Formentera, the smallest inhabited island in the Balearic Islands, is one of the most desired destinations in spring and especially in summer. A place to rest, disconnect and enjoy nature and good gastronomy. So why not go for a fall tour? There are sufficient reasons to do so and to discover that in the 83 square kilometers of land you can do numerous activities also on these dates.
When disembarking in Formentera you can already breathe that air of peace and tranquility that characterizes it. Here time passes slowly and it is to slowly enjoy island life. One of the most interesting things to take into account when visiting the island is that, due to its clipped shape, Formentera has a coastline of 66 kilometers along whose route there are numerous beaches, large and small, numerous coves and solitary corners where you can get lost. Places of great wild nature, with crystal clear turquoise waters whose beauty is due to the presence of the largest oceanic Posidonia meadow in the Mediterranean, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1999.
Live it whole
Its main curiosity, and one of the reasons that make it attractive for the fall season, is that most of the island can be explored by bicycle. Formentera has a network of routes that allow the visitor to visit it all at the stroke of a pedal through its green paths, its pine and juniper forests, following the path of the salt flats or making stops for its beautiful rural interior. However, although touring the island by bicycle is possible, camping is prohibited due to the rigorous environmental care that they have of their landscapes.
Beyond its beaches
Formentera is known especially for the beauty of its beaches and paradisiacal coves, but in addition to these magnificent places, the interior of the island has small and picturesque towns full of culture, history and nature. It is Caló de Sant Agustí one of them, a fishing village where you have to visit its natural port and its restaurants serving traditional local cuisine with a seafaring soul. At the western end of the island is the lighthouse of the end of the world that Jules Verne mentioned in his book Héctor Servadac (travels and adventures through the solar world), called La Mola Lighthouse. Another of its charming places is Punta de Sa Pedrera, a desert of rocks of strange and curious shapes which ends in the sea with a rugged coastline.
Another of the most interesting ways to get to know Formentera is through its active tourism, especially everything that has to do with water sports. The best known activity is the scuba diving that, thanks to the transparency and warm sea temperature, allows visitors to enjoy this activity also in autumn. Caves, gorgonian walls, wrecks, posidonia meadows and different kinds of fish, crustaceans and mollusks are just some of the wonders that divers can find under its waters. In addition, the unique shape of the island makes it easy to practice sailing, windsurfing and kayaking in the sea every day of the year.
From the beginning of May to the end of October, Formentera is full of artisan markets in which products designed and made are sold in the workshops of the island. An action that seeks to publicize the native crafts and the quality of the artists whose inspiration comes from the island. In the markets of La Mola, Sant Ferran and Antoni Tur Gabrielet, the visitor can find typical artisan products of the island such as baskets, espadrilles, jewelry, ceramics, leather O textile clothing made with lana.
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