Formentor (Cape) is a narrow peninsula (about 12 km in length) in the far north of Majorca in the municipality of Pollensa. A road leading to the lighthouse at Cap de Formentor passes through it. It is one of the most popular and emblematic places on the island, thanks to the beauty of its landscape which includes both mountain and sea views.
Formentor Cape has some spectacular viewpoints. The Mal Pas viewpoint is the best known, and is also referred to as the Mirador d'es Colomer. The panoramic view from Cape Majorca takes in Menorca in the east, Cala Fiquera in the west, and Alcudia in the south. The view of the cliffs can cause even the bravest visitors to feel weak in the knees, with the sea roaring 300 meters below and the wind fiercely whipping at the cliff tops.
A winding road climbs from the nearby town of Puerto de Pollensa, to the stunning viewpoints at Creueta and Colomer on the clifftops. There is also a watchtower known as d'Albercutx Talaia at Formentor which dates back to the XVI century and was part of Majorca's defence system. Situated 390 meters above sea level, the tower also has a stunning viewpoint from which visitors can enjoy views of the bays of Pollen├ža and Alcudia.
A brief history of Formentor
In 1928 Adam Diehl, a member of a wealthy family from Argentina, bought the land at Formentor and his wife immediately began the construction of a luxurious residence that became the emblematic Hotel Formentor. Famous faces such as Winston Churchill, Edward Windsor, the Prince of Wales, Niceto Alcal├í Zamora, the Duke of Alba and Kapurtala Marahja were among the first guests. It remains an exclusive hotel and still hosts a number of important international events and prize ceremonies.
Cala Formentor Beach
Cala Formentor is a white sandy beach divided by a pier used by tourist boats. It covers an area of approximately 900 m by 10 m. Opposite the beach is the small island of Formentor, and a pine forest borders the back of the beach and protects it from sunlight. To get there, visitors can take a bus from the Port of Pollensa. It can also be reached by car along the PM-221 road in the direction of Cap de Formentor. The route is well signposted. There is ample space for parking, although it is not free.
Available services include: an outdoor bar serving meals, outdoor showers, hammocks, parasols and pedal boats rental.