Activities & things to do in Formentera

Formentera offers a wide variety of sport, activities, cultural events and points of interest.

Diving & snorkelling

Diving & snorkelling

The sea around Formentera abounds in a rich variety of marine life and provides exceptional conditions for snorkelling and diving. We can help organise diving courses with the PADI diving centre of Vellmari, for beginners to experts. 

All equipment can be provided and qualified multilingual instructors look after you in a friendly and professional way.

Activities also include; marine biology courses, night and wreck dives and underwater photography.

All certificates awarded are internationally recognised.

Catamaran sailing

Catamaran sailing

The school of Wet4fun offer Catamaran sailing.

The picturesque coastline and crystal clear blue waters of Formentera offer a great deal for sailing enthusiasts.

Wet4fun have been established in Formentera for nearly 20 years. Their focus is on ensuring all course participants are taught in small groups, reach their own goals and, most importantly, have fun!

Courses are available throughout the whole summer season from May to October and booking in advance will ensure you get your preferred timings.

Windsurfing

Windsurfing

Formentera is an ideal base for beginner windsurfing with sheltered bays, an inland lake and open seas offering a wide variety of sailing conditions.

The Wet4Fun Water Sports centre on the beach of Es Pujols offers windsurfing under expert instruction, using a wide range of the latest boards for all levels of ability.

Tennis

Tennis

The San Francisco Tennis Club welcomes guests, and tournaments are held regularly. 

The Club has several hard surface courts which are floodlit to enable play in the cooler air of a summer’s evening.

Equipment can be rented from the club.

Es Pins Bungalows have their own private tennis court and there are several other courts around Formentera.

Canoeing & kayaks

Canoeing & kayaks

Explore the island by canoe or kayak, paddling either alone or with someone else. Canoeing provides an adventure holiday as well as an alternative way to enjoy the scenery and nature that Formentera offers.

Paddling alongside rocky and rugged coastlines and sandy white beaches will make your holiday an unforgettable experience.

Walking & running

Walking & running

The island offers good conditions for walking or running along coastal and country tracks or paths. 

There are some lovely routes on the old Roman road climbing up to La Mola from Es Calo, or easier terrain beside the beaches or through the pine groves which cover a large part of the island. 

Formentera offers the opportunity to discover solitary coves, explore hidden caves and stroll along ancient paths leading to windmills and watch towers.

The Formentera half marathon is an event held every year in May, and is becoming increasingly popular.

 Also see the Formentera To Run event

Cycling & exploring

Cycling & exploring

Formentera has a comprehensive network of paths and tracks making the ideal way to explore the island by bicycle or mountain bike, which can be hired from many specialists on the island. 

This enables you to visit areas which would otherwise pass unseen. 

A network of nineteen Green Routes has been created, along which you can discover landscapes off the beaten track and enjoy a close contact with the nature of the island.

Music & fiestas

Music & fiestas

It is possible to enjoy many forms of music on Formentera, either provided by local musicians or by visiting groups and bands.

Concerts are held throughout the year and music plays a large part in celebrating the many fiestas. In the summer it is possible to enjoy flamenco, classical guitar and piano, choirs, rock and blues, Catalan folk music and jazz.

The atmosphere generated in the village squares by this unique blend of music, dancing and tradition is a magical experience.

Yoga in Formentera

Yoga in Formentera

Yoga is becoming more and more popular in Formentera and there are a variety of courses on offer. 

Formentera still has a magical quality that never fails to restore and rejuvenate.

www.yogaformenteraholidays.com

Painting & photography

Painting & photography

The island provides a challenge for artists and photographers to try to capture some aspect of the landscape - the fig and pine trees, fields, plants, or a rustic farmhouse. 

The colours and light are brilliant, defying reproduction, but inspire the effort of attempting to do so. 

We are delighted to say that we now have a superb collection of oil paintings, water colours and photographs displaying many aspects of Formentera, gracing the walls of our office by Robert Hawkins

Traditional dancing

Traditional dancing

Traditional dancing of Formentera can still be seen today at several intervals throughout the summer season. 

The people of Formentera are proud of their Catalan history, cultural dress and traditional dancing.

Markets & shops

Markets & shops

There are excellent and varied restaurants throughout Formentera and a good selection of shops, boutiques, bars and open air cafés to watch the world go by. 

Colourful artisan markets selling pottery, woodcarvings, paintings, hand-made jerseys and country-style leatherwork take place around the island. 

These provide a good example of how the spell of this fascinating island finds its expression in art and music.