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Other villages of Formentera

Other sleepy little villages of Formentera.


Es Caló

The small and attractive fishing village that is Es Caló delights and charms all who pass by there. Set in a natural horseshoe-shaped harbour, this village is made up of a small number of houses, with some good restaurants, each with their own food speciality, all offering excellent fresh fish, paellas and grilled meat and many providing perfect picture postcard views of the turquoise sea.

The entire area is achingly pretty, with lots of small sandy beaches and hidden little coves, where people can relax in peace to sunbathe or dive into the crystalline sea and discover the pretty marine wildlife there.

There are some Roman remains to be found close to Es Caló, which for these settlers was the main harbour of the entire island, being the most protected. Close by are the remains of the Roman chapel, Can Blai as well as a cobbled street leading all the way to the village of El Pilar de la Mola, parts of which can still be seen today.

Evidence of the village's marine heritage is all around with pretty fishermen's huts and wooden dry docks, where boats have traditionally been stored, away from the ravages of the sea.

El Pilar de la Mola

Perched on top of the highest point of the island in the east, the peaceful little village of Pilar de la Mola is a great vantage point to see the island. Expect a different and slower pace of life to the rest of Formentera, yet with a good number of lovely bars and restaurants that line the long main high street of the village.

In summer twice a week Pilar de la Mola comes more alive when it's time for the artisan market, that sells locally-made craftware with items such as ceramics, leatherware, clothing, jewellery and paintings by artists resident on the island. You will experience a noticeable buzz on market days (Wednesdays and Sundays from May to October), when many come to visit to pick up a souvenir and enjoy the great live music. A small number of craft workshops are open most days of the week during summer too.

Any visit to this corner of the island should include a trip to the famous La Mola lighthouse, located at the edge of a steep cliff 120 metres above sea level, just a short drive away from the centre of the village, with spectacular views of the island and sea.

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