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What to do in Formentera, where the Balearic paradise is located

Holiday in Formentera, Balearic island where there is a dream sea and, at the same time, you can enjoy a pristine natural environment.

The island of dreams and of summer, sun and relaxation: it is Formentera, in the Balearic archipelago, off the Spanish coast of the Mediterranean Sea. An island of 83 square kilometers and 12 thousand inhabitants, almost completely flat, with only one plateau that reaches 200 meters above sea level.

An ideal island to recover from the nocturnal follies of the most cheerful and festive Ibiza. Formentera, with its long golden beaches, quiet, lonely in some cases, where you can admire crystal clear waves and delight in the sight of the green hills moved by the light breeze that rises from the sea.

Playa de Illetas and Playa Levante are the two beaches on the northern tip of the island, a stretch of the most popular coast of Formentera, where services for tourists are more numerous and efficient. For those who want a more complete tranquility and are looking for some space, some free beach to practice nudism without difficulty (which is in fact a legal practice throughout Spain), there is Espalmador.

It is therefore enough to reach the very close islet of Espalmador, a natural uninhabited paradise where the only construction is the old Saracen watchtower to find more tranquility. Here the quiet is total and practically all the beaches are frequented by nudists: S’Alga, Sa Torreta, Sa Senyora, En Pou. To reach the island you need to rent a private boat: it is only 2 kilometers from Playa de Illetas.

In contrast, Cala Saona and Migjorn beach are characterized by the privacy and tranquility that you can breathe here. The first, with the blue of the sea that stands out against the red of the rocks, gives a truly rare natural panorama; the second one is among the largest on the island but, since it is located in the extreme south of the island, it is also the least frequented.

The main urban nucleus is Sant Francesc Xavier de Formentera. On the square, the center of social life in the country, overlooks the characteristic parish church, dating back to the eighteenth century, which has no windows because initially it was also used as a fortress and place of protection for civilians from attacks by pirates, which often plundered the island of Formentera and that were the cause of its depopulation.

Sant Ferran de ses Roques, El Pilar de la Mola, Es Pujols and La Savina are the other centers of Formentera. In Sant Ferran, full of bars and restaurants, there is one of the island’s historic sites, the Fonda Pepe, a celebrated meeting place for the children of flowers in the seventies. From Sant Ferran, head towards El Pilar de la Mola, where Wednesday and Sunday are the days of the hippie market; and Es Pujols, which was built close to a natural cove enclosed between two islets. La Savina, in the northern part, houses the small port of Formentera and has all the services and conveniences useful for mooring boats.

 

The municipality of Formentera has prepared twenty itineraries immersed in nature, routes specially designed for tourists and for all those who admire the beautiful landscape and the beauties of the place, walking on it or cycling to reach the most evocative points of the island.

The longest route is the Camì Vell de la Mola (3,000 meters), followed by the Camì de s’Estany (2,700 meters) and the de Dalt de Porto Salè (2,500 meters). Some of these paths can be traveled on foot or by bike, others on foot, such as the Camì de Sa Pedrera or the Camì d’Es Cap.

In the past, Formentera’s economy was based on the extraction and conservation of sea salt. Today, the Riserva delle Saline is a suggestive destination to be recommended to tourists, to be fascinated by the processes of crystallization of salt. At this stage, the salt pans become rosy, the same color as the feathers of the flamingos that arrive there to feed on the micro-organisms present in these large pools.

Some of the most beautiful views of Formentera belong to the Riserva delle Saline and the surrounding sea beds are spectacular and fragile. Precisely for this reason, diving here is allowed only with permission from the Island Council. The spectacular color games that the Saline offer, especially in the morning and at sunset, the opportunity to take memorable photographs.

In Formentera there are three lighthouses: those of Es Cap de La Mola and Es Cap de Barbaria and, in the port, La Savina. The first is the oldest and highest of the island because it stands on a cliff 120 meters further: from here contemplate the sun rising and setting is an unforgettable experience.

Slow spring in Formentera

It is one of the most popular islands in the Balearics, especially in summer, thanks to a clear sea and its enchanting beaches. But in Formentera also beats a green heart that makes it a true paradise for a holiday in the midst of nature out of season. When the mild temperatures, the colors and the scents of the flowers and the absence of crowds allow you to enjoy all its beauty, including the small villages of the interior and the white beaches along the coast.
Formentera is an island that invites calm. For this reason it is also the ideal place to visit on foot or by bike, thanks to its small size and not very demanding slopes.

