Es Colomer viewpoint; one of the most beautiful panoramic views of Mallorca
The Es Colomer viewpoint, also known as sa Creueta, is a well-known viewpoint located on the Formentor peninsula, in Pollensa, in the north of Mallorca. It is so named because it is close to the hill of sa Creueta, and because it looks directly onto the islet of Colomer (El Palomar).
The rock on which it stands is 200 m high and offers one of the most beautiful panoramic views of the north coast of Mallorca
Next to the viewpoint is a monument to Antonio Parietti Coll, the Mallorcan engineer who designed or renovated almost all of Mallorca’s roads at the beginning of the 20th century. Particularly notable are the Formentor road (for which he also planned this viewpoint), and the Sa Calobra road. Nearby stands the 16th-century watchtower of Albercutx, which formed part of the defensive system of the Mallorcan coast against attacks by Ottoman and Barbary corsairs.
The best times to visit the Es Colomer viewpoint are early in the morning, before the hustle and bustle of tourists starts, or in the evening, as from here you can see one of the most spectacular sunsets in the whole Mediterranean
Outside these hours, given the popularity of the place, it can get very crowded and you will have to be patient to enjoy the views of the north coast of Mallorca.
How to get to Es Colomer viewpoint
The route to the Es Colomer viewpoint is very easy and well signposted
It should be noted that in the summer months private traffic is restricted on the Formentor road, and access is only possible by bus from Puerto de Pollensa, or by bicycle.
How to get to Es Colomer viewpoint by car
- From Palma, take the Ma-13 motorway until the end, leaving it at exit 40, in the direction of Pollensa (Ma-2200 road). Follow this road to Pollensa and Puerto de Pollensa, where you only have to follow the signs to Formentor. At the top of the road there are several parking areas.
- From Cala Millor, Cala Ratjada and other towns in the north, take the Ma-12 towards Puerto de Alcudia, and from there just follow the signs to Alcudia and Puerto de Pollensa. Once there, follow the signs to Formentor.
- If you are in the eastern part of Mallorca (Porto Cristo, Cala d’Or, etc.), the best route is to go to Manacor, from there to Santa Margalida, and then to Can Picafort, where you join the Ma-12. From there we continue towards Puerto de Alcudia, Alcudia and Puerto de Pollensa.
The Formentor road is very popular with cyclists, but it must be borne in mind that it includes significant gradients along part of the route
How to get to Es Colomer viewpoint by public transport
To get to Es Colomer viewpoint in the summer months we can use line 334, which connects Puerto de Alcudia with the Formentor Peninsula, passing through Puerto de Pollensa. Depending on where we start our route we have several options to connect with this line.
- From Palma: line 301 to Puerto de Pollensa, or line 302, with a stop in Alcudia.
- From Can Picafort: also line 302, changing at Alcudia, or line 322, which goes to Puerto de Pollensa.
There is currently no beach bar or picnic area at the Es Colomer viewpoint
Everything we need for food, water, etc. we will have to bring with us.
Es Colomer is an obligatory stop on the way to the Formentor Peninsula. From here we can discover its magnificent beaches: the famous beach of Formentor, the beautiful and discreet Cala Murta, or the hidden virgin beach of Cala Figuera.
It is a starting point or waypoint for different hiking routes
- Route 1: short walk to the Es Colomer viewpoint
- Route 2: route with arrival and return to Puerto de Pollensa, along the Albercutx mountain range, 9 km
- Route 3: a moderately difficult hike from the Es Colomer viewpoint to the lighthouse of Formentor, 15 km
- Route 4: mountain lovers also have an important challenge with this route of 7 km but of considerable difficulty through different passes on the Formentor peninsula
Cyclists can also enjoy the views from this privileged viewpoint of the Tramuntana mountain range
- Route 1: round trip from Puerto de Pollensa, visiting the beaches of Formentor; 31 km
- Route 2: circular route between Puerto de Alcudia, Pollensa and Puerto de Pollensa, passing through Es Colomer viewpoint; 46 km
If you are an experienced diver, you can dive into the waters of the islet that gives its name to the viewpoint and go through the tunnel that crosses it from end to end
You can see the difference between near-shore and deeper waters, up to 40 m deep.
After enjoying the beauty of the landscape from Es Colomer we can enjoy the extensive and excellent leisure and restaurant offer in Puerto de Pollensa, Cala San Vicente or Pollensa, to mention only the nearest towns.
The closest accommodation to this privileged viewpoint is the Hotel Formentor, a luxury establishment whose inauguration marked for many the beginning of international tourism in Mallorca
In Puerto de Pollensa there is a good variety of hostels, hotels and tourist flats. If you are looking for some peace and quiet, there is also a good offer in the nearby Cala San Vicente, although it is a little smaller. Throughout the municipality there is a wide range of holiday chalets and villas, if you are looking for more private accommodation.