Cap de Formentor

October 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The FormentorPeninsula, at the northern end of the Serra de Tramuntana, is a 20-km (12-mile) long headland of steep cliffs, that is in some places 400 m (1,300 ft) high. The footpath from the road leads to the Mirador des Colomer from which you can enjoy spectacular views of the sea and the El Colomer rock.

There is also a beautiful view of the 16th-century watch tower, Talaia d’Albercutx, standing much higher than the viewpoint. Further on, the road passes through the Mont Fumat tunnel and runs among rocky hills, covered with vegetation, up to the lighthouse rising to 260 m (850 ft). On a clear day you can seeMenorca and its capital, Ciutadella. The rugged cliffs provide nesting sites for thrushes and rock doves, also falcons, swallows and martins.

Mallorca, Cap Formentor

Mallorca, Cap Formentor

A spur from the main road leads to the lovely public beach of  Cala Pi de la Posada, which is served by bus from Port de Pollen and gets very crowded in summer. The road ends at one of the oldest, most luxurious resorts on the island – the Hotel Formentor.

Opened in 1929, it is noted for its opulence and fashionable clientele.

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