Just last year, 32 green routes were inaugurated, creating a circuit of over 100 kilometers.
The access point to the island is the port of La Savina, located 3 kilometers from the capital Sant Francesc, a cozy and quiet place, where in addition to the ancient fortress built in the early eighteenth century, is characterized by many local specialties food, craft markets and hippy stalls. From here you can start to discover the island.

 

To the north you reach the peninsula of Es Trucadors, a long tongue of sand that stretches into the sea where there are some of the most beautiful beaches. Like Llevant, Es Cavall d’en Borràs and Ses Illetes, the most famous of the island also to watch the sunset, which offers a unique show at the end of the day. All this territory is located within the Natural Park of Saline d’Eivissa and Formentera, a large protected area for biodiversity. Admission is free for those who access on foot or by bike while paying for those arriving by car or motorbike. The landscape is characterized by white sand dunes alternating with cliffs surrounded by pine woods and juniper sabina di costa. Inside, instead, there are a series of evaporation basins fed by the sea that cover the ground with salt crystals. Next to it, two large pools of water, the ponds of Estany des Peix and Estany Pudent, are the perfect habitat for terns, flamingos and seagulls.
Opposite the peninsula is, as a natural continuation of Es Trucadors, the private island of S’Espalmador accessible to all with local boats. Even here you can take beautiful walks along the coast where, among others, there is the beach of S’Alga, on the west coast.

Returning south, following a flat path of about 30 kilometers, we reach Cap de Barbaria, where the lighthouse of the same name dominates a rocky and deserted landscape. Along the way, it is worth stopping off at Cala Saona, the only real beach on the west coast, with shallow waters and protected from the wind by high cliffs.
To the east, instead, extends the Costa de Tramuntana with low rocks and crystal clear water. It is one of the most peaceful places on the island, where you can walk starting from Racó de sa Pujada along the coast and reach Caló de Sant Agustí, the only town in this area that is highly appreciated for its picturesque fishing port and its many small restaurants. where to taste the gastronomic specialties. Just a 2 minute walk away is Ses Platgetes, two small sandy and rocky bays.

Continuing we arrive near the promontory of La Mola, at the foot of which is the most chic area of ​​Formentera, with elegant hotels and restaurants on the beach that offer traditional local dishes. Going up, however, you reach the Faro de la Mola from where you can enjoy a spectacular view. For a little ‘relaxation on the beach there is Migjorn, 5 kilometers of fine sand in the shape of a crescent that frames the whole south of the island between Es Mal Pas and Es Copinar. It is one of the most magical places on the island where, it seems, that Pink Floyd composed The Dark Side of the Moon. It was a place much loved by hippies in the 60s, and today you can choose the vivacity around the chiringuitos or the calm in the middle of nature.

biza: closing party 2017. Here are the festivals not to be missed!

In Ibiza the fall seems never to come! The party continues until October: do not miss these spectacular Closing Party!
Crowd always driven to the meditation.
Crowd always driven to the meditation. © Amnesia Ibiza
The summer goes away, but the party in Ibiza continues. The big nights certainly do not miss the Queen Island of the unleashed parties, not even in September and October. To close the summer in the best way, choose your favorite closing party among the latest in the program, so the end of summer will look very far away!

 

Amnesia, the Ibiza temple of dance music, does not leave you even in the fall. Open doors to welcome you to its mega party until October: the closing of the “Music on” evening is scheduled for October 6 and 7, 2017 (yes, this year divided into two evenings, as if one was not enough!); the closing party of Hyte’s evening, on the 4th October 2017. Is not that enough? September 30 and October 2 for Elrow and Cocoon. Have fun, then relax for a bit for the winter!

The Privilege is ready to give the final shot. The closing party season arrives at the end of September with the evening of I Am A Richbitch on September 22nd, but you can continue until September 24 with the closing party of Suara on September 28 with the Afterlife, and perhaps even until October 7 for Supermartxé’s closing party!

There is no doubt: Pacha’s closing party is the “Pure Pacha” evening. Do you want the names? Bob Sinclar, Basement Jaxx, Todd Terry, Lunnas. Probably enough, so put a note on the calendar: October 7, 2017, closing party at Pacha de Ibiza! Usually the prices are not the lowest, but the names of the guests have told you ..! Once on the track you will tell us.

 

The Space Club of Ibiza changes name and becomes Hï. The point is: what are you looking for? Because of the Closing party, in the Ibis disco Hï, there is only one. Lovers of house and dance? Then go to the Glitterbox evening on September 22nd. Or wait 30 for the Black Coffee closing party evening.

