A holiday in Formentera is a different experience that you will remember for a long time. Get ready for a pleasant surprise!
Do not expect to find the Ibiza march in Formentera. Also, if what you wanted was the life of the night in Ibiza you can always take a ferry and in half an hour you will arrive in Ibiza.
Formentera is known for its beach bars with terraces to watch the sunset 'You have never seen a sunset like this in your life, and let the night envelop us with all its consequences. I speak of Indiana Cafe, Pachanga, Es Pujols, Pirate Bus, White and Flipper in Migjorn, or Pepe Fonda de Sant Ferran (which is very, very bohemian).
But probably the most famous is the Blue Bar, on the beach of Mijgorn, where it is also possible to have dinner before observing the moon.
With the peculiarities that this island has during its day life, it is not surprising that Formentera at night was special. When the sun sets, looking for a place to let go is the goal of anyone who wants to relax during their holidays.
The characteristic climate of the island
The characteristic climate of the island is typically Mediterranean, temperate-warm. Rain is very rare, with over 300 days of sunshine a year.
The dry summers, the mild winters and the lack of abundance of rain characterize our climate. Moreover, the small size of Formentera, as well as the small size of its relief, mean that the climatic characteristics vary very little from one place to another.
Formentera has a particular and captivating geography, with an area of 83.2Km2 and a coastline of 69km. The maximum height is 192 meters at Sa Talaïassa, a point located in the La Mola plateau. Its mild climate gives rise to a Mediterranean vegetation that combines areas of dunes with pine and juniper forests, some conifers that give personality to the island.
The beaches of Formentera
Formentera is known and appreciated for its beaches with transparent waters and fine white sand.
These beaches are protected and not modified by man, but located in a territory with modern tourist infrastructure of a family nature.
Observing the peculiar profile of Formentera, three large stretches of beaches are established: on the north-eastern side of the Llevant and Tramuntana coast, on the opposite side, the north-west coast with the most famous beaches of the island, Illetes and Cavall d ' en Borràs to the south the coast of Migjorn.
The peninsula of Es Trucadors, north of the island, is a long strip of sand that narrows from south to north. The beaches of Llevant, Ses Illetes and Es Cavall d'en Borràs occupy the west wall. Illetes is the most famous beach of the island and the most visited by tourists. Even if in the central hours of the day there is a great concentration, walking beyond the last authorized parking area you can find almost deserted sections, even in high season.
Also, the nearby Llevant beach is much less crowded than Illetes. It occupies the entire east wall (east) of the beach and is also of fine white sand, although with small rocky surfaces.
The typical cuisine of Formentera is closely linked to the traditional lifestyle, strongly characterized by the bond with the sea and dry agriculture. It is characterized by an almost absolute dependence on local products, conditioned by the isolation of the Pitiusas Islands.
This lack of products, combined with the creativity and use of high quality products (such as fish), gives rise to traditional recipes including: the salad payesa (with Peix sec) fried polp (fried octopus), sofrit (meat and potatoes), Calamars a Gross (fried calamari in its ink) or Peix Bullit (fish stew with potatoes). Sweets or desserts are the most characteristic Flaó (fresh cheesecake with mint), which orelletes (sweet anise) and greixonera (Ensaimada pudding).