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Cap Formentor, Pollenca

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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.
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  • A good drive if you're a confident driver. The car park is very small so DO NOT go at the weekend, you'll most probably not get in and there's no where to turn around, so stay away! It's OK if you're ...  more »
  • The lighthouse at Formentor is the most northern point of Mallorca, and offers the most beautiful views imaginable, with clear weather even the coast of neighbouring island Menorca. The road to the Lighthouse is narrow and winding, but above all spectacular. Let Miss en route to keep on the indicated halt lookout points: gorgeous! In the snack bar in the tower can be consumed, drink or a quick snack. The biggest problem, however, is finding parking! After all, the place is super busy during the summer season. Try also to for 10 h on site!!
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  • If you're up for a great cycling route with stunning views then this is one of the best on the island. Great countryside, great roads, great climbs all lead to the lighthouse. On two wheels you'll byp...  more »
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  • Best visited by private helicopter (relax, only (half) joking) as the road and traffic are hell if you are the driver or front seat passenger. Nice view of Menorca.
  • Beautiful place to visit when in Mallorca. The landscape is unique. The road that leads here is also great if you like driving but you will have to get up really early if you want to avoid the traffic and cyclists.
  • Absolutely beautiful and worth visiting. Fantastic views all the way to the old lighthouse. Best by bike or motorcycle.
  • The road to reach it is not easy but it's a great place to visit. The cliffs views are amazing.
  • Great position lovely lighthouse and views but go early as traffic builds up get there before 10