Hidden Gems on Formentera

Formentera is the smallest of Spain’s Balearic islands in the Mediterranean Sea. It’s reachable by ferry from its more crowded, better known island neighbor, Ibiza, and makes for a popular day-trip destination in the summertime. It’s known for its clear waters and long stretches of beach backed by dunes and pine trees. 

It is one of the most beautiful but can also be one of the more expensive islands in the area. This is due to the raw and unpopulated feel and the limits placed on development  (you won’t find the massive hotels you find on the other islands). However, there are always alternatives if you are traveling on a budget.
Here are a few tips on where to eat, sunset spots, beaches and a wonderful low budget hotel, right on the water where you can end the day in front of a beautiful sunset.
Can Carlitos - near the ferry if you come from ibiza for a day
Sa  Platgeta - sea views, low key, great sunset spot
Es Codol Foradat
Beautiful “Cala” (cove as we call it in Spain):
Calo d’es Mort - Long Caribbean white sand beach with perfect transparent mediterranean sea.
Amazing tiny budget hotel on the water:
Hostal Rafalet
Traditional dishes:
Lobster with fried eggs and fries, this was considered a working class dinner using local food that was available, nowadays Lobster commends a higher price.
Fiduea, a paella but made out of small pasta similar in shape to long grain rice. 
Black Paella (my favorite) the color is done using natural ink of the calamari.
All the paellas are served with homemade Alloli (super creamy mayonnaise made with garlic and olive oil.) So good!