Situated on the south west coast of the island, Paguera is set around a beautiful bay and is blessed with 3 separate beaches that help attract a steady flow of tourists to the resort.
Yet before the growth of Mallorca’s tourist industry in the 1960's, Paguera was merely a small, humble fishing village. However, the last 40 years has seen it grow into a modern and popular tourist resort with an array of amenities and attractions. Many visitors come to enjoy its coastal hiking routes, while others prefer to laze on one of its three beaches and enjoy the sunshine and warm waters.
Most visitors to Mallorca arrive into the island’s international airport, Son Sant Joan Airport, which is 35km from Paguera. The island is such a popular destination that most airlines fly direct. If you want to fly from the Spanish mainland, the cheapest flights tend to go from Barcelona, Valencia, Malaga and Madrid.
Ferries to Mallorca also run from these cities,and from Dénia on the coast. Boats arrive into the Port of Palma and from there you can catch a bus or taxi transfer to Paguera, or collect a car from one of the various car hire companies in Palma.
Paguera, like the rest of Mallorca, enjoys a typically Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild winters. The sea regulates extreme temperatures and pleasant sea breezes also prevent hot days from becoming too uncomfortable. Paguera, and the island as a whole, experience irregular rainfall, with the majority of it falling between autumn and winter.
Paguera offers visitors a choice of 3 beaches – Playa Palmira, Playa Tora and Playa La Romana, which are all joined by a pedestrian promenade. During the summer months all 3 beaches can become very busy.
However, there are plenty of activities in the resort to entertain visitors tired of lazing on the beach. Watersports are on offer, as well as a small water park, plenty of nearby golf courses, and excellent walking and hiking.
For shopping, behind the beach promenade there's a long street know locally as “El Bulevar”, which is teeming with souvenir and arts and craft shops, as well as some designer stores. This street is also home to most of the resort’s restaurants and bars, and despite the majority of visitors to Paguera being German, there is also a small number of British owned venues. Top-rated eateries are La Grita and Casa Rustica
If you want to escape to somewhere scenic, the village of Cala Fornells is a little over half-an-hour’s walk away, south west of Paguera. The village is very picturesque with a number of original terracotta style houses.
For tennis enthusiasts, Paguera is home to the Tennis Centre Paguera, which has hosted such illustrious names as Boris Becker and Steffi Graf, who have both trained at their facility.
An enjoyable short boat trip is to the Dragonera Natural Park on the small Dragonera Island. The conservation area has a small museum, as well as Roman ruins. Glass-bottomed boat trips are also popular.