Formentor comprises a famous hotel, a ferry landing stage with a cafe for day-trippers and a few classy, well-spaced private houses, all situated on a narrow 1-ml dead-end road off the equally narrow Cape Formentor road. Surrounded by countryside of great natural beauty, this is an important location for the observation of migratory birds.
Formentor is situated toward the extreme N of the island, 6½ tortuously winding mls NE of Puerto de Pollensa, 44 mls NE of Palma and the international airport on mainly good roads. It is located halfway along the Formentor Peninsula, a spectacular promontory with sheer cliffs rising 650 ft above the sea. It is set alongside a small, sheltered, crescent-shaped bay with steep, pine-forested, rocky ground down to the sea edge.
Wealthy bird-watchers and upmarket seclusion-seekers will enjoy this destination. Otherwise attractions and activities are a bit limited.
Accommodation consists of just the one hotel, occasionally visited by the rich and famous. The beach here is Cala de Pi which is a thin strip of fine sand backed by pine trees. It can be crowded with day-trippers. There are a small number of pedalloes, catamarans and surfboards for hire.
Non beach attractions include bird-watching; horse riding; walking in surrounding countryside. Nightlife here is low key, provided by the hotel in season.
Local excursions include a trip to: Cape of Formentor; village of Pollensa; ferry trips to Puerto de Pollensa; Alcudia.