Es Trucadors

Entrance to El Tiburon

The Trucador peninsula is a long stretch of flat land, reaching out from the north of Formentera that almost connects to the neighbouring island of Espalmador. It is made up of seemingly endless white beaches, and shallow turquoise waters. These beaches, along with Es Pujols, are some of the busiest as they attract a lot of day trippers from Ibiza, and you will see quite a few boats anchored off the coast in the summer. Es Trucadors is not a single Formentera beach, but a chain of some of Europe’s finest sunbathing spots.

To get there you head up the coastline that stretches out from Port de la Savina. You can cycle or walk from La Savina, and there is a path that takes you up the rugged and rocky strip of Es Cavall d’en Borras. You will pass over the inlet that lets in fresh seawater to Ses Salines and Estany Pudent to keep them from smelling too bad in the summer, and then continue through pines and dunes, until you reach Moli des Carregador. Formerly a mill to pump seawater into the salt pans it is now a restaurant with better views than food.

Es Ministre

Past Moli des Carregador the peninsula has Platja de Ses Illetes running along its western edge, and Platja de Levant on the east. Ses Illetes is a chain of coves that look out onto the five islets from which it gets its name. The main islets are Illa Tramuntana, Illa Rodona, and Illa des Pouet. As you walk northbound you can drop in on each of the coves that make up Ses Illetes: Big Sur, El Tiburon, Es Moli de Sal, El Pirata, Juan y Andrea and Es Ministere.

Platja de Levant is a straight strip of land made up of Tanga Beach and Llevant Beach. It is an incredible stretch of totally undeveloped coastline. The waters here are still and shallow, and it is one of the few high quality European beaches that doesn’t have a resort hotel built on top of it. As you continue south you reach Ses Salines, Platja de Sa Roqueta and Platja des Canyers.


At the northern tip of Es Trucadors is Es Pas, which is a sand strip connecting to Espalamador. But the strip is just below the ocean, and some potentially strong currents, so you should not attempt the crossing. But it is well worth heading up there as just before Es Pas is a 30 meter strip of sand with the ocean on either side. Most people agree that these are the island’s best beaches. Staying until early evening to watch the sun set behind Es Vedra is an experience worth waiting for.

The breezes only affect one side of this Formentera beach at a time, and you are never more than a two minute walk from one side to the other so you can have a wind free day without too much bother. Although there is a lack of restaurants, the chiringuitos sell snacks. You can rent all the equipment you need for water sports here.

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