What to See in Formentera

What to See in Formentera

Formentera is a small island of just 85 square kilometres that attracts visitors from all around the world for its famously idyllic beaches and coves, but it also has other tourist attractions to offer.

Here are some of the main tourist attractions on the island:

La Mola Lighthouse

Located at the highest point on the island, the La Mola Lighthouse is the oldest, highest and most important lighthouse on Formentera. Built under the orders of Queen Isabella II of Spain on a 150-metre-high cliff, it has been lighting up this rocky end of the island every night since 1861.

Ses Salines Natural Park

Located between the islands of Ibiza and Formentera, the Ses Salines Natural Park is a protected natural area home to a rich ecosystem where a fascinating range of indigenous animal and plant species coexist. It is also made up of unique landscapes and beautiful beaches such as Ses Illetes.

El Mirador

The famous restaurant El Mirador is located in one of the highest areas on Formentera and offers spectacular views of the island where you can simultaneously admire the north and south coasts. Most tourist buses stop here.


We recommend visiting San Francisco Javier, the largest town and capital of Formentera that even houses a cultural centre where tourists can learn about its history. The Port of La Savina is also worth a visit, which provides charming scenery as the place where all the ferries dock.

To explore all these fascinating areas of Formentera, you can rent a motorbike to travel around the island quickly and comfortably.