With just over 50 hostals and hotels on Formentera, beds are like gold dust in summer and often booked out in a flash. Make reservations well ahead, though generally speaking, prices are quite steep.

Rental apartments are a better deal, especially for stays of a week or more. Check websites such as Airbnb (www.airbnb.com), Formentera Hotels Guide (www.formenterahotelsguide.com), Guia Formentera (www.guiaformentera.com), Home Holidays (www.homelidays.com) and Home Away (www.homeaway.com).

Camping

Formentera looks like a beautiful spot to pitch a tent, but camping is prohibited to preserve the island's fragile coastline.