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The length of this picturesque island is just 19 kilometers. Its name can be literally translated as "grain". The town was founded by the Romans far back in the prehistoric times. The fertile soils of this region have become a real treasure for first settlers. In the 5th – 7th centuries Formentera was already widely known as an agricultural center; later large deposits of salt were discovered on the island. Several large plants appeared here. Close proximity to Ibiza has made this town the center of recreation and tourism. As opposed to the bustling and popular resort this place is relatively quiet. This has made it very popular among fans of diving, fishing and wildlife.
It won’t be difficult to choose the best one among the several beaches of Formentera. One of the largest on the island is Arenals Beach situated in the southeastern part of the island. … Open
There are several hotels and resorts on the island. However, they are not able to accept all tourists, so many people prefer to live in hotels in Ibiza and come to Formentera to enjoy beach rest. Despite the fact that this town is very small, you will find here several attractions in addition to wonderful beaches. The central square is the location of the church built in the beginning of the 18th century. This church looks more like a sumptuous castle. You will also see cannons installed on its towers – many years ago they have protected the island from pirates.
In order to get acquainted with traditions and culture of local people, visit the ethnological museum that exhibits collections of national costumes, handicrafts and art objects. The majority of restaurants and taverns are located in the port area of the town, La Savina. You can also ride a ferry or a boat here, or rent a fishing boat. Due to the fact there are not many tourists on the island, the beaches and the sea here are very clean. This makes the resort even more attractive. If you want to make a break from the daily hustle and enjoy the splendor of nature, Formentera will be your ideal holiday destination. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Formentera is in demand among modern travelers, and therefore the choice of accommodation places is more than worthy. All local hotels have very friendly atmosphere and reasonable prices; … Open
In each miniature city of the island, there are fascinating sights. San Francisco Javier is the largest settlement. You can look at the fortified church and the building of the old Town Hall, as well as visit the old handicraft marketplace. Near the church, is a beautiful Byzantine font, placed in 1738.
The resort town of Es Pujols attracts travelers with its charming beaches. They are among the most populous on the island. Many people know the city due to its special hippie souvenir fair, which is open every evening. You can purchase a lot of nice jewelry and handicrafts from local craftsmen, as well as other souvenirs, which cannot be found in other cities.
It won’t be difficult to choose the best one among the several beaches of Formentera. One of the largest on the island is Arenals Beach situated in the southeastern part of the island. … Open
The resort area of Playa Mighorn is well-known to beach-goers. Amateurs of scuba diving often visit these places. Beautiful coral reefs are found here in close proximity to the coast. Small depth will let even beginners start diving. A beautiful nature reserve originates in the immediate vicinity of the coast. There you can walk through the pine forests and admire juniper bushes.
Es Calo town is very popular among lovers of gastronomic tourism. It is believed to employ the best restaurants on the island. One can try a lot of popular national seafood dishes there. There are also excellent grocery stores and markets where they sell great delicious souvenirs.
Formentera is in demand among modern travelers, and therefore the choice of accommodation places is more than worthy. All local hotels have very friendly atmosphere and reasonable prices; … Open
Excellent conditions for beach recreation and sightseeing tourism are created at the resort. In the port area, you can admire the old lighthouse. In the immediate vicinity of the city, ancient watchtowers remained. The resort is famous for its first-class hotels and restaurants, most of which are located near the coast.
Interesting archaeological areas are also found on the island. Researchers discovered unique megalithic 4000-years-old structures at Cape Barbaria. Today, the public has free access to the territory of the archaeological area and admire the fragments of prehistoric buildings.
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National and city parks around Formentera
♥   Natural Park 'Ses Salines d Eivissa i Formentera' , 11 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cave 'Cova del Moraig' , 112.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cave 'Cova Tallada' , 112.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Sa Dragonera' , 123.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Hacienda Na Xamena Pool

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In walking distance from the popular hotel there is a beach, but many guests prefer beach activities a relaxing holiday near the pool. Another pleasant surprise waits for fans of water treatments, who will choose this popular Ibiza hotel for recreation. Chic rooms with panoramic windows and jacuzzi are available to accommodate for guests, so they can conduct aqua treatments in their room. … Read further
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