Can Dani, Formentera received its Michelin star in late 2014 after a Michelin Inspector left impressed, saying that Can Dani is the island’s most impressive restaurant. It combines the contemporary and the Mediterranean, focusing on simple dishes curated from local and seasonal ingredients.
Hailed as a beacon on the island and setting a new standard for the area’s dining options, the chefs and team at Can Dani are heavily focused on representing the local ingredients in a creative and imaginative approach. Ideas come at any time and are often built around what is in season. There is no normal day in Can Dani, the workload is intense – setting up the restaurant every morning and preparing the day’s fresh and local cuisines is a mammoth task. The great attention to detail and respect for flavours that the restaurant offers, along with a surprising value for money, shows that Can Dani completely deserves to be the first Michelin-starred restaurant in the Pityuses.
Close to Can Dani is Migjorn Beach. Boasting an untouched and spacious feel, it is easily accessible from anywhere in Formentera. It is the longest beach on the island and offers fine white sands, clear turquoise sea, plenty of exotic chiringuitos and an abundance of marine life that makes it perfect for avid snorkelers.
The small fishing village Es Caló is also nearby and creates an authentic feel for the visitors of Can Dani. There are one or two beachside bars and restaurants by the village’s harbour; old boat sheds and beach bungalows, with a backdrop of clear turquoise sea, create the perfect spot for tasting some more of Formentera’s cuisine. While enjoying this small maritime environment, you must not miss ordering your Pityusic breakfast, toasted bread with tomato puree, olive oil and a hint of garlic. Although little, the harbour was once a hub of activity on the island, being the main port before the development of La Savina. Visiting Es Caló offers easy access to Ses Platgetes, where the white dunes offer protection on those windy days, and the views of the La Mola cliffs are endless – a fine deviation on the way to Can Dani.
There is a wealth of fine accommodation choices around Can Dani, Migjorn beach and Es Caló. Luxury villa Ibiza rental services provide the most splendid homes and packages in the area. Villa Federico is set in a national park and has a family friendly atmosphere. Each room has its very own private terrace. Villa Monica is a spacious paradise completed in 2012. It is divided into two sections, perfect for visiting family or friends. Its rooftop lounge area is a spot for an ultimate relaxation session, with the added touch of an outdoor Jacuzzi.
Can Dani is available for reservations on +34 971 32 85 05. It is located in Sant Ferran, Formentera.