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Formentera Day Trips - Unique Ibiza Villas

Formentera is the sister island to Ibiza, and a really popular day trip destination

The beach at Platja de ses Illetes (Illetes beach) us regularly voted the best beach in the Mediterranean and a must go to destination, although there are many great beaches in Formentera.

Formentera is a small island, measuring approximately 19km x 6km, and covering about 83 square kilometres. The best way to get around Formentera is on a bicycle or moped. You can also hire a car, or use the bus service. Bikes approx. €10 per day & mopeds about €15 per day) and you just pick them up from the port, opposite where the boat docks. The island is pretty flat so a bike is pretty practical and the best beach is Platja de Ses Illetes which can be reached in about 20 minutes by bike along the bike friendly coastal path

You can also hire a car with local companies and big names like Avis having offices at the port.

Playa de Ses Illetes has been voted one of the best beaches in Europe… and it really is a good as the hype, by there are plenty of great white sandy beaches to discover… just beach hope via your 2 or 4 wheels. In summer there are a number of great beach front restaurants and beach clubs where the vibe is relaxed such as:

Gecko Beach Club at Platja de Migjorn
Club South Beach at Platja de Migjorn
Juan Y Andrea at Platja de Ses Illetes
Flipper & Chiller at Platja de Migjorn
Pirata at Platja de Ses Illetes
Besco Beach at es Cavall d'en Borras
Beach Club 10.7 at Platja de Migjorn
Sa Roqueta at Platja des Pujols
Chacala at Cala Soana

 

By contrast there are the small restaurants which are off the beaten track that you may just stumble across by accident…serving fresh fish on plastic tables and without any pretentious BS if that is more your style.

Getting to Formentera
There are a number of ways to get to Formentera

By AquaBus ferry from Ibiza Town, approx. €20 for a day trip and takes about 45 minutes

By Transmapi ferry from Ibiza Town, approx. €40 for a day trip and takes about 30 minutes (mostly a commuter service for locals, that operates until very late in the main summer months but a much more frequent service just in case you miss one of the other ferries)

By Mediterranea Pitiusa from Ibiza Town, approx. €20 to €30 for a day trip 30 to 45 minutes journey

By Balearia ferry from Ibiza Town, around €40 & upwards, and you can also take the ferry onwards to Denia on the Spanish mainland

By Ferry Santa Eulalia from Santa Eulalia, approx €20 to €30 for a day trip, approx 45 minute journey   

By private boat, with prices staring from about €850 and upwards for an 8 hour charter with skipper

There is probably another option which is to find someone with a very sexy speedboat or yacht boat and hitch a lift… but it hasn't worked for us yet!