On the Island
We were so busy navigating around the island, singing songs at the top of our voices (built in apple adapter was welcomed) we didn’t actually eat the whole time whilst we were on the Island which was not like us. We did, however, visit three of the most amazing beaches I have ever seen.
We set off with no plan, at first, it was difficult to navigate where we were heading. We thought the car rental had circled the place to drive to but he had actually circled where we started (seems obvious now) like idiots we drove back passed the rental place twice before I worked this out and then we were off.
When I say I map read, I just kept choosing left, right, left and hoping it would lead to something which it always did. Our first stop was Cala Soana, there is a hotel on this beach if you are ever looking for an incredible place to stay. We hopped out of the Jeep and made our way down to the crystal clear waters. This was my favourite beach of the whole holiday and the first time I was sincerely happy we had chosen to go to Ibiza. The views were amazing, it was such a casual beach, families swimming, enjoying picnics, everyone leaving their stuff unattended without worry. We stayed a little longer than expected here before heading off again.
Our next stop was Faro De Cap De Cambarbara. This was another accidental stop but one of my favourites from the day. It is the spot where we got our heart photo and honestly one of the most beautiful and understated spots I have ever seen. It was so tranquil and quiet, I could have stayed up there for hours although there was very little to do there other than to look at the lighthouse and take in the views. We soon made our way back to the Jeep and were on our way.
Thanks to my amazing map reading skills we then found ourselves on the road heading towards Far De La Mola which is the most southern part of the Island. The drive up to the lighthouse was stunning, had we known where we were going and had more time I would have loved to have stopped here to get some photos of the view because I honestly don’t think I have seen a view so pretty. The views from the Lighthouse were great too although probably not worth the drive if you have managed to stop on the way up. There were so amazing cove beaches as we drove along the coast to get there which we tried on a number of occasions to park up but there wasn’t enough space for our bus so we ended up at a beach near Hotel Riu La Mola. Where there was a lot of space to park, and a nice white sandy beach. After our first drink stop of the day, a quick dip in the sea we made our way up the Island. We wanted to finish our day at the famous white sandy beaches at the north of the Island.
Our last stop was Platja de Llevant. My only regret is that we didn’t save much time for this beach. It was so beautiful, the sea was so clear, It felt like the Caribbean and the waves were awesome. It was fairly quiet and we were lucky enough to grab a parking space at the end right next to the beach. I wish we could have had a couple of hours here to walk up the beach but time didn’t permit as we thought we were going to have to fill the Jeep up with fuel before dropping it off.
After 40 minutes here we set off for home, I have to admit I got in a bit of a panic we were not going to make it back in time if we were to fill the Jeep up and drop it off, thankfully the lovely guys at the rental said for 20 euros (which was less than we were going to put in) we could leave it with them, so we did and hurried on over to our ferry.
This day will forever be remembered as one of my favourite days, filled with so much laughter, love and gratitude for the things I say yes to. Despite the photos of the Jeep looking a bit extra, it was the cheapest day of our trip and one I will never regret. It took a bit of planning but it was worth it.
Do’s of Formentera
Hire Jeep it was so cool, or even car if there is a group of you, its fun to spend that time together and you can see so much of the Island.
I wish we had stayed until 20:00 to have a bit more time but leaving at 18:00 did mean we had time to go to the shops in Old Town before they shut.
Take a packed lunch if you want to save a bit of money, the beaches are all family friendly and this is what most did, it also saves you time not waiting for food.
Try and see as much as you can, it is only a small island and you won’t regret any of the sites you see.
Take charger and cable with you for your phone, listening to our favourite songs in the car was so much fun and some of them now remind me of driving around with the roof down, drinking sangria out of the bottle (balance).
If you are travel sick take some pills the ferry can be a bit bouncy.
Take a good camera, the views are amazing.
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