Very close to the Bahía de Alcudia is the Formentor Beach, a beautiful beach with fine white sand and calm turquoise waters. Only 10 kilometers from Port de Pollença, it is a beach you must visit if you want to discover one of the most spectacular places in Mallorca.
Formentor Beach, more than 1 kilometer long, is situated near a lush pine forest, where you can take refuge in the shade on the hottest days. The views from the beach of the Serra de Tramuntana mountains are also incredible.
Whether you are looking for a beach suitable for visiting with children, where you can do water activities and sports, or if you are looking for a quiet, almost virgin place to rest and relax, this beach is for you. In Formentor Beach you will enjoy both options in a paradise setting.
Access is very convenient with parking near the beach and a small pier, yet the place is far from the typical summer hustle and bustle of the island. In addition, it has all the services, from showers and hammock umbrella rental to lifeguards, and the possibility of practicing water sports in the area. If you are one of those who do not want to go without anything during your day at the beach, you will also find some bars and a restaurant where you can enjoy delicious dishes in a paradise setting.
You can easily reach Formentor Beach by car or bus. We recommend that you pay attention to the landscape during your journey and don't miss any of its features, the place is incomparably beautiful!
This jewel of the Mediterranean is considered one of the best beaches in Mallorca and we guarantee that you will fall in love with it as soon as you see it.
Cap de Formentor
Near Formentor Beach, Cap de Formentor is a place worth visiting in the evening, after a long day of sun and beach, and enjoy the sunset. Cap de Formentor is a peninsula of about 20 kilometers where the imposing Serra de Tramuntana meets the Mediterranean Sea. At its end is a beautiful lighthouse, which, together with the Mediterranean landscape, forms an image worthy of a postcard.
You can stroll around, enjoy the views of the cliffs from some of the viewpoints in the area and watch thousands of sea birds that frequent the area in times of migration. The Mirador del Mal Pas and the Talaiad'Albercutx are some obligatory stops on the way to Cap de Formentor because of the incredible views and the beauty of the landscape.
Best beaches in Mallorca
As we mentioned before, Formentor Beach is one of the best beaches in Mallorca, but the island has much more to offer! If you want to visit the best beaches in Mallorca, here are the places that are worth going to during your visit so that you can enjoy the sun and the sea on an unforgettable journey.
On the island it is not all fine white sand, you will also find beaches covered by Posidonia, a very common algae in the Mediterranean sea bed and which is washed up on the beaches by the currents. Furthermore, for lovers of nature and the wild, the rocky coves, unspoiled and hidden, are the best place to appreciate the true beauty of the coast and the sea.
The list of beaches and coves worth visiting during your stay on the island is endless, so we recommend those which, in our opinion, are some of the best beaches in Mallorca. Among them are, of course, Formentor Beach, Es Trenc, Cala Agulla, Playa del Mago and Playa de Illetes.
The Es Trenc sandy area is one of the most beautiful places on the island, formed by endless white sand dunes. It is more than 2 kilometers long and the waters are very calm and crystalline. This beach, so beloved by Mallorcan people, is completely unspoiled, but it is easily accessible, so getting there will not be a problem.
Cala Agulla is located on the northern part of the island and forms a natural landscape worthy of a Mediterranean postcard. Because of the beauty of its landscape, it has been declared a Natural Area of Special Interest. The beach is a good place to visit with the family, ideal for lovers of scuba diving. It also has parasol rental services for relief from the hot sun that is characteristic of summer in Mallorca.
A curious fact about this famous Mallorcan beach is that it was named after the film El Mago, which was filmed there in 1967. Playa del Mago, located in the area of Calvià, is a nudist beach and one of the most popular beaches in Mallorca. The beach, although rather small, has all the services, as well as providing an incredible landscape.
Playa de Illetes, very close to Palma de Mallorca, is the ideal place if you are looking for a little more atmosphere. Here you will find the best restaurants, beach clubs on the sand and the most glamorous places to enjoy an unforgettable evening on the island, with the blue sea as a backdrop.
Serra de Tramuntana
The best landscapes of the island are not only made up of paradise beaches. Mallorca has a wild beauty that makes all nature lovers fall in love with it. The epitome of the island's natural landscapes is probably the imposing Serra de Tramuntana, the mountain range that runs along the northwest coast of Mallorca, from the area of Andratx and ending at Formentor Beach.
The Serra de Tramuntana has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is a place full of wildlife, rural villages that look like fairytales and dreamy landscapes formed by forests, cliffs and the intense blue of the Mediterranean in the background. Whether you are looking for rural tourism, visiting some of the most authentic villages on the island, or prefer to go hiking in Mallorca to get to know the island better, you will love this place.
You will find routes and excursions for all levels suitable for walking or even cycling and roads along which all those who prefer to move around by car can travel. If you are lucky enough to visit the island out of season, the mild and less hot climate and the lower number of tourists will make your visit a different experience that you will never forget.
If we have already convinced you to visit Mallorca and enjoy its beaches and dreamlike landscapes, at the Hotel Astoria Playa you will find the ideal place to spend your stay. Our hotel has all the comforts, in a quiet area perfect for relaxing, although at a short distance from the airport and from beaches and magical places, such as Formentor Beach, a few kilometers from our hotel. Our team is always available to serve you and make your vacation an unforgettable experience. Come and enjoy a few days in paradise!