LIVE LOCAL FORMENTERA
By Maria Mayans, hostess of Hostal Aigua Clara
Old customs in Formentera
For centuries, fishing has been a vital activity in the life of Formentera, forming part of its rich tradition and culture.
Local fishermen have used the Mediterranean Sea surrounding the island as a source of livelihood and food, and have passed on their fishing knowledge and techniques from generation to generation.
In the restaurants on the island, you can enjoy a variety of fish dishes, such as the famous peix sec. This delicacy is made from small fish, which are cleaned and left to dry in the sun to fry and accompany them, for example, with a tomato and onion salad.
Discover the Lighthouse of La Mola
The La Mola Lighthouse is one of the most impressive points of Formentera, located literally on the edge of a cliff more than 120 meters away and with spectacular views of the sea and the coast of Ibiza.
Built in 1861, it is one of the oldest lighthouses in the Balearic Islands. Inside, a small museum has been set up with objects and photographs related to the history of the lighthouse and navigation.
If you love natural landscapes, photography and sunsets, you have to visit the lighthouse of La Mola during your stay in Formentera.
Cala Saona: Turquoise waters and reddish earth
Unlike the open beaches of the rest of the island, Cala Saona is a small cove between reddish cliffs. The beach is just 140 meters long, and what draws the most attention of this beach is the white sand and its turquoise bottom. Undoubtedly, one of the most special moments of the day in Cala Saona is the sunset. From the beach you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the sun while hiding on the horizon, creating a dreamy landscape.
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Atte. Maria Mayans Tur.