Cap de Formentor lighthouse to only be accessed by foot, bicycle or tour busses.

The council of Mallorca and the council of Pollença, have recently reach an agreement to disallow access for private cars including rented cars, to the Cap de Formentor lighthouse.

From summer 2018, the only way to access this iconic and beautiful viewpoint of Mallorca, will be by walking, cycling or jump on a public shuttlebus from the new transit station down in Port de Pollença.

Cap de Formentor is still for everyone to enjoy

The mayor of Pollença, Miquel Àngel March, explained to us, that the reason of this limited access to the Cap de Formentor lighthouse, is to avoid chaotic situations and traffic jams on the narrow mountain roads. Especially during high season, the peninsula where Cap de Formentor lighthouse is located gets extremely crowded, with cars holding in line to move forward.

In this first try of the new access rules, only the Cap de Formentor lighthouse will be affected, even though other tourist attraction viewpoints such as Creueta, Cala Figuera and Cala des Cap de Formentor are all located around the very same peninsula. The mayor states, that he s aware of this and will be paying much attention to the outcome of this first action.

Not just Cap de Formentor

The counselor of territory and infrastructure, Mercedes Garrido, stated that Cap de Formentor is not the only area affected by heavy traffic during high season. Areas such as Sa Calobra (Escorca) and the road to Lluc (Escorca/Selva),  are highly affected.

In order to find solutions for these issues, it is important to get a clear diagnose and some statistics of how many vehicles passes on a daily basis and how it would be possible to organize the traffic in these areas of Mallorca and Tramuntana.

The council of Mallorca will from 2018 also limit the access of coaches and tourist buses to a maximum of 35 per day, in areas like Cap de Formentor and Sa Calobra.

What do you think about this? How would you solve this delicate matter?

  1. Miriam 2 years ago

    On my last lovely visit there in 2017, I thought the men organising the traffic & parking were doing a great job…. so there goes their income ! Whilst I realise how busy it can get, I wouldn’t make the trip by bus from PP.

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      Accés Mallorca 2 years ago

      I agree with you, they were doing a wonderful job organizing the traffic by the Cap de Formentor lighthouse! However, I do also recognize the need for some kind of initiative on this area, hence the traffic can be quite an obstacle during the high season in Puerto Pollensa. But I also hope those men will be offered new job opportunities! Warm regards and saludos from Eugene

  2. Theodore Sweetland Jr 2 years ago

    They should only do this during the most crowded times, the “high season”, as we went there in February and there was hardly any traffic, we drove right up to the lighthouse and there was plenty of parking for everyone there.

  3. Kathy Clark 2 years ago

    This is a beautiful bicycle ride. It would be great if there were cycling only times. Possibly 2 or 3 days a week no bus traffic before noon.

  4. Gary Hamnett 2 years ago

    Bravo council. This is a great ride along with sa calobra. Keeping them fresh & free of a rolling car park is fantastic news.

  5. Tracy McCausland 2 years ago

    If you drive there before the toad closes at 9.30 can you drive back down freely or are you stuck there until 7pm?

  6. Z 2 years ago

    I have just visited Cap de Formentor last week (peak season in August). It’s not entirely closed from cars. They are allowed before 10,00 and after 19,00 therefore we could drive there to watch the sunrise.

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