Formentera is the smallest island of the Balearic Islands, its long sandy beaches and crystal clear waters make it the most popular destination for tourists.
The island of Formentera, with Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza, is part of the Balearic Islands, and it is the smallest one. It is located south of Ibiza, just 2 nautical miles from it, even if the distance between the ports of Ibiza and La Savina (Formentera) is 11 miles. The crossing with the ferry lasts about 30 minutes. Its land area is only 83 square kilometres and the coastline stretches for 69 kilometers.
Formentera is an island relatively flat with two plateaus, La Mola in the east, which reaches a maximum height of 192 meters, and Cap de Barbaria in the west. In the north there are coastal lagoons and old salt marshes, which are part of the Nature Reserve of Ses Salines.
There is a main road that connects the two ends of the island, the port of La Savina and the lighthouse of La Mola, and is 19 km long. Along this road, several side roads branch off, leading to the various villages and beaches of Formentera. There are signs indicating kilometers away from the port of La Savina.
Formentera is a favorite destination for travelers wishing to spend a holiday in contact with nature, for those who seek tranquility and love the sea and its smell. In fact there are many fabulous beaches lapped by warm turquoise waters that no photograph can reproduce faithfully. The hues of the landscape are harmonious and clear, a sunset or simply gazing at the sky and the sea turns into a unique spectacle that justifies a visit on this magical island.
The population living in Formentera is about 12.000 inhabitants and is distributed among the various villages including the official capital Sant Francesc, Sant Ferran, famous for having been the reference point of the hippie movement in the sixties, La Savina, place where the port is located, and Es Pujols, the main tourist resort. The number grows considerably during the summer season, as the island is one of the favorite destination in Europe, mainly due to the crystal clear sea and its sandy beaches.
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