I have to confess that we didn’t explore most parts of the North Majorca. As I’ve previously mentioned, the traffic was mad and we decided to stick around the east side. But we visited Cap Formentor, Puerto Pollensa and Pollensa.
As the North is really famous, and even though I don’t like to write about places that I haven’t been to, I’ve decided to write about these places anyway so you can have an idea where and what to see in that part of the island.
Cala Bóquer is a gorgeous secluded rocky bay with clear water, making it very good for snorkelling. It is quite popular among yacht owners as well. To get there, you drive on the way to Cap Formentor and you will see the signs for the Cala. There is car parking, but then you’ll have to walk for about 1.5 kilometres (around 40 minutes) on a relatively easy trail. I’ve taken those pictures on my way to Cap Formentor.
Cala Formentor it has crystal clear waters and soft white sand surrounded by pine-clad and the views of the mountains. It is also known as Calla Pi. It has a large paid car park and costs around €9 for the day. To get there follow the signs on the way to Cap Formentor. You can take a great photo from the Mirador de Mal Pas and the Talaia d’Albercutx watchtower along the way.
Cap de Formentor is the tip of the peninsula and has a lighthouse where you will have beautiful views. When we arrived almost there, there was a considerable car queue, and we stayed in the car for nearly an hour without moving it, so we decided to turn back and left before reaching the lighthouse. But it’s ok, we had a lovely drive around and the scenery was incredible anyway.
Puerto Pollensa (Port de Polenca) is very popular with the British. When you are on the bay and cross to the other side of the port, you will find the beautiful area of Pine walk. The Pine Walk has a lovely scenic promenade along a quiet beach called Albercutx.
Pollensa is just a few kilometres from Puerto Pollensa and is an ancient town with stone houses and little lanes. On Sunday mornings there is the famous market at the Plaça Major and it’s quite a pleasant place to be. Again, I’ve been there but the pictures are not suitable for posting.
Cala Sant Vicenç is a fishing village and has four beaches (around 20min walking between them): – Cala Barques (don’t confound with the Cala Varques in the East), is the largest and prettiest; – Cala Clara can get quite busy and is less than a 100m walk away; – Cala Molins is 300m from Cala Barques, has a military fortress and is most popular with bathers; – Cala Carbo is 350m from Molins and is the smallest and least visited. While in Cala Sant Vicenç you can have freshly-caught fish sometimes even cooked on barbecues.
Sa Calobra is probably one of the most famous spots in Majorca, and it is a tourist hot spot. This small and beautiful cove can be reached through the serpentine road called Serra de Tramontana, one of the most magnificent routes in Spain. From Sa Calobra, on foot, you can reach another beach, Torrent de Pareis. When you arrive in Sa Calobra, you will notice a small stony beach in front of a restaurant, if you follow the paved path to the right you will get to a short and narrow tunnel, from which you will get on to the main Sa Calobra/Torrent de Pareis beach.
Cala Tuent surrounded by pine trees, and with fantastic views of the Serra de Tramontana, the beach is a mix of sand and pebbles and has clear waters. Go in the direction of Sa Calobra and the signs will lead you the rest of the way. There is a free car park at the beach.
Port Soller is a harbour village, and the promenade is lined with cafes and restaurants. The famous tram goes along the beach front and then back up to Soller and everybody says that is a sweet ride. Vintage cars are still in use.
I hope this little resume helps you to have a pleasant visit and if you know more about this part of the island, please share with us.
Thank you, and I see you in the next post about the southern beaches of Majorca.