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Most Beautiful Lighthouses Near our Majorca Hotel
August 13, 2019 | Blog
Enjoying luxury Mallorcan hospitality with a Hoposa hotel room or vacation apartment, you’ve got easy access to the island’s absolutely splendid seaboard, which includes some of the most celebrated beaches in Europe as well as some ruggedly beautiful headlands.
Tying all this maritime splendor together are Mallorca’s photogenic lighthouses, which account for more than a dozen beacons all around the island. Here’s a quick look at several of the best-known!
Portocolom (Punta de Ses Crestes) Lighthouse
Among the most photographed of Mallorca’s lighthouses, the Portocolom Light’s celebrated for its snazzy blue-and-white striping. About 82 feet tall, the lighthouse, which sits on the shores of the Bay of Portocolom, welcomes visitors to its grounds, though the structure itself is closed to the public.
Cap Blanc Lighthouse
This roughly 40-foot-tall lighthouse dates from 1863, making it among the most historical on the island. It’s set at the far southeastern gateway of the Bay of Palma, a handsome white tower complex perched above cliffs. The Cap Blanc Lighthouse is worth visiting for its historical and architectural significance, for sure, but perhaps its greatest appeal is the knockout sunset view.
The Formentor Lighthouse
Not far from many of our Hoposa properties, the Formentor Lighthouse enjoys arguably the most all-around stunning setting of any Mallorcan light, set as it is amid the rugged cliffs and headlands at the tip of the Formentor Peninsula. This 72-foot-tall tower, also built in 1863, is the highest-set of the island’s lighthouses, perched nearly 690 feet above sea level. Since last year, it’s no longer accessible by private vehicle in an effort to curb traffic congestion; you can reach the Formentor Lighthouse by foot, bicycle, or bus.
Believe us, you won’t soon forget the rocky and ravishing seacoast views this farflung landmark serves up!
Lighthouses of Sa Dragonera
The beautiful, uninhabited isle of Sa Dragonera off Mallorca’s western coast, the entirely of which composes a nature park, includes a trio of lovely lighthouses. The oldest is the Popia Lighthouse, which, occupying as it does the 1,155-foot high point of Sa Dragonera, ranks as the highest-elevation lighthouse in Spain, though it’s been out of use for more than a century.
It was replaced by a pair of lighthouses at either side of the islet, both about 50 feet tall: Tramuntana Lighthouse on the northeast coast, Lleibeig Lighthouse on the southwest coast.
Tour Mallorcan Lighthouses on Your Next Hoposa Getaway
Offering natural photo ops, Mallorca’s historic lighthouses make fantastic daytrip destinations on a Hoposa getaway. Come join us for the island’s best luxury hospitality, and indulge in a little lighthouse-hopping during your vacation here!