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.
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