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Really enjoyed your pictures. I spent several extended visits on Formentera during the early seventies. We camped in one of the gullies just beyond Es Calo toward La Mola. In those days Es Calo had about 4 or 5 buildings only. Formentera was little known. We found out about it from another traveller and decided to go out on the overnight boat from Barcelona to Ibiza then to Formentera. The Guardia Seville were in charge in those days and had very definite ways of letting you know what they wanted you to do. The island is a paradise. In the morning I'd rise and go to the bar at Es Calo for coffee, buy something to eat for lunch and then head over to the other side of the island to the beach for the day, come back at night, have a little dinner, then return to the bar for a beer and watch the spectacular sunsets. Met many interesting characters American cardsharks and Scots Professors and English Poets. We played Whist at the Es Calo bar. On my last visit I was stung by something in the sea on the beach and had to hobble back to Valencia to hold up in a pension for the week until the swelling went down. Thank you for your pictures they bring back incredible memories. I'd like to get copies of a few if that is at all possible. Many thanks! Chris
If you have one day on the island with a bike, Illetes and Migjorn are a nice flat ride. You could also think about visiting Es Calo and Cala Saona, both are beautiful and some of my favourites. If you get to Es Calo and feel REALLY energetic, the ride/walk up La Mola to El Pilar, and the lighthouse at Faro De La Mola will leave lasting memories. Alternatively if you get to Cala Saona, it is a flatter ride out to Cap de Barbaria, with its cave.
You might just prefer to find a quiet sandy spot somewhere along Migjorn, and enjoy Formentera as nature intended.
Have a great day!
Hi Dave. I will be on Formentera in May. Just for one day :( with a bike :) Based on ur pictures, I definitely want to see les illetas and migjorn. Are they the most beautiful or would u suggest something else? Thanks. Valerie
You could try
Hi Dave. I love Formentera and have been about 15 times now. Having trouble finding a UK tour operator that goes to Cala Saona. Thompson used to do it but it's not in their 2013 brochure. Any ideas?
Keep the pics coming, they bring back fantastic memories
Hi ... you are so creative .I like your works so much....I am an artist from Udaipur , India.i paint on canvas, paper etc .. I hope we can be good friends ....
what more can i say .. except keep-smiling ..
Hi James, thanks for your comment.
I'm planning to go to Formentera this year in mid-June and mid-September, so not too long now. Hopefully there will be some new pictures from these trips.
When are you going back to Formentera ?
When will we see some new great pics ?
Julie, Thomson have packaged holidays to Formentera that include hotel, flights, ferries and transfers at around £600-£800 per person in mid-June. If you want to DIY, the flights, ferries & taxis are likely to cost around £300 per person. There are some reasonable hotel/hostals on the island - you might find something suitable at
. Although this list is circa 2006, it does include most of the available accomodation.
Any advice on where to stay in Formentera at the beginning of June.I'm planning a quiet holiday with my husband and would like to explore the island and of course find an affordable, clean hotel.We had a look at few websites but accommodation seems quite expensive ...£100 a day.....is that the case?
you need to look at the recent results of a search for formentera on https://picasaweb.google.com. Your pictures have been copied wholesale.
If anyone wants to reply to Charlie's question, please e-mail me at email@example.com & I'll pass on your e-mail to Charlie. Thanks, Dave.
Hi Dave wonderful pics... We visited the island several times as a day-trip during our Ibiza holidays... Now next week we will stay 10 days in a row (for the first time) on formentera !!!! What is in your opinion the best Nude beach for couples (<35 yrs)... ( and no real swingers beach on the island ? )
Thanks for the beautiful pics again !!!
Any suggestions for a secluded area of beach? Last year I went in September and it was great. This year I go in mid August and I am a little concerned about so many people. Any info will be very helpful. John North Carolina
Wow Dave, they must have new beds at Migjorn! Stayed at the ´penthouse´too, great!
enjoying your pics! kind regards, Erik Amsterdam
This year we visted Formnentera for the fist time and so far it was the best holiday we ever done. For sure next year our holiday will be again in this lovely Island and I hope that it will be longer.
Looks like a beautiful places to visit.
I was first introduced to Formentera in October 2002 - Es Pujols - and fell in love with the island. I have been back every year since, and hope I'm lucky enough to carry on doing so until the day I die! I did try June one year, but it was too busy and the sea too cold. Late September is my favourite time, when the sea is lovely and warm and the island much more quiet. I will be there again in 10 days time! Counting down! Your galleries on Formentera are amazing, so addictive, just like the island and I'd like to thank you for sharing your experiences, it gave me goospimples and I can't wait to be there again. I could talk all day about Formentera! P.S. The lizards like chips also!
Sono Italiano di Napoli: sud italia, quasi africa. Mi complimento per i tuoi book on line.Ciao
Hi Dave. Enjoyed looking through your pics yet again. I hope you are looking forward to your holiday again this year. I hope you don't mind me telling your guests that I have an interesting blog now www.you-formentera.blogspot.com Thanks for now. Ben (www.formentera.co.uk for you holidays to Formentera).
Just back from our annual 2 week visit to Formentera, still managed to find quiet beaches to totally chill, I don't think Formentera will ever loose its attraction and already I am planning next years trip. The people were still wonderful and friendly, I learnt a little Spanish maybe that helped, but everywhere we went (by bicycle I might add) we were greeted as old friends and had yet another truely wonderful holiday and each year we manage to find new places to wonder at.
