Gastronomy of Formentera

Do you know the tradition of "peix sec"? Have you sat looking at the sea, tasting a glass of wine "Cap de Barbaria"? Have you ever eaten a dish of "calamars a la bruta"? And have you tasted a piece of "greixonera" for dessert?

If you still wonder what all this is, you do not know enough about the gastronomy of Formentera! Based on rainfed agriculture and closely linked to the sea, the typical gastronomy of Formentera depends strongly on the local products of the Pitiusas Islands, which is why it shares many traditional recipes with its neighboring island, Ibiza.

One of the star products of the island is the "peix sec", which means dried fish. Formerly, fishermen dried fish to have reserves and be able to consume it throughout the year. Nowadays the “peix sec” has become a great gastronomic attraction to visit Formentera. With it as a main ingredient, the “ensalada pagesa” (peasant salad) is prepared for example.

Among other native products of our own making, we can mention honey, dried figs and fresh cheese, without forgetting the "bescuit". This last one is a type of bread that is baked for quite some time and has a rather hard consistency. In fact, it is usually rehydrated before eating.

And to have a drink, in the Pitiusas there is a great viticulture tradition. Traditionally, each house made its own wine for self-consumption. The qualities of the soils and the races of the vines that, added to the climatic conditions, turn the formenterés wine into unique and exceptional. Taking advantage of these conditions, two wineries were created and market their brands: Terramoll and Cap de Barbaria. Both wineries make guided tours to enjoy with the whole family.

The traditional gastronomy of Formentera does not end here; there are many more native products, typical recipes and traditional preparations to discover. Therefore, we want to encourage you to be those who try, taste and enjoy these flavours so typical of the island.

Take advantage of the winter holidays to discover this face more rural and austere of Formentera, enjoying the calm and good weather that gives us this season.

You can make your reservation at Hotel Rosales through our website or through the email We open all year!

