discovering its different stunning beaches! I think that’s the main activity! Don’t ask me which one I prefer, I will have a hard time answering you. Because each of them corresponds to a different atmosphere and panorama. Es Pujols, which extends over 690 m, is the best known and therefore the most touristic. Very nice for brunch. In the southwest of the island, Cala Saona with its fishing boats, is where I like to have a drink during the hottest hours. Other beaches are wilder like the iconic Ses Illetes. My advice: take a map and visit all the beaches!
The island has its own nonchalent pace. And rather than giving you a list of places to go, I have collected in images a kaleidoscope of impressions, of rare and simple moments that a stay in Formentera evokes for me. The photos are below. I hope it will make you want to discover this wonder of the Mediterranean. Party people, go your way! Lol!
1. Discover All The Beaches
2. Lunch Facing The Sea
3. Go Around The Island And Visit Sant Francesc Xavier, The Capital
4. Where To Sleep : The Riu La Mola
Photos : © Mademoiselle Le K – Tous droits réservés
Many thanks to the Tourism Board of Formentera and Riu La Mola for this beautiful invitation. As always, these are my opinions.