Ushuaïa is one of the most successful in recent years in Ibiza. Hotel-screaming nightclub, Ushuaïa has an astonishing program ever. So you choose: Ants Closing Party on September 30, 2017 with Andrea Oliva, Francisco Allendes and Eli & Fur for a night of underground music, or Kygo’s closing night on September 10?

In order not to miss a minute’s party, book the hotel in the southern part of the island, where most of the venues are concentrated. For a quiet and affordable accommodation, choose Molins Park Hotel. If you still like to have music in your ears, even all day, point the fabulous Ushuaia hotel.

BAYWATCH

How well do you know about “Baywatch”?

Finally the “Baywatch” cinema film is running!

Finally two hours of beach and red bathing suits, thought-out dialogues and life-oriented action in slow motion!

But how well is your “Baywatch” knowledge? Find out in our quiz. David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson and Carmen Electra

celebrated the highlights of their careers in the red bathing outfit with red buoys in their hands.

“Baywatch” is believed to be a really good TV series, which for longer than many others flickered over the screen.

From Thursday onwards in the Kinoversion Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron, Kelly Rohrbach and Alexandra Daddario in

red bathes save the lives of beach beauties.

But how well do you know about Pam & Co.’s serial life? Was David Hasselhoff also a real life rescue swimmer?

And what was the name of the title song? Find out in our quiz. 23 questions for real lifeguards!

Walking Distance Of Balafia And La Paloma Restaurants

Spain, Ibiza

Villa, 6 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, 12 persons, Pool, Gym, Garden, WiFi

A modernized Ibizan finca with 6 double bedroom located close to San Lorenzo and within walking distance of Balafia and La Paloma restaurants – two of the most popular restaurants on the Island.
The villa was fully renovated in 2016 with new kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms and interiors throughout to make a stunning chic Ibiza finca in a great location to access the Island. The owner has finished the villa house to a very high standard with great finishes and modern furnishings creating a spacious modern stylish rental villa.

LAYOUT

In the main house are 3 double bedrooms with bathrooms, and 3 in a separate self contained casita. All bedrooms have air con and good storage.

The owners have made the villa suitable for for families and child friendly. Glass protection around the pool, there is also a playroom in the main house, and outside there is a wendy house, sandpit and trampoline. There is a perimeter wall, electric entry gate and alarm system.

There are 2 outside kitchens, one by the pool and one in the citrus orchard next to the kitchen, plus several chill out sofa spaces around the house. Many places to relax and avoid the hot summer sun.,

Great entertainment system with speakers inside and out, huge TV with full UK Sky package and good internet. Gym with full boxing set and weights, plus spa with massage room, hot-tub and sauna.

FACILITIES

Air Conditioning
Alarm system
All Rooms en suite
Baby Cot
Child friendly
High Chair
Wifi – Email & Browsing
Swimming Pool
Pool Fence
Satellite TV
Sonos sound System
Gym fully equipped
Jacuzzi
IPod Base
Outdoor dining area
Chill out area
Barbeque
Single Room(s)

INCLUDES

Villa cleaning daily for 5 days
All linen and towels
All local taxes

The most beautiful beaches of Ibiza

The more outrageous the Balearic island hides quiet and picturesque corners, with

The most beautiful beaches of Ibiza

A holiday of absolute fun, music and nightlife. Ibiza is all this, but not only.

The island of transgression, in fact, conceals the enchanting places where nature blends with a beautiful sea.

Located in the Mediterranean, more specifically the Balearic Eivissa (as it is locally known in Catalan) is with Formentera is

one of two Pitiuse and its main cities are islands: Ibiza, Santa Eulària des Riu and San Antonio.

Very popular tourist destination, because of its unbridled and legendary nightlife, Ibiza is also famous for its beautiful

beaches and its crystal clear sea, as well as for its cultural and natural heritage.

The island also offers numerous opportunities for practicing water sports, from diving to sailing, from snorkelling to

kayaking.

Ibiza direction: what to pack

Ibiza direction: what to pack
How to pack for Ibiza? The popular Balearic island deserves a wardrobe that combines style and comfort, to spend a great holiday

Who wants to make the case for Ibiza should take into account that it will face a decidedly varied show.

A first useful advice for travelers heading to the Balearic island is to bring light summer clothing.

The famous island of the Balearic Islands is renowned throughout Europe for its busy nightlife, but it is not only the nightlife to brighten the days of holidaymakers in Ibiza. The spectacular beaches on the island makes it ideal for a quiet holiday by the sea, to swim in the cool waters of the Mediterranean or to take a little ‘of tan on the beach. Those who have planned a vacation in Ibiza and need to pack must therefore take into account a number of factors.

er. Also similar goes for the shoes, which should be especially sandals, flip-flops and open shoes.

