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Local poet Costa i Llobera masterfully transmitted the beauty and classical resonance of “The Pine Tree of Formentor”, which is still revered at the Literary Conversations held since 1959 at the present-day Hotel Barceló Formentor. In a similar vein, the town’s commitment to the world of culture remains firm to this very day. Tales that are within your reach to listen to, feel, experience or share with whoever you may wish. If you’d like to receive alerts about free activities, concerts or specific shows, or you’d like further information on any of the content on this site, all you have to do is sign up. Start planning your holidays right now!
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Pollença, a place with stories to tell
Picture a place where verdant pine-clad mountains descend to meet an intensely turquoise sea. A town where stunning backdrops, a fascinating past and friendly locals are part of everything you do.
Imagine for a moment the authentic character of a dynamic town, with lively and creative people making Pollença a place with a full of content.
The town, with its old quarter, is the hub of social activities. Outlying resorts round off the destination: the Port, with excellent accommodation and tourist amenities, and Cala Sant Vicenç, with some of the best hotels on the island.
And, of course, the Formentor peninsula. Its famous hotel, its viewing point or its lighthouse have been sources of inspiration for politicians, artists and thinkers alike. Now you can discover them too.
Welcome to Pollença, a place with stories to tell.
How to get to Pollença
The distance from Palma Airport to the town is 60km and the journey should take around 45 minutes.
- Leave the airport and follow signs for Palma on the Ma-19 motorway.
- After just over 4km, turn off at Exit 3 and join the westbound lane of the Ma-20 motorway.
- After 2.6km, on the outskirts of Palma, turn off at Exit 3 and join the Ma-13 following signs for Inca/Port d'Alcúdia.
- After almost 40km, turn off at Exit 40 (signposted Pollença), cross the bridge over the motorway and join the final 10km stretch of road to Pollença.
- At Palma Airport there are taxi stands and coach stops with information about fares and routes.
- A taxi costs around 70 euros, slightly less if leaving from central Palma.
- The website of the local public transport company (TIB) has information about coach routes and timetables:
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Coves, viewpoints and unique sunsets
The Formentor peninsula is made up of the last foothills of the Serra de Tramuntana (mountain range). Formentor offers many coves and places of great beauty. Right next to the Port of Pollença we can see the Punta de l’Avançada which shelters the port from storms. Between the Punta de l’Avançada and the tip of the Cape of Formentor you will find the beaches of: el Caló, Cala Pi, Cala en Feliu, Cala Murta and Cala en Gossalba. On the other side of the Cape of Formentor we find: Cala Figuera, Cala Nau, Cala Bóquer and Cala Sant Vicenç.
To reach Formentor you can follow the MA-2210 road. After the bend where the military airfield is you can see on the left the houses of Albercuix.
La Fortalesa (the old fortress), located on the “Punta de l’Avançada”, is one of the most emblematic buildings in the Bay of Pollença.
If you are travelling by boat, behind the Punta de l’Avançada there is a small creek called el Caló. If you are travelling by car and would like to reach this cove, the descent must be started from the bend in the road located at km 3.6. To the left of the road (towards Port de Pollença) there is a path which goes down to the beach.
If going by car a recommended stopping point is the small car park of the Mirador del Colomer, popularly known as la Creueta, where there is a rock-monument from 1968 in memory of the engineer Parietti, the creator of this noble road. From the lookout, built into the cliffs in 1961 and 232 meters above sea level, the view is breathtaking. To the west is the Punta de la Troneta and Cala Bóquer and to the northeast you can see first the steep edge of la Nau and behind this el Pal and el Colomer.
Behind the Colomer viewpoint there is a path that leads to the watchtower of Albercuix. It is a cylindrical structure, slightly conical. The entrance is through a large doorway which is reached by an iron step ladder.
During the Civil War and World War, this vantage point was useful because it housed an observatory connected to Palma by a telephone line.
Continuing along the road to Formentor you reach a large car park near the junction of the road that leads to the lighthouse where we can park the car. The Hotel Formentor is one of the most emblematic of the island. In 1926 the Argentine Adán Dielh came to Formentor, and after acquiring the land and preparing the plans, he built the hotel with a capacity for eighty guests, equipped with all modern comforts and suited to the important figures of the 1930’s.
If you take the fork previously mentioned, the road leads to the Formentor Lighthouse, located 210 m above sea level. Above is a small car park and additional viewpoints that offer magnificent views.
From the viewpoint next to the car park you can see the Cap de Catalunya and the Punta d’en Tomàs.It is common that people meet there to witness the spectacular moment when the sun sets over the sea.
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