Barcelo Formentor Hotel

5 out of 5 stars5 Stars

Playa Formentor S/N, Port de Pollenca, Pollenca, Majorca, 07470, Spain
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More about Barcelo Formentor Hotel

Cap the Formentor

by russian_yaz

Take your time to visit the northern point of the island. A 30km long peninsula, Formentor. Near Alcuida from here U'll enjoy fantastic views of the characteristic sea cliffs found in the Balearic Islands.

Blue Skies and Beaches

by annemariebyrne

I would definitely recommend Puerto Pollensa, you will find lots of independent accomodation on www.puertopollensa.com, i would suggest booking something in the central,marina area; Pinaret, or the pine walk area (although this is the most expensive part). The local bus service is good and you can easily get to the Puerto Alcudia area for a day, this a more lively area than Puerto Pollensa.It is also worth checking out the old town of Alcudia for the market on Sunday and Tuesday, the old town of Pollensa and a boat trip to the beach at Formentor. Car hire is relatively cheap in Mallorca so could be a good idea to book a car from the airport.Plenty of day trips by coach available too, such as with No Frills Tours, info at Tourist Office near bus stop on seafront.

Drive to Inca and go to the...

by mettemaritc

Drive to Inca and go to the market ,Puerto de Soller and take the train into the Soller bay,Valdemossa,Puerto Pollensa,Cabo Formentor,to see the fantastic view,Sa Calobra(lovely little beach)

Mallorca

by annemariebyrne

"My favourite holiday destination"

Whenever I need some sun, sea, sand and relaxation the island of Mallorca is my destination of choice. Nestling in the Mediterranean, Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands and with 550 kms of coastline, and at 75km in length and 100km in width, you are never far from the sea. The centre of the island is a flat fertile plain, (Es Pla), and there is an impressive mountain range, the Serra de Tramuntana, running all along the north-west of the island. Whatever you are looking for in a holiday you will almost certainly find it in Mallorca. Resorts like Arenal and Magaluf attract a young pleasure seeking crowd. I haven’t tried it but reputedly Magaluf has the biggest disco in Europe! Families with children like the resorts of Santa Ponsa (in the southwest) and Puerto Alcudia (in the northeast) with their Water Parks and amusements; the beach between Puerto Alcudia and Playa Muro is long, sandy and safe. Puerto Soller is a hotspot favoured by a more upmarket clientele, who are also attracted to Valldemossa and Deia. For beautiful architecture, history and culture the city of Palma is definitely worth a visit either as a destination in its own right or at least as a day trip during a holiday elsewhere on the island. Sometimes Palma is referred to as a mini Barcelona as it shares a similar architectural background. The cathedral, known as La Seu, is a gem and well worth a visit. During the summer months Palma airport is one of the busiest in Europe and can handle up to 12,000 passengers an hour at peak times and around 11 million visitors per year! Despite this high volume of tourists many parts of Mallorca are unspoilt and almost 40% of the island is protected countryside.

"My favourite resort in Mallorca"

My own favourite resort is Puerto Pollensa in the north-east of the island. It’s a relaxed, pretty place, and completely flat so it’s easy to get around on foot or by bicycle. It has beautiful sandy beaches and it’s within easy reach of the Tramuntana mountains so if you like hiking, birdwatching, swimming and watersports then you will find it all here. Just inland is the old town of Pollensa, a fifteen minute bus-ride away. While there it's worth taking a walk up the 365 steps of the Calvario, where you can admire the lovely town houses along the sides, visit the house/museum of local artist Marti Vicenc and of course enjoy the stunning views from the top. You’ll definitely have earned a beer in the Café Espanyol down in the main square after all that, or perhaps some tapas in one of the many cafes. There are often interesting exhibitions on in the old church near the tourist office or the really energetic might plan a strenuous but rewarding hike up the hill called the Puig de Maria which towers over the town. There is a restaurant in the old monastery building at the summit and more amazing views.

