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Top Choice Beach in Trucador Peninsula

Platja Illetes

Forming the western section of the slender Trucador Peninsula, stunning Platja Illetes is as close a vision of the Caribbean (minus the coconut trees) as you could imagine in Europe, with bleach-blonde sand and tran…
Top Choice Beach in Formentera

Cala Saona

Delectable Cala Saona is a fabulous west-coast beach where the water glows a startling shade of luminous turquoise and the powder-soft sand is salt white. Though popular, it isn't too developed, bar a couple of laid…
Top Choice Beach in Trucador Peninsula

Platja Llevant

Through the steep sand dunes on the eastern side of the Trucador Peninsula, Platja Llevant is a divine, undeveloped beach. The powdery sand is so white it dazzles your eyes, and the aquamarine water is fantastically…
Top Choice Cafe in Sant Francesc Xavier & La Savina

Ca Na Pepa

Beside the church-fortress, this low-key cafe opens onto a delightful terrace with artily mismatched seating, shaded by brushwood and wrapped in bougainvillea. You could spend the entire day munching through the men…
Top Choice Clothing in Sant Francesc Xavier & La Savina

Muy

An exquisite concept store owned by Alessandro Negri, Formentera's most famous designer. The tastefully styled premises are graced by all the earthy, barefoot-style furnishings, organic-cotton clothing, gorgeous sho…
Island in Trucador Peninsula

Espalmador

A low-slung, uninhabited island of dunes and sandstone off the northernmost tip of Formentera, Espalmador has a beautiful crescent-shaped beach of fine white sand, Platja de S'Alga, lapped by shallow sea. There's a …
Natural Feature in Formentera

Cap de Barbària

The Balearics' southernmost point is an extraordinary lunarlike landscape of parched, rocky terrain that ultimately ends in the Far de Barbària, a 1970s lighthouse. Gazing out to sea (next stop Africa!) and watching…
Lighthouse in El Pilar de la Mola

Far de Sa Mola

Perched high over the Mediterranean, 2.5km southeast of El Pilar de la Mola, this 1861 clifftop lighthouse defines the eastern edge of the island, where gold-tinged cliffs cascade into cobalt waves in a sublime seas…
Cafe in El Pilar de la Mola

Codice Luna

Right beside the La Mola lighthouse, Codice Luna is a beautifully designed cafe-restaurant, all whitewashed wood and an exquisite terrace opening up soul-stirring views of the Mediterranean. A small tapas-style menu…
Mediterranean in Sant Francesc Xavier & La Savina

Ca Na Joana

The magical setting is half the appeal at this exquisitely restored 17th-century house (one of Formentera's most ancient), which is all blanched walls, exposed stone and candlelit tables on a bougainvillea-shaded te…