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Description Island Areas

La Savina

La Savina is home to the port of Formentera and is the first sight to greet visitors on their arrival to the island.

Nowadays, the port is a bustling place filled with modern boats from Ibiza and the more traditional vessels that run trips along the coast.

The port of La Savina offers all the usual services: restaurants, service stations and everything sailors could need. The port has a bus stop with a scheduled service to the main towns on the island, as well as a taxi rank and vehicles, mopeds and bicycles for hire. Close to La Savina, in the northernmost area of the island and in the Natural Park of Las Salinas, are the beaches known as Illetas and Levante, considered by some as the best the Mediterranean has to offer. With their fine, white sand and transparent turquoise blue water, these beaches rank among the very best of Mediterranean beaches. They maintain their natural charm despite their proximity to the port of Ibiza and that of La Savina, which means that in summer they are used as a mooring point for a number of leisure boats of all kinds and nationalities and are popular with people from a variety of countries.

San Francisco

Sant Francesc Xavier is the ‘capital’ of Formentera and stands some three kilometres from the port of La Savina along the island’s main road.The main square has an outstanding church, which was a former fortress built at the beginning of the 18th century to provide protection from the numerous pirate attacks.

Sant Francesc is home to the Town Hall and a variety of shops, small restaurants, banks, travel agencies and all the necessary services on offer in Formentera’s main town. Sant Francesc also has a craft market for handmade goods, costume jewellery, clothes and pullovers knitted with Formentera wool. The market is held on the main street every morning during summer.

Cap de Barberia

This is the southernmost part of Formentera. It is said that its name comes from the fact that it is relatively near to the cape of the African coasts, formerly known as Berbers. This a very typical area on the island, with forests, farmland and a coastline that is laden with caves, beauty spots and rivers that flow into the sea. if we continue along the road that takes us to the area, at the end we come to an immense area of rocky ground that is very reminiscent of a lunar landscape: Sa Tanca d"Allà Dins. This area is completely uninhabited and comprises a huge plain with little plant life made up of thickets and rosemary bushes. Its attraction lies in its solitude, which takes visitors to a world of peace and quiet that invades the horizon, where the sea blends into the sky. It has a lighthouse on the top of the cliffs, warning sailors that they are close to rocks and reefs and offering a spectacular light show at night.

San Fernando

Moving on from Sant Francesc, towards La Mola, three kilometres along the road we come to the village of Sant Ferran. This village is home to one of the most authentic and picturesque of hippy legends: the place known as Fonda Pepe. The full name of the village is Sant Ferran de Ses Roques (Sant Ferran of the Rocks), which is a clear reference to the surrounding area, a mixture of farmland and rocky plains.

Es Pujols

Es Pujols is the typical tourist resort (sunshine, beach and night-time entertainment.). It is currently one of the most well-known places on the coast among both Spanish and foreign tourists. It is a wonderful cove with a large beach of fine, white sand, clear water, and the typical features of all the beaches on Formentera. The beach of Es Pujols can be reached by taking the road from Sant Francesc in the direction of La Savina, along the edge of Las Salinas, or from Sant Ferran. Es Pujols also offers a complete range of tourist attractions and services such as comfortable hotels, various shops and restaurants, but also maintains the balance between modern conveniences and buildings that respect the surrounding countryside, a characteristic of which Formentera is proud and tries to uphold.

Es Pujols has various places with bars and leisure areas for all those looking for something to do at night from June to September. A typical activity is a walk along the seafront at Es Pujols to visit the night-time market. And the seafront itself offers a variety of places and terraces. Formentera’s nightlife is very quiet and different from that of Ibiza.

Migjorn

This is one of the largest beaches on Formentera, stretching along more than 5 km of sandy coastline. The location is ideal for water sports and for enjoying peace and quiet.

Surrounded by dunes, it offers the beauty of its countryside, the sea and the forest that grows around its beaches.

La Mola

This is the remotest place on the island. However, this does not detract from it being a necessary place to visit. It is also the highest point on the island and stands at 192 metres above sea level.

Its lighthouse stands out thanks to its impressive size and is a point of reference for sailors and adventurers alike, as well as for a handful of writers, such as Jules Verne, who mention it in their work.

La Mola is the location of the parish of Nuestra Señora del Pilar, whose white church, like the lighthouse, has become one of the area"s landmarks. To appreciate everything the village offers, visitors should walk (if possible) along any of the paths which set off from the centre and lead into the countryside. Some of them head southwards and reach the sea. Of particular interest are paths such as Sa Talaiassa, which leads to the highest point on the island. However, the most interesting path of all does not set off from the centre of La Mola, but rather from the bottom of the climb. This path is known as Camí romà (the Roman road), a name which tells us of its origin. It runs from Es Caló to the place known as Es Mirador, from where it is possible to enjoy views of almost all the island. The path still has sections of the original Roman road and crosses the forest on a constant climb. It is a recommended visit for hikers and offers some of the best views of Formentera.

Finally, during the summer months, La Mola holds a hippy market every Sunday, with interesting articles for sale and the possibility of seeing craftsmen and women working on their creations, as well as the occasional improvised concert.

Es Calo

If we continue along the road that leads to La Mola, at the bottom of the hill, we come across a small village, which is a natural harbour and shelter for fishermen: Es Caló.

It is a very attractive place, with small coves and rocky areas on a backdrop of the immense sea and under the protection and shade of the cliffs of La Mola. For sailors, it is an ideal place of rest, sheltered from the wind and the tide, offering enthusiasts the opportunity to do some fishing thanks to the wealthy marine ecosystem of the coastline of Formentera.

Punta Prima

From the sea, Punta Prima looks like the ‘younger sister’ of La Mola. Punta Prima is an ideal place for rest and perfectly combines its peace and quiet with the lively nearby villages of Es Pujols and San Fernando.

Worthy of particular mention is the beauty of Cala Envasté, a cove with crystal-clear water and impressive views of La Mola. It is an ideal location for underwater diving.

Porto Saler

This natural lake is part of Formentera"s natural reserve. It is also a small, unique port with spectacular sunsets. The area has a wealth of plant life that offers shelter and food to a large number of water birds. The coastal lake is connected to the sea by a small channel which closes off in periods of serious drought.

This coastal area is home to beautiful plant life that is of great importance to the island. The abundance of plants and all kinds of fish in the wetland ecosystem attracts a large number of birds, including storks, flamingos and other wading birds.

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