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“Peace and quiet”

Ranked #3 of 48 things to do in Formentera
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Peace and quiet”
Reviewed 11 October 2012

I love the faro at Berberia. It's at the southern tip of the island, accessible by the road that runs from Sant Francesc past the Es Cap bar and shop (the nearest place to get water and fruit!). The land is barren and rocky, desolate and mysterious. It apparently used to be wooded, but charcoal production in the early part of the last century decimated the land. There has been quite a lot of replanting over the past decade, so a few years from now it may become greener.

The lighthouse itself stands right at the end of the road, on its own. Apart from some graffiti (shame) it's in good shape, and a marvellous backdrop for photography. To the East, a short walk takes you to the ruin of the 18th century Torre des Garroveret. To the West you will find access to sea caves, the scene of hippy parties in the 60s.

I just enjoy walking around taking in the views, the wild plants, the man-made stone sculptures, the cliffs and sea-birds and the occasional yacht in the distance. With the right atmospheric conditions, often after September rains, you can see the mountains of Denia in the west at sunset. I'm told that the North African coast is sometimes visible to the south. But I've never had that chance.

At visit to Formentera would be incomplete without a trip to Cap de Berberia. enjoy.

Visited September 2012
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Birmingham
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390 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
“Desolate”
Reviewed 27 September 2012

At the end of a long narrow single track road this now automated lighthouse is in the most desolate part of the island. Very beautiful just rather sad that some p***s have decided to spray graffiti on the white walls. Unlike the lighthouse at La Mola there is no cafe. But on the way back take a left at the supermarket cross roads and this will lead you to a hotel and beach with a number of small bars.

Visited September 2012
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Livorno, Italy
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“beautiful panorama”
Reviewed 19 July 2012

I'm Italian.
The road to get there is pleasant, the lighthouse is normal, but if you go to the left looking at the lighthouse and start walking along the cliff, well, that is a panorama!

Visited July 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“End of the world”
Reviewed 2 June 2012

Interesting sculptures made by visitors. Interesting views

Visited May 2012
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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“Nice Lighhouse”
Reviewed 28 May 2012

Do not forget to go into the hole that is in the area. The view from there is amazing, quiet place and nice spot to visit

Visited May 2012
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