Formentera, Spain

After Marrakech, MM and I headed to a more familiar European vacation spot on the Mediterranean. Neither of us had ever been there, so it was still new an exciting for both of us. We went to the small island, Formentera, in Spain.

Formentera is the smallest island of the Illes Pitiüses group (which includes Ibiza and Formentera) and belongs to the Balearic Islands of Spain. It is 19 kilometres long and is located approximately 3 nautical miles south of Ibiza. The only way to Formentera is by boat from Ibiza. This makes it a much quieter destination than the party-central Ibiza. Formentera is known for is well-maintained nature and pristine beaches.

There are a few main villages on the island, but all resemble a very small and sweet Spanish community where the life is simple. North of Formentera is the small island of Espalmador, which is only separated by a shallow sandbar. During low tide, it is possible for one to wade between the two islands. It is a very popular stopping point for yachts heading between Ibiza and Formentera.

A local dialect of Catalan is spoken in Formentera, while the official languages are Catalan and Spanish. Many Italians have made Formentera their summer getaway since it is so close yet feels worlds away from the hustle and bustle of normal life.

MM and I did all kinds of honeymoon activities from renting mopeds to renting our own boat to see the island from the sea to visiting all of the beautiful beaches the island has to offer. It was the perfect way to end our honeymoon, and we hope that we will be lucky enough to enjoy it again in our long life together…

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