Es Colomer viewpoint in Mallorca
The Mirador Es Colomer is one of the best known, most popular and most visited places in Mallorca. Located near Formentor, this viewpoint captivates visitors with its dreamlike panoramic views. In this article, we’ll take you by the hand to discover everything you need to know about this famous viewpoint: what to see, what to do, and how to make the most of your visit.
In addition, as local experts on excursions in Mallorca from the Click Mallorca website, we will share exclusive tips with you that you will not find elsewhere! The Mirador Es Colomer is a treasure that Mallorca has reserved for you. Its panoramic views, natural beauty and strategic location make it an essential destination during your visit to the island.
Keep exploring this article to discover more detailed information about what to see and do at Mirador Es Colomer. Get ready for an unforgettable experience in Mallorca!
What to do at the Es Colomer viewpoint?
Located at 232 meters high, it is one of the best-known and most popular viewpoints in Mallorca, especially in the summer season. It was built in 1961, and at the entrance to the viewpoint we see a rock monument that reminds us of the builder of the road that leads to Formentor beach, Antonio Parietti y Coll. Throughout the viewpoint there are different paved paths that allow us to enjoy the best views.
At the end of the main path, we will find a small esplanade with the best view of the Mirador des Colomer. Right in front of us we will see the beauty of the entire Formentor peninsula that extends to Cape Formentor. The figure of the Colomer islet, the Es Fumat mountain and to our left the defensive watchtower of the Albercutx tower stand out. If we look down we will see how there is a practically vertical wall of about 200 meters to the sea. It is a spectacular place, and once there, you will understand why it appears on all the lists of places to see in Mallorca.
An excellent option to combine a visit to the Mirador des Colomer is to visit the Albercutx tower. From the viewpoint there is a road that goes up the mountain to the tower. From there you can get the best panoramic views of Formentor beach, Pollensa bay, Formentor peninsula, Cavall Bernat and the Tramuntana coast. It was built around 1595 approximately, like the rest of buildings of similar style, as a lookout point and defense of the coastline, in anticipation of pirate attacks that were frequent in the past.
We can complete the visit to the viewpoint with a route to Formentor beach or even to Formentor cape. We recommend you read our article on how to get to Formentor where we show you different options, including the shuttle bus or the ferry from Puerto Pollensa, being able to combine both.
Sunset at the Es Colomer viewpoint
The Mirador Es Colomer is not only famous for its panoramic views during the day, but it is also an excellent place to watch the sunset in Mallorca. When the sun approaches the horizon, the viewpoint becomes the perfect setting to witness one of the most impressive sunsets on the island.
As the sun begins to slowly descend, warm, golden colors begin to paint the sky over the Mediterranean Sea. From the Es Colomer Viewpoint, the panoramic view is transformed into a canvas where the intense blue of the sea and the sky merge, creating a palette of dazzling hues. The silhouette of the mountains and the surrounding vegetation add a touch of mystery and charm to the sunset.
If you are planning to visit Mirador Es Colomer at sunset in the summer months, we recommend that you arrive early to ensure a good place to enjoy the sunset. Also, in the late and early summer months, bring a blanket or jacket with you, as temperatures can drop slightly at night.
How to get to the Es Colomer viewpoint?
Getting to the Es Colomer viewpoint is very easy by following the road that starts in Puerto Pollensa and heads to Formentor beach. The road is perfectly signposted, and begins with a climb that delights us with fabulous views of the Bay of Pollensa. About 4 kilometers later we find the Es Colomer viewpoint on the left of the road. A little further down we recommend where to park.
When planning your visit to the Es Colomer viewpoint, you should take into account that the Formentor road is restricted to car traffic from June to September. In this article “How to get to Formentor” we explain in detail what the restrictions consist of, the options to go to the viewpoint and tips. We recommend you take a look before heading there in the summer months.
Where to park?
The Es Colomer viewpoint has a free parking area where you can park your car. Although taking into consideration that it is one of the most visited places in Mallorca, it is not always easy to find a parking spot. On many occasions, due to lack of space, cars park on the road on the right side, which leads to the Albercutx Watchtower. Although it is not an ideal place, it can serve as a solution for a quick visit to the viewpoint.
In the photograph above we see the parking area located just in front of the viewpoint. Once you have parked, you can access the viewpoint on foot. Follow the perfectly easy route, and enjoy a pleasant walk until you reach the end of the viewpoint. We recommend that you bring comfortable shoes and water, as the path can be steep in some parts.
Remember that the Mirador Es Colomer is a very popular place, especially during the summer months, so it is advisable to arrive early to avoid crowds and ensure you enjoy the best views without rushing or crowds. We recommend you read our article: How to get to Formentor
The Mirador Es Colomer is a treasure that Mallorca has reserved for you. Its panoramic views, natural beauty and strategic location make it an essential destination during your visit to the island. From outdoor activities, to combining with other emblematic places, you will have the opportunity to experience Mallorca in all its splendor. Keep exploring this article to discover more detailed information about what to see and do at Mirador Es Colomer. Get ready for an unforgettable experience in Mallorca!
Some excursions to enjoy Formentor
The Formentor area is one of the most popular areas of the island, and we have included it in our article of the essential things to see in Mallorca. Therefore, we are going to recommend some excursions to do in Formentor:
- A good plan in summer is to take the shuttle bus from Puerto Pollensa, stop at the Colomer viewpoint, then continue to Formentor beach and return by ferry from Formentor to Puerto Pollensa.
- Another option is to take an excursion in Formentor by cabrio bus and combine it with a boat. You have time to see the beach, take a bath, take photos at the viewpoint and discover the coast of Formentor by boat.