Flora and Fauna

Although Formentera is a small island of only 83 km2 it has a breath-taking abundance of nature that showcases the biodiversity of the Mediterranean. Its forests of pines and junipers provide a protective green coastal canopy that complements the turquoise lagoons and the golden sand dunes.

Visiting the Ses Salines d’Eivissa i Formentera Natural Park is undoubtedly the best way to discover the diversity of flora and fauna that is typical of the island. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1999, the park is a stopover and nesting area for migrating birds with some 210 species seen here, including flamingos, waterfowl, storks, and the black-legged plover. Formentera’s other most notable species is the Pityusic lizard (Podarcis pityusensis). These colourful native lizards are frequently spotted basking in the sun all over the island.