Cap de Formentor

Cap de Formentor is at the north end of the island of Majorca. It is a spectacular peninsula with stunning views looking out over the sea and beautiful sandy beaches. It’s highest point ‘Fumart’ is nearly 400 metres above sea level.

It is a wonderful place to go to for a sunny holiday, and many flock there in the summer to enjoy the seaside and the wonderful weather. The height of the location also makes for some incredible sights all around you.

It’s not difficult to get to, with a multitude of cheap flights always heading to Majorca, especially in the summer when the wonderful weather is really at its peak. This is often the best time to go.

The rock formations along the coast here attract many nesting seabirds, and the way the trees appear to grow out of rocks makes it a very interesting place to look at.

There is a 13.5 kilometre road which runs from Port de Pollenca to Cap De Formentor and it was built by the Italian engineer Antonio Paretti. The steps, walls, paths and lighthouse on Cap de Formentor were built from the cliffs in 1892, and when the poet Miquel I Llobera who owned the Cap de Formentor peninsular died it was divided into lots and sold.

In 1928 Adan Diehl who was a native of Argentina decided to build a hotel here. What he built was the Formentor hotel which is one of the earliest hotels on the island and was opened in 1929. The fine sandy beach here that forms Formentor beach used to be reserved exclusively for the hotels patrons but it is now open to anyone and it’s a lovely beach to visit too. Since it’s conception this hotel has been a place where many personalities from around the world have stayed.

If you follow the main road here up from the hotel you come to the lighthouse. Perched near the very top of the peninsula it is surrounded by many rare and protected plants. There are various lookout points around the headland. The most well known is probably the Mirador del Mal Pas. The views from here are quite spectacular and very worth while looking at, but beware looking down to the cliffs below as with the sea roaring 300 metres below against some pretty impressive rocks and the wind whistling round it can make even the most fearless walkers and climbers a little weak at the knee.

In the south eastern part of the headland, near to Raco de Xot there is a cave which opens into the sea. There are two entrances which are located about 8 metres above the surface of the water, and the cave is about 90 metres long and 8 metres high. It is one of the most important sources of information from the bronze age talaiot culture.

Getting to Formentor from Puerto Pollensa