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Escapade to Formentera

Juan and I are frequent visitors of the Balearic Islands, which is great for either plans with your friends, or a romantic escapade with your significant other. In a coming post we´ll give you tips to visit the neighbor island, Ibiza, but now we will talk about a small island called Formentera that keeps (in part) its salvage, and hippie soul.

To get there, you need to take a flight to Ibiza, and from there, take the ferry to Formentera. You can buy it online (on Balearia or Trasmapi). Once in Formentera, pick up a rental vehicle: you will need it to discover every corner of the island. Rent it at the final destination, which is La Savina port; most car rentals won’t let you cross the car (or bike) to Formentera.

 

Must see:

The iconic Cap de Babaría Lighthouse at sunset is . The narrow road that gets you there is part of the charm. Make sure to stop there to take a pic.

Cap de Barbería

 

Visit La Mola Lighthouse (on the opposite corner of the island), and the nearby La Mola Flea market, where you’ll find beautiful artisan pieces.

Alpargatas at La Mola flea market

 

Beaches:

Mitjorn is a great option with low tide, the famous Ses Illetes (packed in August), or Cala Saona. Watching the sunset at Illetes is a must. 

 

For having Lunch:

Each cala (beach) will have its own Chiringuito (beach restaurant) nearby. 

At Illetes: One of our favorites is Es Molí de Sal.

Molí de Sal

 

We also like El Pirata, Juan y Andrea, and Beso Beach. Beso Beach is perfect for enjoying a great lunch and drinks waiting for sunset, while listening to great music.

Sunset at El Beso

 

At Mitjorn: Go to Gecko (hotel, restaurant, and Beach Club), Flipper & Chiller or Lucky.

Flipper & Chiller

 

For having Dinner:

For a fancy dinner, with a hippie-chic vibe, go to Can CarlosBlue Bar is perfect if you want to have dinner right on the beach, have a drink, and dance in a good atmosphere. If you want to have dinner, while listening to live music, María Castaña is the place. To get an authentic vibe of the island go to Can Toni , which is nearby to the La Mola market. 

Important tip: book early for Summer season ... and enjoy!

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