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Formentor Mallorca

This set of 15 photos is dedicated to the North of Mallorca. The most impressive area here is the Formentor peninsula, and a visit is a "must". Here we are at the first photo stop towards the "Punta la Nau", just off PM-221. As you can see, the weather was awesome.

Punta la Nau Formentor Mallorca

Take your time exploring the viewpoint ("Mirador de Mal Pas") - it offers fantastic views on a convenient platform. Unfortunately, there is no big parking lot at the viewpoint, so you sometimes may have to wait a few minutes before you can actually park your car - but again, it's worth it!

Formentor Viewpoint Mallorca

Another photo of the first viewpoint at Formentor. It's very steep (more than 200 meters above sealevel), so please be cautious when walking up to the top!

Antonio Paretti Coll Formentor

At the first "mirador" on Formentor you will also find the monument dedicated to the architect Antonio Paretti Coll, who built the curvy street that leads from Port de Pollenca to the Cap de Formentor. By the way, he also built the street down to Sa Calobra which is even more curvy and steep.

Formentor Mallorca

A last photo from this viewpoint, across Punta la Nau. Now let's head on to the Cap Formentor...

Cap de Formentor Mallorca

This lighthouse, built in 1862, is situated at the end of Formentor, and getting there is a serious adventure from a drivers perspective! The closer you get, the narrower the road becomes. We suggest to take a windbreaker if you want to go there, its exposed location guarantees a cool wind almost at all times.

Platja Formentor Mallorca

Between Port de Pollenca and the Cap de Formentor you will find Platja Formentor, which mainly consists of a hotel (wisely named "Hotel Formentor") and a beach with restaurant and pier. The water is -as you can see here- crystal clear and invites for a bath.

Hotel Formentor Mallorca

The bay is called "Cala Pi de la Posada". In the back you can see the "Hotel Formentor" shining through the trees. The hotel was built in 1929 by Adam Diehl, who had the vision of international VIP's visiting this secluded place to relax. And he got them all: Winston Churchill and Soraya were here, Audrey Hepburn and Michael Douglas enjoyed the beach.

Cala Pi Formentor Mallorca

Today, the beach in front of the hotel is open to the public, and while the exclusivity of the hotel is still present, the place is a lot more crowded than in former times. When you visit Formentor, you should definitely have at least a brief look at the beach!

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