is a tiny island in the Mediterranean sea, close to Ibiza.
It doesnâ€™t have an airport so you have to land on Ibiza
and travel there by boat... For me, it was my first real trip ever and though
it was more like a touristy holiday I enjoyed it a lot. For the first time in
my live I took a plane and saw this beautiful blue water.
The boat made an awful lot of noise as we stood on the deck and watched
Formentera coming closer. The island is so small, you can drive from the one
end to the other in less than an hour. Not necessary to say that there isn't
much to be seen there, though it is a peaceful place and people are really
When we went there, it wasn't at all touristy. Maybe it has changed over the
.. Yet there are only few hotels. We filled our week riding over
the dusty paths by scooter, cruising from one point to the other. We made sure
we got to see every view possible.
What really stuck with me are the lighthouses. On every end of the island you
can find one, and when you drive up there it's like an endless, dark road
cutting thought the plain stony landscape. As far as you can see there are
rocks, collapsing at the islands borders into high cliffs above the sea. The
flashing light of the lighthouse comes closer and closer while the sun disappears
behind the sea and colours the sky in those Mediterranean pink tints. And then
suddenly the islands stops. Deep beneath you waves are thrown against the
massive rocks and ahead of you there is only the water. Everything is so quite,
apart from you there is no one else. Thatâ€™s what I remember of it: the
isolation. The silence. The dry plains that suddenly stop, the beautiful
beaches and the fish in the warm water.
Of course, I was young and I hadn't seen anything like it before. This made it
all even more special. Though, Formentera is a really nice place to visit just
for a day. I would never go there again to stay for a week, since there really
is nothing to be seen. But there is quietness and peace, so party people willing
to take a rest after some long nights on Ibiza
can find it in Formentera for sure.