Formentera (Formentera)

Formentera is the smallest and southernmost island of the Balearic Islands. In its depths, it is surrounded by an underwater forest of posidonia, or seagrass, which is a World Heritage Site, making it an ideal setting for scuba diving. On land, the island's double insularity has meant that its natural wealth has been preserved practically intact: the landscapes of pine trees, junipers and fig trees are dotted with villages of whitewashed houses, with blue windows and bougainvillea.

Formentera has six population centres that offer visitors a multifaceted vision of the so-called last paradise of the Mediterranean. Sant Francesc Xavier is the administrative centre of the island, with its rough-hewn church, a fortress in the centre of the old quarter. In the north are La Savina and Es Pujols, the main tourist areas receiving travellers. The lonely Pilar de la Mola is the most isolated place, but it comes alive in summer with its craft market on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons. Es Caló de Sant Agustí is a small fishing village where you can find the true Mediterranean flavour of the island and Sant Ferran reminds us of the old hippie and bohemian essence of the Pitiusas which is still alive to some extent on both islands.

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