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Paguera is a town located in the southwest of Mallorca, in the municipality of Calvià, half an hour by car from the capital of the island, Palma de Mallorca. It is close to Santa Ponsa and Camp de Mar and it has three beaches of fine sand and clear waters. It is situated just a few meters from Palmira Hotels: These beaches are Platja Palmira, Platja de la Romana and Platja Gran de Torà and the latter is just 200 meters away. It is a unique vacation destination for enjoying the peace and it has wonderful leisure activities to enjoy thanks to the sea and the mountains.
What to see
Paguera is a tourist spot that boasts welcoming locals, delicious gastronomy and proximity to the Serra de Tramuntana. The natural beauty of its surroundings is complimented by truly enchanting, stunning beaches. Discover all that this magical place has to offer!
Beaches and coves
The three main beaches of Paguera are Platja Palmira, Platja de la Romana and Platja Gran de Torà, notable for their large stretches of sand and complete range of amenities. Palmira is the largest of the three at 600 meters long. It is bordered by the Paseo Marítimo, a promenade flanked by palm trees that invites you to stroll along and enjoy the scenery. Paguera is also ideal for those looking for a little more down time and tranquility. To really switch off, there is nothing better than heading down to the lesser known, beautiful little coves of the areas, such as Cala Fornells, popular for its solariums to enjoy the Mallorcan sun, or Caló d'en Monjo, a small, unspoilt cove with crystal clear waters, far away from the built-up areas and with very few people. There is also Caló de ses Llises, which boasts a stunning landscape of pine forests and cliffs, ideal for diving into the water.
Wonderful places to visit
Calvià, the municipality to which Paguera belongs, has a remarkable history. Walking through its streets you will come across buildings and monuments such as the Iglesia (church) of San Juan Bautista, which combines neoclassical style with neo-Romanesque and neo-Gothic elements; the houses of cultural heritage, among which are Can Verger, Can Ros and Es Pontet, and the Castellot towers of Santa Ponça and Cap Andritxol, constructed long ago to defend the coast from pirate attacks.
Very close to Paguera there are other interesting towns such as Es Capdellà, situated at the foot of Galatzó and with an impressive natural landscape; Portals Nous, a small and cosmopolitan town near Puerto Portals; Bendinat, a luxurious oasis of tranquility; and Andratx, a vibrant and lively place with many shops, restaurants and cultural offerings.
What to do
Paguera is the ideal place to explore the natural environment of Mallorca as it has excellent access to several hiking trails and is also close to some of the most charming villages of the Serra de Tramuntana (Tramuntana Mountains).
A good way to immerse yourself in the Mallorcan culture and tradition is to visit its popular weekly markets. The most authentic and oldest market close to our hotels is the one in Calvià. This takes place every Monday in the nucleur hub of the local area. This traditional market has more than 60 stalls located along the Calle Mayor, including food, clothing, footwear and artisan crafts.
If you feel like visiting a market without having to leave Paguera, Tuesdays are the day. It is well worth visiting our local market where you will find vendors selling food produce and artisan crafts from 08.30 am to 1.00 pm. You could also enjoy a stroll through the well-known Andratx market, which takes place every Wednesday of the month (except bank holidays). Here you will find a wide selection of fresh fruit and vegetables, artisan crafts, typical Mallorcan products, flowers and even clothes. Not to be missed!
Visit Sa Dragonera
or the Islas Malgrats
From Sant Elm you can take one of the boats out to the island of Sa Dragonera, a Natural Park with an abundance of flora and fauna, including the small lizards that give the island its name. There is also a wide range of bird species. There are several trails with marked routes leading to the best viewing points and places of interest in the area, such as the lighthouses or the Punta de na Miranda. If you enjoy kayaking or marveling at the spectacular underwater life of Mallorca, you can also enjoy these activities on the Islas Malgrats, very close to Paguera. These are two small islands that host a great variety of marine life to delight any snorkeling lover.
Serra de Tramuntana
Calvià is part of the Serra de Tramuntana, the most popular mountain range of the Islas Baleares (Balearic Islands). It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and exploring its varied trails is a wonderful experience for nature lovers. It offers spectacular landscapes and viewing points, historic watchtowers and charming mountain villages that are real havens of peace. Among them, Andratx, Estellencs, Banyalbufar, Deià, Valldemossa and Sóller are particularly noteworthy. It also provides a vast cultural landscape of paths, terraces, walls and traditional dry stone buildings, as well as an exceptional water management system which dates back years and is an ingenius means of sourcing water on an island where it is scarce.