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The beach kiosks on Formentera have finally been assigned


The beach kiosks on Formentera have finally been assigned, but the former concessionaires have been left out.
The technical contracting table’s proposal for seasonal services on Formentera’s beaches was made public today, and it unanimously resolved the award of 6 of the 8 outlets, with none of the family enterprises that managed the beach bars being the successful bidder.

It’s a preliminary award, but the most surprising aspect is that all of the family businesses, some of which have been operating these kiosks for more than 40 years, have been excluded.
Although they admit their “stupor” and “horror,” the Formentera Beach Concessionaires Association has avoided making public judgements since they did not anticipate being left out.

They said they want to investigate whether allegations can be made and what steps they can take to protect their interests, which they will discuss with their lawyers.

Cala Saona, the two kiosks in Es Pujols, Es Copinar, and the two in Playa Migjorn have been conditionally awarded, with La Franja and Pirata Bus still awaiting award.

It’s worth noting that these are all new Italian and local merchants with other businesses on the island.
This contracting table proposal must go via the Government Commission and be subject to 15 days of allegations before being awarded.

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MAY, a month that you cannot miss in Formentera.


Formentera is a sought-after vacation spot for those seeking peace and quiet, as well as pristine beaches, unspoiled landscapes, and charming towns. But there’s so much more to discover on the island.
There is actually no need to wait for the summer holidays to enjoy some of the island’s wonders, such as the lighthouses at Punta de Sa Pedrera, Es Caló, and Cap de Barbaria, or the excitement of San Francesc’s season-opening festivities.

May is an excellent opportunity not only to get to know the island, but also to enjoy it in a different way, with walks along the seashore and the first baths of the summer season.

This month, in addition to the normal good temperatures, lower travel and lodging costs, and less tourists, Formentera provides an attractive array of recreational and sports activities, cultural, and gastronomic offerings.

Formentera boasts a network of green roads perfect for biking or walking for those who enjoy sports and healthy living. It is possible to traverse the entire island on a network of 32 linked routes totaling more than 100 kilometres, learning about the island’s natural side and its secret spots in an environmentally friendly manner.

On the other hand, the most competitive athletes may want to keep an eye out for some of the events that will take place in May.

One of the most original is the “Formentera to Run“, a trail running race that combines holidays and competition, which crosses the island in five stages and is held from May 29 to June 5.

Also, on May 14th, there is the well-known “Half Marathon,” a race that traverses the entirety of Formentera from north to south.

On the other hand, those who prefer to compete in its crystal clear waters can participate in the 30 km “Ultraswim Formentera-Ibiza” scheduled for the 21st.
On May 1, the “III Photosub Hunting Open in Freediving“, and the “Peñon de Ifach Trophy Regatta” from May 25 to 28.

 

The Gastronomic Weekends, which take place over the first two weekends of the month and feature dishes that reinterpret traditional local cuisine at reasonable prices, give gourmets a place to gather in Formentera in May.
These weekends feature both traditional menus and innovative proposals created especially for the occasion. Many of the island’s finest restaurants take part, and their fixed-price menus are far less expensive than their normal prices.

In light of the success of recent editions, many visitors to Formentera have decided to take advantage of this peaceful time of year to sample the island’s food.

 

From “Formentera Fotogràfica,” which will celebrate its tenth anniversary on the island of Formentera from May 26 to 29, proposing interesting conferences and workshops with renowned photographers, to the Culture Days digital with “Formentera 2.0” on May 5, 6, 7 and 8, new technologies and communication through different professionals in the sector, the cultural proposals that justify a spring getaway to Formentera are varied.

 

On top of that, there are plenty of lively and colourful craft markets where you can purchase original works of art directly from the artists themselves, such as Florence Mauger’s jewellery or leather goods made by skilled craftsmen like José Marcos.

 

 

Formentera in May has all of this and more!

Make plans to visit Formentera in May by contacting us. Your main concern will be having a good time, as we will arrange everything from your airport transfer to your villa or hotel room, so all you have to do is relax and take advantage of everything Formentera has to offer.



