Formentera is the smallest and the southernmost island of the Balearic sea, an ideal destination if you want to escape from the city or to relax after some intense party days in the neighboring Ibiza. The island of Formentera has great natural beauty and you can easily wander around this small island to explore the most of its impressive beaches and landscape.
Ferry schedules and ferry tickets to Formentera
The port of Formentera
The island of Formentera does not have an airport which means that it can only be accessed by ferry. The port of Formentera is La Savina, located in the north of the island, right opposite the port of Ibiza, which makes the ferry connections between the two islands very easy and frequent.
There are two options to get to the island of Formentera: with a direct ferry either from mainland Spain (port of Dénia or port of Barcelona) or from the port of Ibiza. On the Ferryhopper search engine you will find all the available ferry schedules and ferry tickets to Formentera in order to find the itinerary that best suits your holiday plans and of course your budget
Island-hopping in the Balearic islands
Ferry from Ibiza to Formentera
Taking a ferry from Ibiza to Formentera is the most popular way of traveling to the small island with ferries departing from Ibiza to the port of La Savina almost every 30 to 45 minutes, from early morning to late afternoon. The duration of the ferry trip is also very short, just 30 minutes! The frequency and the distance of the Ibiza - Formentera ferry connection allow visitors to organise day trips to the two islands and also combine the party vibes of Ibiza with a relaxing retreat in Formentera.
Ferry from mainland Spain to Formentera
Ferry from the port of Dénia to Formentera
The port of Dénia is located in the region of Alicante, half-way between the cities of Alicante and Valencia and opposite the Balearic islands of Ibiza and Formentera. The ferry connection from Dénia to the port of La Savina in Formentera is daily and the duration of the ferry trip is a bit more than 2 hours.
If you plan to go to the port of Dénia to catch a ferry to Formentera, we would suggest to pass by the beautiful city of Valencia and try the famous and delicious 'paella Valenciana'!
Ferry from Barcelona to Formentera
The port of Barcelona has regular ferry connection to the Balearic islands and, while the island of Formentera is the more distant of the four, there is a ferry that departs from Barcelona around 5 times per week to the port of La Savina. The Barcelona - Formentera ferry trip lasts about 11 to 12 hours.
What to do in Formentera
Formentera is the smallest of the Balearic islands, a peaceful destination full of beautiful beaches. An interesting fact about Formentera is the island’s environmental awareness. The citizens of Formentera have limited car usage and promote the use of electric vehicles, bicycles, or even horse routes to support a sustainable economy and way of living. From the summer of 2019 the Formentera council has decided to allow limited transportation of vehicles to the island from Ibiza and mainland Spain in order to reduce the pollution and traffic in the island. So if you want to go to Formentera with your car you should book your ferry tickets as far in advance as possible since the vehicle spaces in the connecting ferries are limited.
Formentera is a popular holiday destination particularly during the summer months, with lots of visitors from Italy, Spain and northern Europe. The island of Formentera is a small Paradise, and we recommend that you rent a motto or a bicycle when you are there in order to explore as much as possible of this beautiful place. Below you can find few of the best places to visit when in Formentera:
- The island lighthouses: El Faro del Cap de Barbaria (in the South) and El Faro de la Mola (in the East)
- The island caves: Cova d’Estrips, Cova Foradada, Cova de Fum and others across the island coves
- The village of Es Caló de San Agustí, surrounded by an impressive forest
- The village of San Francisco (Sant Francesc) - which is the island capital- where you can visit the historic, old, chapel of L'Ermita de Sa Tanca Vella
- The still-functioning windmill of El Molino de la Mola.
The beaches of Formentera
The island of Formentera is renowned for its beautiful beaches and its crystal clear waters. The access in all the island beaches and coves is easy, either by car / motto or on foot. Have a look on these incredible beaches and start your holiday planning for Formentera as soon as possible:
- Playa de Levante
- Playa de Ses Illetes
- Playa Es Migjorn
- Cala Saona
- Playa Es Pujols
What to eat in Formentera
Whether you visit Formentera for a day trip or for holidays you should keep in mind that, particularly during the summer months, the island restaurants get quite busy and might fill up quickly. We would therefore recommend to make a reservation in advance. The restaurant "El Mirador" for example is a reference point for many visitors in the island for its spectacular view to the Balearic archipelago. Like all Balearic Islands, Formentera has delicious food! The most typical products that we would suggest to try while in Formentera are:
- The traditional sausage 'Sobrasada'
- The typical dish of the cuisine Catalan, 'Butifarra'
- The local cheeses
- The delicious cheese tart, 'Flaó de hierbabuena'
Where can I book ferry tickets to Formentera?
Are you ready to swim in the crystal waters of the Mediterranean sea? Booking your ferry tickets to the Balearic islands is now easier with Ferryhopper! From our easy-to-use search engine you can search for all the available ferry schedules to Formentera and its neighboring Ibiza, find the cheapest ferry tickets and book your desired ferry trip in only few clicks!