Formentera, the Paradise in the Balearic Islands
Formentera is the smallest in size in the Balearic Islands, located in the South of Ibiza, another island about 3.5 km away. Formentera consists of an only municipality which includes the islands of Espalmador and Espardell. It is an island with little relief excelling in the beauty of its coast with crystalline water and the cliffs situated in the area called La Mola. The vegetation of the island is of the Mediterranean kind combined with dunes and woods of pine trees, sabina and thicket. The only access available to get it is by the sea. In the high season there are scheduled connections with Ibiza every 30 minutes. Formentera is an island in which tourism and respect for environment have fitted in wisely. Due to its small size, the best way to move around the island is by motorbike or bicycle, being possible to rent them in any city centre of the island. The most touristic beach area is in the North, though beaches or coves can also be found all around the island and not so crowded. Formentera also provides with excellent conditions to practise water sports throughout the year, due to the sea temperature and the transparency of its water thanks to the 'Posidonia' surrounding the island. Activities like scuba-diving, sailing, kitesurfing, windsurfing can be practised as well as Kayak tours to discover amazing coves and grottos near the coast. Visiting Formentera doesn't have to be expensive, there are those who arrange in groups and rent houses weekly reducing costs, though prices should be seen long in advance, avoiding if possible, the months of July and August.