Platja Es Arenals
Formentera is renowned for its beaches with clear water and white sand. It provides some of the world’s finest beaches. One of the best beaches in Formentera that people love to visit is Es Arenals, a beach located in the Migjorn area.
Type: Long white sand beach
Es Arenals is a lovely long beach, which embodies everything that Formentera is best known for. It is a popular destination for families and tourists seeking a lively yet relaxing environment, with its pristine white sands, crystalline waters and a wide variety of bars and restaurants.
It is a quiet, clean sandy beach with turquoise water. The beach is pure white, soft sand interspersed with rock. The water is shallow which makes it safe for kids and there are three nearby bars / restaurants. It has a Red Cross and a station for lifeguards.
How to get there:
Geo: 38°39’58.2″N / 1°30’37.8″E
For bus, take the line 2, which has a bus stop at the easternmost area of Migjorn. To get to this part of the island by car, take one of the several turn-offs to the south on the main road. From the main road, there are some good access points that take you straight down to the beach.
It costs €13-€17 to take a taxi. While there is a regular bus and taxi service, it is always better to rent your own vehicle to enjoy all the freedom provided by the island.
Did you know?
The first to settle on Formentera were the Carthaginians, and later the Romans. Since the Vandals came, the island lost its entire population. The Arabs conquered the Balearic Island in the middle ages, then the Catalans conquered the island, and Formentera became part of the new Kingdom of Mallorca. That kingdom later became a part of Spain.
The island is primarily dependent on tourism. The majority of visitors come from Germany, the United Kingdom, and from France and Italy. Tourism also deals with other economic activities, such as fishing.
What to see:
You can rent a scooter and explore the island of Formentera. Visit the The Far de la Mola lighthouse or also known as Far de Formentera located at the eastern edge of the island, which is not too far Es Arenals beach. Built in 1861, it is the island’s oldest, highest and most important lighthouse located 15 meters above a large cliff.
You can also explore the Cap de Barbaria, which is on the other side of the island. It is located in the island’s southwest corner 65 meters above sea level. Cap de Barbaria is one of the most visited and attractive locations in the island of Formentera. Bear in mind that there are no restaurants, stores, or hotels here but it is for sure a perfect spot to watch the sunset.
What to do:
Since Es Arenals beach is great for families with kids, spend quality time with your little ones and do fun activities. Nothing beats good-old sand digging. Build sand castles or play mini golf to make their time in Formentera unforgettable and unleash their inner talents.
Grab a mask and some fins and explore the underwater world of Es Arenals. Do not miss visiting the nearby beach Calo des Mort, this region of Formentera has one of the best panoramic views.
In the summer, the weather is warm and perfect. Create beautiful memories with your special someone by taking them to the beach on a picnic date. Just make sure that your picnic blanket is large enough for two. (wink)
Where to eat:
Restaurante Es Arenals
This convenient restaurant only not has good service from its excellent staff; it also has a stunning view. The restaurant is very popular makes sure to make a reservation to get accommodated.
The restaurant serves the best local seafood dishes like paella, grilled squid, rice with tomato salsa, arroz negro, gambas plancha, tortillas espanola and calamari a la bruta. For healthy options, try the avocado salad with shrimp, chevre salad drizzled in balsamic vinegar.
Address: Camí es Arenals, Km.11, 07872 Es Caló, Balearic Islands, Spain
Opening Hours: 09:00 to 00:00
Phone: +34 971 32 81 12
Flipper Y Chiller S.L
The selection of a fresh and high-quality product is their focus, along with the elaboration of full reverence for traditional flavors, seafood cuisine, adapted to avant-garde cuisine. A menu of fresh and tasty seasonal dishes shares the traditional rice and fish. In addition, their winery, with the special prominence of the indigenous DOs, is perfect for mixing the fresh and light cuisine prevalent in Flipper Chiringuito.
It is a perfect relaxed and exclusive environment to have tapas and cocktails. With pristine beach view and a soundtrack that is not going to leave you indifferent.
Address: Platja Es Arenals km. 11 Migjorn Venda de Ses Clotades 4464, 07872, Balearic Islands, Spain
Opening Hours: Every day from 10:00 to 22:00
Phone: (+34) 664 408 061
What about drinks, shops and hotels?
There is a place to live and feel the dream of the last Mediterranean paradise! You can disconnect yourself from everything in Hostal Santi and interact with nature, the sea and yourself. Pine trees, hammocks and parasols surround the private pool.
Have a perfect stay in the simply decorated Maysi hotel rooms, located in one of the most privileged areas of the island of Formentera, just 100 meters from the beach of Es Arenals, and the best beach in the Mitjorn area of Formentera.
The popular PirataBus beach bar is the perfect place to wait for the lovely sunset while having a delicious mojito partnered with nachos with guacamole.
Take a walk in the cheerful and lively atmosphere of La Mola Flea Market, Es Arenals’ closest market. This colorful market is open to showcase their fashion designs, accessories, jewelry, wooden figures and items made from other materials every Wednesday and Sunday from May to October.
It can be quite busy in August, if you come to Formentera to seek comfort and to be able to rest your body and mind in a beautiful landscape, you will have to stop at Es Arenals beach at some point during your stay. You can also bring your own shades and towels.