Many visitors to Formentera decide that they would like to purchase their own corner of paradise, but it is not easy. There is a very low stock of available housing, and the local population of around 7,000 are reluctant to sell. With strict restrictions on development and limited supply those that want to buy must [...]
All Formentera festivals have ancestral dances which are known as ball pages, where the women wear emprendada (jewellery made from brooches and pendants). The tabor, flute and castanets are the standard instruments. Festa de Formentera is the main festival and takes place on the day of San Jaime, on the 25th July.
Sant Ferran celebrates [...]
The climate on Formentera is sub arid, and the long hot summers can hit the mid-80s in August. The heat is amplified when the dry leveche wind blows across from Africa, but most of the time the local wind has a cooling effect. Formentera weather is generally excellent all year round.
From May to September [...]
Formentera Island is the smallest of the Balearics, and with an area of 32 square miles (83 sq km), and length of 12 miles (20km), it’s easy to explore. Although the island is just two nautical miles south of Ibiza, the distance between the two ports is 12 miles, and the journey takes around 30 [...]
Formentera provides an interesting example of Balearic Islands History. It has a number of prehistoric sites evidencing that the island was inhabited as long ago as 4,000 years. The Phoenicians, Carthaginians and the Romans were all attracted to the island despite its lack of natural water. One of the first references in literature comes from [...]