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Escape to Formentera holiday lettings

Known as the laid-back twin of Ibiza, Formentera is a sensational beach oasis with a minimalistic attitude on the Balearic Islands. Though the extravagance and culture of Ibiza are well within reach at holiday lettings in Formentera, this is the beach locale for those looking to take it easy in the sun and surf.


Activities and attractions in and around Formentera

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Formentera a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Ses Platgetes Beach (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • La Mola Market (5.2 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Aguamar Water Park (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)
  • Gran Piruleto Park P. Bossa (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)
  • Golf Club Ibiza (16.8 mi / 27.1 km)
  • San Rafael Racetrack (19.4 mi / 31.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Formentera

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Formentera is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Las Salinas Beach (10.1 mi / 16.3 km)
  • Es Vedra Island (18.4 mi / 29.5 km)
  • Cala en Baster (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Racó des Forat (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Es Pujols Beach (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Es Valencians (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)

Best beaches near Formentera holiday homes

Formentera may not be packed with conventional attractions, but its beaches are a sight to behold. Holiday homes are available near these spectacular beach locales, such as Migjorn, a long beach with creamy, white sand and dazzling, clear water, and Illetes, a soft-sand beach with gentle waves. Llevant, another pristine beach, rivals the Caribbean in its scenery and refreshingly-cool water. For a more rugged experience, visit Calo Des Mort, an undeveloped sandy beach with rocky cliffs and translucent water for snorkelling, diving and wildlife viewing.

How to get there

Transport to and around Formentera

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

How to get around

Transport to Formentera holiday homes

Formentera has no airport, so the only way to access the island is by boat from Ibiza. Ferries and water taxis offer transport from Ibiza to Formentera and other areas of the Balearic Islands. With no one in a particular hurry, bicycles and scooters are the ideal mode of transport in Formentera, though you can easily walk from your holiday rental to the nearby beaches for a day of fun and relaxation.

Food & drink 

Sample Spanish cuisine in Formentera

The local cuisine of the Balearic Islands is exotic and fresh as well as imaginative and delicious. Seafood is the main ingredient in most dishes, along with olive oil and other Mediterranean additions. Some of the best menu options in the Balearic Islands are lobster stew, a signature dish across the islands, and fresh fish stews. The cuisine in Formentera is a little simpler than the surrounding areas but relies on fresh, local ingredients and perfectly-paired spices and seasonings to bring out the natural flavours of the land. Try out one of the signature dishes of the Balearic Islands in the restaurants and eateries near your Formentera holiday rental.

Good for couples

Romance near Formentera holiday cottages

With the spectacular scenery and idyllic waters, Formentera’s beaches offer endless romance for couples. Holiday homes are also available near romantic locations in the surrounding locales, such as Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, a modern and contemporary art collection with over 500 works from prominent artists, and Cabrera, an uninhabited islet with parks, caves and multicoloured marine life for snorkelling. Parque del Mar, a seaside promenade near the Majorca Cathedral, is a lovely walking area to while away the afternoon, while Born de Palma offers unique shops and boutiques for you to peruse.

How many holiday rentals are available around Formentera?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 409 holiday lettings around Formentera. From 54 villas to 121 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a seaside property in Formentera?

Don't just spend a few hours at the beach. Wrangle your pals and crash as close as you can to it! The sound of the surf and amazing ocean views? Yes please! There are 210 beachside holiday rentals to select from. Open to more ideas? HomeAway is teeming with other rental options to check out, including:

  • 174 rural holiday accommodation options.
  • 114 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 72 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Formentera?

If you want to have an authentic local experience and love having lots of room to move, renting a whole house is the way to go. There are 171 houses available on HomeAway. Prices start from £77 a night. Or perhaps you'd rather go for one of the area's other sought-after self-catering accommodation options, such as:

  • Apartment: 124 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £62 per night.
  • Villa: 56 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £228 per night.
  • Cottage: 46 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £92 per night.

Can I stay in Formentera in a large group?

The recipe for a wonderful trip is relaxing with close friends and family in a fantastic new place. If you're travelling with a large group, HomeAway can help you. Why not take a peek at the 40 house holiday rentals listed here? They're the leading option for big groups of visitors. The rental properties that are on offer for large groups in this area include:

  • If yours is a group of 6, we offer 75 properties ideal for that size. Spend a night for as little as £67.
  • After a place for 8 people? We have 50 that will be ideal. You can get one for as little as £144 per night.
  • Organising a trip away with a group of 5? We have 38 accommodation for rent that will be perfect. Prices start from £84 per night.

So don't worry! When you book with us you can bring your mom, your cousin and all your mates to Formentera.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Formentera?

Reduce those pesky accommodation expenses with a little help from HomeAway. You'll find plenty of great holiday rentals and save loads of cash! You'll find lots of deals to brag about in San Miguel. The average price in this fantastic area is £342 a night, and you'll have as many as 40 holiday rentals to pick from.

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