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Kick-off to Formentera’s summer season 2023


Yesterday, April 24th, we were given the opportunity to participate in a meeting regarding the preparation of the summer season 2023 that was held between the vice-president of the Insular Council, Consell of Formentera and the person responsible for Tourism, Alejandra Ferrer, the counselor Josep Marí, representatives of the Local Police and the Guardia Civil, and some of us representatives, intermediaries, and tourist agencies regarding tourist stays in touristic villas.

Some of the topics to be dealt with at the meeting were a document that since the pandemic is issued by the Insular Council in collaboration with the local police, this document has a prohibition clause of annoying activities, parties and excess occupation, the document, private between owner and tenant, expressly prohibits all activities that cause discomfort, damage or damage to third parties or neighbors of the property, especially the celebration of multitudinous parties”, Ferrer detailed. This clause was created by the Consell “to have an effective tool against illegal parties and to promote a good coexistence in which the rest of residents and visitors are respected”, the counselor noted. The presentation to the customer of this document is not mandatory and is of free decision by the owner or agency.

The Guardia Civil made use of the opportunity provided by the gathering to insist for the registration of all those who are staying in the touristic lodgings as mandatory premise.
From June, client data will have to be processed by agencies and accommodations directly with the database of the Ministry of the Interior for questions pertaining to the safety of the general public. Because the data that will be required starting in June will also include sensitive information such as accommodation payment modalities, credit card details, or customer IBAN information, the operations will be carried out on the website of the Ministry to ensure the tranquility of the customers.
One of the disadvantages of this new system that has been brought to light by some of the tour operators, specifically with regard to information on the payment system, refers to all of those guests who arrive at the accommodations through Airbnb and other platforms and whose payments have already been made through them, and the operators do not have direct information in this regard from the client.

On the other hand, a strong emphasis was placed on the commitment of the Insular Council to extend the season and visits in low season, with low season being understood to be from October to May. This was done with the intention of attracting “digital nomads,” or people who, since the pandemic, now use to spend their winters in warmer locations and could be a good potential client for Formentera as it is already for Ibiza.. For their part, the Consell has committed to creating a list of houses and accommodations, as well as establishments of restoration and complementary activities, so that the Consell Insular can advertise it and that the visitors who want to come in the low season can find all relevant information for a pleasant winter stay. Regarding the travel agencies and tour operators, we all claimed to have a good disposition and confirmed to put our own means, whether apartments or villas.

One of our villas for winter rental is ID 31 – a beautiful countryside villa with all comforts. Doesn’t it seem like a wonderful place to spend a relaxing winter enjoying the good temperatures of Formentera and approaching Ibiza only when you really want to immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle?

 

Would it be too much to ask the shipping companies that operate between Ibiza and Formentera to have discounts on their journeys for those same low-season visitors ?, given the good disposition of Consell and operators, it would be a good incentive for people who end up decanting for the winter stay in Ibiza due to the high cost that each journey implies for a non-resident, and it would give them the opportunity to be able to travel more frequently to Ibiza if necessary.

Are you one of those Digital nomads ? contact us to get a list of available properties for winter rentals and our discounted ferry tickets.

With regard to the prospects for this summer season, Easter came to a close with a positive balance and the reservations for the summer are at “high”. In short, “a good season is expected,” said Alejandra Ferrer.

So, don’t waste any more time, if you find a home in our catalogue that is perfect for you, we recommend booking it right away; alternatively, you can write us an email detailing your needs and we’ll provide suggestions.
During regular business hours, if you want to contact us by phone instead, please do not hesitate to dial or whatsapp +34 692671011 or +34 658491144

See you soon in Formentera !



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Formentera leads the luxury housing market in Spain


The most expensive luxury residences in Spain can be found in the Balearic Islands and Madrid.

This is evidenced in Hiscox’s I Report on the Luxury Housing Market in Spain, which includes, among other data, prices per square metre by city and region.

According to this report, Formentera has the most expensive luxury properties with a price per square metre of €9,383, followed by Recoletos (Madrid) at €9,000/m2, Portals Nous in Calvià (Mallorca) at 8,319 €/m2, Castellana (Madrid) at €7,956/m2, and Costa d’en Blanes in Calvià (Mallorca) at €7,839/m2.



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