Gastronomy of Formentera


From October 25 to 27, the classic IV BTT Vuelta Cicloturista Formentera and the XXV BTT La Mola will be held in Formentera. You are in time to sign up! Registration open until October 22. Go to as soon as possible and leave your room reserved before availability runs out. If you need help with the reservation contact ... [+]
With the arrival of autumn nearby we look for alternatives to continue enjoying the island of Formentera. From now on, we will surely have days when the sun does not shine so much and the beach days become days of walks on the island. Take advantage of the low season to rent a car and get a map of Formentera. Tour the most curious places, the mo... [+]
September is almost starting, the month in which the machinery of sporting events in Formentera is launched to receive the most popular and massive events that are held on the island: the VII Olympic Triathlon Illa de Formentera scheduled for October 5 or the IV MTB Cycling Tour Formentera that will take place from October 25 to 27 and which inc... [+]
The Sant Jaume Party 2019 return, once again, the big festival of Formentera in honor of the patron saint of Sant Jaume island is ready. For all those who are around the island during these days, we leave you afterwards the program of parties so you do not miss anything.   Among all the organized activities, we highlight the following... [+]
Music in Formentera 2019-06-25
Formentera is filled with live music throughout the summer. We leave you a list of the places and times where you can find the best fun and atmosphere of the island.   - Jazz in San Francisco, every Saturday at 10pm. in the town square just in front of the church.   - Varied music in La Mola, every Wednesday and Sunday from... [+]
Our terrace is open! In Hotel Rosales we want to enjoy the outdoors, that's why we have already opened our summer terrace. A space in which to eat any of the dishes that we offer you in our a la carte restaurant or where to have a fresh cocktail while chatting with your traveling companions.   We have created an open environment w... [+]
The most typical summer is to spend a weekend in Formentera. Coming from Friday to Sunday to enjoy the little one of the Pitiusas Islands is a getaway that you can not forget to do, especially in spring or summer. We want you to take advantage of the time and do not leave anything to do during this weekend in Formentera. Here we weave a seri... [+]
Formentera to Run 2019-05-15
11 days left! The sporting event Formentera to Run will hold its XI edition the next days, from May 26 to June 2, 2019. The participants will compete for five days, in five stages, by land and different routes of the island of Formentera. Do you want to enjoy it with them? Then do not wait any longer and make your hotel reservation in Formen... [+]
In May, the summer season starts for the island of Formentera. The weather allows us to enjoy the long days outdoors and begin to open artisan markets located in different parts of the island. Here you have a summary of the main places to visit during your trip to Formentera: - Es Pujols artisan market: open from May to October, every day fr... [+]
It's time for events, weddings, baptisms, communions, birthdays ... Good weather invites all kinds of celebrations, we manage, we go out to take photos, spring and sunlight makes us feel better and with more energy. In Hotel Rosales we like to celebrate all these good moments with you. Therefore, we put ourselves at your disposal and we ... [+]
Very soon, next May 11 returns the XI edition of the Popular Half Marathon Illa de Formentera. The most multitudinous race that is celebrated every year in the Island of Formentera. If you want to be fresh for the race, you better arrive a day early. Stay at Hotel Rosales and enjoy the island. The next day breakfast healthy, take a good lunch, c... [+]
We are waiting! At the gates of the summer season we do not want you to miss your trip to Formentera. What can you do on the island during the month of April? Here are our recommendations:     * A long walk. The way you want, walking, cycling, riding ... The way you like. Take advantage of the spring weather, the time change ... [+]
May long weekend 2019-04-05
The day of the worker you deserve a break. No, this year on May 1 does not fall on an easy day to combine or take a long weekend. It falls no more or less than on Wednesday. But that does not discourage you, there is always the possibility of taking advantage of the day and making a quick getaway, for example to Formentera.   Reorga... [+]
A few weeks after Holy Week arrives, it's time for you to leave your holidays tied. If you have not yet purchased your plane or boat tickets, if you do not have your hotel reservation made, do not wait any longer. Holy Week is a highly demanded holiday period, prices rise fast and availability is exhausted.   From Hotel Rosales we... [+]
Spring 2019 2019-03-19
We are in spring! What better time to escape a few days, a weekend to Formentera? Before the summer season, with the good weather, the warm temperatures, the mostly sunny days, there are many sporting events that are celebrated on the island. Many of them very popular and multitudinous.     Do not miss the opportunity to enjo... [+]
The XVI Regatta Ophiusa Sitges - Formentera and Sa Ràpita - Formentera is approaching. Coinciding with the dates of Holy Week, from April 18th to 20th, 2019.   The event will begin with the departure of the boats on Thursday, April 18th, from two different points: the Aiguadolç port (Sitges) and the Sa Ràpita Na... [+]
March offer 2019 2019-03-06
This month of March we want you to come to Formentera! Do not miss this super offer applicable to stays until March 30th. Stay at Hotel Rosales, 2 nights stay with breakfast included, ferry Ibiza - Formentera - Ibiza and rental car to pick up at the port of La Savina from €110 per rom per night. You can also extend your stay to 3 nights or ... [+]
Ready for the carnival? We hope you have your costumes ready because the party returns to Formentera. Next Sun-day March 3rd in Sant Francesc will take place the traditional carnival party of Formentera. We inform you about the plan:   - At 11: 00a.m. concentration of participants and registration in the car park of Sa Senieta. ... [+]
