Beach lovers head to Mallorca in their droves every year, and with three lovely beaches to choose from, it is no surprise that Paguera is fast becoming one of the area’s most popular destinations for holidaymakers. Close the exclusive port of Andratx, popular with the elite and famous, and lined by a relatively new built palm tree lined promenade, there has never been a better time to visit Paguera.
Restaurants and cafés serving traditional Spanish cuisine and fresh cooked fish are plentiful, and there is a healthy smattering of bars where you can enjoy a refreshing beverage while looking out across the crystal clear waters. There is a choice of water sports on offer for the more active holidaymaker and for those still looking for entertainment after dark there is a lively and vibrant nightlife on offer in the area, including bars, clubs and cabaret venues.
The cleanliness in Paguera is impressive, and even during the summer months the beaches are maintained to the highest standard. There is also a choice of hiking routes that take in the natural beauty of the area. Book your Paguera transfers from Palma de Mallorca Airport today and experience this stunning holiday destination for yourself.
Paguera is, quite simply, a beach lover’s dream. Situated on the south-western coast of the Balearic island of Majorca, this small resort that started life as a fishing village has not one but three, beautiful blue flag beaches for you to choose from. Playa Palmira, the main beach, is situated in a scenic horseshoe bay, and is linked by a leafy, pedestrianised promenade to the two other smaller beaches, Playa de Tora, and Playa de la Romana. Renowned for their cleanliness, all three beaches have golden sand and clear waters perfect for watersports and swimming. Cafes and restaurants line the promenade, and you’ll find it the perfect place to enjoy a drink and some fresh seafood while you watch the sun go down over Isla de Malgrat. And once night time falls, you’ll find a lively, friendly bar scene on Paguera’s main street, El Bulevar.
Paguera also appeals to hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. Head out of the village and you’re quickly up in the pine forests and the mountains. The area has great trails for hiking and mountain biking, and the Balearic Islands’ highest mountain range, the Sierra de Tramuntana, is within easy reach. The rugged peaks, olive groves, and native flowers make this stunning area well worth exploring.
If you fancy venturing away from the beaches, the island’s capital city, Palma, is around 30 minutes drive away and makes a great day trip destination with its impressive gothic architecture, vibrant café culture, and fascinating history. If you can tear yourself away from the beautiful beaches that is!
Hiking: Whether you want to enjoy a gentle ramble, or attempt something more challenging, the area around Paguera is perfect for enjoying the magnificent mountains of the Sierra de Tramuntana.
Beach lovers: With three beautiful, sandy beaches, and a whole host of others to enjoy along the neighbouring coastline, Paguera is the perfect place to enjoy Majorca’s famous beach life.
Families: As well as the clean, shallow waters of the beaches, there’s plenty to entertain the family in the area, including water parks, shops, restaurants, theme parks, and mountain adventures.
Eating out: You have a great choice of restaurants and cuisines in Paguera and the surrounding area, from traditional Spanish, to Italian, to German, and of course lots of fantastic seafood. Try the nearby town of Port d’Andratx for upmarket eateries.
Currency: EUR: Euros
Language: Spanish and Catalan. English is widely spoken.
Approximate flight time from the UK: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Time zone: GMT +1
Sa Dragonera Island
Enjoy a boat trip from Paguera to the nature reserve at Sa Dragonera Island (‘Dragon Island’). The island got its name thanks to the shape of its rocky dragon-like silhouette, appearing out of the water. Just 700m from the land at its nearest point, this 6km long island is home to a museum, a Roman settlement, and a shop. Great views, and lots of native flora and fauna make this a very enjoyable day trip. Various companies offer boat trips out to the island, so choose from the ferry, a catamaran, or try the glass bottomed boats which give you a glimpse into the underwater world.
Entry cost: Boat prices vary per company, ferry from €12 return
Official website: http://www.conselldemallorca.net/dragonera/?lang=EN
Just 6.5km and 10 minutes’ drive from Paguera, lies the glamourous resort of Port d’Andratx. Originally a fishing village, it has also become an exclusive resort with a beautiful marina, mooring over 300 yachts. Take a stroll along the harbour front, enjoy a drink and a meal in some of the best restaurants in the area, or visit the contemporary art gallery for a bit of culture. You might even spot a film star, many of whom have villas in the hills above the town. It’s also a great place to enjoy Majorca’s marine life with diving, boats trips and even submarine trips available.
Address: Port d’Andratx, Majorca
If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush to keep things exciting on your holiday, visit the Jungle Park at Santa Ponca, just 10.5 km from Paguera. Located in a vast pine forest, you’ll find the Balearics’ biggest tree adventure park, with a series of acrobatic tree-top circuits and over 100 platforms. Move from tree to tree, using ropes, vines, bridges and zip wires. You’ll need a head for heights! Jungle Park offers a variety of circuits, making this a great choice for a family day out. Their Pirates circuit is suitable for children over 4 years old, and their Explorer and Extreme circuits give adults a choice to suit their experience - and bravery.
Address: Avenida Jaime 1 - 40A – Santa Ponsa
Opening hours: Vary per month, open 10am-6pm at weekends over the summer months. Often only open during the week for group reservations. Consult the website for more details.
Entry cost: €14 to €25 depending on your choice of course
Official website: http://www.jungleparc.es/en#_=_
While Paguera has its own stunning beaches, it’s widely considered that the best beach in the area is 17 km, and 15 minutes drive, away at Illetas Beach. This golden, sandy beach is located at a small, exclusive resort. Surrounded by tall cliffs, and enjoying a sheltered cove setting, this small beach has clean, clear waters, and amazing views. Two upmarket beach clubs offer drinks and dining, and sun beds and umbrellas are available for hire. Illetas beach has limited free parking behind the cove.
Address: Passeig Illetes, Illetes, Calvia.
Western Water Park
Water parks are a firm family favourite, and one of the best in Majorca is only 10 km, and less than 15 minutes drive, from Paguera in nearby Magaluf. Western Water Park is extremely family friendly, with something for everyone. All with a Wild West theme, the slides range from the adrenaline-fuelled Tornado, Beast, and Boomerang with its 15 metre half-pipe, to the child-friendly Daky’s park and Logo la Mina mini theme park. Wave machines, slide races, river rafting, and Jacuzzis complete the attractions. There’s plentiful cafes for refreshments and sun loungers for relaxing.
Address: Carretera Cala Figuera a Sa Porrasa, 2-22, 07182 Magaluf, Illes Balears, Spain
Opening hours: May to September, Monday – Sunday: 10am – 6pm
Entry cost: €26.5 Adult, €18.50 Child, €10 Mini ticket (child under 1.10m in height), prices are slightly cheaper if you book online.
Official website: http://www.westernpark.com/en/
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