Formentor, on Majorca’s northern peninsula, is one of the most beautiful spots on the island. The coastal scenery – crags of limestone and jutting cliffs – is astonishing. The area is known as ‘the meeting point of the winds’, and you’ll definitely remember your Formentor holidays for the refreshing sea breeze ruffling your hair. The dramatic scenery is even more astonishing at sunset, when the sky turns a vibrant shade of purple.
The views can be enjoyed while you’re getting active too, on hikes or cycle trips along the coast where the whole of the Cap de Formentor area is a nature lovers’ dream. Back for the evening and it’s time for a delicious Majorcan meal with a glass of wine in hand at one of Formentor’s lovely restaurants. There’s no doubt about it, Formentor has got the perfect holiday recipe nailed.
Hike to the watchtower
Talaia d’Albercutx is an impressive watchtower built to warn villagers of approaching pirates. It’s a hike from town, but worth it for the stupendous views, which are most spectacular at sunset.
Admire the lighthouse
Formentor is home to the highest lighthouse in the Balearic Islands. Not only a beautiful monument, it also dates from the 19th century and affords impressive views of the bay.
Take a boat tour
Make like a Hollywood superstar and take a boat trip around the bay. Grace Kelly took to the waters here during her honeymoon – you’ll see why.