Route 1

La Savina – Ses Illetes


15 min.


50 min.


3.3 Km.


4 m.



The route starts in the port town of La Savina and explores the island’s traditional salt industry. Set off from the salt flats, once the main source of income before the arrival of tourism, and go through Sa Sequi, the canal built to drain stagnant water from the Estany Pudent to the sea. Follow the Sa Guia road through a landscape of the island’s characteristic juniper bushes, sand dune plants and turquoise waters. See the Moli de Sal, where salt was once loaded onto boats.

The first beach on your way is Cavall d’en Borràs, whose spectacular clear waters make it a natural swimming pool. Next comes the famous Ses Illetes beach, named after the little islets close to the shore. If you feel like it, walk on to Es Trucadors, the long spit of sand that joins the east and west of the island. It’s a wooden walkway interspersed with sand and rocks, with the sea on both sides. At the end of your walk you’ll see the neighbouring island of Espalmador, the natural extension of Formentera.

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