"A lovely day trip from Puerto Pollensa"

A great trip to do from Puerto Pollensa is the peninsula of Formentor, and there are several ways to get there: if you have nerves of steel you could hire a car and drive there or take the local bus (only a couple per day). If you are a complete masochist you could walk or cycle along the long, twisting, hairpin-bend infested route. But if like me you enjoy life on the ocean wave then the best option is to take the boat. The journey takes about twenty minutes and is one of the most pleasant trips you could do during your stay in the area. There are several departures every morning during the tourist season and several return trips in the afternoon. Formentor beach is a narrow sandy strip backed by pine trees. The water is crystal clear and always seems more buoyant to me than anywhere else! There is a self-service restaurant near the docking area as well as toilets, showers, a souvenir shop and an ice-cream vendor. Further along the beach there is a more up-market bar/café with very comfy seating and sun loungers. You’ll pay a premium here because this is part of the amenities of the famous local landmark, the Hotel Formentor. This hotel has been a haunt of the rich and famous for many years and boasts such diverse visitors as Winston Churchill, Charlie Chaplin and Peter Ustinov to name a few.

Palma - Balearic Haven

by MikeAtSea

The Balearics are comprised of 16 islands; the three principal ones are Mallorca, Ibiza and Minorca. Carthaginians, Romans, Vandals and Arabs have invaded these islands over the centuries. Ruins show evidence of the prehistoric Talayot civilization, a megalithic culture that flourished here between 1500 BC and the Roman conquest. Today the islands are besieged by invaders of a different sort – scores of tourists.
Lying 60 miles off the Spanish mainland, the Islands’ lush and rugged landscape combined with an extremely mild, sunny climate proves irresistible, especially to northern Europeans. As a result, the Balearics boast cosmopolitan resorts with lively nightlife and plenty of sports activities.
With an area of more than 1,400 square miles, Mallorca (also spelled Majorca) is the largest island of the Balearic archipelago. Its attractions include magnificent scenery, with cliffs along indented shorelines jutting out into the sea, and mountain ranges that shelter the interior from harsh sea breezes. The fertile plains in the centre of the island are covered with almond and fig trees, plus olive groves with trees more than 1,000 years old. Tall pines, junipers and oaks line the mountain slopes.
Palma de Mallorca is the capital and administrative centre of the islands. A cosmopolitan city with sophisticated shops and restaurants, it also boasts buildings of spectacular Moorish and Gothic architecture.
In the western part of Mallorca, nestled into the mountains, lies the village of Valldemosa. It is known for its Carthusian Monastery where Frédéric Chopin and George Sand spent the winter of 1838-39.

SHOPPING
Shop for the highly regarded Mallorca pearls, hand-blown glassware, olive woodcarvings, pottery and leather articles. Many shops close between 1:00/1:30 p.m. and 4:00/4:30 p.m. The local currency is the euro.
CUISINE
Local specialties feature seafood, grilled, fried or in a tasty sauce. Pork and sobrasada (sausage) served with potatoes or mixtures of vegetables are typical local dishes. Restaurant choices range from tapas bars to elegant, sophisticated establishments.
OTHER SIGHTS
Formentor
Those who wish to explore the northern end of the island will enjoy the dramatic land and seascape of Cabo Formentor at the end of a long, narrow peninsula. A winding road with magnificent views leads to the luxury Hotel Formentor, beautifully situated above the bay. The lighthouse of Cabo Formentor is the most northerly point on Mallorca.
Caves of Drach
Located in Porto Cristo on the island’s east coast, this immense cave complex features a natural lake. Musicians play soulful violin music in boats gliding across the lake. The caves are among the most visited sites on Mallorca and therefore always crowded.

