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Destination guide

Ibiza's laid-back little sister

Formentera may be the smallest of Spain's Balearic Islands, but it doesn't scrimp on allure. Set in the dazzling Mediterranean Sea, it's fringed by golden beaches, turquoise water and lush pine forests. The island is known as Ibiza's "laid-back little sister" and lures visitors with its bohemian vibes and off-the-grid atmosphere. This makes it a fantastic choice for families, couples and anyone who wants to slip effortlessly into island time. Want to escape to the sun-drenched Balearic Islands? From breezy Mediterranean style villas to oceanfront condos, Formentera vacation rentals unlock access to a host of coveted properties.

Things to do

Descend into subterranean Formentera

Perched on Formentera's northern tip, a pair of beaches merges at Es Pas to create a shallow sandbar. At low tide, you can wade across to the island of Espalmador and explore its crescent-shaped beach, low-lying dunes and murky mud pond. Adventure seekers should make time for Cova d'en Xeroni caves, which are dripping with stalactites and stalagmites. The Far de sa Mola lighthouse is another island icon, built on the eastern edge of the island. Bob Dylan fans should make the trip to Cap de Barbaria Lighthouse, which was supposedly rented by the legendary musician in the 1970s.

Activities

Beach hopping in Formentera

From golden crescents to secluded sandy coves, Formentera boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean. Playa de Ses Illetes is one of Europe's best-kept secrets, with aquamarine water and a pair of postcard-perfect islets just offshore. If you can drag yourself from your idyllic Formentera vacation rental, there are plenty of watersports on offer. Luxury catamarans are a fantastic way to spend the day, with the opportunity to swim, snorkel and explore hidden beaches. For street vibes, head to Sant Francesc Xavier, the island's lively capital. It's brimming with traditional tapas bars, terrace cafes and designer boutiques.

Weather

Sun-drenched Spanish summers

Summer is high season in the Balearic Islands, with the season kicking off in May and running right through to October. Crowds peak in July and August, when flocks of sunseekers descend on Formentera. Want to maximize your time in the sunshine? With shimmering pools, spacious decks and lush gardens, luxury Minorca vacation rentals make the most of the Spanish sunshine. Thanks to its Mediterranean climate, winter is still warm enough to enable you to step out in comfort from your Formentera vacation rental to sunbathe, beach hop and sightsee.

Natural features

Beach hopping in the Balearics

Set in the Mediterranean Sea, Formentera is part of Spain's Balearic Islands archipelago. Dreaming of a deserted beach all to yourself? The island's southern arc is laced with a handful of sandy bays. The strip is known as Playa de Migjorn and is wonderfully undeveloped. Be warned, these secluded stretches of sand are longtime favorites with naturists. If you're craving a nightlife fix, you can always daytrip to Ibiza, which is just 30 minutes away by fast ferry.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Formentera

Fly into Ibiza (IBZ), the closest airport, located 13.2 mi (21.2 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Formentera, ES?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 410 vacation rentals around Formentera. From 171 house rentals to 55 villa rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Formentera?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Formentera. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Ibiza Karting San Antonio: 1,338 vacation rentals
  • Port of Ibiza: 2,509 vacation rentals
  • Ibiza Castle: 2,462 vacation rentals
  • Cala Salada Beach: 2,031 vacation rentals
  • Can Misses Football Stadium: 2,509 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Formentera listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Formentera?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 171 Houses in Formentera. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Formentera include:

  • Villas: 55 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 122 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 49 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Formentera?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 98 vacation rentals with pool available in Formentera. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.