Something to keep in your mind

Formentera can turn out to be a box full of surprises when it comes to visits to cultural as well as scenically interesting places. The repertoire is wide enough for a series of visits without which the visitor will not be able to say that he has been on Formentera.

One of the most striking monuments is the church of Sant Francesc Xavier, built in the 1730s. It is a fortified temple, which stands out because of its volume and its unique architecture. Not far from it, we find the chapel of Sa Tanca Vella, a small church dating from the fourteenth century. A visit that transports you to the era of pirates is the tower of Es Pi des Català, on the beach of Migjorn. This can go with a walk and a swim at this beautiful south-facing beach that offers a wide range of restaurants and beach bars. The hamlet of Es Caló de Sant Agustí is another of those must-sees where you enjoy a dream of a seascape. In this small port – one of the first – , there are many boathouses to keep the fishing gear.

Not far away is the Camí de Sa Pujada, badly called Camino Romano. It is a path full of surprises and incredible views that ascends from Es Caló to the highest part of the island, La Mola, where you find the highest point of the island which is at 192 meters above sea level. Going up on the main road, you come by the Mirador, a restaurant that offers a panoramic almost total view of Formentera.

El Pilar de la Mola holds twice a week a handicraft market that you should not miss. There you still get a glimpse of the hippie spirit that stimulated the island in the late sixties of the twentieth century. On the other side of the island, to the west, lies Cala Saona, another beach worth visiting, from where you can start a walk that takes you to the tower of Sa Gavina, near the public estate of Can Marroig.