Both Formentera and the islands surrounding it are known for their beaches and clear water, but if we go to the inland woods we can find the variety of landscapes offered by the island. There are areas and landscapes that must be visited to really discover the beauty of the island; these include, for example, the lighthouses at La Mola and Es Cap de Barbaria, and other areas of equally rich landscape.
Visiting the coast, you will find Punta Pedrera, where strange and unusual rock formations make up a desert of stone known as Sa Pedrera which, where it meets the sea, has been christened the "natural swimming pools". Where the stone needed for building was once extracted, there is now a stretch of deformed rock and quarry, which is very interesting for tourists. If you are lucky enough to be able to sail along the coast, you can enjoy views and cliffs cut by magnificent half submerged caves and, at the same time, you will get a complete view of the island of Ibiza.
Estany des Peix
The Estany des Peix is a small lagoon with a narrow opening to the sea, allowing small boats in to anchor there. It has stretches of beach where it is possible to swim. It is ideal for water sports with boats of low draught: windsurfing, kayaking, sailing. We recommend going around it to enjoy its natural environment.
Far de la Mola
Many visitors consider La Mola lighthouse a magical place, and it is described as such by the famous writer Jules Verne in some of his works; near the lighthouse we find a monument dedicated to the writer. La Mola lighthouse, standing on the highest part of the island, has served and still serves as an essential guide for countless sailors sailing its waters and enjoying the majestic view offered by the cliffs where the plateau meets the sea.
Far des Cap de Barbaria
Es Cap de Barbaria is a heavenly place formed by rocks, many people describes it like a moon scene, bringing together a feeling of enormous loneliness and freedom. You need to visit and walk here to realise how majestic it is. Finally, if you reach the very end of it, you will see where the lighthouse stands, a place where AN EXCLUSIVE SUNSET can be enjoyed, as the sea and sky blend in reddish tones on the horizon. If you still feel like walking, you can visit the nearby watchtower lighthouse that once protected the island from invaders. This place was chosen by the spanish director Julio Medem to his film "Lucia y el sexo".
Markets and Concerts
MARKETS (from may to october): La Mola, special Formentera-crafts market,.wednesdays and sundays from 16 to 21 h. Sant Francesc, every day from 10 to 14 h. Es Pujols, every day from 18 to 24 h. La Savina (july and august), every day from 10.30 to 24 h. LIVE MUSIC-CONCERTS (from june to september): Rock Nights, in church square of Sant Ferran, fridays at 22 h. Jazz Nights, in church square of Sant Francesc, saturdays at 22 h. Although they could also improvise other nights in both places.