Autora: Irene Viseras

Sunset at the Mirador des Colomer

The sea and the rocks are the protagonists of this unique corner of the island, with spectacular views of the peninsula of Formentor where the famous lighthouse with the same name is located.

Also known as Sa Creueta, this viewpoint, in the northeast of the island, offers a unique spectacle of the wildest area of the Mallorcan coast thanks to the 200 metres of height at which it is located.

At this point on the island the rocks seem to want to gain a few metres from the sea by means of long fingers on which the waves of the Mediterranean break. This enclave is located on the Ma-2210 road towards Formentor beach, about 5 kilometres along a road with curves and slopes but with unbeatable views. From here you can see the Colomer islet and a large part of the Serra de Tramuntana.

In addition to the delight for the view that this place represents, the intense wind that is felt in some points of the viewpoint stimulates absolutely all the senses.

The Mirador des Colomer was designed by the engineer Antonio Parietti Coll, who carried out this project with a clear vocation to respect the majesty of the environment. In fact, the stairs that lead to the two points with the best views are carved into the rock, so it does not break the magic of this place that blends with nature.

This route is ideal for any time of year, but during the winter it is less frequented and the peace it transmits far exceeds that which can be achieved during the high season. At present there are no restrictions on access with our own vehicle, but during the summer months we must inform ourselves before arriving, unless we use public transport.

After seeing that our magnificent Serra de Tramuntana has unique corners to contemplate the serenity of the sea and the calm of the great mountains, we can continue our route towards the appreciated Port d’Andratx, our north, despite being located in the south of Mallorca, and enjoy the authentic island cuisine in the restaurant Can Pep, the maximum exponent of the culinary tradition of the area.