The 8th edition of the Formentera All Round Trail is approaching. On March 2, this 72.5km annual trail race will be played with departure and arrival in La Savina. This round to Formentera will start at 08:00 hours and end at 9:00 pm.   In addition, the Half Round Trail races will be held in parallel, with a 40km route from the Es Are... [+]
If you never find the perfect opportunity to go on vacation, we suggest a plan. Next Friday, March 1st is the day of the Balearic Islands. Escape to Formentera for the weekend! Before fully entering the summer season it is necessary to recharge the batteries well. So do not think it twice and book your ferry to the island of Formentera. On o... [+]
As always, our brand is committed to sports. SM Turistic with the hotels Hotel Rosales in Formentera and Hotel Puchet in Ibiza, Sant Antoni, collaborate as sponsors in the "Taekwondo V Open Internacional d'Eivissa" that will be held next April 23th in the town of Sant Antoni de Portmany , Ibiza. The event will take place at the... [+]
The most special night of the year arrives and we do not want to miss a moment of having a good time with your family and friends. Let Hotel Rosales pamper you and take care of everything so that you only worry about enjoying New Year's Eve. As we want to surprise you, we have created a special menu that you will love. We will star... [+]
Company dinners 2018-11-28
It is traditional during this dates that co-workers gather around the table of a good restaurant to have fun and celebrate that they are together for another year. Are you looking for a place to organize your company dinner? What about Hotel Rosales? Tell us what you want for your dinner and we will prepare everything for you. Do not m... [+]
If you are one of those who believe that Formentera in winter there is nothing to do or everything is closed, we want to propose a very special plan to tempt you to come for a few days of vacation. Okay, you already know the green routes to go by bicycle, but how about enjoying the green forests, the marine landscapes, the endemic fauna, th... [+]
Se sei uno di quelli che credono che Formentera in inverno non c'è niente da fare o tutto è chiuso, vogliamo proporre un piano molto speciale per tentarti a venire per qualche giorno di vacanza. Ok, conosci già le strade verdi da percorrere in bicicletta, ma che ne dici di goderti le verdi foreste, i paesaggi marini... [+]
Greenways 2018-11-13
Although our fields are dyed brown by the arrival of autumn, the essence of Formentera remains blue. The good temperatures on sunny days and light winds, make Formentera have a very pleasant climate throughout the year. For these reasons, more and more tourists are choosing to take advantage of the winter to spend a few days on the island, ... [+]
Do you know the tradition of "peix sec"? Have you sat looking at the sea, tasting a glass of wine "Cap de Barbaria"? Have you ever eaten a dish of "calamars a la bruta"? And have you tasted a piece of "greixonera" for dessert? If you still wonder what all this is, you do not know enough about the gast... [+]
Are you going to participate in the III BTT Vuelta Cicloturista Formentera? It will be held this weekend in three stages, October 26 to 28. In addition, on Sunday, October 28 at 11:00h, the XXIV BTT La Mola will also take place, which will score for the Pitiuso MTB Championship Challenge. If you still do have not reserved the hotel, do... [+]
Winter events 2018-10-17
We love that you come to Hotel Rosales to have a good time. That is why we try to offer an alternative plan so that you always have something to do in Formentera in winter. We broadcast the most important sporting events on several screens, one of them giant. Seeing football, F1 or motorbike GP is felt different if it is done in the company... [+]
The Rosales Hotel does not end the season; we are still open all year. If you are one of those who cannot go on vacation in summer, or if the winter is long and you need a break away, we are waiting for you! On our website you will find all our availability and rates. You can also send us an e-mail to info@smturistic.c... [+]
Summer is over! Straight end of the summer season, you've worked at a dizzying pace almost without rest, you deserve a mini-vacation! We offer you a fleeting getaway, away from crowds, noise and stress. Book Hotel Rosales Formentera two or three nights hotel, take advantage that we still have a summer sun to go to the beach, enjoy the m... [+]
Events in October 2018-09-17
October is approaching, we almost enter the autumn and hand in hand all the winter events that year after year are organized on the island of Formentera. Sports, cultural, gastronomic events, ... We give you the first dates already agreed so that you can go booking your trips to Formentera: 5-7 and October 12-14. Gastronomic weekend... [+]
World Clean up Day 2018-09-11
Sign up for World Cleanup Day! This Saturday, September 15, more than 150 countries will organize volunteer brigades that will clean up the garbage and waste that has ended up where it should not be, on the ground, in the seas and rivers, on the mountains and beaches. In Formentera, the Plastic Free Formentera platform is in charge of ... [+]
Formentera Zen 2018 2018-09-06
Have you ever heard about the Formentera Zen event? A few days devoted to health and physical and emotional wellbeing that will take place over three days (12, 13 and 14 October) on the island of Formentera. Activities such as yoga, pilates, mindfulness, aromatherapy, emotional management, formative talks, walks, etc. are scheduled. All the... [+]
Hotel Puchet, Ibiza 2018-08-29
Have you considered a combined holiday? Now you can enjoy an ideal stay in Formentera and in Ibiza in the same trip. With SM Turistic you can do it in a very easy way. In addition to our Hotel Rosales in Formentera, we put at your disposal another hotel of our group: Hotel Puchet in Ibiza is located in the surroundings of San Antonio, 10 mi... [+]
