1. Explore Formentera’s Awesome Water Activities
With over 40 miles of breathtaking virgin coastline, Formentera offers all sorts of water sports and excitement. From snorkeling, kayaking, diving, and water skiing to paddle boarding and boat rides, there’s something for everyone. If you’re a dedicated diver, you’ll love the clear cobalt-blue waters of the northern islands of S’Espardell and Esplamandor.
2. Go Hiking Around the Green Routes
Avid hikers, rejoice! The main island of Formentera offers more than 80 miles of well-maintained, gorgeous hiking and cycling trails, popularly known as the green routes. Since the topography is mostly flat, you don’t need to bring any heavy gear and virtually anyone can enjoy a walk or a bike ride through the green countryside. Wander past Savin Junipers, dunes, golden wheatfields, vineyards, and endless pine and carob trees, and take in all the beauty that this island has to offer. Be sure to visit Pla de La Mola and the four historic watchtowers.
3. Discover the Beauty of Birdwatching
Because of Formentera’s unique geographic location between Africa and Europe, it is home to thousands of migratory birds. The island’s rich ecosystems, wetlands, and lagoons make it a feast for any birdwatching enthusiast. Take a short boat ride to the beautiful Los Freus islets, which are a prominent UNESCO Heritage Site, and observe rare birds in their natural habitat. To catch a glimpse of flamingos and shelducks, be sure to visit the Estany Pudent lagoon for a trip to remember. You’ll also spot indigenous species like the Peregrine Falcon, Goldfinch, and the Balearic warbler. Exciting, right?