Formentera is the smallest inhabited island of the Balearic Islands with an area of 83.2 square kilometers. It is a very flat island with 69 kilometers of coastline, which is perfect to explore on foot and by bike on the “green routes”. Dry summers, mild winters and hardly any rain characterize the climate of the Mediterranean island. Visitors reach the island by ferry from Ibiza or from the Spanish mainland, from Denia or Barcelona.
Relaxation seekers, active vacationers and families all get their money’s worth on Formentera. The island offers numerous paradisiacal beaches, such as the east-facing beach Llevant and the probably most famous beach of the island, Ses Illetes, which is located in the northwest of the island in the middle of the nature reserve Parque Natural de Ses Salines de Eivissa y Formentera.
Formentera’s cultural heritage includes the historic village centers of Sant Francesc Xavier, Sant Ferran de Ses Roques and El Pilar de la Mola, as well as the defense towers and lighthouses along the coast and the historic sites, Ses Salines and the penal colony of Formentera, dry stone walls, flour mills and cisterns. Well-known products from Formentera are stockfish (peix sec), sea salt, thyme and rosemary honey, figs, and fresh cheese made from goat and sheep milk and olive oil. Even two wineries can be found on the Mediterranean island.
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