Isla de Formentera Off The Beaten Path

  • Harmless Lizards!
    Harmless Lizards!
    by jorgejuansanchez
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by jorgejuansanchez
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by DPando

Most Recent Off The Beaten Path in Isla de Formentera

  • BurgerQueen's Profile Photo

    Cap de Barbaria Defence Tower

    by BurgerQueen Updated Aug 25, 2008
    A close view to the tower
    2 more images

    Usually people visit Cap de Barbaria because of its well-known lighthouse. Only a few people notice a well preserved defence tower 500m away from it (if you are looking at the lighthouse, the tower is on your left-hand side).
    The tower can only be reach on foot but the walk is definitely worthy also because of the wonderful panorama you'll get on the central part of Formentera and on the lighthouse when going back.
    As I've said, the tower is well preserved, but it is not possible to enter it.

    Related to:
    • Archeology
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • BurgerQueen's Profile Photo

    Cala En Baster

    by BurgerQueen Written Aug 20, 2008

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Fishermen harbours at Cala En Baster
    2 more images

    Cala En Baster is located on the northern side of the island, where beaches are less comfortable. Rather than being sand beaches, they are quite rocky and windy. Of course, this part of the island is far less touristic, which makes it the perfect place for nudism.
    Starting from Cala En Baster and up to Es Calò you'll find several little bays that will become your private beach for a day ;-)

    Related to:
    • Beaches

    Was this review helpful?

  • DPando's Profile Photo

    Fisherman at Cala es Ram

    by DPando Written Jul 29, 2008

    2 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    4 more images

    Who dare to say that these fishermen boat shelter ara in function.. so that's it.. next to the rocky beach there are several places to keep the boat from the rain and storms. its so bucolic and feels really good amidst the nature the sea and almost nobody there.. just 3 or 4 people more in this whole area

    Was this review helpful?

  • DPando's Profile Photo

    Cala es Ram resort area

    by DPando Updated Jul 29, 2008
    4 more images

    Cala es Ram resort sounds so trendy, posh and expensive.. it was our impressions just cheking the open air sofas in the middle of nowhere in front of the cliff and beach with a extra beautiful orientation to sunset. We fitted the cushions lol for a while and it was so comfy...looked so so good.. !!
    Take a look to the pictures to watch what i say

    Was this review helpful?

  • DPando's Profile Photo

    Cala es Ram surroundings

    by DPando Written Jul 29, 2008

    2 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    4 more images

    Around cala es Ram there's lots an amazinof small places to rest in the rocks or swim .. the coastshore is plenty of nooks to jump to the water.. jumping from the sea level to the sea its not a problem because its around 10 meters deep in this place.. and its like jump to a swiming pool with turquoise and crystal clear waters

    Was this review helpful?

  • DPando's Profile Photo

    Path from Cala es Ram to Cala es Morts

    by DPando Written Jul 29, 2008

    2 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    4 more images

    This is not a real path, we follow the seashore line going up, going down playing with the orography.. We found such a real good places and nook,, look at the pictures.. im pretty sure you'd love to go there !!

    Was this review helpful?

  • DPando's Profile Photo

    Cala es Ram

    by DPando Written Jul 29, 2008

    2 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    3 more images

    This beach its a real fascinating one ! dont try to find a normal peeble beach with a comfy place to sunbathing. No way all is rocky erosioned formations till the edge of the water.. but i dont mind i love it ..

    To get there ask in advance to locals. Take the road from east to west, drive up towards La Mola and after km 23 there's a fork to the right once you are in the bending roads.. as a reference the first fork to the right is to a complex called L'Escopinya, after this keep on going up and you'll see a garbage container.. go straight to the next container at the right.. then leave the tarmac road turning right and follow the forest trail (quite wide) paying special attention to rocks on the way.. keep on going for 2 or 3 km following the posted signs "Cala es Ram".. you will see the sea at the end of a slope .

    These pictures are from this place, some aproaching to the place other on the spot.

    Was this review helpful?

  • bepahe's Profile Photo

    Some lovely places to discover

    by bepahe Written Jul 11, 2008

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Cala Em Baster
    2 more images

    Most of the people seem to enjoy going like herds of sheep to the same touristy beaches, but Formentera offers much more, only if you are prepared to discover it. These are some of the places you should see:
    - Cala Em Baster, near Sant Ferran, a well hidden beach with small caves, very calm and great to dive.
    -Hiking along the " antigua Calzada romana" starting in Es Caló following the coast up the hill. You will discover some caves along the way and you will enjoy breathtaking views of the blue sea.
    -If you want to see a fantastic romantic and relaxing sunset, you must definitively go to the "Estany del Peix" instead of the "Big sur life" where all the young people are concentrated.

    Related to:
    • Eco-Tourism
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

    Was this review helpful?

  • jamiema's Profile Photo

    Far de la Mola

    by jamiema Written Feb 15, 2007

    3 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    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!

    Related to:
    • Beaches
    • Architecture
    • Adventure Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • maykal's Profile Photo

    Windmills

    by maykal Written Nov 1, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Windmills, Formentera

    Take a walk away from the roads, and you might happen across one of the many "torre" on top of a clifftop. Or you might stumble upon a picturesque church, a private sandy cove, a hidden villa...or a traditional windmill like this one.

    Was this review helpful?

  • maykal's Profile Photo

    Cabo Berbera

    by maykal Written Nov 1, 2003

    4 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Far de Cabo Berbera

    If you are a fan of remote lighthouses, and crave that "end of the world" feeling, then the closest you'll come on Formentera is at Cabo Berbera in the south west. A lonely lighthouse, even lonelier than the one in La Mola, stands guard atop the cliffs...most tourists head to La Mola, as Cabo Berbera is a bit out of the way, but if you want to escape the crowds, then don't miss it.

    Was this review helpful?

  • maykal's Profile Photo

    Salt Flats

    by maykal Written Nov 1, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Salt Flats

    In the north of the island are some salt flats...in the midday sun, it is too white and bright to look at, but the scene becomes quite beautiful in the late afternoon. We stopped to take photos, and came across these strange beasts...I have no idea what they are for, so if anyone else does...let me know!

    Was this review helpful?

  • maykal's Profile Photo

    Llevant

    by maykal Written Nov 1, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Llevant beach

    For me, Llevant is the best beach on the island. White sand, rough seas, nobody around...we'd been told about this beach by a Scottish couple in our hotel. So you can imagine our surprise when we met them there one day...they came strolling past and paused to chat...nothing wrong with that, you might think...but we didn't really know where to look, as they were not wearing any clothes and it was not a pretty sight!!

    Was this review helpful?

  • jorgejuansanchez's Profile Photo

    Old inhabitants of the Island

    by jorgejuansanchez Written Jul 10, 2014
    Harmless Lizards!

    The Ibiza Wall Lizards can even bite you but do not worry, they are harmless. They are everywhere, even in the beach, while you relax, they can cross your bidy.

    Related to:
    • Eco-Tourism
    • Jungle and Rain Forest
    • National/State Park

    Was this review helpful?

  • maykal's Profile Photo

    Sant Ferran

    by maykal Written Nov 1, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    A church in Sant Ferran

    The only other village on the island, Sant Ferran doesn't immediately grab you as a tourist attraction. It is just a village, nothing more, nothing less.

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Isla de Formentera

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

104 travelers online now

Comments

Isla de Formentera Off The Beaten Path

Reviews and photos of Isla de Formentera off the beaten path posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Isla de Formentera sightseeing.

View all Isla de Formentera hotels