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The island


Location
Formentera is the smallest inhabited island in the Balearic Islands (Spain). It is located just 2 nautical miles south of the island of Ibiza (around 3 kilometres), though the distance between the ports of Ibiza and La Savina (Formentera) is 12 miles (19.3 km).

Climate and geography
The island has a characteristic Mediterranean climate, falling within the mild-warm temperature variety, and the Levantine-Balearic sub-variety: warm and dry, with over 300 days of sun each year.

Beaches
Formentera is a well-known and esteemed tourist destination thanks to its clear waters with turquoise tones and fine white sands that leave visitors speechless. The protected beaches have barely been changed by man and frame a land that is well equipped with familiar, modern tourist infrastructures.

Nature
The quality of the Formentera waters, unique for their transparency and turquoise colour, is due to the presence of the largest underwater meadows of Posidonia Oceanica in the Mediterranean Sea, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1999.

History
The evidence of a stable and thriving population in Formentera is documented back to the end of the third millennium A.C., though the start of occupation on the island remains unknown. This period gave fruit to the megalithic sepulchre of Ca na Costa.

Charming hidden corners
Formentera is known for its beaches and clear waters, but if we visit the inland we can find small towns, light houses, towers and mills, lakes and salt marches, grottos and hidden caves, and beautiful juniper and pine woods giving way to areas of dunes and fascinatingly shaped rocks.

Audio guides
Visitors wishing to explore the heritage of the island will find free audio guides at the tourist offices.