Espalmador – the island more paradise than Formentera
Between the islands of Ibiza and Formentera, is the heart of the Ses Salines Natural Park, a small island called Espalmador, being one of the best kept secrets in the Mediterranean and to discover it, you must start from another small paradise called Formentera.
To the north of this paradisiacal island stands out a tongue of sand that bears the name Es Trucadors, in the case of a peninsula made up of the Levante beach to the east and the beaches of Cavall and Illetes to the west, the latter highlighting their white sands and crystal clear waters.
Illetes is the first point of contact with Espalmador Island, just 50 meters away. It is so close that many dare to walk across both islands without taking into account the marine currents of the heavenly area.
How to access Espalmador?
The most common way to access Espalmador Island is by doing it with the local company Barca Bahía from the port of La Savina. The boats make several departures throughout the day, making a brief stop at Illetes beach.
The other option is to travel with a private boat, where you will have the exclusive privilege of being able to live a unique experience of the waters that surround it and the magic of this small paradise island.
The paradise of Espalmador
Although Espalmador is a private island, it is for public enjoyment. On this island we will not find beach bars or buildings, there will only be nature and peace.
Espalmador Island is populated with an exceptional biological richness, highlighting seabirds. Specifically, its habitat is inside the islet, in Bassa de s’Espalmador, a lagoon where tourists come to take a mud bath – it is important to say that this fashion is prohibited because it puts the fauna of the area at risk and is a very dangerous practice for visitors because it is stagnant water.
It is easy to explore the island on foot and discover every corner and islets that surround it. In addition, it is two square kilometers long with slight cliffs and three beaches: Es Raó de S’Alga, Sa Torreta and Cala Bosch.