Cala Formentor beach
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As the name
indicates, Cala Formentor is located on the Formentor peninsula
in the north-eastern part of Mallorca. From the town
Pollensa, the distance is approx. 6 km by car through
There is a
lovely vista point a few kilometres before you reach Cala
Formentor. Here it is possible to park your car and enjoy the
Cala Formentor is one of the finest natural beaches in Mallorca,
surrounded by woods and the Tramuntana mountains.
The beach is
almost one kilometre long, however, it is quite narrow. The sand
is fine-grained and bright. The water is very clear and has
beautiful turquoise shades.
The beach has
all the usual facilities, such as sun lounges, sunshades,
showers and toilets. During the summer, the beach is supervised
by a lifeguard.
is a popular beach, particularly in July/August, and it is
recommended to come around 10-11 in the morning. There is a
large parking place with shade for your car. It costs around
7-10 Euros, but many people park their cars along the road
The beach has rather shallow water and is well protected against
waves. The only drawback is that it does not have much room to
play ball or other games that require a bit more space.
In addition to the traditional water bikes, it is possible to
rent windsurfing equipment, small sailboats and catamarans.
There is also a boat with a glass floor sailing from Cala
There are two restaurants at the beach. One of them is located
in the middle of the beach next to a tourist shop. The other one
is located a bit further to the east and this one is more quiet
There is also
an ice cream stand near the beach entrance.
Cala Formentor is surrounded by woods and mountains. The nearest
holiday resort is Puerto Pollensa, which is a quieter
alternative to Port d’Alcudia.
Formentor has one hotel: the luxury hotel Barcelo Formentor. The
hotel was one of the first luxury hotels in Mallorca, and over
the years, countless celebrities such as Charlie Chaplin and
Winston Churchill have visited the hotel. A classic luxury hotel
with a lot of history.