Formentera is a small Spanish island in the group of islands known as the Balearic Islands, these also include Menorca, Ibiza and Majorca (Mallorca).
The smallest inhabited Balearic Island at just 19km long, Formentera became popular in the 1960′s with hippies and to this day it retains that laid-back relaxed feel as it has not been developed or spoilt by mass tourism.
A Formentera webcam (or Formentera web cam) is a camera set up in various locations on the island which transmits live images of Formentera to the world.
From your computer you can find Internet sites that are streaming the live pictures of Formentera so you can see the best sights as well as the current Formentera weather conditions.
Sometimes you will see webcams also referred to as web cams or cams. This page also shows you photos, picture galleries, views and videos of Formentera.
Below we give you a brief tourist information overview or you can read our detailed Formentera tourism page.
Formentera is a holiday destination for those people who want to get away from it all. Located to the south of Ibiza it is the very opposite to its noisy neighbour!
See what Ibiza looks like on our Ibiza webcam page.
There is no airport on the island, but there is a regular ferry service which crosses the 12 miles of sea separating Formentera from Ibiza. This takes approximately 30 minutes and arrives into the port of La Savina.
Accommodation is limited on the island, so most visitors who come here are day trippers.
You could also get to Formentera by ferry from the Spanish mainland port of Denia on the Costa Blanca.
Sant Francesc Xavier
This is the capital and the place to head if you are interested in history, the Museu d’Etnografi is a museum focusing on the local salt industry. It has been proven that the island has been inhabited for over 3,500 years thanks to the discovery of the Bronze Age burial ground at Ca Na Costa.
Es Pujols is Formentera’s main tourist resort with plenty of bars and restaurants. Head south to Sant Feron de ses Roques, once home to a large hippy colony.
What to do
Once you have got to Formentera a popular thing to do is to hire mopeds, scooters or bikes to explore the island. It is only 19 km long, pretty flat and easy enough to get around in just one day.
The clear waters of the island make this the place to go scuba-diving and snorkelling.
Try coincide your visit with one of the festivals (fiestas) held annually, the main fiestas are Sant Ferran (May), Sant Jaume (July) and Sant Francesc Xavier (December).
Most people go there for the relaxing way of life with many fine and mostly deserted beaches allowing nude bathing. Many hippies come here to escape the hectic pace of life elsewhere in the world.
Popular beaches include Platja Llevant, Platja de ses Illetes, Cala Sahona, Cala Migjorn, Platja Es Arenals and Platja des Canyers.
The busiest beach is probably Platya de ses Illetes as it is close to the ferry port of La Savina.
The small island of Espalmador is just off the narrow spit known as the Punta de Trucadors, just to the north of this beach.
Platja Migjorn on the south coast of Formentera is also popular as it is the longest beach on the island.
The highest point on the island is La Mola at 192 metres above sea level and home to the lighthouse built in 1861.
List of Formentera Webcams
Many people like to look at weather webcams of Formentera to see what the current weather conditions are like.
Naturally July and August are the hottest months with June or September being probably the best months to visit as they are not unbearably hot.
Below we list the Formentera webcams that we are aware of. If you know of any new webcams in Formentera, please send us an email.
Blue Bar Webcam – Open every day from the end of April until mid October the Blue Bar & Restaurant is set on the beautiful Platja Migjorn with wonderful views as you can see from their webcam.
Blue Bar Formentera • Address P.O. Box 165 • E-07871 San Ferran • Formentera – Beleares – Espana. • Telephone +34 666 75 81 90 • firstname.lastname@example.org.
See our Blue Bar page with lots of photos.
Formentera Tourist Office
PUERTO DE LA SABINA
Address: Edificio Obras del Puerto
Puerto de la Sabina
Telephone: +34 971 32 20 57
Although the Formentera webcams we have listed above show off the island, you may also want to view the video below which highlights the best sights, features, attractions and landmarks in Formentera.
Page Summary – Above we give you some basic information about the Spanish Balearic island of Formentera as well as videos and listings of all the various webcams on the island.
- Formentera Tourist Information
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