Exiting La Savina on the PM-820 Es Campament is the concentration camp that was used in the years after the Spanish Civil War to hold hundreds of anti-Francoist prisoners of war. There is not much of the building remaining, but despite its views over Estany des Peix there is an uncomfortable feeling about the place. [...]
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 [...]
The smaller of Formentera’s two salt water lagoons, Estany des Peix is particularly popular with the French for some reason. It is located just one kilometre south of La Savina and is on the right and side as you take the PM-820 out of the village.
Estany des Peix used to be an old fishing port, [...]
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 [...]