Although it is just 11 kilometres from Sant Ferran, El Pilar de la Mola feels very distinct from the rest of the island. Perhaps it is the steep incline that you need to overcome to get there that contributes to this sense of divide, maybe it is the dark passage of pine trees that you [...]
With a population of 1,000 San Francesc (or Sant Francesc Xavier to give it its full name) is one of the quietest capitals in Europe. Just over a mile (2km) south-east from La Savina its main attraction is the square known as Placa de la Constitucio. Despite being the capital it is not really the [...]
With no airport most visitors arrive at Formentera via its port of La Savina. It is a natural harbour that was used for the export of salt and planks of Sabina pine. The port was separated from the mainland until the 1930s when a breakwater was constructed.
It has a modern marina, and there is [...]
Before the La Savina port was developed, Es Calo Formentera was the island’s main harbour. Although just 100 feet (30m) across it was selected by the Romans to export figs, and later as a place for the residents of La Mola to drop anchor. In fact, the village gets its name of Es Calo de [...]
Sant Ferran Formentera is the most centrally located of the island’s villages and has a lot going for it as a base from which to explore the island. However, it has not always been in its current location, as it was previously nearer to the saltwater lagoon of Estany Pudent.
It was named in memory of [...]