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.