One of those places where we literally leave the heart.
I’m just returned from a wonderful trip that I’ll always carry within me, where for a few days I let myself go without thinking too much about everything else, simply by living in rhythm with nature. Sea, sun, nature, beautiful people, markets, bike… What a perfect lifestyle!
I thank my friend Matteo (who lives between Formentera and Capo Verde) for introducing me to the most unusual places of the island, for walks in the woods and its perfumes, the paella largest ever, for the deep eyes of the people known, and above all for teaching me that the most important thing in life is to be honest with ourselves.
Now we come to the food!
Essential ingredient of most typical preparations in Formentera is obviously the fish. For one of their more traditional preparations, pagesa salad, in which along with onions, potatoes and peppers it’s used dried fish.
Another thing to try is the inevitable aioli sauce, made of garlic, eaten with bread as an aperitif.
Among the handicrafts made on the island is very famous their goat cheese, but also the rosemary honey, and the delicious sun dried figs, often with the addition of thyme and fennel.
Very characteristic of the typical dessert are the orelletes shaped like pig ears. Very popular dessert are also the ensaimada, actually typical of Menorca, and the Flao, a cheesecake with hierbabuena typical of Ibiza.
It also tasted the liqueur made from hierbabuena.
Colored sofas, relaxing sea life, slow juices and croissant … Nothing better;) There is also a secret room where you can do some nice shopping.
Calle Isidor Macabich 2
Informal place by the sea, where to eat with your feet in the sand, in a very easy way. If you like good cuisine, simple people and a bit of live music , this is the place for you. Sunday lunch is preparing paella for all, I advise you not to loose it. To get there you go into the woods, that is an experience as well!
If you don’t have lunch at sea and prefer to stay in the alleyways of Formentera, I suggest you a short walk in the streets of San Francesc. Close to the main square there is CaNaPepa. The atmosphere is lovely and full of plants, and the food isn’t less lovely. Also the breakfast is not bad.
Placa de sa Constitucio, 5
Nachos and cocktail at sunset with the sea in front of you and a little music in the background? The Blue Bar is a must!
Carretera San Ferran-La Mola 7.9 km, Platja Migjorn
A colorful and relaxing place to lie down and enjoy the sunset while drinking a juice accompanied by tapas.
Playa Els Arenals. Carretera Migjorn, Km. 11
Home cooking with typical dishes at affordable prices, paella in abundance! The place is quaint, well-known for years as a hippie symbol, here you can also see the locals drinking wine in the outdoor tables and watching the world go by and chatting about this and that.
Sant Ferran de ses roque
The romance! The atmosphere is really perfect, you fall in love with that at the first sight: exposed brick walls, dim lights, hearts and many flowers. Good mediterranean food well presented.
C /. Berenguer Renart, 2
And if you’re passing to Ibiza …
Open from breakfast to dinner, not far from where you take the ferry to Formentera, this is an enchanted place that transmits good mood just seeing it. Positive quotes make up the decor of the room features pastel colors, and the colors are also found in the dishes and drinks. You can choose from sandwiches, wraps, salads etc … (a wide selection of vegetarian and vegan) and order a juice that matches your mood of the moment … I feel joyful, then beetroot juice for me!
Paseo Juan Carlos I, 23
Food aside, do not miss:
– The shop Encantes hippie Es Pujols, super colorful. You’ll find cotton towels, bags, rings, long dresses… I love it and I love them!
– Home Shop Ca Teua in San Francesc: unique pieces, recycled materials and household items really beautiful.
– Finally, do not miss the hippie sunday market in El Pilar de la Mola. The true artisans of the island exposes here. Hand-made necklaces with stones that affect our energy, sandals, clothes, paintings…
Ready to leave the heart on this island? Happy browsing!