What to see in Formentera in 7 days

The smallest of the Balearic Islands, Formentera is a real paradise in the Mediterranean. Much quieter than neighboring Ibiza this is the perfect island if you are looking for relaxation and tranquility. You can easily go around it by bicycle or moped and it is full of paths to walk.

Go and discover the most hidden coves, and then relax on long stretches of white sand and swim in a crystal clear sea. Enjoy a cocktail at sunset in one of the many clubs by the sea and enjoy a nice evening in the most popular resort of Es Pujols. To get around, we advise you to rent a bicycle (average cost per day € 4,00) or, alternatively, a scooter (average cost for a week € 100,00), avoid the car.

Are you ready to go? Here what to see in Formentera in 7 days!


  1. 1 day
  2. 2 day
  3. 3 day
  4. 4 day
  5. 5 day
  6. 6 day
  7. 7 day
  8. How much does a week cost in Formentera
  9. Before leaving: useful tips
  10. User questions and comments

1 day

Dedicate the first day to town most frequented by tourists, Es Pujols. Beaches, shops and restaurants by day, super nightlife at night (here is the only nightclub in Formentera).
Reach the town beach, Platja de Es Pujols and enjoy a few hours of relaxation.

Stop at the TAHITI Beach restaurant (average cost per person € 20,00). In the afternoon, walk along the coast for about a kilometer and a half (16 minutes on foot) and arrive up to Ses Canyes, a little corner of paradise. Yes, because this somewhat hidden and wild beach is very little frequented, even in the most touristy months you will find very few people, who like you are looking for a little relaxation.
Enjoy a few hours sunbathing and swimming in the crystal clear water.

For dinner, return to Es Pujols and stop by Formentera Burger & Lario's (average cost per person € 10,00). For the evening you are spoiled for choice: you can enjoy a romantic walk along the seafront, stop for a drink in the many clubs or stay up late in the night in the town's disco.

In summary:

  • Distance traveled: 4,6 km / 56 min
  • Places visited: Es Pujols center (free), Platja de Es Pujols (free), Ses Canyes (free)
  • Daily shopping: € 30,00
  • Lunch at TAHITI Beach (Get directions), Dinner at Formentera Burger & Lario's (Get directions)

2 day

For this second day we take you to the far north of the island, to two of the most beautiful beaches. The first is Platja de Llevant, a true corner of paradise. The sand is fine and white and the sea is crystal clear. Here you may also spot some celebrities, who love this part of the island. Relax under the rays of the sun and enjoy a cold drink in one of the many kiosks present.

The premises can be very high and the wait a bit long. If you don't want to spend too much, the best thing to do is take lunch and eat on the beach, otherwise Es Molí de Sal is a 12-minute walk away (average cost per person € 35,00).
In the afternoon you reach then Ses Illetes, the most famous and popular beach on the island, even by several famous people. When the sky is clear, from here you can see Ibiza on the horizon. White sand and blue sea, a true paradise. Be careful though, in August it can be very busy, but it is worth coming here for at least one afternoon.

After a few hours of relaxation, return to Es Pujols and enjoy a dinner at El Sabor Formentera (average cost per person € 20,00).

In summary:

  • Distance traveled: 7,8 km / 1 h 35 min
  • Places visited: Platja de Llevant (free), Ses Illetes (free), Es Pujols (free)
  • Daily shopping: € 55,00
  • Lunch at Es Molí de Sal (Get directions), Dinner at El Sabor Formentera (Get directions)

3 day

Enjoy the western side of Formentera on this day. Then start your day at Cala Saona. This area, with a shallow sea and a gently sloping seabed it is ideal both for families with children and for snorkelers. All around it is full of woods and paths to enjoy beautiful walks.

Stop for lunch near the beach, enjoy a good paella at the Restaurant Sol Cala Saona (average cost per person € 25,00).
Then take your bike or moped and go to the southwestern tip of the island, where there is a beautiful path to do on foot that will lead you to the lighthouse of Far del Cap de Barbaria. Leave your bike in the parking lot at the beginning of Cap de Barbaria III - yacimiento arqueológico and set off for a wonderful walk of about 2 kilometers and enjoy the magnificent panorama.
Then go back and take your bike or your moped back to head towards the center of the island.

