This is a compact resort with a bustling, thriving, occasionally chaotic, atmosphere, with tourists and traffic competing for limited space. A bypass takes some traffic away from the resort so the main coast road, which is packed for most of its ¾-ml length with shops, bars and restaurants, is slightly easier to negotiate than in the past.
Before the growth of the tourist industry on the island during the 1960′s, Paguera was originally a tiny fishing village, however, the last 40 years has seen it develop and grow, into a popular modern tourist resort with plenty of restaurants and facilities.
The accommodation here is more hotels than apartments, which accounts for the large numbers of bars and restaurants. There are a few good-class 4-star establishments but most are in the middle order.
Paguera is on the south west coast of Mallorca (14 mls W of Palma, 20 mls from the airport). It is sitated on undulating land on the margin of a broad, south facing bay, and is sheltered behind by steep, wooded hills.
Beaches are mediocre with the better beaches situated on the east side. Those in the central bay area are very narrow and crowded but shallow, equipped with pedalloes and good for children. All of the beaches are of moderately fine, light sand.
During the daytime the most populat activities are water sports and golf at the 2 golf clubs nearby.
The nightlife here is several small-scale disco/bars and nightspots. There are entertainment and shows in the hotels.
There are bistros, pavement cafes, seafood and general restaurants in particularly generous numbers.