All Formentera festivals have ancestral dances which are known as ball pages, where the women wear emprendada (jewellery made from brooches and pendants). The tabor, flute and castanets are the standard instruments. Festa de Formentera is the main festival and takes place on the day of San Jaime, on the 25th July.
Sant Ferran celebrates [...]
The best way to see the island is by bicycle as you get to cycle through dunes, along the coast, and across farmland. However, all modes of transport are available for hire, even quad bikes and electric cars.
The circuit bus travels from Far de la Mola to El Pilar, Mirador, and Sant Ferran. From Sant [...]
Getting up to the defence tower of Torre de Punta Prima is a leisurely cycle from Es Pujols, and is worth it for the cliff top views. The standard route is to take the road just opposite the supermarket in between Es Pujols and Sant Ferran. On your way back from the tower you may [...]
Playa Mitjorn Formentera, or Platja de Mitjorn runs across the south coast of the island. At five kilometres in length is the longest beach. Platja de Mitjorn means ‘midday beach’ and it has areas of rocky coastline interspersed with sandy beaches, running from Es Pal Mas to Es Copinar. The section between Ca Mari and [...]
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 [...]