Welcome to the fourth episode. This is our penultimate day on the island. We drive from Palma towards Alcúdia, the only legitimate route through Inca. Today, as you can see in the photos from the road, there are only a few clouds in the sky and the sun is shining.
Visit in Port d’Alcúdia
We start sightseeing from the town of Port d’Alcúdia. There is a sandy beach, several kilometers long, which attracts many tourists. Today it’s empty. I suspect it’s because it is littered with some brown tree waste. In addition it’s after main season now.
As befits a name, there must be a port. We walk through a small alley among the trees and observe the boats. The port is small and less interesting than the one at Port de Soller.
Much more interesting is the bridge, which adds to the charm of the village. Together with palm trees and the sea, it gives an interesting landscape.
What to see in Alcudia
We come to the town of Alcudia located two kilometers away. It is a beautiful, historic city with a charming old town and souvenirs from the Romans. The Old Town is surrounded by medieval walls, and its interior is a maze of narrow streets. We leave the car in a large, free car park, from where you can see a fragment of the defensive walls and decide to walk along the defensive walls. We start our journey with the church of Sant Jaume.
Then we continue the road until we reach an interesting monument – Porta de Xara gate. We also meet another cat.
In the northern part of the city of Alcudia, you can walk on the defensive walls and admire the roofs of old houses. I will also show you some pictures showing the streets of the Old Town.
We descend from the walls and walk along them. We don’t go through the streets, but only look into them.
This way, we circle the old town and we are again next to the church.
Views of the Port de Pollença
We leave the car park and drive in the direction of Cap de Formentor. Along the way, we still have many viewpoints where we need to stop. We won’t have enough time to get to Port de Pollença because of that, but it’s not a big loss, because the route offers wonderful views of the port and that is enough for us.
Mirador Es Colomer – be sure to see
Navigation allows us to reach the first viewpoint- Mirador Es Colomer. Anyway it’s difficult to miss it, because there are many cars on the spot, and even a tour bus. So much that there is not enough space for us in the parking lot and we stop in front of it on the road leading to the second viewpoint of Talaia d’Albercutx. I mention it now because the turret you can see in the picture below is mentioned Talaia d’Albercutx.
We also look at the fight of goats.
There are scenic stairs surrounded by stones leading to Mirador Es Colomer. You can still see the sea and the Port de Pollença from afar. And now look what we can admire from here.
After enjoying the views we return to the parking lot. From the distance we can see the path leading to our next destination- Talaia d’Albercutx.
Talaia d’Albercutx – wonderful viewpoint
We get into the car and drive up the hill. Initially, the road seems to be wide, but later it narrows and passing the cars from the opposite side is quite a challenge. But I think it’s worth it!
It is impossible to reach the very top, but slightly below it there are places where you can leave your car. We follow the path up the hill towards the tower.
After a few minutes we reach the tower. Only Robert climbs it, because the rest gives up – it’s really hard climb and we don’t want to risk it. There are great views from under the tower. We can see the observation deck from above and the car park where we were earlier. Under the tower there are turrets made of stones. I’ve met something similar in Croatia at the top of the mountain.
We come back to the car. One more photo and we hit the road, because 14 o’clock has passed, and it’s still a lot to see.
Playa de Formentor – you’ll fall in love!
Another route point – Playa de Formentor. We almost give up on it, because we can’t find a cash machine on site. While turning back, Robert notices it so we enter the parking lot and leave the car. The beach is beautiful, in the season apparently there are a lot of people on it. Now it’s empty and we can enjoy it walking along the shore. It’s November 15 but the temperature is like at summer in Poland!
Cala Figuera- beach in the mountains
After half an hour we return to the parking lot and go to the next beach, this time on the bay of Cala Figuera. You have to go down a bit to reach the bay. Descent is not the most difficult, but also not the easiest, so I don’t recommend going down in flip flops or sandals. This is what a descent looks like.
It’s nice in the bay, but that’s all. It’s causeby by the fact that shore is full of rubbish and tree waste. I suspect that it is simply not being cleaned during this period. I liked it on the pictures I saw online much more and I believe that during the season it’s really beautiful.
The return journey is much harder and even though more stable it takes us much more time.
Cap de Formentor finally
The next kilometers of bends, driveways, descents and wonderful landscapes finally lead us to the tip of the island – Cap de Formentor. On site I expected better views, but there is nothing to complain about. However, I liked the first viewpoint – Mirador Es Colomer – the most.
At Cape Formentor there is only a lighthouse. We only observe the sea around. Apparently sometimes you can see Minorca from here, but we can’t today. I think it’s necessary to come here to see for yourself if it’s worth visiting this place.
Sunset is nearly there. We leave, and on the way we take a picture of the route, which (once again I will say) impresses us.
Pollenca in the evening
We slowly approach the town of Pollensa and reach Pollensa just after the sun has set. Due to the fact that it is already late, we try to park as close as possible to the famous stairs and the chapel of El Calvari. We manage to make it- we stop the car 2 minutes from Kalwaria and walk up the hill for a while, with views of the city.
We reach El Calvari. There are stairs opposite the chapel. There are 365 steps and they lead to the Old Town. Along the way, you can observe the Stations of the Cross.
We go down for some time and after a while we see a beautiful view of the old town buildings. At some point, however, we turn left towards the car and return to Palma. My companions, unfortunately, don’t want to stroll through the old town, which seems responsible, because tomorrow we want to get up earlier and use 100% of the last day in Mallorca. Maybe some other time we will explore this city more thoroughly.
Unfortunately, that’s all for today. The episode was long, but I hope you managed to get to the end. Be sure to also see other parts of the report from traveling around Mallorca.
- Distances we have traveled today:
- Palma de Mallorca (parking lot) – Port d’Alcúdia 58 km
- Port d’Alcúdia – Alcúdia 3 km
- Alcúdia – Mirador Es Colomer 15 km
- Mirador Es Colomer – Talaia d’Albercutx 2 km
- Talaia d’Albercutx – Playa de Formentor 6 km
- Playa de Formentor – Cala Figuera 4.5 km
- Cala Figuera – Cap de Formentor 6.5 km
- Cap de Formentor – Pollensa 27 km
- Pollensa – Palma de Mallorca (parking lot) 56.5 km
- In Port d’Alcúdia we left the car on one of the streets near the beach and port. The town is very small, so no matter where you park. You can definitely handle it. It’s best to park in Alcúdia outside the church of Sant Jaume. There is a large parking lot here. The day we were there was free.
- Mirador Es Colomer has a large parking lot, but when we got there it was impossible to find a place. Fortunately, we were able to park across the street. Therefore, plan to go here earlier, especially in the season.
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