For dinner, go to the town of Sant Francesc Xavier (which you will be able to visit in the sunlight the following day) and stop for dinner at S'Abeurada de Can Simonet (average cost per person € 15,00).

In summary:

  • Distance traveled: 17,4 km / 57 min (by motorbike)
  • Places visited: Cala Saona (free), Far del Cap de Barbaria (free)
  • Daily shopping: € 40,00
  • Lunch at Restaurant Sol Cala Saona (Get directions), Dinner at S'Abeurada de Can Simonet (Get directions)

4 day

Discover the characteristic locality of Sant Francesc Xavier, the largest inhabited center of Formentera and its capital. In the main square, the one where the Church of San Francesco Xavier, in the morning there is a market with local artisans, perfect for buying some small souvenirs.

For lunch, stop in the beautiful restaurant of Can Pepito Formentera (average cost per person € 15,00) and then take your bikes or mopeds back to reach the afternoon stage.
Just 4 km along the southern coast is located Platja de Migjorn, one of the largest beaches on the island, about 6 km long. Despite its beauty, it is less crowded than the northern beaches around Es Pujols, so it is perfect for those looking for a bit of tranquility. All around, especially at the ends of the beach, there is unspoiled nature, perfect for long walks. Enjoy a few hours here on the beach and take a dip in the beautiful blue sea.

For dinner, stop right in this town, which in the central area is full of restaurants and clubs. Dine at Real Playa (average cost per person € 15,00), located right by the sea.

In summary:

  • Distance traveled: 6,4 km / 18 min (by motorbike)
  • Places visited: Sant Francesc Xavier (free), Platja de Migjorn (free)
  • Daily shopping: € 30,00
  • Lunch at Can Pepito Formentera (Get directions), Dinner at Real Playa (Get directions)

5 day

Reach Es Caló de Sant Augustì, one of the most authentic and true areas of the island. Here you will find the wildest Formentera, between nature and a few inhabited houses. Admire the view from the small harbor and stroll through the streets of the town. Then enjoy a few hours of relaxation a Platja es Caló, characterized by rocky bottoms.

For lunch, stop at the beautiful Can Pasqual Restaurant (average cost per person € 20,00). Be sure to recharge your batteries, because a great activity awaits you in the afternoon.
From Es Caló begins the Camino Roman, a suggestive uphill path towards El Pilar de la Mola. Well preserved and easily practicable, you will find yourself walking among pine forests and cliffs, admiring the beautiful views of the coast. It is more or less 6 kilometers, the walk is not strenuous and it will definitely be worth it! Get up to Far de la Mola, a mid-800th century lighthouse set on the cliff, in the easternmost point of the island, with a wonderful view of the ocean.

End the day with a dinner in the town of El Pilar de la Mola, perhaps in the local Can Carol Sandwich & Bar (average cost per person € 15,00).

In summary:

  • Distance traveled: 9,7 km / 2 h 5 min
  • Places visited: Es Caló de Sant Augustì (free), Platja es Caló (free), Camino Romano (free), Far de la Mola (free), El Pilar de la Mola (free)
  • Daily shopping: € 35,00
  • Lunch at Can Pasqual Restaurant (Get directions), Dinner at Can Carol Sandwich & Bar (Get directions)

6 day

Enjoy a day of sea and relaxation in the southeastern part of the island!
Start with Calo Des Mort, one of the most particular beaches on the island! Located in an inlet, reaching it is not easy, you will have to walk the last part of the dirt road, but the spectacle that you will find in front of your eyes will leave you speechless. It is also not subject to mass tourism, so it is perfect if you are looking for total relaxation and tranquility!

For lunch, move along the coast and stop at Kiosko La Franja (average cost € 10,00), one of the most authentic kiosks on the beach in all of Formentera. Here you will find yourself directly at Platja Es Arenals, one of the busiest and most beautiful beaches in Formentera. Equipped with many services, it is characterized by golden sand and crystal clear sea.

