History with heart
Formentera is a geographic anomaly, a curiously shaped island barely connected in the middle, honed by four wild winds and thousands of years of shifting tides. It is home to Roman salt pans and high plateaus, Bronze Age settlements – including the megalithic burial ground at Ca Na Costa – and ancient windmills.
In the late 1960s Formentera became a stop-off on the fabled hippie trail – which retraced age-old links between Marrakech, Goa, Afghanistan and Ibiza – and the island developed a reputation as a hotbed of freewheeling bohemianism. Pink Floyd and Bob Dylan spent extended periods on Formentera, as would Kate Moss, Jade Jagger and Charlotte Tilbury in the 1990s. To this day, Formentera is defined by a low-slung, lo-fi elementalism that is both barefoot and beautiful.