In the small bay of Cala Saona, there is only a very small stretch of sand among the steep cliffs which dominate the west of the island. The cozy beach here is surrounded by forests and low dunes and in the background, a large hotel blends nicely into the landscape.
Before the La Savina port was developed, Es Calo Formentera was the island’s main harbor. Although just 100 feet (30m) across it was selected by the Romans to export figs, and later as a place for the residents of La Mola to drop anchor. In fact, the village gets its name of Es Calo de Sant Agusti from the fact that the monks from La Mola used to moor their boats here, before heading up Cami Roma to their monastery. Right up until the 1920s it was used for shipping sandstone, charcoal and wood. Today you will see that is still used by a number of fishing boats, and as an old fisherman’s town it has the best fish restaurants in town: Pascual and Can Rafalet.
For more than 40 years Pirata Bus has been a favorite meeting-point for people from all over the world. They spend their beach day accompanied by ice-cold drinks and delicious tapas. Later, while listening to good music, they say goodbye to the day and enjoy the beautiful sunsets which can be experienced from Pirata.
Grey washed walls and astroturf lawns meet pebbled zones and beautifully bleached wooden furniture at this lounge bar style chiringuito combining the best of Italian and Spanish cuisine. Think mouth-watering pizzas straight from the oven, perfect pasta delights and a full range of fish, seafood and meat. A cool cocktail bar and comfortable chill out zone decked with sofas and beds completes the Chezz Gerdi experience.
El Faro de la Mola is located in the easternmost tip of the island. It was built in 1861 and is the oldest, highest and most important Faro of the island. It is located on a large 150m high cliff from where you can enjoy sublime and spectacular views. This is a totally must for anyone visiting Formentera, as the road leading to the lighthouse is a spectacle, an arid and desolate landscape where silence is everywhere.
Cap de Barbaria, so called by the inhabitants because of the sad memory of the pirate ships that reached Formentera from this sea crossing, is an extensive plateau which reaches an altitude of about 100 meters above sea level and is the most southerly point on the island. This place, almost devoid of vegetation, hosts important archaeological finds of the Bronze Age that are easily accessible for hikers, as they are located in the vicinity of the main road. In many areas of this agricultural area still does not arrive electricity. The lack of light pollution and the exceptional purity of the air permit to contemplate a beautiful starry sky. In this place composed mainly by rocks, the tourists usually have a dual perception: solitude and freedom.