29 Jul 2018


Jonathon Lipsin writes - This is my favourite side of the Island for swimming, situated on platja de Migjorn and where I used to live behind the Piratabus. I enjoying visiting this little chiringuito, La Franja after my swim.

A chiringuito is basically a wooden shack on the beach selling basic sandwiches, tapas, cold beers and wine

The people are friendly and the service is quick, unlike the more popular chiringuitos, like Bartolo's and Piriatabus at he other end of platja de Migjorn I can usually grab a table when I want.

Here the mother makes tortilla & cheese omelette like she's been doing for s...

21 Jun 2017


I walked into La Fragata (which was founded by Mari y Juan in 1979), the restaurant just down the beach from me and the waiters immediately grabbed my hand and hailed me because they remembered me from last year.

The owner came out and declared "Jon Listen " the man from California ......... It was close enough and I felt like frigging Ernest Hemingway………

I have been craving fish, especially the dorada (gilthead sea bream) and fish is what they have.

 Certain fish are priced by the kg so be careful when you order.

 Here is a menu/price list

The place wasn't open for another hour and I said no problem I am going...

17 Jun 2017

This is the place to go for a Sunday lunch with friends and family. It is an rustic, unpretentious beach side bar and restaurant built in the true soul of Formentera. Good food in a pretty location right on the beach and filled with almost only local people and a chilled easy ambience. 

They serve very good fish, octopus etc but, it is the paella on Sunday everyone goes for, served with an insane quantity of seafood!

Turn off at the Tortuga restaurant (which is at Carretera La Mola, Km 6.5) and head towards the coast of Platja Migjorn, where you will find yourself on a dirt road overlooking fields of wheat once brough...

17 Aug 2016

Jonathan Lipsin's lastest Formentera review...... 14/8/2016

Swimming, Rambling, Beaching and Eating (It's what I do best!)

In between a lot of swimming yesterday we walked about an hour down the beach past mostly nude body worshippers and brazen displays of sexual foreplay who are sequestered on various spits of sand along the tide.

The views are superb and the sea is not bad either.

The water was a turquoise blue and it was stunning. My destination simply was a restaurant I had heard about called Es Codol Foradat at Calle Migjorn further down the beach, it boasts paellas and black squid ink rice dishes. This is a Pityu...

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