Formentera is one of the smallest and most southerly located islands in the autonomous community of the Balaeric Islands in Spain. This island is renowned across the world for its soft, pristine white beaches and the infamous fact that nude sun bathing is allowed on the majority of its beaches. Due to the relatively flat nature of the islands, an enjoyable holiday activity for many tourists staying in Formentera villas is hiring mopeds and bicycles in order to move around the island and observe all the natural beauty there is to see here, an activity made easier by the vast number of interlinking cycle tracks available for tourists to use across the island. There is also a regular boat passenger service available to take visitors from and to mainland Spain, which has increased tourism in recent years and made it a mecca for people looking to spend idyllic holidays surrounded by sun, sea and sand.
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You can also buy tickets in advance to travel by ferry to the nearby island of Ibiza, located only 6 km north of Formentera in the Mediterranean Sea. If you are interested in language and culture, this is definately the holiday island for you, a local Ibizan variant of the Balaeric dialect of the Catalan language is spoken here, set yourself the challange of learning some useful phrases before you set off for your holidays and impress the locals with your knowledge! This is the best way to feel welcome on the island and enables you to mingle with the local community and make new friends. The major villages of Formentera include major villages are Saint Francesc Xavier, the capital and largest settlement on the island, featuring a cultural centre so visitors can learn about the village's history, Sant Ferran de ses Roques, El Pilar de la Mola and La Savina. When the tide is low, it is also possible to wade between Formentera and S'Espalmador, a small uninhabited island located just to the north of Formentera.
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This island is an attractive day trip location for tourists staying on Formentera due to its pristine beaches, lighthouse, freshwater springs and famous mudbath. If you don't have time to make a special trip to S'Espalmador, don't worry, if you plan to travel to Ibiza at any point during your holiday, this area is a popular stopping point for yachts heading between Ibiza and Formentera. If you're looking for an authentic Spanish island holiday without the mad rush and hustle and bustle characteristic of Ibiza, head to Formentera, we guarantee you the time of your life.
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