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Uncover Formentera's charm with Aquabus

With one of the best beaches in the world, Ibiza's sister island is a must.

If you're in Ibiza for longer than a quick dip, taking a day out to visit Formentera is an absolute must, and thanks to Aquabus you can do it all year round departing either from Ibiza town or Figueretas and Playa d'en Bossa.

Hailed as the little sister of Ibiza, Formentera is an island of treasures. Turquoise seas, one of the best beaches in the world, delicious local food and even a little hit of partying, should you wish. All of this lies just 40 minutes away, which makes the excursion an essential hitlist entry for avid explorers and those looking for a more relaxing trip.

On board during the 40-minute journey, each passenger receives a map of Formentera with recommendations from the staff about how best to enjoy the island according to your budget. If you haven't already done your research on the island, it's likely you'll want to use this as a guide. But you can relax knowing that your first steps off the ferry from Ibiza will drop you at La Savina, a working port, an exclusive marina for million-pound yachts and a nautical atmosphere.

Walk around La Savina and you'll find market stalls to peruse, and if you're a little peckish you can choose from a selection of restaurants and cafes. This area is essentially the gateway to the island, but it's also a fantastic base for holiday-makers looking for good access to the stunning beaches of Illetes and Llevant.

The island's tranquil beauty hits you instantly, and you'll undoubtedly be pulled in to uncover every inch of its charm. Whether that be strolling through Formentera's capital village of Sant Francesc, where you'll find people in sandals and long cotton skirts pad about the tiny square, smoking roll-up cigarettes; El Pilar de la Mola's artisans' market which is the king of hippy markets on the island; dining at Juan y Andrea on Playa de Illetes, a restaurant first founded in 1971 that's now known as one of the island's foremost eating places; or checking into tourist resort Es Pujols, where you'll find iconic club Tipic which is home to Sven Väth's Cocoon night every Thursday during high season.

Aquabus offers an excellent regular service all year round with different ticket options depending on whether you want to go for the day (same day ticket) or whether you are staying in Formentera (open return ticket). Children and residents of Ibiza get a special discount and 0 - 3-year-olds travel free, and if you are travelling with a suitcase, bicycle or pet no extra charge is applied.

With boats setting off regularly throughout the day, there really is no excuse not to discover this Balearic island.


Aquabus also takes you to the deserted and protected neighbouting island Esplamador, more info here.

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