The Circuit Bus at Formentera
Once you reach Formentera, either you rent a scooter, walk under the scorching sun and humidity or just ride the Circuit Bus that was available on the island. As a first time tourist to this place, I just did what the majority did and took the Circuit Bus where you can take a Short Circuit for 6 Euros that just brings you from Port de la Savina to Iletes and Es Pujols Beaches….or the long circuit which I took which included seeing the lighthouse at Far de la Mola – of course, as a lover of lighthouses, I had to go there.
The drivers do not speak much English so there are some communication problems as to whether you will be able to see all the sights in their little green pamphlet. Your stays at the beaches at Iletes and Pujols are very very short and you have to make sure you don’t miss any of your connections in case you have to make it back to the Port de la Savina to a 5PM return to San Antoni which I had. But, be assured, that these drivers communicate with one another and they are aware of the number of tourists that might be at a location. Formentera is small and the distances are not so huge – so just make sure you go with the crowds and see how and where everybody is going so that you are not left out.
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Beach Bar Piratabus
This traditional beach bar exists for more than 30 years now and has a reputation as a meeting point for the many (prevalent german) regulars who visit the island year after year.
It was founded by some people who opted out of their normals lives and started a business on the beach. In the beginning the bar was a transformed bus. But over the years the bus got rotten and was replaced by a wooden hut.
It's a perfect place to have a drink while enjoying the view over the Migjorn Beach. And you should try their famous smoked ham.
Every evening at sunset the bar gets really crowded by people who watch the vanishing sun with the background music 'Time to say goodbye'.
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!
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Cala Saona is a wonderful beach on the West coast of Formentera. Being located on a bay, it is very intimate and quiet.
Because of its wonderful waters, Cala Saona is also appreciated by jelly fishes.. I got "beaten" while I was quietly resting close to the beach! But no worries, lifeguards are equipped with liters of ammonia :-D
Be careful, it could not be worthy if too busy...
San Ferran is popular because of the hippy restaurant/guesthouse FONDA PEPE. Tradition says that every hippy organized a party in here. Formentera used to be one of the main destinations for the hippy movement, and some of the hippies that settled down in Formentera in the 60s and 70s actually live here, but we also noticed a lot of "new generation" hippies strolling around.
Es Pujols is defined to be a little village crowded by italians one more time, with a real touristy seafront narrow boulevard but nice and cristal clear waters beach in front. Lots of terraces to sit and take a spirit and so many shops... Avoid it if you dont like corwds and the usual people behaviour in places like that. I just liked the beach but its an easy work in Formentera where all strands are so so beautifull
Cala Es Morts first impressions
Buddies such a place, looked amazing on the spot.. really great beach with lots to see over and under the water, so many fishes, rocks,,wow amazing !!
the beach is a nudist one as usual in Formentera but there's always people with his/her swimsuit, there's no problem , people use to be so tolerant and there arnt bad eyes on anybody for this reason... this is the best of Formentera ...everybody respect to others..
Cala es morts
Cala es morts (death men beach) its one of the most fascinating beaches in Formentera, for sandy peeble beach lovers this is the one..
The approach is from Escopinya resort on the main route of the island.. park your car at the end of street and walk to the main beach , from there turn left, leave the strand at your back and go straight by the top of the cliff (easiest path) . All these pictures were taken on the way to Cala es morts..
Every hour ferries like that and other companies as well leaves to formentera ... gorgeous landscapes, turquoise waters, maybe dolphins ....Fare is 41 euros round trip in summer 2008. In 3 years the price rose from 26 to 41 eur ! it sucks !!
On my first trip to Formentera before i know every nook in the island i reckon this beach as one of the best but no way, its crowded so many italians, and its kust like a resort
In my second time few days ago i didnt go, some friends went some days before and they talk ***s about this place..
if you like isolated places with nobody next to you this is not the proper place.. besides its not a nudist beach.. (italians dont use to do it, lol) so a real good reason to dont go again
Ses Salines is a nature reserve in northern Formentera and includes some salt lagoons you'll drive past to reach Ses Illetas and the norther part of the island. They are quite smelly, but can also be a source of inspiration for your pictures at sunset time!
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Ses Illetas is the most popular beach in Formentera because of its splendour, and because it is close to the port where the "one day trip to Formentera" ships coming from Ibiza dock.
I must admit that the sea here is breathtaking, it looks like a huge swimmingpool!
Ses Illetas is a double beach :-), since it is a stretch of sand bordered by the sea on two sides, almost like a bridge to the small island of Espalmador, that can be reached on foot with low tide.
Nothing much to say, you must go there to see this unique beach!
I don't know why, but the last southern stretch of beach before the La Mola promontory is called Maryland. Maybe the name comes from a holiday camp nearby?
Here it is very windy which makes it the perfect area for surfers. The wind has also shaped the rocks behind the beach (in the direction of La Mola) in a very artistic way.
Here we found the Bluest sea of the island, but it was very hard to sunbathe because the sand moved by the wind was peeling our skin!
There is a nice bar/restaurant behind the beach, as well as a small shop.
We stroll around the area to discover that there are a lot of small coves, mainly appreciated by nudists.
El Pilar de la Mola
El Pilar de la Mola is located on the highest part of Formentera. While heading there I felt like driving on the Alps, a lot of hairpin bends and fresh air!
While climbing up, the landscape you leave on your back is simply wonderful, you'll see the whole island, from Cap de Barbaria up to S'Espalmador.
I suggest to visit this area either on Wednsdays or on Sundays, because a nice hippy market is regularly organised by the local hippy community, born here back in the 70s.
Do not forget to visit the lighthouse! The view from here is stunning!
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San Francesc is the administrative capital of Formentera, and it is the less touristic spot on the island. Here are located the main offices, the town hall, supermarkets and shops.
The main square is very interesting because of the white cubic church looking like a fortress. Behind the main square, a hippy market is organised on Sundays. From here, a lot of small streets branch off like sunbeams: here you'll find some of the best shops on the island!
I suggest spending a night here if you are tired of the chaos of Es Pujols. You'll have the possibility to experience a quiet night in Formentera, with local people.
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