Briliant pics Dave. We went to Formentera (Club Mar y Land) back in 87 and loved it. Don't know why we never went back. But your pics brought back some fond memories. Sorry to see it has changed so much that you're thinking of somewhere else. Perhaps we might get back there one last time.
Tony and Irene
i havn't been back for a couple of years but sad to read your comments and the views of others....not sure i want to return ! theres a limit to the number of italians on scooters that can be put up with !...also beaches seemed to be full of people showing off their designer swimwear....if you've spent a fortune on your bikini you are hardly likely to take it off at the beach !
Sorry to hear that following your June 08 visit you found the island had lost some of its attraction. I went a couple of years ago and felt that it was on the cusp. Southern Crete might be an alternative. I have just got back from Lentas which has an attractive laid back style. You can get an idea of beach life from Captain Barefoot's website.
Your pics are a better guide than all that I found in researching Spain's beaches for a long awaited vacation. Thanks.
Le tue foto su Formentera sono straordinarie sino al punto di convincermi ad andare personalmete a Formentera.
Questa estate passerò lì qualche giorno!
Spero in altre tue pubblicazioni.
Grazie per avermi fatto conoscere un posto cosi fantastico
Ciao a presto
we go every year to formentera (17 times)
thank you for your photos
jean-marie (from france)
Millo imposible, igual dificil
Thanks for taking me on a holiday to formentera from my office chair.. fantastic pics. well captured images. keep up the good work. have you got any pictures of the interior of formentera with its resteraunts and shops.
Simply great. Now I want to go to this paradise: Formentera.
You've reignited my passion for art. Ty!
Wonderful selection to bring back Memories of Essex etc many thanks Dave
Simply astounding! Keep getting better ok?
seven weeks ?????!!!!!!!!!!!.........you lucky so and so !!!!!
Just returned after spending 7 weeks on the island. Your photos keep the memories fresh. Depending on the wind direction we split our time between Es Cavall and Lavant. Only complaint is the increasing number of cars and the sad decline in the number of bicycles.
just returned from another fortnight on Formentera...glorious weather and beaches not too full....got to Espalmador 4 times !!
I have finally got around your gallery - it is awesome
You have a good collection of pictures here!
And You have a real talent
please check out my gallery
Great Galleries and Imagination....
keep creating... Kris
I have always dreamed about visiting Formentera. Thanks to your galleries I can do it virtually. Thank you VERY much!
charlie (bolton lancashire)
Hi dave, enjoyed viewing your photo's been to horning on the boats thanks.(
Jan & Alan
We have been to Formentera for the past ten years or so, we try other places but always need at least one holiday there to unwind and chill...
Your photographs are fantastic and really capture the beauty of the island.
Thank you for cheering us up as we wait our next visit in August.
Nobody has equalled your outstanding pictures of Formentera. I've tried (September 2004 and 2005) and mine don't come within a mile. You can almost the feel the sun on your back with yours, and the sand between your toes! I keep a link to your gallery on my computer so that when I'm feeling a bit low during the long, dark and dreary winter months in the UK, I can cheer myself up with these brilliant scenes. Keep visiting Formentera and let's have more....
I'm off to Formentera at the beginning of October.Only done day trips previously but wanted a week to chill. Staying at the Talaya. Pictures gave me something more to look forward to.
Hi and thanks for posting your pictures. My wife and I went to Ibiza in June 2005 and on an excursion we discovered S'Epalamdor. We are returning for another week in Sept 2005 just to take that trip again and spend a few more hours on Formentera and S'Epalmador.
I'e just come back from a fortnight on Formentera....the 2 weeks after your visit.Beautiful island and the beaches are terrific.Have you been on Voga Mari beach? Can't see any pics of it.Also surprised you have no pics of the evening market on the waterfront at Es Pujols...worth it for the posers who stroll up and down !! Went to Espalmador 3 times!!Well worth the trip. Found a beach to myself all day...get off Pepes boat turn right and keep walking round the edge of the dunes for 10 minutes and you come to it.Also very easy to sunbathe and swim nude almost anywhere on Formentera.Very impressed with your pics...hope you have more of your trip to post soon.
Great Photo`s.. and Gallery
Fantastic pictures, did you use a SLR camera or a digital camera to take them?
I am going to Formentera in July, I stumbled across your site whilst researching and your pictures and they remind me of some of the pictures on the Astbury site.
Es Cavall Beach - where is this exactly, is it on the stretch of Migjorn beach?
I too have taken some pictures of various things, you may find them interesting. Similar theme's. I dont have a digi camera, just an automatic SLR.
Great photo's Dave !! There seem to be so few decent photo's of Formentera on the Web.
Can't wait to visit!
I've nicked some of your pictures to use as my computer desktop. The beautiful water, sky, and sailboats take me to a "happy place" during this dreary winter.
excellent photography!!,hi from maurice in london,i love your photos!i spent summer 2004,working in san an(evissa) at the highlander bar.www.highlanderibiza.com look in the may photo tabs,and im in the blue t shirt with the blonde in front!....lol.i took many daytrips over to formenterra,and cala basa,but some twat nicked my digi cam,so i lost all my photos.ill be in ibiza again in april 2005,so if yee need a free beer.....give big mo a shout!. thanks for the photographic memories. you like photo sites......heres a russian one www.photofile.ru look under hto tab!.....lol bye for now mad scots maurice.....san ans only naturist!
Dave, I love Formentera and youre pictures are amazing. This guest book should be full of praise. There used to be a couple of great sites on Formentera, but one of the best ones had to close. When I was there in 2002 I was to busy enjoying the beaches etc and didnt take too many pictures. Outstanding !! Keep toping it up, I hope I get to visit again !!