Formentera is an island 16 km long and 13 meters wide from one extreme to the other and occupies an area of only 37 square miles. It is located 2 miles south of Punta Portas on the south-west coast of Ibiza. Linked to Formentera by a long sandy isthmus, Freu Poco, is the virtually deserted island of Espalmador, just 2.5 km long and just over 1.2 km wide.
Formentera is underdeveloped and the population is stable at around 5000 people, favoured by the long life expectancy in Spain. Most of the locals are involved in different aspects of tourism. Here you can travel light as nudism has long been accepted on the beaches of Formentera so much that many practising water-skiing, wind surfing and even yacht crews do not wear clothes.
Like the neighbouring Balearic's and Ibiza, Formentera has been invaded by the Romans, the Barbarians, the Moors, the Saracens and the Pirates, and occasionally also by the Scandinavians along their way back from the Crusades!