Visit the island of Espalmador in Formentera

Espalmador is a small island located to the north of Formentera which, together with Ibiza and a few other small islets, forms the archipelago of the Pitiusas islands, which in turn belong to the Balearic Islands. Since 1980 the island has formed part of the Salinas de Ibiza y Formentera Natural Park. It is almost 3,000 metres long and about 800 metres wide (137 hectares). Formentera is a magical island with much to discover. At Rent a Car San Fernando we offer you the service of car and motorbike rental in Formentera so you can visit every corner of the island. Formentera is a perfect place to visit in any month of the year, so don't miss the opportunity to discover all it has to offer.

What can we visit on the island of Espalmador?

This island has a villa on the coast and the caretaker's residence, both privately owned like the rest of the island, as well as a small chapel. We can also make out an 18th-century defence tower like those also found on Formentera on the northernmost part of its cliffy coastline as we pass by the island on our way to Ibiza. Although most of the island's coastline is cliffy and rocky, there are also three small beaches: es Racó de S'Alga, Cala Bosch and Sa Torreta (opposite which is the small island of Sa Torreta) with white sands and transparent waters, which is why there is so much demand for visitors. The coastline (about six metres wide from the tide line) is public maritime domain so there is no problem to go and enjoy these beautiful beaches, in fact in the summer season there is a small boat that makes two or three trips a day as a regular line if the weather permits. Some small yachts are also allowed to anchor in front of these beaches, but you must be cautious and anchor only where permitted so as not to spoil our seabed and help the regeneration of our much-needed posidonia.

What activities can I do on Espalmador Island?

Espalmador is a beautiful island, with white sandy beaches and turquoise waters. There are plenty of fun activities to do, from snorkelling and windsurfing to scuba diving and hiking. And if you feel like just relaxing, there are also plenty of quiet spots where you can enjoy the scenery. Hiking is allowed as the internal paths are public and owned by the Consell Insular de Formentera with which it forms a municipality. There is also a small muddy lagoon in the interior that used to be used for mud baths, but nowadays it is forbidden and can be fined with a 1000€ fine. The bravest dare to reach the island on foot from Formentera, as the Trocadors Passage only separates it by about 200 metres, but it has to be at low tide (even then it covers between a metre and a metre and a half of water) and on a day with little swell, as the currents characteristic of this area tend to be quite strong. If the idea is to arrive from the beach of Illetas, Rent a Car San Fernando offers our range of bicycles and scooters to help our customers enjoy a completely different and fun day of your holiday. Don't miss this opportunity to visit a wonderful place. If you have any questions, our team will be happy to help and advise you to choose the best option.

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