Illetas beaches

Formentera bookings and offers guide

Formentera bookings and offers guide


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Illetas beaches

The entire western area from the Port of La Savina to the northern tip of Formentera is made up of different beaches and coves that allow easy access. It is one of the most visited areas of the island.

Guía de playas

Punta d'Es Trucadors

Pas de n’Adolf, es Pas or Pas de s’Espalmador, is five kilometers from La Savina, located between the points of Trucadors and des Pas, where nudism is practiced.

On days with good weather you can walk across this strip of sand, covered by less than a meter of water, from Formentera to the largest of the islands located between Pitiüses, Illa de s’Espalmador (2,925 kilometers long, 800 meters wide). width and 22 meters maximum height; private property, although free access). On bad weather days you must arrive by small boat, since this strait only allows a minimum draft.

Punta des Trucadors is the northernmost place in Formentera and is characterized by having a north-south orientation, an enormous extension, a slope composed of sand and rock, crystal-clear water and a sandy bottom, as well as being exposed to winds from southwest-west-northwest-north.

The ice located north of Punta des Trucadors is dangerous for navigation. There are also some shallows 2.5 meters deep located to the south of the beach, about four hectometers north of Illa des Pouet.

Access by road is simple following the road signs and detours. Private vehicles, mopeds or bicycles can be parked for free in Platja de ses Illetes. From this point a pedestrian route begins to Pas de n’Adolf.

If the beach has surveillance, you are obliged to follow the instructions of the lifeguards and the flag signs. The red flag indicates dangerous bathing and implies the prohibition of bathing. The yellow flag indicates caution, but swimming is permitted. The green flag means the bathroom is available. The orange flag is used to indicate that the lifeguard is absent. If the beach does not have surveillance or the service is not operational, be cautious and enjoy the beach without taking unnecessary risks.

Playa Illetas Formentera

Illetas Beach

The beaches of Illetas, located at the northernmost point of the island, and the closest to the island of Espalmador, (just 150 m away), are the most visited and popular by visitors to Formentera. We can access this area from the main road leaving the Port of La Savina, or by the same main road coming from the town of Es Pujols.
On this beach we can find several restaurants; specialized like the vast majority in seafood, fish and paellas. In the Illetas area there are some of the best-known restaurants on the island such as Es Molí de Sal, El Pirata, Restaurante Juan y Andrea or Restaurante Es Ministre, all of them with parking for cars and motorcycles and also with free pick-up service. of clients on boats, in case of visiting this area from the sea.

You can access this area with any vehicle, although it is recommended to access it on foot or by bicycle, to better enjoy the landscape and contribute to its environmental protection and to be able to pass for free, since Illetas is one of the beaches of Formentera. with toll for visitors traveling with a motor vehicle. Furthermore, part of this area is not accessible by vehicle, only on foot, due to the irregularity of the terrain.

In Illetas we find restaurant services, hammocks and umbrellas, walkways for the disabled, rental of small pedal boats and rental of everything necessary to enjoy water sports such as sailing.

From the Illetas beach area we can enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the island as well as one of the best-known excursions as we approach the Island of Espalmador. As it is located at the northern tip of Formentera (long and narrow) we can walk calmly with the sea and the beach on both sides of the road; to enjoy a refreshing swim from time to time until we reach the end where we find Es Pas d’Es Trucadors, which is the separation channel between Formentera and Espalmador. Although some tourists swim across to the island of Espalmador, it is not recommended and prohibited due to the currents that make it a very dangerous crossing. If we want to get to know the island of Espalmador and its incredible pink sand beaches, we can do it from Illetas Beach at the Es Ministre Restaurant. They have tickets to take the Barca Bahia that makes the trip from the Port of La Savina > Illetas Beach > Espalmador Island with six daily crossings.

A good day at the beaches in Formentera could be visiting the area of Illetas, taking a swim in its impressive crystalline waters and from there taking the Barca Bahia to visit the island of Espalmador where we should bring food and drink since Espalmador is an island without no type of restaurant, bar or kiosk service and return quietly in the afternoon with the same boat until we return to Illetas or if we want to the Port of La Savina.

Playas de Formentera

Es Cavall d'En Borras

Es Cavall d’en Borràs is two kilometers from La Savina, located between Cala Savina and Platgeta des Carregador. In this natural environment you can admire the majestic and enigmatic silhouette of the Ibizan islets es Vedrà and es Vedranell, with peaks of 382 and 128 meters, respectively.

This quiet beach is characterized by having medium dimensions, a slope of fine white sand, an orientation towards the north, absence of waves, a very gentle slope (50 meters from the shore a depth of 1.5 meters is reached), as well as a sandy seabed covered in algae.

This coastal corner is part of the Ses Salines Natural Area of Special Interest. The back part of this wild-looking sandy area is occupied by a dune system, as well as a lush juniper forest that extends towards the nearby Estany Pudent and Salinas de Formentera. At the same time, it is close to Puerto de la Savina.

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