Formentera does not stand out for its festive atmosphere or for having large clubs and discos, but this does not mean that there is no nightlife. There is, but this one is characterized by its spontaneity, simplicity and informality. In Formentera there are different types of bars and leisure places: those that remember the hippie past of the is... [+]
Sporting events 2018-08-06
Towards the end of the summer season and throughout the winter the sporting events in Formentera increase. Many marathons, trails, football matches, meetings and friends' meetings are organized, taking advantage of the opportunity to spend a few days in Formentera enjoying the tranquility and the relaxed atmosphere that is breathed in this e... [+]
When is the best moment to go on holiday to Formentera with children? We recommend visiting Formentera throughout the year, but if you are looking for a summer holiday with your family or a getaway to enjoy the sun and the beach with the children, it is probably better do it during the low season, during the months of May, September or October. ... [+]
We are on a party! The activities to celebrate the festivities of Sant Jaume in Formentera have already begun, although the most festive days will be on July 24 and 25, days where the most traditional festivities and the most multitudinous concert nights will be concentrated. Do not leave your getaways to Formentera for the last minute and ... [+]
From the SM Turistic group, especially from the Hotel Rosales in Formentera, we want to present this initiative in which we have been collaborating for several years: the "Hoteles amigos de los niños" campaign proposed by UNICEF. With this campaign that aims to eliminate violence against children and adolescents, we are giv... [+]
Be sun-smart! 2018-07-03
Welcome July! We all want to enjoy the summer and if it can be on the beaches of Formentera, the best. But we are going to do it taking a series of precautions to avoid damaging our skin: 1. Do not take the sun during the strong hours of the day, between 12 and 17 hours or so. 2. Cover your body with lightweight and breathable fabrics ... [+]
Gay Pride Day 2018 2018-06-26
In Formentera the LGTBI Pride Day is celebrated on Thursday, June 28. The intention is none other than to give visibility to values such as respect, equality, freedom, diversity and non-discrimination. To do this, a series of activities have been organized over several days that we detail below: On June 27, starting at 7:00 pm, the acti... [+]
If you are going to spend your holidays in Formentera, there are two places that you should visit almost compulsorily: The lighthouse of es Cap de Barbaria and the lighthouse of La Mola. They are two points of great natural landscape and cultural interest. We will explain some details about each of them: The Lighthouse of La Mola On th... [+]
The Flower Parties of Formentera 2018 have already arrived. One more year begins the summer and the most crowded parties on the island already have a date of celebration. Prepare your most floral clothes, your most original wig and the most extravagant sunglasses you have at home, the sixties have returned! Remember that it is a party for all audie... [+]
In SM Turistic, a group that include Hotel Rosales in Formentera and Hotel Puchet in Ibiza, we want to celebrate World Environment Day, stating our involvement and the work we do to raise awareness among both clients and employees of the importance of respecting and conserving our environment. We contribute to the conservation of the enviro... [+]
The V Edition of the Formentera Trail is here, a race that takes place in the surroundings of the La Mola Lighthouse, along narrow paths and routes that make the limitation of participants mandatory. On this occasion, next Saturday, June 2, 350 runners and everybody who wants to come to cheer them up will be able to enjoy this sporting event. ... [+]
Posidonia Maps 2018-05-23
The oceanic posidonia meadows are a very precious environmental asset for Formentera, so much so that in 1999 they were already declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Commonly they are known as algae although they are not. It is a marine plant that helps the waters of our beaches look transparent and clean. To continue working on its pre... [+]
This week we want to make a very special mention for the girls of the Racing Formentera FS, the female soccer team of Formentera that plays in the AIDEB League and that this season remains second in the standings, eight points behind the first team, the Gasifred Athletic. Throughout the thirteen league days that we have seen, our champions ... [+]
May is the month in which they open the most popular hippie markets on the island of Formentera. Today we want to offer you a list of the most visited markets, the opening days and what you can find in each one of them. Sant Francesc Open from May 1th to October 12th. From Monday to Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 12... [+]
On May 12th, 2018, the Half Marathon of Formentera will again be held: the most popular race and with the most influx of runners on the island. As every year, it will be held in its two modalities: the 1/2 marathon of 21km in which 2,000 places have been offered and it will start at the La Mola Lighthouse and end at the Port of La Savina. The 8k... [+]
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the death of Hans Grass, a retrospective exhibition of his work is shown, including still lifes, landscapes, nudes, portraits and 18 pieces from his series "Apocalypse". Born in the Black Forest in Germany, she settled in Formentera with her partner and her daughter, where she lived for m... [+]
The 6th edition of Formentera 2.0 digital culture days, sponsored by the Balearic Tourism Agency and the Formentera Council, will take place between May 3th and 6th. These conferences bring together professionals of international character and are aimed at all those interested in the digital world: journalists, communication and digital mar... [+]
Company dinner 2017-12-08
With Christmas getting closer, the period of business meal events begins. Are those funny dinners where colleagues meet and also those who are not so colleagues, where you can end up dancing with your boss and that luckily or unfortunately, are organized just once per year. If you want your company dinner to be special and remembered throug... [+]
