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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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It is most common in this point for people to get together to witness the spectacular moment when the sun sets over the Mediterranean.
The Creueta viewpoint or the Colomer, located in the Nao end of the Formentor Peninsula, is an essential stop in the road that takes you to the lighthouse. When we arrive at the enclosure we are welcome by the monument to Antonio Parietti Coll, the engineer who devised the road as well as the viewpoint. Located at more than 200 meters high, the viewpoint offers some spectacular sights of the Serra de Tramuntana and to the Mediterranean, particularly in the evening. It is common that people meet there to witness the spectacular moment when the sun sets over the sea.
From here you can see El Colomer islet, symbol of the Tramuntana range wild coast, which is 112 metres high above sea level and 300 metres long. The painters from the school of Pollença and many others who have visited the place since the end of the 19th century have infinitely immortalized this fascinating landscape.
From this point several hiking trails set off, as for example the one which goes to the Albercuix watchtower, which can also be seen from that viewpoint.
The Albercuix watchtower, located 380 metres above the sea level, is part of the fortified and armed towers system which were built in the island at the end of the 16th and beginning of the 17th centuries because of the rise of the pirate actions lived in the Mediterranean and perpetrated by characters like Barbarossa. Thanks to that system of watchtowers if a danger could be perceived from this or from any other tower, signals were sent -smoke signals during the day or fire signals at night- which were transmitted from tower to tower until they arrived to the city of Palma, at the other end of the island, so that some troops from there could be sent over.
This trail passes through one of Pollença’s most beautiful and historical spots. It is a route with ...
The road starts in Port de Pollença. At the left of the Formentor road there is a path ...
The Formentor Cape is undoubtedly one of the best known birding points. The star is the species Eleonora's Falcon ...