Peguera Mallorca is a stunning small beach resort on the south-west side of the island. It is also known as Paguera and is right by the coast of Andratx. This coastal resort offers luxury hotels, delicious restaurants, and blue-flag beaches.
It promises relaxation with just the right amount of fun. If you are looking for adventure, sunshine, and a getaway – then Peguera is calling you! Keep reading to find out why Peguera should be your next holiday destination.
What Is Peguera Like?
Peguera, otherwise known as Paguera, is a very popular destination for German tourists. However, this is starting to change, and the little town is starting to see tourists from all over the world.
It has a bustling and wonderful atmosphere during the summer months. But most of the restaurants and hotels are seasonal, so Peguera quietens down a lot during the winter. It is a favourite beach holiday destination.
It is about 6 km from Santa Ponsa and has some of the finest sandy beaches that promise sea, sun, and fun! It is the perfect base if you want to explore the southwest of Mallorca, from mountain villages to mountain trails.
Peguera Majorca is known for how clean it is, and it has a very international community. You can find the main strip with everything you may need, from shops to food and more.
History & Culture of Peguera
When you directly translate Peguera from Catalan to English, it is “oven tar”. This refers to the vast amount of oven tar that is produced from the pine tree resin in the area. This resort was originally a small fishing village, and most of the architecture dates back to the 20th century.
The village became more touristy during the late 1950s and all throughout the 1960s. It has now become a very family-friendly tourist resort with tons of facilities and restaurants. Peguera was the very first Mallorcan resort to have an artificial beach that they created using imported sand.
The main road between Andratx and Palma used to cut right through Peguera, but they built a bypass to make the town much more peaceful. They opened a seafront promenade in 1996 that connected all three of the beaches there, helping it become more touristy.
Due to the influx of German tourists every year, it is also sometimes referred to as little Germany.
Beaches In Peguera
There are three main beaches in Peguera. The three beaches are Playa La Romana, Playa De Tora, and Playa Palmira, which is the main beach. There is a stunning pedestrian walk on Playa Palmira where holiday goers can enjoy a drink at one of the lovely cafes while the sun goes down over Isla de Malgrat.
All of the beaches are well looked after, with parasols, sunbeds, and various watersports available. The three beaches are connected via the promenade, and since they are in a sheltered bay, the sea is super calm and very inviting.
You can also find snacks and refreshments on the promenade to keep you sustained on your long sunny beach days. Many of the beaches host fun water sports that the whole family can get involved in.
Things To Do In Peguera
You will find most of the restaurants, shops, bars, and cafes on Peguera Boulevard, the main street. Peguera Boulevard runs along the entire resort and is parallel to the main beach. There are tons of boat trips on offer, and many of them visit Santa Ponsa or Puerto Andratx.
Keep a look out for the fishermen making their next catch when in Puerto Andratx. We highly recommend you go visit the Island of Dragonera. The scenery there and around Andratx is just spectacular.
Peguera is a prime spot for a beach holiday and is very popular for bikers and hikers during the winter. The boat trips in Peguera are fantastic. You can go on sunset cruises, dolphin watching, and glass-bottomed boats. All at very reasonable prices.
You can go on banana boats, water skiing, pedal boats, diving, windsurfing, and more water sports. You can also explore the countryside and go on some of the coastal hiking routes.
You can start in Peguera and hike to Capdella, a lovely mountain village and take in the views of the surrounding countryside. You can also play tennis or golf on one of the stunning golf courses.
Hotels In Peguera
Since this destination is so popular during the summer, many of the hotels and resorts get booked up way in advance. You can find boutique-style hotels and resort hotels sprawled across the area.
If you are looking for top-end luxury, we highly recommend going to Petit Cala Fornells. It sits right above the turquoise waters of the beach and has an indoor swimming pool and spa and three outdoor pools.
There is also an old luxurious manor house, the Hesperia Mallorca Villamil. It has world-class facilities, like a hot tub, swimming pool, Turkish bath, and sensation showers. It also has the Velería Gastronomic Restaurant with stunning sea views and the most delicious Mediterranean cuisine.
Hotel Bahia is also a stunning choice, surrounded by gardens a mere 2-minute walk from the sandy beaches. It is a colonial-style family-friendly hotel with amazing amenities, like a coffee shop, a bar, outdoor swimming pools, a lounge, and squash courts.
Restaurants In Peguera
There are loads of restaurants and cafes on some of the side streets, but most can be found on the main Boulevard. A lot of the restaurants are German restaurants offering German cuisine. But there are still loads of Spanish and some Italian restaurants. There are take-away food options too.
You can find anything to suit your budget and your tastes. Seaside dining is a must-do, and you should visit Mar y Mar. This restaurant is known for its seafood, tapas, and other small plates.
La Hacienda Restaurant is great if you want to have a meat feast. It is one of the top steak restaurants in Mallorca, with some delicious dishes. If you want something more casual, then go to Feliciano’s. It is family-friendly, affordable, and delicious.
They have paella, pizza, and more. If you want to be really fancy, head to the two Michelin star Zaranda Restaurant in the Hotel Castell Son Claret. The team works under Fernando Perez Arellano, and they use the finest Mallorcan ingredients in their dishes.
Nightlife In Peguera
Peguera is not known for its nightlife and does not have a wide variety of clubs. The nightlife scene is very relaxed. You can find loads of cool cocktails and drinking places along the beach. All of them play nice relaxing music and offer stunning views.
They are the perfect spots for sundowners. There are a few beer gardens closer to the centre of town and a small strip that holiday goers can explore. No cars are allowed on that strip at night.
Events In Peguera
The biggest event in Peguera is a middle-distance triathlon, the Challenge Peguera-Mallorca. It is usually in October and is a great closing of the season for European athletes. You will find most of the events in Andratax if you are looking for something more exciting.
Shopping In Peguera
The main shopping street, El Bulevar, is just behind the promenade. You can find souvenir and beachwear shops and convenience stores. Peguera is known for its leather shops, and you can find a traditional Spanish market in Andratx every Wednesday from 08:00 and 14:00.
How To Get To Peguera
You can get to Peguera from the airport in Palma de Mallorca. It is about a 30-minute drive by taxi or car. A very popular choice for tourists is the Aerotib Buses. They run directly from the airport. However, their service times are fairly limited.
You can also book a private bus transfer. Car hire is common. You can book online, in the resort, at Palma airport, or at your hotel.
Surrounding Areas Of Peguera
The quiet town of Cala Fornells is a short walk away. You can stroll along the coast towards Andratx to get there. It has a distinctive village feel and is a quaint little space with stylish houses and apartments that have been built on the hillside.
There are small rocky unspoiled beaches along the coast that are great for exploring. Rambling is also very popular, especially at the very end of Fornells road in the stunning forest. You can go to Andratx Village every Wednesday for a market, or go to Calvia Village on Mondays.
You can easily get to the markets on a short taxi or bus trip, and you will find just about anything. From potted plants, bags, sunglasses, and Mallorcan sobrasada!
You can also go to Palma or visit some of the other stunning towns and resorts the south-west has to offer. Camp De Mar and Costa de la Calma are a short trip away too.