Lighthouses from books and films
The island’s two most notable lighthouses are well worth a visit. First, at the eastern end, is La Mola lighthouse. We’re told that Jules Verne was inspired to write “Off on a Comet” by Formentera and this lighthouse. There is a monolith next to it in honour of the writer.Second, to the south-west, is the Cap de Barbaria lighthouse. The image of the lighthouse at the end of a narrow road, silhouetted against the cliffs, is incredibly beautiful and poetic. It became more famous after featuring in the film “Sex and Lucia”, and you can see the world’s most wonderful sunsets from this spot.