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Cap de Formentor, Majorca

Categories: Observatories, Museums
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4.5/5 based on 1,700+ reviews on the web
With a view of cliffs that inspire awe and caution, Cap de Formentor is an epic drive. Look for a cave that opens to the sea about 8 m (26.2 ft) above the water. Inside this protected alcove is evidence of the prehistoric Talaiot culture. There are a handful of other lookout points to visit, the most famous of which is Mirador del Mal Pas. In 1996, a private weather station was built at one of the lookouts to send encoded radio transmissions, which are transmitted all over the world. Plan your visit to Cap de Formentor and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Formentor vacation planner.
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  • If you absolutely have to visit him in Mallorca, crossing the sierra tramuntana mountains with its breathtaking views until you reach formentor Lighthouse where you can see Menorca, recommended the formentor Beach a few km from the lighthouse
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  • Wonderful lookout point in the North of Mallorca, must-see! In good weather you can see Menorca... The ride through winding is only slightly more difficult. If you're early enough, the streets are empty but still beautiful and the view compensates everything. Sturdy footwear is beneficial.
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  • Contrary to all recommendations, we have only arrived in the early afternoon there. However, traffic in order and the space allocation which ran free parking was running smoothly. Alone the trip on the narrow mountain road is worth seeing!
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  • Amazing place! It's a must if you visit Majorca. The trip until here has lovely scenery even though the road is a little bit narrow. A good time to go is close to the sun set, not too late though. Do you have to be there at least 45 minutes before the sunset.
  • Cyclists- yes it's worth it. Great road, perfect surface, great views and it's a nice mix of climbs and descents. Go early to avoid traffic (and buses) for the full effect and enjoyment of the descents. Plus if early you get to dodge the goats. If based near Pollenca it's a great early morning, pre-breakfast ride. Late in the day especially "on season" it gets very busy with tourist drivers. They will drive close and potentially cut the corners you dive into on descents (ie. If you want KOM's go early). Drivers - Road is fine and plenty wide enough, many safe spots to stop, many safe spots to get around cyclists. Not much parking at the cap so try to avoid the obvious busy times. Do be aware that cyclists tend to move a good deal faster on downhills than they do on ups (ie. Don't be surprised when you're overtaken by one). Also note that cutting the corners on bends going uphill may well bring you front on with a bus driven by a local.
  • My 5* rating is for the drive to Cap Formentor. The road is twisty with high and low elevations, tight hairpin corners and can be quite narrow at times especially when a bus is coming at you. Definitely not for nervous drivers but the scenery is genuinely stunning at times. I didn't think the lighthouse was any thing special but it does have a cafe and toilet. The view is beautiful from the lighthouse. The car park is very small for the amount of visitors so be prepared for a bit of a wait while queuing in your car to park. If it wasn't such a fun drive to the summit I would only give a 3* rating.
  • Pretty long and hair raising drive and some wait time in the car at the end bit really nice view and a nice little cafe/bistro near by.
  • Great views. Must see when you're in Mallorca. Can be very crowded in high-season with traffic jams as a result.
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