There are so many fantastic places to visit – and so many ways to get there these days – that it can sometimes be a tricky task to work out exactly where to go on your summer holiday. So, why not try something new and visit the wonderful and memorable Paguera for your 2018 holiday? No matter what kind of holiday you’re looking for, Paguera has it all. And then some.
It’s situated on the exquisite and popular Balearic Islands of Majorca, Spain, and is known for being a particularly clean and family-friendly resort. Once upon a time it was a small fishing village, but when tourists began to visit Majorca, all that changed – but that’s not a bad thing. There is still plenty of original charm and beauty for you to see and experience in Paguera.
So what are you waiting for? Make a Paguera holiday your first choice for sun, sea, and adventure. Enjoy spending time with your partner and children, or go on your own for some well-earned ‘me time’. It really does offer something for everyone.
Most popular hotels in Paguera
Fergus Club Europa
At a glance
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Spanish
- Time Zone: GMT +1
- Average flight time: 2h 35m
When to go
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The biggest draw when visiting Paguera is the impressive beaches, and for those wanting a relaxing beach-based holiday there are few places that are better equipped to offer it to you. However, if the beach isn’t really your thing, that’s not a problem. Paguera has much more than the sandy kind of fun.
History is something that has always been at the heart of Paguera, and you can get a taste for its past with a variety of different excursions – on land and sea – that visit Roman remains, ancient churches, and much more. The tour guides are knowledgeable and friendly, and if you do have the time to join in with one of these trips it is certainly well worth it.
When you are staying in a resort that is just 18 kilometres from Palma, Majorca’s biggest, most cosmopolitan town, it would be a shame not to visit. There is so much to do in Palma that you might want to spare two or even three days of your Paguera holiday to take a look at everything that it has to offer – from museums and galleries to beautiful architecture. An added bonus is that Paguera is only a 30-minute transfer from Palma de Mallorca airport, so you can really make the most of your holiday right from the start.
The main street in Paguera runs almost all the way through the town, with lots of restaurants, bars, shops and activity centres.
Wine and Dine
Paguera is home to a lot of bars. A lot. This means you’ll never have a problem finding the one (or two, three, whatever) that appeals the most. Many are open well into the early hours of the morning, so you can really let your hair down if that’s what your Paguera holiday is all about. Some of the bars will have sports playing on large TVs, but not all of them, so if you don’t want to know the score, that’s no problem – there are plenty of places for you to visit.
Restaurants abound too – when you’re on holiday in Paguera you are always looked after like an old friend. And since Paguera is so close to a number of other small towns and villages, a short stroll or a cheap taxi ride will give you even more choice. From traditional Spanish tapas to themed pubs and Italian restaurants, there is a lot of choice. With so many restaurants around you can also be sure that the food will be good – competition is great for the quality of food and hospitality you’ll receive. Puerto Andratx is particularly good when it comes to fine dining, so don’t forget to pack some nice evening clothes so you can dress up and paint the town red!
Although Paguera is a lively resort, that shouldn’t put off those travelling with children or older relatives. The bars and discos don’t interfere with the hotels, and it’s perfectly possible to enjoy an early night or relaxing stroll without bumping into large crowds of revellers. And in the daytime the resort is extremely family friendly with plenty for the children to do, including hiring beach toys to keep them occupied while you lie back with a good book.
There are also two nearby water parks – Marineland and Western Waterpark – which are ideal for a fun family day out, and a great way to enjoy some time outside with the added bonus of being able to cool down quickly in the afternoon sun. The kids will love both of these water parks as they are designed to entertain adults and children of all ages. This is quality time to spend with the children, and part of what goes to make up the perfect family holiday.
Action and Adventure
A little known fact about Paguera is that it is the most popular place in Majorca to play tennis, and there are many courts that you can hire – as well as all the equipment you might need – to get your game going. From beginner to expert, you can also get a session with a tennis pro to make sure your skills are on point before you leave.
Water sports are also particularly popular in Paguera, which is no surprise considering how much time the majority of people on holiday there like to spend on the beach. Everything from jet skis to speedboats can be hired, and if you would rather let someone else do the driving, you can hire an operator too.
The sky’s the limit when it comes to adventurous activities in Paguera – literally. Hot air balloons are a popular past time here, and can be hired when the weather is right. Or perhaps a cave excursion is something you would look forward to? The Caves of Drach trip is a half day excursion and includes a boat journey too.
Life's a Beach
There are three main beaches to try out in Paguera: Playa Palmira, Playa Tora, and Playa La Romana. They are all fully stocked with everything you might need for a day at the beach, and there are lots of different bars and cafes nearby, as well as local shops; it’s your choice whether to picnic on the beach or to get out of the sun for a while for lunch. Keeping topped up with drinks is an easy task; you don’t need to worry about dehydration here!
The three beaches – all Blue Flag award winners – are joined by a pedestrian-only promenade, so you can pick the right spot for you without needing to leave the beach entirely to find another. It makes life on your Paguera holiday much easier – there is genuinely nothing to worry about.
Clubs, clubs and more clubs. For a fun and wild holiday destination, Paguera should be right at the top of your list. One of the clubs, the Disco Rendezvous, has been in Paguera for over 40 years now, and is still enticing party goers night after night. But whatever music you’re looking for, and whoever you want to party with, there will be a club that gives you want you want.
Or perhaps you would rather get out on the open water to enjoy your nights in Paguera? Not a problem – simply book onto a party boat and get away from land for a few hours. It’s a fun and exciting way to party, and there are always plenty of great offers around so you might even find a bit of a bargain too.
What are you looking for on your Paguera holiday as a couple? Time alone together? Done – you can relax or snuggle by the pool, go for a wander through the gorgeous scenery that surrounds Paguera and explore ancient ruins. Or perhaps you want to meet new people, to make friends to enjoy the holiday experience with. Maybe you are an adventurous couple who loves to try adrenalin-pumping activities that will get your heart rate up. All of these things are waiting for you in Paguera, and you can do as much or as little as you like.
History is an important element to any holiday in Paguera, and there are many trips you can be to find out more and see the nearby ruins and the beautiful architecture. Many of the buildings are from the 20th century, when holidays to Paguera became more and more popular, but that doesn’t detract from their beauty.
The markets are another important part of holidaying in Paguera. Here you can purchase traditional Majorcan items and really learn more about the locals, and the area.
Paguera also plays hosts to a number of exciting and vibrant fiestas. There are dates throughout the year from March to September, as well as the traditional new year’s celebrations.