Torre de La Gavina
Built in the 18th century, it is located at the southwest end of the Ses Salines Natural Park. Its mission was to monitor pirate incursions coming from west.
Torre de La Gavina, Formentera
✅ Defense tower built on the cliffs of Punta Gavina in the 18th century
✅ It offers an impressive panoramic view towards Ibiza and Es Vedrà.
✅ It was in charge of watching the arrival of enemy ships to the west coast of the island.
How to reach Torre de La Gavina?
Torre de La Gavina is located on the west coast of Formentera, on the cliffs of the same name and on the edge of the Ses Salines Natural Park.The tower is located in an area far from any paved road and its visit is probably the most complicated of all the defense towers of Formentera.
There are three options to get to the tower:
From Can Marroig
Arriving at the Can Marroig public estate along the s´Estany des Peix road, we leave our vehicle parked and walk towards the coast following the marked indications that will lead us to the Torre de La Gavina which is located approximately 1 , 7 kilometers away.
Through Porto Saler path
Although somewhat difficult to find, if you do not have the help of Google Maps, there is a path that leads to the vicinity of Punta La Gavina and the houses built there. It is one of the many bifurcations on the Porto Saler road, which is public all the way to the sea, so don’t worry about traveling through it, whether on foot, by car, motorcycle or bicycle.
From Cala Saona
Once you have reached the beach of Cala Saona you will have to stand on the cliffs on the right (facing the sea) and start walking north along the coast.
From there, in the distance, you can already see the Torre de La Gavina, which is about 3 kilometers away.
Torre de Punta Gavina, like the rest of the defense towers of Formentera, was built in the 18th century, between 1762 and 1763
It has two floors and the access to it is located on the first floor to facilitate its defense against attacks.
It stands on a circular base and its body is frustoconical. It also has a sentry box and parapet and is a bit smaller than the Torre de Punta Prima.
Views to Ibiza and Es Vedrà
The Torre de La Gavina is located in a truly wild environment, with scant low vegetation, bush type, and in a space where stones cover the ground.
If you are a lover of ornithology, the area offers you the possibility of seeing the odd bird that in other areas of the island will be much more difficult to see or hear, and what to say about the views you have once you get to the Tower of La Gavina.
It is true that the visibility, the day you go, will mark that you can enjoy the panoramic offered by the situation of the tower but if your visit coincides with a clear day and low humidity, you will have the mountains of Ibiza and, above all, the imposing silhouette of Es Vedrá and Es Vedranell as faithful bodyguards of La Torre de La Gavina.
A beautiful photo that you can save on your Instagram profile to boast of having reached places in Formentera that many do not even know exist.