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Formentera is an entire island - not just a city. It is a great place for a bicycling vacation which is probably the best way to get around and see the sights. Renting a pretty good (although you may have to refuse the first one they give you) multispeed bike is fairly inexpensive. I chose Es Calo on the long neck part of the island as my base which made an excellent central base for daily jaunts around the island.
From es Calo beach (left) you can see the high plateau called "La Mola" on the eastern end of the island. On the right is a better picture of the Mediterranean water color which also is pretty warm at the end of September. I swam around the ship and discovered that it was here from the Port of Gibralter.
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This picture is the reverse of the top left picture as you bike a little more than half way up La Mola. If you go all the way to the end there is a lighthouse where roam around the edge cliffs of the high plateau you are on and watch the men in their tiny boats way down below try to catch a fish. This island used to be one of the Pine Islands from which Hannibal and others were successful at drafting soldiers into their armies. They must have drafted all the pine trees as well because I didn't see any. On the right I have attempted to capture the typical ground cover as it looks on the high plateau parts of the island.