Formentera has six villages where you will find very different versions of the same island.
Due to its proximity to the Hotel Entre Pinos, the village of Es Caló de Sant Agustí is undoubtedly the one which we love and appreciate the most.
In Es Caló, life revolves around its small dock, “es mollet”, which gives shelter to the island's traditional fishing boats, which take refuge from the storms of the "tramontana" or north wind under the thatched huts made of wood and cane, known as "chamizos".
"Escars" are a kind of boathouse typical of the coast of Formentera, protecting and caring for our fishing boats. These remains of ancient Formentera are protected as monuments of cultural interest by the Island Council of Formentera.
In Es Caló, you will find the best spot to take a picture-postcard photo showing one of the most distinctive features of our island's coast.
From the same port of Es Caló, the Camí de Sa Pujada sets off in the direction of El Pilar de La Mola.
This road travels along the boundary of the Hotel Entre Pinos, heading towards the top of the island, along a cobbled road dating from the eleventh century, when the Augustinian monks who lived in the old monastery in La Mola used Es Caló as their embarkation and disembarkation point.
Nowadays, the PM-820 road connects to La Mola or any other place on the island, crossing the island from north to south. However, the Camí de Sa Pujada, or Camino Romano, is an excursion that we recommend to all our guests in Hotel Entre Pinos for the stunning views.
The village of El Pilar de La Mola, better known by everyone as La Mola, is about 150 meters above sea level and you can get there by car in just 10 minutes from the door of the Hotel Entre Pinos.
La Mola is the village where the farming traditions of Formentera remain more deep-rooted, and where the last memories of the hippy Formentera of the 70s are still present.
Every Wednesday and Sunday in summer, you can enjoy the Craft Market of La Mola, better known as the Hippy Market of La Mola.
A meeting place of artists and craftsmen, where you can buy the perfect souvenir or gift to take with you from Formentera.
Colour, live music, crafts, and a vibrant atmosphere are what you will find in the oldest market on the island. And something you cannot afford to miss during your holiday at the Hotel Entre Pinos.
The port of entry to the island is also the northernmost village of Formentera, La Savina.
This is where you will set foot on Formentera for the first time and you will find a village given over to passenger traffic and the marina.
There are many bar and restaurant terraces, as well as car rental and boating companies.
Es Pujols is another of Formentera's villages and is the village most geared towards tourism on the island. It was born during the beginning of the tourist boom back in the 1960s and has the only urban beach separated from the village by a promenade.
In the center of the island, we find Sant Ferran de Ses Roques, the village that you will inevitably cross several times during your holiday in Formentera since it is located right in the very center of the island, the main road PM-820 crossing it from north to south.
It has several restaurants and bars in the pedestrian zone in the village.
The capital of Formentera is the village of Sant Francesc, located 9 kilometers from the Hotel Entre Pinos, and offers a wide pedestrian area that features a wide range of shops, bars, and restaurants.
Walking through its streets and church square, either during the day or at night, is something that is a must-do during your visit to Formentera.