Formentera – a guide to the most beautiful beaches

Formentera beaches

Formentera is a small island where we can find many paradise places with crystal water and wide white beaches. Many of them are great places for snorkelling and water games, since the water in the sea here is pretty shallow. These beautiful beaches attract many tourists during the summer. In this article, we are going to describe to you both the most crowded and less known beaches. What is more, we will even tell you where to find almost people less places to relax.

Life is better on the beach


The Illetes beach is the most famous, most crowded, and considered the most beautiful. Once you reach Illetes beaches, you will understand why it was voted the best in Europe and ranked sixth among the top ten beaches in the world. Being on this beach you will feel like you have moved to one of the Caribbean islands.


Illetas Beach is located close to the port. You can get here by bike, bus, taxi, rented scooter, car or even on foot, but the last option might be a bit tiring while hot weather.

There are plenty of restaurants along the beach such as Juan and Andrea, Beso Beach, and El Pirata which offer great food, particularly fish dishes. Remember to book the table in advance since restaurants are very crowded during the season, and unfortunately, they are not cheap. There is no grocery store on the beach, no kiosks or bars that sell reasonably priced food or drinks. Therefore, it is better to stock up with the supermarkets in the port before we reach the beaches.


The eastern part of the narrow peninsula where Playa Illetes is located on the long and wide sandy beach called Playa de Levante. Here we can find small coves and rocky areas. It is a place where you can find peace and privacy. The tranquillity and intimacy of Levante Beach make it a popular nudist spot.

Levante beach is mostly flat with gentle dunes. It is worth mentioning that it is often windy here and sometimes big waves can occur.

If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle this is the beach for you!. This is the place where you can enjoy breathtaking views of Ibiza.


Formentera offers only one tourist resort, Es Pujol, with a beautiful, wide, and sandy beach, surrounded by dunes with small rocky islands near the coast with great views. Although Es Pujols beach is situated in a lively tourist destination, it still retains its charm. You can also find fishermen’s huts at each end. This is also a perfect beach for a family holiday and is also wheelchair accessible as it has an access ramp to the water.

There is a promenade along the beach with many bars, restaurants, and terraces where you can sit and enjoy a beautiful summer day.

If you are keen on active fun, you will find water sports centres where you can rent all kinds of equipment. The main street of Es Pujols, which leads directly to the beach, has shops and bars, as well as a small hippy market.

Migjorn Beach

On the southern coast of the island stretches a white sandy beach which is more than 5 km long. Migjorn Beach is very popular among tourists. There are not only many bars and beach clubs, such as the Pelayo Bar or the Gecko Club, but also many restaurants serving delicious food.

Here you will find a very hippie and cosmopolitan atmosphere that certainly will impress you. Clothing is optional on this beach, so don’t be surprised to see people without clothes, it is a super chilled spot.

The blue waters and rocky seabed make it an ideal place for diving.


At the southeastern end of Migjorn Beach is the white sand beach called Es Arenals. Here you can find a windsurfing and diving school, the first of its kind in the Balearic Islands. A great advantage of this place is the fact that you can rent sun loungers, umbrellas, and water bikes here.


Cala Saona is a picturesque little bay where you can look for and find peace. It is a place where you can enjoy fantastic views of Ibiza. What is more, its location to the west makes it the perfect place to contemplate one of Formentera’s magical sunsets. In addition to several beach restaurants offering good food, the Cala Saona hotel offers great views of this beach. Part of the beach has sunbeds and umbrellas, or you can just lie down on the soft white sand and sunbathe for free.


It is worth taking advantage of optional trips to the neighboring island of Formentera. It is an easy and pleasant way to explore them. You don’t have to worry about their organization or transport. The best option is an all-inclusive catamaran cruise. The price of the trip includes drinks and a barbecue on board prepared by the ship’s crew. Catamaran moors between luxurious yachts, in front of the most beautiful beach – Playa de Ses Illetes. During the cruise, tourists have free time to swim in the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea and the opportunity to learn diving and explore the underwater world.

For those who prefer ground under their feet, it is possible to buy an island tour by bus. The bus takes tourists around the island and stops in the most interesting parts of Formentera.  The guides who are nice and experienced will share interesting stories and legends with you, which makes it even more difficult to feel dissatisfied.

In addition, we offer a boat trip to three islands from San Antonio. This is an all-inclusive tour where you will visit Es Vedre, Espalmador and Formentera. For those who live in the island’s capital or Playa den Bossa, we offer an all-inclusive boat trip to two islands. The boat departs from Playa den Bossa and visits Espalmador and Formentera. In addition, we offer a boat trip to three islands from San Antonio. This is an all-inclusive tour where you will visit Es Vedre, Espalmador and Formentera.

Formentera Excursions

Formentera Beach Boat Tour
from Playa den Bossa
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  • 2 swim stops (with SUP boards, water toys and water slides)
  • drinks (water and soft drinks, ice-cold beer fresh from the tap, fruity sangria)
  • wine Tasting (During dinner, we offer a wine tasting of Balearic and Spanish wines)
  • lunch onboard (Spanish paella, burgers, dessert, fruits, salad)
  • 5 hours free afternoon on Formentera
  • double-deck boat with good sound system and modern design
  • Adults only. Attendees must be older than 18 years.
  • Free cancellation
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Formentera Bus Tour
pick up from your hotel
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  • guided tour in seven language 
  • pick up from your hotel or nearest pick-up point
  • comfortable and air-conditioned coaches
  • free time on the beach in Formentera
  • free time for lunch 
  • exploring the cliffs, the capital of the island and viewpoints
  • free cancellation 
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Three islands boat trip from San Antonio
San Antonio port
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  • Possibility to touch Es Vedra rock. Breakfast on board.
  • Free time on Formentera to explore the island (about 3 hours)
  • Stop in front of Espalmador island. Time for swimming and snorkelling.
  • Sunset next to Es Vedrà rock. Open bar and hot dogs.
  • Lunch onboard (Spanish paella) and open bar (beer, sangria and soft drinks)
  • Perfect for families. Toilet onboard.
  • Free cancellation
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