The beauty of Ibiza lies in the fusion of its atmosphere of continuous fun and tranquility present on the beaches.

And not to forget a jacket, since the evening the temperature is quite cool.

So get ready to superb bathrooms and lots of sunbathing, before the nightlife during the evenings. For any other eventuality there are many stalls, which sell clothing and other accessories at economical prices.

ibiza winter

Ibiza has had a warmer December, with 0.6 degrees more than normal
The highest temperature in Ibiza and Formenetra that month was recorded on day 9, with 19.3 degrees in the major pitiusa and 20.1 in the minor
In December the average temperature in the Balearic Islands was 13 degrees, which represents an anomaly of 1.2 degrees above the historical average, reason why the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) considers a month “very warm”.

The gap with respect to the average was greater in Menorca, with 1.4 degrees and a monthly average of 13.5 degrees. In Mallorca the average temperature was 12.8 degrees, 1.2 above normal, while in Ibiza it reached 13.7 degrees, 0.6 degrees higher than the average.

The highest temperatures of December in the Balearics were reached on the 26th, with 24.2 degrees in Pollença, on the 9th, with 20.7 degrees in Menorca; On day 10 in Ibiza, with 19.3 degrees, and in that same day in Formentera, with 20.1 degrees.

In the pities minor the monthly average was 14.4 degrees Celsius.

Ibiza in winter

Ibiza in winter is a concept that thought does not consider
As the world celebrates the arrival of the new year with extravagant parties, in Ibiza it’s exactly the opposite. Because here, where every summer night is New Year’s Eve, there is no need for great celebrations

Lilliput is a fictional country invented by the writer Jonathan Swift as the setting for part of the book Gulliver’s Travels.

It is located in the Indonesian archipelago and is inhabited by the Lilliputians, tiny men about twenty centimeters high. When they find Gulliver shipwrecked on the beach do not hesitate to tie him to the ground, one of the sharpest snapshot of my childhood. Ibiza in winter is like Gulliver, a sleeping giant, watched over, cared for and protected by its inhabitants, the Lillibiziani, which are now more than 140,000 “because in Ibiza you live very well in winter”.

I have no doubt, especially if you have just shaken off an endless season that starts in May and ends in October, lived a hellish pace. But the feeling as soon as you land at in a warm winter day, is another. It’s a strange feeling. Yes, trivially strange. But are the platitudes to guard the rules of life.

Walking on the main road, one that converges in the majestic Ushuaïa Tower, watching what until a few months ago was the Space Ibiza, is alienating experience. The silence that surrounds me is surreal. Alone is worth the trailer of the new season of The Walking Dead. Around me there is literally none.

A light and pleasant sea breeze gently moves the dangling nylon that wrap the insignia of the bars. It is the unique sound of an afternoon on Mars. Because Playa D’en Bossa 2 January is Mars. All closed, todo cerrado, with empty storefronts, as burglarized by previous humanity alerted by an impending apocalypse.

Among the creeks that cut to the infinity of the residence walls, the sea looks so calm it seems fake. Even the color is not natural. Few waves fold back on themselves, as if they know that they are there and that must do, inevitably, their craft. A couple of small sailing boats have been beaten away from a likely storm a few days earlier. Now lie half-broken embedded on the coast of Playa Talamanca. No one seems to notice. It must be normal. The beach, unrecognizable, is animated by restaurants, open and quite popular, that give me one of the most human moments of this unusual holiday: a lunch of fresh fish on the beach with the bomber backed chair beside. Priceless. A little farther on, the port retains a certain elegance. I wonder if the docks mourn the absence of luxury yachts.

At least you can see exactly what’s on the other side of the moon. The works are in progress in the period of the fittest. They settle on the streets, it enhances what you need to improve. It gets worse there is to worsen but like so much of the new rich, and that hurts only the sight of nostalgic. With a bit of healthy vision, you can also switch over. Inside and in the more distant beaches, the most beautiful, winter amplifies that feeling of magic for which Ibiza is famous all over the world.

Ibiza…

Outside the clubs, there is a whole Ibiza slow and relaxation
Raise your hand if, in front of the name “Ibiza”, do not immediately think to a huge open-air disco.

Among the best in the world, sure, but still a destination that has made the small hours on his business card best known internationally.

There is a time of the year, however, between the closing and the opening party of the most famous clubs (from the second week of October until after Easter) where the island changes its face and becomes the perfect place (even family Friendly!) to spend a holiday or even just a long weekend in total relaxation.