Sunday, September 27, 2015

Formentera Blau Beautiful Days 1-2

Holiday, relaxation, and few tourists in late September. Ace prepared a trip to the Balearic Island of Formentera, for a post-wedding anniversary celebration. We both looked forward to this trip, since our actual anniversary was in August. Our time there was spent visiting different beaches and avoiding small brown jellyfish that floated insouciantly along the shore. For tranquility and beach bumming, Formentera is molt (very) recommended. We stayed at Es Caló Sant Agustí, at an apartment right above the restaurant Pasqual (we didn't eat there). It's a pleasant little town that is on the opposite end of the island of the main port, La Savina. 

The location is ideal, but getting into the water at Es Caló is a bit tricky, since you have to eye where you set your foot on the rocky sea floor. So, we hopped on the scooter and zoomed to Es Arenals, which is an excellent place to swim. These are Days 1-2. Adeu amics!

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Day 1

Ensalada payesa from Rafalet Restaurant, an OK salad. Nothing out of this world. This place serves decent breakfasts, skip lunch or dinner. Not the place for quality paellas.

Mussels are always a must.

Day 2

Beach Es Arenals. My favorite to swim and bask in the sun.

Pano to the right of me...

pano to the left of me.
For lunch or dinner, Es Caló Restaurant is highly recommended. I advise to make a reservation before showing up without one. On our first day we saw a queue of hungry diners waiting patiently for a table. We went there for lunch, then dinner the next evening and were pleased with the food. PLUS, they have a bar person who made us indulgent drinks that were the bomb: caipirinha, pomadada, and cava sangria.

 This salmorejo is the best I have tasted. The bits of jamón Iberico and boiled egg gave it pizazz. 

Peeled shrimp with garlic. 

Fried baby cuttlefish, a.k. squid.

Why Italian sparkling water? Who knows.

Black squid ink rice, the main entrée. 

Cheesecake with cranberry sauce.

Ladies sitting on weathered wood bench outside of Es Caló Restaurant. 

After lunch we headed to Far de la Mola.

Ace having his smoke. Stunning cliff view.

Sunset at Caló d'es Mort. Lots and lots and lots of seaweed washed up on the shore. Not pleasant.

This is what the beach Es Mort looked like before the sunset. Notice the seaweed. 

Resplendent sunset view from our apartment terrace.