Paguera Travel Guide
Overview Paguera has been a favoured Mallorcan tourist resort since the
1960s and is immensely popular with European visitors, particularly
from Germany. Although not as frenetic as nearby Magalluf and Palma
Nova, and slightly more upmarket, it is still a noisy and bustling
resort - not one to visit if seeking peace and tranquillity.
Paguera is situated on the southwest coast of the island and boasts
three principal beaches that are popular with holidaymakers (Playa
Palmira, Playa Tora and Playa La Romana) and are linked by a
pedestrian promenade. This Spanish resort town offers a number of
activities to enjoy during the day, as well as a lively nightlife,
although many choose to simply enjoy the entertainment offered by
their hotels. There are also regular buses to the ever-popular,
even busier Magaluf and other neighbouring towns and resorts. Many
visitors come to enjoy the web of coastal hiking routes, while
others prefer to just laze on the beach and enjoy the sunshine and
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Shopping Paguera features El Bulevar Street, which is a long stretch of
shops behind the pedestrian promenade where holidaymakers and
shoppers can splurge on designer clothes, jewellery, leather goods
and other Spanish holiday souvenirs. Be sure to explore the
boutiques and smaller shops in the side streets along El Bulevar.
There is also a lovely market at nearby Andraitx on Wednesday
mornings that is worth exploring.
Restaurants In Paguera, the top-rated restaurants for holidaymakers include
La Grita, Casa Rustica and La Gran Tortuga. The resort offers a
number of different restaurants with a variety of fare; many cater
for the German palette, though some offer local dishes and
excellent Spanish seafood. There are also various sidewalk cafes
and bistros along the promenade.
Nightlife Paguera has a good range of bars, and although many cater to
German holidaymakers, there are British style pubs available too.
There are some low-key discos, a number of live music venues and a
few nightclubs, but although it is a lively resort Paguera's
nightlife pales in comparison to the neighbouring resorts of
Magaluf and Palma Nova. These party resorts are only a hop and a
skip away though, so those in search of fun after dark shouldn't
struggle to find it.
Activities There are plenty of activities in Paguera to amuse those
holidaymakers tired of lazing by the pool or on the beach. Water
sports are on offer, as well as a small water park, plenty of
nearby golf courses, and excellent walking and hiking. An
interesting short boat trip to the Dragonera Natural Park on the
small Dragonera Island can be arranged. The conservation area has a
small museum, as well as Roman ruins. Glass-bottomed boat trips are
Negatives Paguera can get highly congested and parking space is limited.
Many of the hotels are up on the hills behind the town centre,
which can pose a problem for those with disabilities, the elderly
and parents with pushchairs.