From 12th until 15th October, Formentera celebrates the Save Posidònia Festival, an event that is part of the great Save Posidonia Project. The objective of this project is to involve all individuals, companies and national and international organizations to raise awareness and take actions for the conservation of posidonia, a basic speci... [+]
In the north of the island of Formentera, between the urban areas of La Savina and Es Pujols, near the Estany Pudent, we find a religious construction of the Bronze Age. We are talking about the megalithic monument of Ca Na Costa. It is a sepulcher of prehistory that consists on different architectonic elements arranged geometrically, makeing it... [+]
Since July 1th, some restrictions on motor vehicles have been established to access the Cap de Barbaria lighthouse. In order to preserve the natural site, to reach the lighthouse during peak hours should be done on foot or by bicycle.     ... [+]
Next Saturday July 8th, you can enjoy one of the most popular and funny parties in the island: Sa Flower, on the sand of Es Pujols beach and the sea at the background. From the afternoon there will be activities for whole family. Can you think a better plan? ... [+]
The Consell de Formentera, through the Rescue and First Aid area of Beaches, offers an adapted bathing service to people with reduced mobility and elderly people with motor difficulties on the beaches of s'Arenal and Es Pujols. The assisted bath is provided through two lifeguards with specific training, from 12h to 17h throughout the we... [+]
Hotel Rosales is moved by the social and environmental conscience. Because of this, we strongly collaborate in different causes that affects to the public health, the environment and the social welfare. Today, we would like to talk about a partnership agreement we did with UNICEF: Hoteles Amigos Program. Hoteles Amigos is an initiative from... [+]
In the beginning of this year from the Consell de Formentera and through the Environment Area, we were informed that in 2016 increased the volume of paperboard and paper, glass and packaging recycled by 7.27% compared to 2015. From the Department of Environment was thanked for the effort made by the general population and especially large p... [+]
The third edition of Formentera Jazz Festival is going to start. From the 1st of June and for four days, different concerts and workshops are taking place that will make us travel to a world of creativity and poetry through Jazz music. The island of Formentera gives us an idyllic and privileged atmosphere to celebrate an event like this, not only b... [+]
The Elena Torres Gutierrez Association annually holds a charity gala in order to raise funds for cancer research programs included in the ComFuturo Program. This year, dinner is taking place in the cabaret restaurant Lío Ibiza. Next May 28, we will meet to enjoy a funny night in which there will be dinner and show, with a very supportive ... [+]
On May 13 it is celebrated the IXth edition of ½ Popular Marathon of Formentera, organized by the Consell Insular of Formentera. This race starts at el Faro de la Mola, and after 21,1 km tour, the finish is at el Port de la Savina. There is also organized another popular race of 8 km, which goes from Sant Ferran up to el Port de la Savina. The ... [+]
On May 13 it is celebrated the IXth edition of ½ Popular Marathon of Formentera, organized by the Consell Insular of Formentera. This race starts at el Faro de la Mola, and after 21,1 km tour, the finish is at el Port de la Sabina. There is also organized another popular race of 8 km, which goes from Sant Ferran up to el Port de la Savina... [+]
EUROPEAN WEEK FOR WASTE REDUCTION The “3Rs”: Reduce waste, Reuse products, Recycle material.  Under this slogan we want to get you an important message for the environment and that waste prevention is easier than we often believe. At Hostal Rosales we are sure that with small actions we can achieve great results. ... [+]
Charming Village 2016-08-23
Es Caló de San Agustin is one of those areas of Formentera we all know by its waters and its restaurants. An idyllic site to enjoy the essence of the island. It is the starting point for many fishermen, so many houses are designed to keep the typical "llaüts" of the island. It is also easy to see the "peix sec&q... [+]
Formentera is a small island and as such, its natural resources are scarce. At Hostal Rosales we tried to minimize the depletion of those resources, so we set environmental goals every season. To achieve these objectives involved all efforts of management, staff and we also hope that you, our customers, involved in achieving them. ... [+]
In July the sailors from all over Spain are celebrating, July 16 is the big day sea being the day of the Virgen del Carmen, patron saint of sailors and known as "Star of the Sea" or "Stella Maris" Formentera is celebrated with various events in Es Pujols and La Savina. We leave the poster with the activities to be held... [+]
As we mentioned a few weeks ago, this winter Hostal Rosales has gone through a makeover at one of floor, modernizing all rooms. The Bar has not been less and has also seen its antique chairs and tables passed to a better life as he arrived vanguard furniture. The new furniture is characterized by its comfortable chairs and stools inspire... [+]
As in other cities, concerned about conservation of the environment, visitors to our islands will work with our conservation projects around environmental and socioeconomic status.    To this end FROM 07.01.2016 room each client will contribute through this tax, which is payable per person per night, plus the price of accommoda... [+]


Hotel Rosales

The Hostal Rosales is a renowned hotel in Formentera, with 50 years of experience. Is located in the center of Es Pujols, few meters far of the crystalline waters of Illetes's beach. Its renewed facilities and its restaurant, makes it an idyllic place for your housing in Formentera.


Hotel Rosales
Avd. Miramar 55
Es Pujols, Formentera, España

(+0034) 971 39 04 26

(+0034) 971 32 81 23

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