The towns of Formentera that you cannot miss

This summer, as a consequence of the pandemic, it seems that the summer holidays will have to be spent closer to home. Among the most beautiful destinations in Spain for sun and beaches is Formentera , an island within the Balearic Islands that, in addition, has had a low incidence of Covid-19. Known for its beaches and for its fauna and vegetation , as well as for its characteristic landscapes, its lands are home to another series of secrets of great beauty. They are their peoples . Perhaps the least known part, but well worth a visit.

La Savina

La Savina is a port, which is located at the western end of the island. In general, nobody usually realizes the possibilities it offers for tourism because it is a place of passage, since boats that come from Ibiza tend to dock.

However, it is a good place to visit because it has history. In fact, it was created in the late 19th century . In it, you must see the maritime station , nowadays already renovated, as well as the large marina that is next to it and where you can rent boats.

In addition, it is an area of ​​bars and restaurants, apart from hosting a small hippie market , which can be seen every afternoon. The route ends at the old dike , the point where a bike route begins that goes to the natural park.


Pilar de la Mola

This town is usually quite quiet , except when it hosts the craft market , which is held on Wednesdays and Sundays from May to October in the afternoon. Inside the town, you can see the church of El Pilar , which was built in the 18th century, as well as the many dry stone walls that enclose the fields where you can see the vineyards.

Near this town, there is the famous lighthouse , which is reached by following the main road. Once there, when the path ends, there are spectacular views of the cliffs .

It is Pujols

Another of the urban centers on this tour of Formentera is Es Pujols. A small town, but one of the main tourist areas of the island, concentrating a good part of the hotel and restaurant offer with multiple proposals.

Of course, it is an ideal place to live the night or to enjoy a day of shopping in stores , mainly focused on summer fashion.

It is Caló de Sant Agustí

This fishing town draws attention to its wooden boathouses –declared of cultural interest in 2002-, with which boats are protected from salt water. In addition, you have to visit its natural harbor and the small sandy coves , as well as its cliffs.

Nearby is the starting point of the green route 25 , which runs along the historic path to go up to La Mola . As you go up the road, you can see excellent views of the island. You should also see the Roman castle of Can Blai .

Sant Francesc Xavier

This town is the capital of Formentera. Inside it, there is the parish church , which has a rather austere appearance because it was raised as a defensive fortress. In fact, its iron- clad door is striking.

In this town you must also see the capella de sa Tanca Vella – its barrel vault stands out -, dating from the 13th century, and the Fosarr Vell , a cemetery restored by the architect Marià Castelló, who was a finalist in the FAD architecture awards of 2017.

The route also takes us to the sa Mirada mills , which were built in the 19th century and ceased to function in the 1950s. From there, panoramic views of arms of land and sea can be observed.

Sant Ferran

This inland town is known for having been the meeting point for hippies and bohemians in the 70s. A free, creative and festive town, which preserves the artisan and artistic markets during the summer months. In addition, you must see the church of Sant Ferran de ses Roques.