Paguera is a classic, sunkissed beach resort on the southwestern coast of Majorca, with all the traditional attractions – three separate stretches of Blue Flag-certified sand, a buzzing promenade and plenty of eateries. But one of the unique draws of this resort is that it backs onto a charming patch of forest that could have been tailor-made for hikers.
But Paguera holidays aren’t just for hikers, great though the walking is. If you want to simply take it easy and lay on the beach, then you’re well-served for sunloungers and nearby places to grab refreshments, while local markets sell all you need if you’re looking for island produce and souvenirs. But to really make the most of holidays to Paguera, you’ll want to pack a picnic, plenty of water and a sense of adventure. Before you know it, you’ll be taking Paguera in your stride.
Take a hike
The forested area behind the resort has a number of great trails that either head up into the hills or follow the coastline. Remember your camera.
Sail to Dragonera
Regular boat trips head from the resort out to the island of Dragonera – a pristine nature reserve with pretty Roman ruins and an interesting museum.
Go to the market
Try the freshest local produce, pick up souvenirs and hone your haggling skills every Wednesday at the buzzy market in the nearby town of Andratx.