It is almost like the Caribbean! The island of Formentera is beautiful, with white sand beaches, bright turquoise waters, no pollution or industrial works what so ever. Located 10 km east of Ibiza and approachable by boat or ferry. The energy of Formentera is very calm and relaxing. A perfect place to ground oneself and recharge those core energies. Expect early nights, beach filled sunny days and fantastic food across the island. Well reserved in its year round mild climate, Formentera is for people who enjoy the slower pace and a unspoiled clean environment.
Today on Formentera, there are few cars and no stoplights. And the only person who owns enough land to build an airport refuses to do so, for fear it will spoil the place. It is now a National Park to the Balearic islands, rich in natural value, with energetic lei lines and serene beauty for you to enjoy. The best way to travel the island is by bike, quad or car, by which takes only a few hours to make your way around the whole island. You´ll be able to find many recreational things to do while staying here, Yoga, massage, health and beauty clinics, dining, hiking, or just laying around on one of the worlds calmest beaches. Formentera offers the supreme when it comes to chilling out and finding peace.
Formentera is part of the declaration of World Heritage Site and is a priority for conservation.
The site harbours 11 species of strictly endemic plants, 7 rare species and 8 considered vulnerable by IUCN. More than 200 species of birds have been reported in the area, of which 171 are migratory species. And there are 56 species of invertebrates, 11 species of terrestrial reptiles and 5 species of mammals endemic to Ibiza and Formentera.
The marine area is characterized by the presence of dense and very well preserved meadows of oceanic seagrass (Posidonia oceanica). Oceanic Posidonia, commonly called Neptune grass, is an endemic species only found in the Mediterranean basin. Its conservation is one of great importance, not only because it helps to purify and maintain the quality of water, but also because the growth of its rhizomes over the years generates a reef that protects coastal areas from storms. This contributes to the preservation of sand-dunes, beaches and other interesting features of the coastline. Similar to that of a tropical forest, the Posidonia ecosystem has an extraordinary biological purpose. Neptune grass acts as a “carbon sink”, absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Well preserved Posidonia meadows harbor an extensive diversity of marine life and are a very important hatchery for a variety of fish. This role is critical for the maintenance of sea life and is an essential element for sustainability.