Es Calo, 07860, Spain
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Far de la Mola
Formentera is still really off the beaten track as an island, but tourism is slowly building pressure on the little isle. On a day trip from Ibiza a few years ago, I enjoyed a visit to Far de la Mola at the southeastern point. Many visitors tend to stay around the beaches that girdle the centre of the island, the capital San Francisco or the salt lakes in the north and west. However, the point at Far de la Mola is undobutedly one of the most beautiful spots on the whole of Formentera, with views over the cool, blue Mediterranean. The place itself comprises of a whitewashed lighthouse (mola) and a couple of small shops on a stony plateau that looks almost like it's been covered with gravel. Here and there a few Alpine-like flowers jut through the stones, pink and white. The sheer cliffs all around drop suddenly right down to the sea, the waves crashing below. I have to say that the plateau reminded more of the summit of Helvellyn than the Mediterranean, and the cliffs were like those in Cornwall or North Wales, not Spain! The whole experience is unforgettable, a real contrast to the sandy beaches and flat palm groves of the rest of the Balearics; not to be missed!
Cap de Barbaria
Cap de Barbaria is the most southern and the less populated part of Formentera.
After passing through some villages, you will end up in a desert area only crossed by the street that is leading you to your destination: the lighthouse of Cap de Barbaria, rising at the end of the road, just in front of you!
This spot becomes even more peculiar because of the numberless small towers made of stones by the people visiting the lighthouse. Build a stone tower here while expressing a wish. When the tower falls down, your wish will come true!
Here it is also possible explore the coast by entering a cave from a hole on the ground, a few meters away from the lighthouse. This will lead you to a balcony on the cliff.
I suggest a visit at sunset time, but beware of the wind!
Cap de la Mola
The high plateau in the south-eastern part of Formentera is a very scenic place. At its end you'll find the lighthouse 'Far de la Mola' situated on a 114 meter high rock. From here you have splendid view over the rocky shoreline onto the Mediterranean.
If you are lucky and its a clear day you migth even see the island of Mallorca in the distance. On the rocks around the lighthouse live a lot of lizards. These lively small animals are one of the emblems of Formentera and you find wooden and ceramic-style lizards in almost every souvenir shop on the island.
Es Calo de Sant Agusti
Although this small fishing village already has some guesthouses, life is still very quite here. There are still some fishermen left and you can see their boats on the beach and you can eat what they caught in the restaurants of the village while you enjoy the splendid view to the rocky coast.
La Isla Bonita
"Yo soñé Formentera como una isla de infinitos puentes extendidos,
de infinitas escalas hacia el cielo.
Quiero dormir sin nadie al lado que me vele el sueño, morir dormido...
En Formentera todos los caminos llevan al mar. "
Emilio Sola, La isla, 1974
...This place is a really beautiful pearl in the balearic islands, with an outstanding, clear sea and a lot of magnificent beaches where you can relax and meet people.
Formentera is a beautiful, unspoilt island where you can feel a charming atmosphere and have fun as well!
Formentera is a very small island, so that you can visit every corner in a very short time.
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