Leisure and activities

Formentera awaits you.
72 kilometers of coastline with some of the best beaches in Europe and, perhaps, the world. Crystal clear blue water and fine white sand for you to sunbathe on.
The summer holidays that you have been longing for throughout the year and that make your heart race just thinking about enjoying them in Formentera!

You can get to the island in just 30 minutes, on one of the ferries that depart regularly from the neighboring island of Ibiza.
You can also get to Formentera from the port of Denia in about 2 hours.

Once on the island, get carried away by its leisurely pace, by the ever present sea, by its craft markets, by its sunsets, by your first swim in the transparent waters, by your first walk along the shore….. Get carried away by the spirit of Formentera.

Enjoy every moment on the island, because, as a proverb says, the trip to Formentera is lived at least 3 times: when you dream it, when you live it and when you remember it.

Live Formentera intensely, because, once the summer is over and with the arrival of winter, when you close your eyes, you will be able to relive each and every one of the feelings you experienced in Formentera, longing for that warmth to come again, to visit once more this tiny and beautiful Mediterranean island.

Want to enjoy its villages?

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.

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Discover the beaches of Formentera

Hotel Entre Pinos *** is located in the area of Es Caló, just a short distance from the village and, similarly, a short distance from Ses Platgetes beach, also known as Es Caló beach.
Ses Platgetes is just 10 minutes walk away from the door of the hotel, or barely 2 minutes if you do it by car, motorcycle or bicycle.
Ses Plategetes is 3 small bays, one after the other, where the combination of sand and rocks make it perfect for swimming, sunbathing and also snorkeling, to enjoy the abundant fish that you will find within walking distance from the shore.


Migjorn beach is also very close to Hotel Entre Pinos and it takes barely 15 minutes walk to reach this beach area and less than 5 minutes if you go by car or motorcycle.


Migjorn beach is divided into different beaches depending on the stretch of coast we visit, so we will list the closest ones to Hotel Entre Pinos in this part of Formentera.

One of the beaches that spark most interest among our visitors and tourists is, without a doubt, Es Caló des Mort.
A tiny cove located at the southern end of Migjorn beach, we always recommend visiting early in the day, because, due to its small size and a large number of visitors during the peak summer season, the narrow sandy beach quickly becomes crowded.
Although it is true that Es Caló des Mort also has a rock outcrop where you can put a beach wrap or a towel  our recommendation is that you visit early in the morning.
From the reception of Hotel Entre Pinos we can show our guests how to get to Es Caló des Mort, as the path is not an especially easy one.


Es Arenals is one of the Migjorn beaches that you must see during your holiday in Formentera.
Especially on the days when the wind blows from the north and the sea is calm on this beach in Formentera, the combination makes it, in our opinion, one of the very best beaches on the island.
It is it just a few minutes from Hotel Entre Pinos ***


Illetes is the most famous beach on Formentera and undoubtedly the most recognized internationally, since, for several years, it has been named as the best European beach.
It is part of the Ses Salines Natural Park and, during the summer months, access by land is limited and only a limited number of motor vehicles can enter and have to pay a fee.
It is a beach worth visiting but once during the holiday is usually enough.
The fame that it has gained over so many years makes it a somewhat crowded beach and Formentera offers many other beaches to visit with seas and sand just as beautiful as Illetes.

Cala Saona is located on the west side of Formentera and is one of the few beaches on the island called a cove.
A large stretch of sand that descends from the dunes and the surrounding forest to the sea, and with low cliffs on both sides reaching down to the sea.
A shallow cove from where you can enjoy magnificent sunsets on the horizon.
In Cala Saona, in the area of cliffs on the right-hand side, you will see rope fencing preventing you from going to the edge of the cliff. Suffice it to say that sometimes there have been landslides, and people who did not respect the safety distance suffered serious accidents.
So, respect the prohibition signs!


Es Pujols is the only urban beach on Formentera and is separated from the village by a promenade, as it is in the very edge of the village.
It is very distinct from the rest of the beaches of Formentera and is not usually a well frequented beach, except for those staying in Es Pujols or the surrounding area, although it also has crystal clear waters like the rest of the island.

The team of lifeguards on Es Pujols beach can help people with mobility difficulties to swim, since they have an amphibious chair to access the sea for those who can not do so by themselves.


Not all of Formentera's beaches have lifeguards on their shores and, although the waters around our island may seem calm, it is best not to trust too much in the sea currents. They have been known to play tricks on more than one unsuspecting swimmer .

If, during your visit to one of the beaches of Formentera, you see someone in the sea in distress, try to notify the lifeguards as soon as possible. If there are none present, call 112 immediately, and from there they will take charge of starting the rescue operation which may be required. 

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