Nightlife and hiking
This modern resort on Majorca’s southwest coast started life as a fishing village. It’s stayed nicely compact, but these days you’ll find a lively night-time scene down on the prom, along with plenty of shops on El Bulevar, the street that runs parallel to it. Stroll out of the village, meanwhile, and you’re straight into green, wooded hills and mountain scenery – no wonder the area’s known for its hiking.
A trio of beaches
Playa Palmira – a pretty, horseshoe bay – is Paguera’s prime stretch of beach. But all 3 of Paguera’s beaches are Blue Flag winners, well-suited for sunbathing and watersports alike. All 3 have fine, golden sand that shelves gently into warm, clear waters too. And they’re all linked by a tree-lined, pedestrianised prom that’s packed with restaurants and cafés.
Take a daytrip to Palma
You’re just 18 kilometres from Majorca’s cosmopolitan capital, Palma. There you can wander the Barri Gòtic or old town – a labyrinth of winding, cobbled streets that’s home to the sky-scraping La Seu Cathedral. The city lays claim to Majorca’s best museums and galleries – try the Museum of Modern Art for showstopper names like Picasso, Miró and Magritte.