Torre de la Gavina

Torre de la Gavina the least accessible of the defence towers, but is worth the effort because of the views out to Es Vedra. To get to the defence tower you can take Green Route No.6 from Sant Francesc, and when you reach the bending road which marks the end of the route just follow [...]

Defence Towers

An interesting way to study Formentera history is to visit its four defence towers, built on strategic points of the island’s coastline during the eighteenth century. There is also a fifth tower on Espalmador.
Formentera has been an important location since the oriental shipping route, the Strait of Ses Portes, was used by ships that came [...]

La Savina

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 [...]


Espalmador is a private island just north of Formentera. Despite being owned by a wealthy Barcelona family anyone can visit its white beaches, natural coves, and sulphurous mud baths. It is an unspoiled paradise, and other than the remains of an old defence tower that was used to spot Barbary pirates there are no buildings [...]