The island of Formentera is a privileged place as far as nature is concerned, since the great barrier of Posidonia Oceánica that surrounds it maintains its crystalline beaches and with little waves. Despite its size, there are many fun plans to do with children in Formentera, especially related to nature. Do you want to know them?
Formentera does not have an airport, so it can only be accessed by boat. The most common thing is to do it sailing from Ibiza and organize a vacation in which you spend at least a few days on both islands, so, here is this list of things to do with children in Ibiza that will surely also come in handy.
What child does not like to explore adventure? To the south of Formentera, on the edge of the cliffs, the structure of the Cap de Barbaria Lighthouse stands out. With 44 years of existence, it serves as a point of reference to locate the cave that is next to it. Children will be able to access the Holed Cave through a hole in the ground and with the help of vertical stairs. The cave is a kind of natural balcony from which you will see the sea from another perspective. But come on, what they are going to like is to get into the cave.
If you are excited to explore caves, imagine an island where there is no one. Espalmador is an uninhabited island located to the north, about 3 kilometers long. At low tide, a sandy path joins it with Formentera, however, it is not advisable to walk along with it as a precaution, especially if we go with small children. Ocean currents can play tricks on us.
You can get to Espalmador on board a ferry that departs from the port of Savina, or on a catamaran. Although it is open to the public, do not forget that it is part of a natural park and that there is no establishment to eat or buy. Espalmador is ideal to get away from civilization, practice water sports, snorkel, and let the children use their imagination while playing.
Among all the beaches, Ses Illetes stands out because it has been named as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world on several occasions and it is considered the best in Spain (although you already know that here everyone pulls for their land). Golden sand, waters of different ranges of turquoise, and abundant marine life make it a truly paradisiacal beach. You can spend the day sunbathing and snorkeling.
It is the largest lagoon in Formentera and it is saltwater. In the eighteenth century, a channel was created to communicate with the sea and could be exploited as a salt mine. It is forbidden to bathe in it, for health and the protection of its biodiversity. It is part of the Las Salinas Natural Park and is a strategic point where, depending on the time of year, different species of birds can be observed, such as flamingos and storks. If you rent bicycles, this is a good place to visit. In addition, here is a fuel tank used in the civil war that he keeps for tourists to take a look at.
On the island, there are a series of routes designed to explore the natural heritage. Several tourist companies offer excursions for hiking, horseback riding, cycling among others. If you dare to participate in any of these routes, you will be able to discover the most hidden corners of Formentera, safely and above all, going beyond the coastal areas. Keep reading The 5 safest holiday destinations this summer, where Covid is under control
It is a space dedicated to the well-being of children and young people, offering leisure activities to contribute to their education, fun, and social training. Every month different events are organized, designed for young people between 10 and 26 years old, such as talks, workshops, film projections, and karaoke. In addition, they have ping pong tables, foosball, and other games. It is a good place to have fun with other children if you are on vacation.
The low altitude of Formentera is the reason why there are no viewpoints, except one at its highest eastern end. This viewpoint provides a panoramic view of the island from which you can practically see the whole of it. What children will like the most is seeing the narrowest part of Formentera, where you can see the proximity of the waters of the Mar Menor at both ends. And the best of all is that there is a restaurant with a terrace from which you can eat or drink while enjoying the scenery.
Located in the Finca de Can Marroig and with free access, it brings visitors closer to nature through the interactive information it shares. The farm is a former point of agricultural and livestock exploitation. It has important archaeological sites that have not yet been excavated. With the help of an audiovisual guide, you can learn about them, as well as the history of the salt flats, and the flora and fauna of the area.