For the evening, stop for dinner in this area, along the southern coast and around Platja Es Arenals. A perfect place could be the Flipper Y Chiller (average cost € 15,00), open until midnight in the summer and with a well-stocked lounge bar to spend the whole evening.

In summary:

  • Distance traveled: 6,1 km / 1 h 16 min
  • Places visited: Calo Des Mort (free), Platja Es Arenals (free)
  • Daily shopping: € 25,00
  • Lunch at Kiosko La Franja (Get directions), Dinner at Flipper Y Chiller (Get directions)

7 day

For this last day enjoy a morning to discover de La Savina, a small town in the north of the island and the only port of Formentera. After taking a stroll through the streets of this locality, explore Estany des Peix, a magnificent salt lagoon, and Ses Salines, ancient salt pans declared a nature reserve in 1995 and extending to the southern part of Ibiza.

For lunch, stop at Cafe del Lago, perfect for a quick lunch break (average cost € 10,00) or for a more complete meal (average cost per person € 25,00) with a beautiful view of the surroundings.
For the afternoon, being the last on the island, we advise you to go back to the place you liked the most and to enjoy the last hours of sea and relaxation. Maybe you can go back to Ses Illetes, which is just 4 kilometers from La Salina, relax on the beach and enjoy the sun's rays.

For the evening, return to Es Pujols and stop for dinner at Can Vent (average cost per person € 20,00), located between the coast and the historic center. Then spend your last evening right in Es Pujols, in some club or sipping a cocktail by the sea.

In summary:

  • Distance traveled: 11,5 km / 35 min (by motorbike)
  • Places visited: La Savina (free), Estany des Peix (free), Ses Salines (free), Ses Illetes (free), Es Pujols (free)
  • Daily shopping: € 30,00
  • Lunch at Local Name (Get Directions), Dinner at Can Vent (Get Directions)

How much does a week cost in Formentera

NB: The prices expressed in the table above are to be intended "per person".

If organized well and on time, you can travel to Formentera without spending too much. If you want to experience a low cost holiday, the first thing to do is to book your flight and accommodation well in advance. Eating out can cost quite a bit, it depends on the places you go to, avoid those that are too touristy. If you want to save money and spend as much time on the beach as possible, your best bet might be to pack a lunch. To get around, rent a bicycle or moped.

  • from € 50,00 to Ibiza, shuttle from the airport and ferry to Formentera from € 58,00 each way
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 50,00 per room -
  • Formentera: Round Trip Ferry from Ibiza From Ibiza: Airport Shuttle and Ferry to Formentera Formentera and Espalmador: Catamaran Cruise from Ibiza
  • Total cost of a week, flight included: from € 650,00 per person

Before leaving: useful tips

  • When to visit Formentera: in the summer season, between May and September, especially if you want to take a holiday mainly of sea and relaxation.
  • reach Ibiza by plane, then take the ferry to La Salina, the port town of Formentera. The time of the crossing at sea varies from 25 to 60 minutes, depending on the itinerary of the ferry. The shipping companies are different: Balearia, Mediterranea Pitiusa, Trasmapi, Taximar and Fly & Vai. The ticket costs on average € 24,00 each way, we advise you to book in advance shuttle from the airport and ferry to Formentera in order to save on spending
  • choosing the place to sleep is essential to better enjoy your holiday. Depending on the type of trip you want to experience (relaxation, excursions, nightlife) there are areas that are more or less suitable for you. Mitjorn develops along the coast and is one of the most unspoiled and wild areas of the island, quiet and full of apartments and hotels. Es Calo is a small place perfect for those seeking relaxation and for those who love to dive, as it is an area full of caves. Es Pujols is the most touristic area, stormed during the months of July and August, and the center of nightlife. This is, of course, also the most expensive area, so if you want to stay nearby but don't want to spend too much you can choose La Savina, the port area.
  • Getting around: the best vehicle is the scooter (average cost for a week € 100,00, booking recommended before leaving on the rental sites) or, alternatively, the bicycle (about € 4,00 per day, for a week € 30,00 .)
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