Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Spain  /  Balearic Islands  /  Majorca  /  Pollenca  /  Historic Sites  /  Cap Formentor

Cap Formentor, Pollenca

4.5
#1 of 17 in Things to do in Pollenca
Lighthouse Tourist Spot
Cap de Formentor forms the eastern end of Majorca's Formentor peninsula. The Majorcans also call the cape the Meeting point of the winds.LocationCap de Formentor is a spectacular place, located on the northernmost point of the Balaeric Island Majorca in Spain. Its highest point, Fumart, is 384m above sea level. It has many associated bays, including Cala Fiquera, Cala Murta and Cala Pi de la Posada. The 13.5 km road which runs from Port de Pollença to Cap de Formentor was built by the Italian engineer Antonio Parietti. He also constructed the snake road to Sa Calobra. Instead of being overwhelmed by what stood in his way on the cliffs, Parretti observed the Tramuntana winds and understood: where the slope was too steep, he made a curve. When he had to remove part of the cliffs, he placed the waste in other places where it was needed. The result was the two roads, which are nestled together in the mountains.HistoryIn 1863 the Formentor Lighthouse was opened, the remote and rugged location on the Cap de Formentor making construction difficult. The only access being from the sea or via a long mule track.When the poet Miquel i Llobera, who owned the Cap de Formentor peninsula, died, it was divided into lots and sold. In 1928 Adan Diehl, an Argentinian native and art lover, decided to build the Hotel Formentor.AttractionsThe headland has quite a few lookout points with spectacular views. The most well-known is Mirador del Mal Pas, also named Mirador d'es Colomer after the small island Colomer, the view from which can be seen in the picture above. The panorama from Majorca's Finisterre illuminates Menorca in the east, Cala Fiquera in the west, and Alcudia with its sandy beach in the south. However, the view of the cliffs below is not for sufferers of vertigo as sea roars 300m below and the winds on the headland can be vicious.
Before you head to Pollenca, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Pollenca trip itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Pollenca has to offer, including Cap Formentor.
Source
Create an itinerary including Cap Formentor
map

Plans in Pollenca by other users

11 days in Majorca BY A USER FROM BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA July, culture, romantic, beaches, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, romantic, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Pollenca BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Majorca BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Majorca BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in Majorca BY A USER FROM INDIA September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Majorca BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, relaxing, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Majorca BY A USER FROM ISRAEL July, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Majorca BY A USER FROM FRANCE September, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Majorca BY A USER FROM SPAIN June, kids, culture, relaxing, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Majorca BY A USER FROM SPAIN June, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in Majorca BY A USER FROM FRANCE September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Majorca BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans

Plan your trip to Pollenca

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Pollenca

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
673 reviews
Google
4.6
  • It's a bit scary to drive along these mountain roads, but the views from this spot are amazing. So the drive is well worth it, nice views along the way as well. There is a cafe by the lighthouse.  more »
  • Great and exciting drive - worht the slight scareness of it all. I read they plan to restrict driver form 2018 - so do it now as its a must.  more »
  • Lovely coastal drive to a lovely lighthouse. Once there, take in the lovely views right out to sea. Watch out for the mountain goats if you take food out of the restaurant!!!!!  more »
Google
  • Long wait with a car. Too few parking spots. No need for a cafeteria in the lighthouse. Excellent views. Better enjoyed from sea.
  • A really cool drive with great views, but the roads can be narrow and you have to lookout for all of the bikers. Had to wait about 40 minutes just to be able to park my car. Glad I did it though
  • Lighthouse with dramatic views. Well worth visiting, as much for the excitement of the journey along perilous mountain roads, as for the eventual incredible view. Come early to dodge the queues of cars. Cafe is pretty good.
  • For me this was one of the most beautyful sceneries of the island! The only downsize of it was the Road to the lighthouse. It was incredibly busy ( and sometimes very narrow with the car). Definitely a must see!
  • Nice place to spot Menorca from Mallorca. It can get very crowded (and thus it loses its charm) in summertime.