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Formentor cliffsFormentor cliffs

Formentor BeachFormentor Beach

Cap de FormentorCap de Formentor

Great views on the journey to Cap de FormentorGreat views on the journey to Cap de Formentor

Forum Posts

port de pollensa

by gregsoton

Hi,
Me and my bro are going to Majorca for a few days next week. We are staying at the Formentor hotel, so we are quite near to port de Pollensa and pollensa. I was wandering what there is to do around this area. We are going to have a car. We are active people so we would be up for most things. Any suggestions would be great.

RE: port de pollensa

by Mique

Since it is not a very big island and since you have a car the whole island is your 'playground'. Driving a day around the island will give you a good idea of it. and it is fun to do. Go visit Arta, Palma de Mallorca and valldemosa for starters. Then there are the caves of Drach, naburguesa (the hill above Palma de Mallorca that will give you an excellent view over the bay), the citadel of Palma to look at. Visit the small villages that are not along the seaside is a nice thing to do to. anyway, you'll find that time flies when you're on the island. Trying to find small, hideaway beaches (and yes they are there) is a lot of fun too (although i must say it helps when you know where they are :-) )

What to visit in Maiorca?

by acilina

I will be visiting Maiorca on 5th August..any advice on places to visit?
I will stay in Can Pastilla.

thank you

Re: What to visit in Maiorca?

by Mique

There is loads to do. Visit Palma itself, the cathedral, the city centre with its small streets, Castillo de Bellver... Furtermore there is of course Soller (take the old vintage train from Palma), Cabo de Formentor, Alcudia, Valldemosa. In el Arenal is an Aquacity. Arta is also very much worth a visit. I didn't care much for the caves but you can go and visit the ones at drach.. Well if you need more, let me know.

Which spot in the island for a week?

by Jontxu

Hi, I am wondering where can I go in the island, just came from a short weekend and want to plan a week, however don´t know where to place our base.

I am looking for:
A place to allow us to make excursions by car through the whole island
A hotel not in the middle of Palma, and not far from a town where to go for dinner.
A place where we don´t need to pay to park our car, without losing hours looking for a free place.

Thanks!!

Jon

Re: Which spot in the island for a week?

by annemariebyrne

Wherever you stay in Mallorca you will have easy access to the whole island, the main roads are quite good and nowhere is very far away. My own choice for a good base would be Puerto Pollensa (or Pollensa town itself as suggested by the previous answer). There is a great range of self-catering options available on www.puertopollensa.com On the drop-down menu have a look at 'south sandy beach area', this will give you properties in the Llenaire and Pinaret neighbourhoods which are quiet and mostly have free on-street parking. You will be near the beach and within easy walking distance of the town where you will find lots of good restaurants. There are also lots of hotels in Puerto Pollensa.
You can also get the boat from the marina over to Formentor beach, one of the most beautiful locations on the islands. You can also drive out along the peninsula to the Cabo Formentor for spectacular scenery and stop off at the beach on the way back.
If you like walking and nature there are several walks from the area that don't require you to be super fit: one is the Boquer valley with a starting point just off the new Formentor road on the outskirts of the town, another is a walk from Puerto Pollensa over the hills to Cala San Vicente. A more challenging walk would take you up to the Atalya de la Victoria, a mountain which dominates one end of the Bay of Pollensa (opposite the Formentor side).
Caves are big feature of the island; the caves of Drach are interesting if a little commercial, the drive to Drach will take you throught the town of Arta and it's worth making a stop there for a climb up the hill to the fortress/church which overlooks the whole area or to visit the Talaiotic site outside the town. If you base yourself in Puerto Pollensa you could visit the caves at Campanet which are not too far away and are much less 'touristic' than Drach.
Another worthwhile visitor attraction in the area is the monastery at Lluch and of course the old town of Pollensa itself.
I hope you have a great time in Mallorca. If you have any questions about the Pollensa/Puerto Pollensa/Alcudia areas get back to me and I'll try to help.
Anne Marie

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 Barcelo Formentor Hotel

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Address: Playa Formentor S/N, Port de Pollenca, Pollenca, Majorca, 07470, Spain