January 31, 2012



Just before starting the climbing way to La Mola, we find a small fishing village on the eastern side of the island, known as Es Calo of Formentera. Here we enjoy views with the backdrop of imposing cliffs of La Mola.

Here we can enjoy small beaches of white sand in an area mainly rocky. The turquoise waters itself worth the visit...

Here is where we can find those typical and very rustic wooden docks or boathouses for the small fishing boats of the inhabitants of this area of ​​the island.

These wood buildings exists in Formentera in large numbers scattered around the coast, but perhaps here in this place is where we can find the greatest number of them. I must say that in this town we can see also some tourists and there are small family hotels, so in summer some of the tourists are mingled with locals.

It´s amazing how even after the worst windstorms these wooden dwellings have little damage, and those that exist after a major storm are rapidly repaired by the owner itself.

Here, in this place also we find the junipers that fill the island (sabinas). This tree native of the Pine Islands (Pitiusas) and that not exist in the rest of the Balearics.

The day I visited this place I found a plague of jellyfish, but these are not at all dangerous and also completely harmless to humans. always we find them in large colonies. They navigate a sailboat in fact have a sail of them on top that make navigating and sailing vessels. In Castilian sailing jellyfish are known in their scientific name of "Velella Velella. But in english the name of this jellyfish is very clear: By-the-wind-saylor

Es Calo is a place where crowds have not reached here yet that invade the island on summer. The beaches are still unknown to most of the visitors, their transparent and turquoise waters are unique on the island and also has the charm of its sandy beaches surrounded by rocks and docks where "rest" the small fishing vessels in the area . A place to relax and enjoy nature and landscape.

1 comment:

  1. Si es que tenemos unas islas que no nos las merecemos, unos paisajes por descubrir que por tenerlos tan cerca a veces no los valoramos...hermoso lugar, que aguas y que coloridos...un abrazo Vicente.