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Espalmador island is worth visiting

small island next to Formentera

Espalmador Island is a perfect place for people who like nature. The island is located in the heart of the Ses Salines Natural Park, between Ibiza and Formentera. Espalmador can boast one of the best-kept secrets in the Mediterranean. If you want to discover this Island, you have to start with another little paradise – the island of Formentera. Espalmador covers an area of 137 hectares. It is 3 kilometres long and 800 meters wide.

The island can be observed from Illetes Beach. Although it seems possible to reach it, it is rather impossible due to the strong currents in this area.

ESPALMADOR ISLAND IS WORTH VISITING

You can visit Espalmador by renting a private boat or by taking one of the organized excursions. Although Espalmador is a private island, it is open to the public. We will not find beach bars, sunbeds, or any larger buildings here. There are only two houses, a lighthouse and a chapel on the island. Everyone who visits it agrees that there is absolutely nothing on it. The peace we experience on its beaches is extraordinary.

This island is an exceptional biological treasure. Among the fauna, seabirds such as the black-haired plover, stork, or white nightingale stand out.

To the north is a half-virgin peninsula. It consists of Levante beach to the east and Cavall and Illetes beaches to the west. The latter beach is best known in the area for its calm waters and white sand. If Illetes charms us, Espalmador will leave us speechless.

It is very easy to find a natural mud lake in the middle of this quiet island. You must head north on the narrow weed path, away from the beach. Finally, we reach a hollow filled with natural mud. This natural space is an absolute paradise for birds. Mud lakes are protected by strict environmental protection regulations. It is a dream come true for naturalists and ornithologists. Although mud baths are strictly forbidden there, tourists enjoy these natural benefits.

Espalmador is a unique place to swim, sunbathe and discover fantastic flora and fauna in a completely unspoiled natural environment. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, food and drinks. There is nothing there but amazing natural landscapes. Since the island is located in a national park, no major construction investment can be implemented. An interesting fact is that a few years ago the island was sold for 18 million euros. Its owner is a family from Luxemburg.

Espalmador is a unique place to swim, sunbathe and discover fantastic flora and fauna in a completely unspoiled natural environment. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, food and drinks. There is nothing there but amazing natural landscapes. Since the island is located in a national park, no major construction investment can be implemented. An interesting fact is that a few years ago the island was sold for 18 million euros. Its owner is a family from Luxemburg.

The rich and famous moor their yachts at the shores of the beach. Every year, actors, athletes and singers come here with their ships. Leo Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and many other players are frequent guests. In 2017, Formentera was also visited by Anna and Robert Lewandowscy. Restaurants offer a water taxi service, sail to the yachts and drive wealthy customers to the beach shore by motorboats.

ESPALMADOR ISLAND – EXCURSION OFFER

When you are in Ibiza, it is worth going to Formentera and Espalmador island and visiting one of its heavenly beaches. You can go to Formentera on your own, buying a ferry ticket, but it’s best to buy one of the package tours with stop on Esalmador and Formentera.

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from Playa den Bossa
7 hours
  • Free time on Formentera to explore the island (about 3 hours)
  • Stop for swimming on Espalmador island
  • Lunch onboard (Spanish paella) and open bar (beer, sangria and soft drinks)
  • Snorkel equipment and paddle boards to share
  • Perfect for families
  • Toilet onboard 
  • Free cancellation
From: 89
 
from Playa den Bossa
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  • Free time on Formentera to explore the island (about 3 hours)
  • Stop on Espalmador island. Time for swimming and snorkelling.
  • Sunset next to Es Vedrà rock. Open bar and hot dogs.
  • Lunch onboard (Spanish paella) and open bar (beer, sangria and soft drinks)
  • Perfect for families.
  • Toilet onboard
  • Free cancellation
From: 120
 
Three islands boat trip from San Antonio
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San Antonio port
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  • Possibility to touch Es Vedra rock. Breakfast on board.
  • Free time on Formentera to explore the island (about 3 hours)
  • Stop in front of Espalmador island. Time for swimming and snorkelling.
  • Sunset next to Es Vedrà rock. Open bar and hot dogs.
  • Lunch onboard (Spanish paella) and open bar (beer, sangria and soft drinks)
  • Perfect for families. Toilet onboard.
  • Free cancellation
From: 120
 

RENT A PRIVATE BOAT

Another way to visit the island of Espalmador is by renting a private boat. This option gives us a more exclusive perspective of the island and the turquoise waters surrounding it. If you are thinking about renting a yacht or catamaran with your family or friends, please contact us. Write for how many people you are looking for a boat and what is your budget, and we will try to find the right boat for you. More information on yacht charter can be found HERE.

San Antonio port
Engine: 100 HP
8 hours
Length: 6 meters
5 + captain
captain and fuel included in the price
  • private sailboat for only 11 passenger 
  • visiting Cala Bassa and Cala Conta
  • swim stop in one of the beach (snorkelling and paddle board)
  • toilet onboard
  • price includes: boat, fuel, captain, and water activities
850
 
different locations
Full Day or Half Day Charter
4 / 8 hours
captain and fuel included in the price
11 + captain
Water activities (paddle boards and snorkel equipment)
  • private charter for group up to 10 people
  • captain and fuel are included in the price
  • full day charter (8 hours) with sunset option 
  • water activities (sup paddle board, snorkelling equipment)
  • kitchen fully equipped, toilet onboard and big nets in front of the boat 
  • good music – Bluetooth system  
  • different routes to choose from
From: 1,150
 
 
San Antonio port
Full Day
7 hours
captain and fuel included in the price
11 + captain
water activities (snorkel equipment)
  • private sailboat for only 11 passenger 
  • visiting Cala Bassa and Cala Conta
  • swim stop in one of the beach (snorkelling and paddle board)
  • toilet onboard
  • price includes: boat, fuel, captain, and water activities
1,450
 
San Antonio port
Full Day Charter
8 hours
captain and fuel included in the price
11 + captain
water activities (snorkel equipment)
  • private sailboat for only 11 passenger 
  • visiting Cala Bassa and Cala Conta
  • swim stop in one of the beach (snorkelling and paddle board)
  • toilet onboard
  • price includes: boat, fuel, captain, and water activities
1,000
 
different locations
captain and fuel included in the price
8 hours
swimming stop next to Ses Illetes beach
12 + captain
Water activities (paddle boards and snorkel equipment)
  • captain and fuel are included in the price
  • full day charter (8 hours) with sunset option
  • water activities (sup paddle board, snorkelling equipment)
  • kitchen fully equipped, toilet onboard and spacious deck
  • good music – Bluetooth system
  • perfect for a Day Charter to Formentera
1,150
 

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