Fringed by three white sandy beaches, Paguera is a popular resort town on the south-west coast of Mallorca, not far from the capital, Palma. It’s been nicknamed “Little Germany” due to its large number of German tourists and is the starting point for several hiking trails that lead to the mountain villages of the Tramuntana range.
Things to do in Peguera
Carving through the heart of town is Avenida Paguera, a lively shopping street lined with one-of-a-kind boutiques, souvenir shops and stores selling leather goods. Its beachfront promenade features a majority of the town’s bars and restaurants that serve everything from Spanish tapas to high-end Mediterranean cuisine.
Spend your days lazing on one of Paguera’s attractive beaches or take advantage of the water sports on offer. You can escape to the picturesque cove of Cala Fornells, test your surfing skills or join a glass-bottom catamaran tour to see what’s below the water’s surface. Boat cruises depart from Paguera to Sa Dragonera, an uninhabited islet protected as a natural park and renowned for its endemic lizards.
Want to stretch your legs? Follow the hiking trail that links Paguera to the mountain village of Es Capdella to see its traditional stone houses and rustic fincas. It lies in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Serra de Tramuntana, a spectacular mountain range marked by several lakes and ancient dry stone walls.
Getting around Peguera
Paguera is a 25-minute drive from Palma and 30 minutes from Palma de Mallorca Airport, which has flights to destinations across Europe and North Africa. Regular buses connect Paguera to Palma and nearby towns, while the centre of the resort is compact enough to explore on foot. Catamarans and boats can be rented for exploring the coastline.