Formentera is one of those destinations that leave you speechless. No need to be envious of the waters of the Caribbean. Add the gastronomy and the warmth of Formentera’s people to that and you’ve an obligatory stop if you travel to Ibiza.
As the rules of play have changed in this so-called “new normality”, today we explain how to travel from Ibiza to Formentera including boat booking, health monitoring systems, car entry, etc., so that you can make room on your trip for our sister island of the Pitiusas. Are you up for travelling with us from Ibiza to Formentera?
Transport. How to get to Formentera?
There are two ship companies that travel to Formentera in 2020: Transmapi and Balearia. The first company offers a wide range of times from 7:30am to 8:30pm, and there are two types of boats: a passenger only boat—called Fast Ferry—and one that carries vehicles too—Fast Car Ferry. The journey barely takes 30 minutes… you’ll be there in a blink of an eye!
On the other hands, Balearia sails its route from 7 in the morning to 9 at night. All Balearia boats have a hold for vehicle transport, depending on the size. It’s best to check their websites to see which boat best meets your needs. Don’t forget: the Nixe boat takes 30 minutes to arrive at the island, and the Posidonia takes an hour to get to land.
Our advice? It’s best to book your tickets online. With the new safety measures in places, you’ll save yourself from unnecessary queues and you can embark without having to call into the offices.
What new safety measures are in place for travelling to Formentera?
You must wear a mask during the whole crossing and keep a safe distance while embarking and disembarking, following the instructions of the staff on board. You can also use the online sales and check-in systems of both companies to avoid the crowds and have all the documentation on your mobile phone. For the time being, you do not have to have your temperature taken or undergo the tests that significantly delayed boat departures… Equally, please remember that its your responsibility to travel in compliance of the rules and, above all, using common sense.
And remember: if you’re part of the Playasol Club you get a special 10% discount. Make the most of the benefits we offer our followers!
We’ll divulge our favourite places in Formentera in another post. Please also remember to respect the scenery of this paradise: use the recycling bins and treat its flora and fauna with respect.