Peguera is a tourist resort on the west coast of Mallorca, in Calvià. It is sited on the skirts of Tramuntana Mountain Chain -the most important natural area in Mallorca- which protects Peguera from northern cold wind; and it is also close to the sea. These facts favor a micro climate which gives Peguera slightly higher winter temperatures than in the rest of Mallorca. This fact also favours that the hotels and appartments in Peguera receive tourists not only in summer but also many of them spend their holidays in winter, enjoying springtime temperatures.
The main attractive in Peguera are the white sand beaches sheltered from bad weather and a wide range of facilities, hotels, shops, restaurants, bars and all that one can need to enjoy a holiday by the sea.
In 1903 the Britisher Enrique Waring built in Peguera the first house by the sea, named Palmira. Throughout the thirties the first hotels were built, though it wasn´t until the sixties when the great urban expansion took place in Peguera and it became one of Mallorca´s most important tourist spots.
Cala s´Olla is a small, unspoilt small beach surrounded by cliffs. It´s approximately 15 m long and 4 m wide, with pebbles and shingle. To get here, from Cala Fornells there is a track on the right that goes up in a straight line and turns to the left. It´s just a short walk.
Cala Fornells is a small, beautiful beach with coarse sand which can get crowded. It´s 30 m long and 20 m wide and some terraces have been built on the rocks to enlarge the sunbathing area. To get here, simply follow the signs from Peguera.
Services: restaurants; sun loungers and parasols for hire.
Caló de ses Llises is a beach covered with pebbles and shingle which is set amongst ten-metre-high cliffs; it is 25 m long and 30 m wide and is backed by a pine grove. The seabed is covered by rocks and shingle, and halfway between the shore and the mouth of the inlet there is a rock which is used for diving into the water by children and adults. This spot, with an exclusive residential area, is half hidden amongst the pine trees just next to the road that goes from Peguera to Cala Fornells, just before getting to Cala Fornells.
Peguera Palmira beach is an excellent sandy spot which is 500 m long and 40 m wide. Surrounding the beach up to Punta des Carabiners, which closes the beach off at its eastern end, there is a paved promenade, which is lined with palm trees, lots of apartment blocks and all kind of open-air bars. Most of the streets in Peguera will take you to this beach.
Services: restaurants, open-air bars, lifeguards, showers; motorboats, sun loungers, parasols, pedal boats, etc. for hire.
Peguera Torà beach is a vast sandy beach which is separated from Peguera Palmira by Punta des Carabiners and which is 190 m long and 65 m wide. You can walk from Peguera Torà to Peguera Romana along the shore. Most of the streets in Peguera will take you to this beach.
Services: restaurants, bars, showers, sun loungers, parasols, pedal boats, etc.
Peguera Romana beach is also known as Platja dels Morts (The Beach of the Dead), because the remains of hundreds of prehistoric burial sites were found near here. It is 90 m long and 60 m wide, with fine white sand which extends out onto the seabed. It preserves a large part of its original vegetation, such as pine trees and some savin trees with twisted branches. If you go round a rocky inlet you will find another small cove, but with rocky a shore and seabed. To get here, there is a path leaving from Peguera Torà that goes along the coast to this beach.
Services: restaurants, showers, sun loungers, parasols, pedal boats, etc.
Rodolfo Valentino in Peguera
Cala Fornells, one of the beaches next to Peguera, was the refuge of the cinema heartthrob Rodolfo Valentino, who lived in the chalet ‘Ca na Tacha’ in the area, along with his wife, the dancer Natacha Rambowa. It was the first building constructed in the cove in 1926.
The name Peguera
The name ‘Peguera’ means ‘tar oven’, as this product used to be manufactured here using pine resin.