Discover the beaches of Formentera

Sun and beach activities in Formentera

Hotel Entre Pinos *** is located in the area of Es Caló, just a short distance from the village and, similarly, a short distance from Ses Platgetes beach, also known as Es Caló beach.
Ses Platgetes is just 10 minutes walk away from the door of the hotel, or barely 2 minutes if you do it by car, motorcycle or bicycle.
Ses Plategetes is 3 small bays, one after the other, where the combination of sand and rocks make it perfect for swimming, sunbathing and also snorkeling, to enjoy the abundant fish that you will find within walking distance from the shore.


Migjorn beach is also very close to Hotel Entre Pinos and it takes barely 15 minutes walk to reach this beach area and less than 5 minutes if you go by car or motorcycle.


Migjorn beach is divided into different beaches depending on the stretch of coast we visit, so we will list the closest ones to Hotel Entre Pinos in this part of Formentera.

One of the beaches that spark most interest among our visitors and tourists is, without a doubt, Es Caló des Mort.
A tiny cove located at the southern end of Migjorn beach, we always recommend visiting early in the day, because, due to its small size and a large number of visitors during the peak summer season, the narrow sandy beach quickly becomes crowded.
Although it is true that Es Caló des Mort also has a rock outcrop where you can put a beach wrap or a towel  our recommendation is that you visit early in the morning.
From the reception of Hotel Entre Pinos we can show our guests how to get to Es Caló des Mort, as the path is not an especially easy one.


Es Arenals is one of the Migjorn beaches that you must see during your holiday in Formentera.
Especially on the days when the wind blows from the north and the sea is calm on this beach in Formentera, the combination makes it, in our opinion, one of the very best beaches on the island.
It is it just a few minutes from Hotel Entre Pinos ***


Illetes is the most famous beach on Formentera and undoubtedly the most recognized internationally, since, for several years, it has been named as the best European beach.
It is part of the Ses Salines Natural Park and, during the summer months, access by land is limited and only a limited number of motor vehicles can enter and have to pay a fee.
It is a beach worth visiting but once during the holiday is usually enough.
The fame that it has gained over so many years makes it a somewhat crowded beach and Formentera offers many other beaches to visit with seas and sand just as beautiful as Illetes.

Cala Saona is located on the west side of Formentera and is one of the few beaches on the island called a cove.
A large stretch of sand that descends from the dunes and the surrounding forest to the sea, and with low cliffs on both sides reaching down to the sea.
A shallow cove from where you can enjoy magnificent sunsets on the horizon.
In Cala Saona, in the area of cliffs on the right-hand side, you will see rope fencing preventing you from going to the edge of the cliff. Suffice it to say that sometimes there have been landslides, and people who did not respect the safety distance suffered serious accidents.
So, respect the prohibition signs!


Es Pujols is the only urban beach on Formentera and is separated from the village by a promenade, as it is in the very edge of the village.
It is very distinct from the rest of the beaches of Formentera and is not usually a well frequented beach, except for those staying in Es Pujols or the surrounding area, although it also has crystal clear waters like the rest of the island.

The team of lifeguards on Es Pujols beach can help people with mobility difficulties to swim, since they have an amphibious chair to access the sea for those who can not do so by themselves.


Not all of Formentera's beaches have lifeguards on their shores and, although the waters around our island may seem calm, it is best not to trust too much in the sea currents. They have been known to play tricks on more than one unsuspecting swimmer .

If, during your visit to one of the beaches of Formentera, you see someone in the sea in distress, try to notify the lifeguards as soon as possible. If there are none present, call 112 immediately, and from there they will take charge of starting the rescue operation which may be required.