Isla Espalmador is a small, unspoiled island located north of Formentera. Although there are several monuments here they are not the thing that attract sailors the most. On the south side of the island is the most beautiful bay in the Balearic Islands and it is the goal of most of the crews.
Isla Espalmador is 3 km long. At low tide you may go from Espalmador to Formentera wading in the water (officially such a passage is forbidden as it is mentioned on the tables located on both islands). On the island of Espalmador there is the historic observation tower Torre de sa Torreta.
Crews looking for a beautiful place to relax should stand on the anchorage located in the bay in the south of the island. Turquoise waters and a sandy long beach are the main magnet attracting yachts sailing around the Balearic Islands. Since there are relatively not many possibilities to get to the island, there are not too many tourists and probably this is also the main advantage of the island and this bay. Even in the high season there is plenty of space on the beach. That's why it is also a very popular beaching place for nudists.
On the beach you can also find people all covered with mud that is said to have therapeutic benefits. Next to the Platja de s’Alga (s’Alga beach) there is an open salt and mud plain. This area is also a haven for birds and it is specially protected and hence mud-bathing is unfortunately not permitted.
Practical hints: the anchorage is very large but usually there is also a large number of yachts - it is worth to arrive before the dusk and wait till one of the buoys will be released. Anchoring is safe.