Shopping on Formentera

Shop opening times are generally from 9am to 2pm and from 5pm to 8pm. Some of the best shopping items on Formentera are made by contemporary artists living on the island. There are hippy markets, such as the one in Sant Francesc on Saturday mornings, and there is the art and crafts fair in Pilar [...]

Sa Tanca Vell

The old church of Sa Tanca Vell is more interesting than Eglesia de Sant Francesc Xavier in many ways. Built in the 14th century it’s difficult to picture a congregation squeezing into this tiny Formentera chapel. It is just over five meters in length, and two meters high.
The building was constructed from rough sandstone [...]

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 [...]

Cala Saona

The unusual geological evolution of Formentera has created a variety of beaches. The central, narrow part of the island known as Es Carnatge has the rocky Tramuntana coastline on its north face, and the sandy Platja de Mitjorn on the south. The northern peninsula has back to back beaches with no buildings in sight, and [...]

Formentera’s Ethnography Museum

On the main street of Sant Francesc you will find the Museu Etnologic. From an unassuming entrance next to a perfume store you climb some stairs, and opposite the offices of an insurance agent is a collection of tools that were used to work the land.
It’s a small museum with no information in English, but [...]