Explore El Pilar de la Mola and its secrets
El Pilar de la Mola is located in the eastern part of the island of Formentera in the center of a plateau higher than the rest of the island. This plateau is surrounded by a towering cliffs almost ending in the sea. Near the village of El Pilar de la Mola, visitors should that the only possible path through the main road that starts at the slope of Es Caló de San Agustí, a nearby town also charming and lovely as la Mola.
While climbing up that road, the viewpoint of Formentera is a must-stop of your trip in order to enjoy the views and the prospect of the entire island. Most of our exclusive luxury villas to rent in Formentera are also blessed with those spectacular views. Located on top of hills and other deluxe areas, our luxurious homes provide five-star accommodation and services on the island.
The village of El Pilar de la Mola is not very big and even though it does not have many inhabitants, it has lots of lovely attractions and things to do and see there. In addition to the Mirador de Formentera mentioned before, we include another weekly event in Formentera: the market. This market is known to have a boho chic and hippie influences that have a strong repercussions on the items sold there. Visitors will be able to find unique pieces and other antiquities that are both manufactured and sold exclusively in the island of Formentera. Following the road that leads to El Pilar de la Mola visitors will encounter two pleasant surprises: to the right hand there is a beautiful detour to another road that leads to the Moli Vell de la Mola (the old windmill of la Mola). This construction is worth paying a visit both outside and inside given the spectacular architecture this windmill still preserves. If you are renting one of our child-friendly villas in Formentera, then organizing day trips to visit all these sites should be a fun and essential part of your summer vacation. Kids will love to discover -either by foot or by bike - hidden corners of Pilar de la Mola and certainly this windmill is one of those hidden gems.
Following the road once again it is possible to enjoy a different landscape from the rest of the island, since the high location of the area causes El Pilar de la Mola to have a wetter climate than the rest of Formentera. That is why this land is preferred by farmers to produce local wine. The long stone walls along the road protect crops from strong winds blowing in the area, yet they slow down during summer time. Our luxury villas are not only located in the coastline but also within Formentera’s countryside. Renting one of those extraordinary houses grants guests exclusive access to this wineries scattered along the area. We also provide villas with cellars for wine storage in case we welcome wine lovers in our homes. Have you thought about organizing a wine tasting experience for you and your family and friends in the privacy of your house? Let us help you arrange a sommelier to guarantee and incredible experience within your luxury house tasting local wines and product from the island.
The end of this road could not be more idyllic: Faro de la Mola. A spectacular lighthouse located right on the edge of a cliff almost 200 meters above sea level. Of course, we have to recommend this visit to anyone visiting the island of Formentera! The white architecture has been well preserved and it is the perfect pic-perfect spot during your stay in the island.