FAQ - Frequently asked questions for Formentera, Balearic Islands - Spain

FAQ for Formentera

How do I get to Formentera?

Despite not having an airport, Formentera is surprisingly easy to reach. Fly into Ibiza Airport, then hop on a shuttle bus for a 20-minute drive to the port of Ibiza. From there, it’s a 30-minute ferry transfer from Ibiza to Formentera’s port of La Savina.

How long is the ferry from Ibiza to Formentera?

A fast and frequent ferry service operates between Formentera and Ibiza (35 minutes). There are three companies that offer regular ferries between Ibiza and Formentera. 

Can you fly direct to Formentera?

You can’t even fly direct to Formentera, since it doesn’t even have its own airport. Instead, you’ll land in Ibiza, then catch a 30-minute ferry.

Where do you get the ferry to Formentera?

The maritime station is located in the port of Ibiza, on Avenida de Santa Eulària. Almost all the ferries that go to Formentera depart from this station with one of the four companies that operate between the two islands.

How much is the ferry from Ibiza to Formentera?

The normal adult price is 26.50€ one way and 45.50 € return. The on-line discount price is 43 € return. Children & seniors 18 € one way and 28 € return.

Which is the prettiest Balearic Island?

According to Forbes magazine, Formentera is the prettiest of Spain’s Balearic Islands.

Do you need a car in Formentera?

You will make the most of your stay in Formentera hiring a scooter or car if you are with your family. public transport does not really have a great frequency, especially at certain times.

How do you get to Playa de Ses illetes?

From the port begins a cycle path to Ses Illetes that runs through the Ses Salines Natural Park, you can also go by bus, taxi or even your rental car or motorcycle (if you go with either of these two you will have to pay an entrance ticket )

Where is Formentera, Balearic Islands - Spain?

Formentera is a Spanish island located in the Mediterranean Sea and together with Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza, is one of the Balearic Islands.

How big is Formentera Spain?

The distance between one end and the other is 16 km, it has 69 km of coastline, full of beaches and cliffs of great beauty. It is a very flat island, its maximum height being 192 m (La Mola).

Is formentera expensive for tourists ? 

If you don’t want to spend too much, Formentera also offers low-cost alternatives for the most basic part of your stay: transport, accommodation and food.

What is Formentera famous for?

Formentera is famous for its beautiful beaches of crystal clear waters, dunes and pine trees and for its relaxed and laid-back atmosphere.

What is the capital of Formentera?

Sant Francesc is the capital of the island of Formentera. It is a charming little town of white houses and fancy restaurants and boutiques.

Which Balearic Island has the best beaches?

All the Balearic Islands have very beautiful beaches, but Ses Illetes in Formentera is considered the number one beach on the Balearic Islands.

Can you drink the tap water in Formentera?

Formentera’s tap water is safe to use for cooking but not tasty for drinking, we recommend buying mineral water at the supermarket.