Formentera sailing has some favourable conditions for beginners, and enough challenging areas to satisfy Olympians such as Teresa Zabell who uses the island as a training base. Summer winds average between 5 and 15 knots. The winter can see storms of up to 30 knots. The prevailing winds come from the east in the summer, [...]
The Ses Salines Formentera Natural Park covers a wide area, including the Es Trucadors peninsula and its surrounding sea. It extends to the wetlands that run around Estany Pudent and Estany des Peix, and it is also the term used to describe the old salt pans.
The salt works themselves closed down in 1984, but they [...]
The Trucador peninsula is a long stretch of flat land, reaching out from the north of Formentera that almost connects to the neighbouring island of Espalmador. It is made up of seemingly endless white beaches, and shallow turquoise waters. These beaches, along with Es Pujols, are some of the busiest as they attract a lot [...]
Playa Mitjorn Formentera, or Platja de Mitjorn runs across the south coast of the island. At five kilometres in length is the longest beach. Platja de Mitjorn means ‘midday beach’ and it has areas of rocky coastline interspersed with sandy beaches, running from Es Pal Mas to Es Copinar. The section between Ca Mari and [...]