The Mola Lighthouse
Próximo Ferry | February 3, 2023
Imagine yourself arriving at this Lighthouse on a motorcycle and enjoying a coffee watching the sea 💙…We recommend you this proposal as a starting point to explore Formentera. If you want to know more, keep reading!
Which is the most beautiful lighthouse on Formentera?
The Lighthouse of La Mola, is one of the oldest lighthouses in Spain. It is located on top of a cliff at the highest point of Formentera. From there you can see Ibiza on the other side of the sea.
How big is the La Mola Lighthouse?
It is 22 meters high. It was built from 1859 to 1861, when it was put into service. The author of the project was Emilio Pou. The last lighthouse keeper who has lived inside this lighthouse is Javier Pérez de Arévalo, for twelve years.
On the island of Formentera, there are three lighthouses, in addition to this one, you can see the Savina Lighthouse, and Es Cap de Barbaria.
¿When to visit the La Mola Lighthouse?
If you visit it during the day you can go on excursions in the surroundings and enjoy the beautiful views of the cliffs, and at night it is beautiful, with the light bulbs it emits, at any time when you visit it you will realize the magic it gives off.
How to get to the La Mola Lighthouse?
It is very easy to get to the lighthouse, if you go with your vehicle. You must take the road that takes you to the town of El pilar de La Mola. It is located in the highest area of Formentera, less than 200 meters above sea level. Once you get there, continue straight for approximately 2.5 kilometeress. During all the way, you will see the lighthouse until the end of the road, where you can park you car or motrocycle.
¿How to get to El Faro de La Mola by bus? if you travel with the Ibiza Formentera ferry, when you arrive at the port, take the L2 is the line that will take you from the port to the La Mola Lighthouse, check all the lines to move around Formentera, here.
We recommend you do one of the green routes of Formentera, route 15, you will find it here.
It is a long route that starts in Sant Francesc Xavier and takes you to the town of El Pilar de la Mola, it takes 45 minutes by bike, and approximately 2 hours walking, the total distance is 9 km, the route is easy, on the road, you will pass by the Roman castellum of Can Blai, and by the beaches of Ses Platjetes in Es Caló de Sant Agustí and you will go up the old Roman path that reaches the Pilar de La Mola.
What to see near “El Faro de la Mola”
You cannot miss the hippie market of Pilar de la Mola, approximately 2,6 km from the Lighthouse, in the town, it is held two days a week, between the months of May and October, artist and artisans show local crafts.
The church of the Virgen del Pilar, dedicated to the island, surrounded by gardens and orchards; El Molí de Vell and Camí se Sa Pujada, the views are impressive all the way. Recommended that you bring comfortable
clothes and sports shoes as the road is dirt and stony.
And finally we recommend you, visit the cultural and educational space, inside the lighthouse. This museum was opened in 2019, so that visitors could learn more about the history and heritage of Formentera. The entrance has a price of 4,5€, for residents and for the children under 18 years old, the entrance is free. Pensioners and students have a reduced price of 2,5€.
Where to eat near the “La mola lighthouse? you have a wide variety of bars, restaurants to choose from. At the El Mirador restaurant, on the road that goes to La Mola, you can see the best sunset from there, thanks to its location, while you have a drink.
If you are thinking of making a getaway to Formentera, from the Peninsula you have a ship, which makes the direct route all year round, Dénia to Formentera, more info here. And if you are on the Island of Ibiza, you have several Ibiza Formentera ferries. You can consult all the schedules in real time here.