Formentera has some of the most impressive beaches you have ever seen. Playa de Ses Illetes isn’t just one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, but almost always appears on the lists of the best beaches in the world. It is located within the Ses Salines Natural Park, enabling you to enjoy a unique landscape surrounded by dunes and wild flora and fauna. Cala Saona is another must-see. It’s a small cove, only about 150 metres long. Its waters couldn’t be any more crystal clear, as well as being one of the best places to enjoy the sunset. Playa Es Pujols is another of the most popular beaches among visitors, thanks to its white sand, crystal-clear waters and the amenities it offers: spaciousness, car park, beach bars, sun beds and more.
The island has several charming fishing villages that are worth visiting. Sant Francesc, the capital of the island, stands out for its white houses surrounding a square where the Town Hall and an 18th-century church are located. Es Caló, meanwhile, is a small and peaceful fishing village where you can breathe in the smell of the sea. Es Pujols is the busiest town, as it’s surrounded by beaches with crystal-clear waters and it’s the best place to enjoy the island’s nightlife . Sant Ferran de Ses Roques, located in the centre of Formentera, has been part of the hippy movement for a long time, which you can discover at La Fonda Pepe, one of the most mythical establishments on the island. Another great option for eating in this town are the delicious pizzas in Macondo.
Another tourist attraction and a classic for all visitors to Formentera. Cap de Barbaria is famous for its lighthouse and the road that leads to it, in a landscape marked by the strong winds that hit the south of the island. But, without a doubt, the greatest attraction is Cova Foradada, a cave located just a few metres from the lighthouse and that leads you to an amazing lookout on the cliffs over the sea.
This is one of the most spectacular spots on the entire island of Formentera and is located on a cliff that rises up more than 120 metres above the sea. Lovers of incredible natural and photographic landscapes can head to this spot to admire how the sun shines on the sea. The Mediterranean colours of the sky and the water at sunrise are simply spectacular. Next to the lighthouse, you can enjoy a drink at the location’s only building: a chill-out style bar that’s perfect for enjoying the views. In this area, there are also a large number of lizards, a protected species and symbol of the island.
There are several street markets in Formentera where you can enjoy a pleasant stroll through the urban areas or along the promenades, with a thousand and one unique objects that you can buy. The craft markets of San Francisco, La Savina and Es Pujols are ideal for finding souvenirs, jewellery, fashion and other interesting items. The Sant Ferran art market and the La Mola craft market only sell handcrafted items made by artisans who live on the island. They’re not open every day, so we recommend you check dates and times before going.
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