Formentera attractions

Top Choice Beach in Trucador Peninsula

Platja Illetes

Forming the western section of the slender Trucador Peninsula, stunning Platja Illetes is as close a vision of the Caribbean (minus the coconut trees) as you could imagine in Europe, with bleach-blonde sand and tran…
Top Choice Beach in Formentera

Cala Saona

Delectable Cala Saona is a fabulous west-coast beach where the water glows a startling shade of luminous turquoise and the powder-soft sand is salt white. Though popular, it isn't too developed, bar a couple of laid…
Top Choice Beach in Trucador Peninsula

Platja Llevant

Through the steep sand dunes on the eastern side of the Trucador Peninsula, Platja Llevant is a divine, undeveloped beach. The powdery sand is so white it dazzles your eyes, and the aquamarine water is fantastically…
Island in Trucador Peninsula


A low-slung, uninhabited island of dunes and sandstone off the northernmost tip of Formentera, Espalmador has a beautiful crescent-shaped beach of fine white sand, Platja de S'Alga, lapped by shallow sea. There's a …
Natural Feature in Formentera

Cap de Barbària

The Balearics' southernmost point is an extraordinary lunarlike landscape of parched, rocky terrain that ultimately ends in the Far de Barbària, a 1970s lighthouse. Gazing out to sea (next stop Africa!) and watching…
Lighthouse in El Pilar de la Mola

Far de Sa Mola

Perched high over the Mediterranean, 2.5km southeast of El Pilar de la Mola, this 1861 clifftop lighthouse defines the eastern edge of the island, where gold-tinged cliffs cascade into cobalt waves in a sublime seas…
Lagoon in Trucador Peninsula

Ses Salines

Protected by the Parc Natural de Ses Salines, Formentera’s salt pans haven't been used for salt production since 1984, though salt crystals still form in the pools naturally. Formed in Phoenician times, they now mak…
Area in Trucador Peninsula

Es Pas

The northen tip of Formentera, Es Pas (The Crossing) is a magical place where the beaches of Llevant and Illetes combine and form a (submerged) 300m-long sandbar that stretches north across to the island of Espalmad…
Church in Sant Francesc Xavier & La Savina

Església de Sant Francesc

Looming over Sant Francesc's charming central square, with a stark whitewashed facade, the imposing village fortress-church dates from the early 18th century. It was the first church built when Formentera was resett…
Church in Sant Ferran de Ses Roques

Església de Sant Ferran

Overlooking a humble little square, Sant Ferran's charming 19th-century church has an exposed-stone facade topped by a simple belfry.