The main attraction of the island is the beaches that are often likened to those in the Caribbean. The water is turquoise and unbelievably clear and the sand is powdery white. The beaches feel untouched and pristine, almost as if you were the first person to find that particular stretch of sand:
Located on the north coast of Formentera,Ses Illetes is long and thin and spectacularly beautiful. It feels completely secluded and hidden thanks to its lack of development (so keep that in mind when packing for the day). There is nothing but a couple of nice restaurants, but that is about it.
This area is part of the Las Salinas Natural Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of the immense diversity of the endemic marine life.
Probably the best option if you are traveling with your family. This beach enjoys powdery sand, shallow shores, and crystal clear waters. Cala means cove, and this little beach is surrounded by high cliffs, which make it feel tucked away and secluded.
Platja Migjorn is a large cove in the south of Formentera. The beach is 7 kilometers long and is by smaller coves, inlets, and rocky outcrops. This beach isn’t as “untouched” as Ses Illetes but, it is a more comfortable experience. Here you will find loungers, umbrellas, and a couple of hotels.
Sant Francesc Hippie Market
Formentera has been a hippy haven since the 1960s. In the quaint town of Sant Francesc, the island’s capital you will find small squares, a charming church, and the town hall. You will also find a sprawling hippie market, where you will find all sorts of local artisans selling everything from clothing to sandals and jewelry.
La Mola Market
La Mola is even larger and opulent than the market at Sant Francesc. La Mola is located just outside the village of El Pilar de la Mola. Local merchants set up shop every Wednesday and Saturday afternoon from 4-9 PM (May to October only). There is live music, food carts, and stalls selling… everything.