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A day in Formentera – What to do

Yes, I’m still in a holiday mood after more two weeks of sun, beaches, cocktails and seafood.

In the first two weeks of August, I went to visit my family and friends in Spain. I went to Denia (Alicante), my hometown and a beautiful paradise in the Mediterranean Sea. While I was there, me and my <3 decided to take a day trip to Formentera. I highly recommend doing this trip if you have the chance.

So, let me tell you everything we did in Formentera:

  1. Rent a scooter

We took the ferry from Denia at 9am, got to Formentera by 11 and went straightaway to the motorbike rental place where we had previously booked a scooter. The rental place is called La Savina rent a car and they offered us a very good deal. The place was very easy to find

  1. Visit Cala Saona

Once we had the scooter we went to Cala Saona, a beautiful beach with crystal clear water, a real paradise.

As the sandy beach was quite busy, we decided to go a bit to the right of the beach and climb some rocks where it was a bit quieter.

My family had recommended this beach as they used to go to Formentera every Summer. You can see in the pictures how amazing it is!


LittleChica-Formentera_ Cala Saona - Formentera Formentera-Summer2015_

  1. Eat seafood – yum!

After Cala Saona, we went to have seafood paella in a wonderful restaurant called Es Cap. Bearing in mind how expensive this island is in Summer, this one was pretty affordable. The restaurant is not by the beach but by the main road, however, the service and food were amazing and I will definitely come back if I have the chance.


Formentera has two very famous lighthouses, one on the East of the island and another one on the West.

4 & 5. Go to the two lighthouses: La Mola and Barbaria

They are called ‘Faro de La Mola’ (East) and ‘Faro de Barbaria (West). This last one got really famous after the Spanish movie ‘Lucia y el sexo’.

Both lighthouses have amazing views, and they are a must visit if you are in Fromentera.

Far de Barbaria - Formentera 2015 Far de Barbaria - Formentera Formentera-Faro de La Mola

  1. Stopover Ses Salines

After your bike ride to the lighthouses you can pay a visit to ‘Ses Salines’, where the Formentera salt is made. I must say that it’s a bit smelly over there but I found it very interesting to see.

  1. Have a swim in Ses Illetes

The last thing we did before heading back to the ferry was to have a nice swim at Ses Illetes beach.


In summary, these are some things you should do and visit in Formentera:

  1. Rent a scooter
  2. Go to Cala Saona
  3. Have a seafood paella in Es Cap
  4. Visit ‘La Mola’ lighthouse
  5. Visit the second Cap the Barbaria lighthouse
  6. Go to Ses Salines
  7. Have a swim at Ses Salines beach

Have you ever been to Formentera?




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1 Comment

  • Reply Jessica Jade 1st September 2015 at 16:19

    Lovely post Mar! I’ve never been, but I have been to the Alicante airport, so I may have driven through it. OMG that Paella photo you posted – NOM!


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