The hike to Cala Bóquer offers unbelievable views and without a doubt my favourite so far. It’s about a 40-minute hike from Puerto Pollensa, besides from hiking the only way to get there is by boat. It is quite well signed posted and I believe you can get directions from the information centre if you are unsure.
The start of the walk takes you through some local properties so please make sure you close any gates you go through. Once you’re on your way you’ll have seriously impressive views of the Tramuntana mountain range, the trail will take you between the town of Cala de Sant Vicenç and Formentor. Because you are walking through a valley you will get a nice breeze to cool you down along the way.
The hike is quiet and you’ll pass more wild goats than people. It’s an easy walk until you reach the ridge that over looks the bay, the path disappears and you’ll need to find your own way down the rocks. The goats will show off making it look easy and graceful. On the way back up to the path you will get a good leg work out!
Once at the bottom you will be met with beautiful turquoise water. It is a rocky beach so not ideal if you want to sunbathe.
Keep in mind that goats are like seagulls in the sense that they like food and will crowd around for food, if you feed them they will follow you around for the rest of the day. We met a lovely goat and named her Betsy, however, Betsy did get rather annoying after awhile.
The beach and the hike offer no shade so make sure you bring a hat, lather on the sunscreen and of course bring plenty of water. I would recommend wearing proper footwear like walking shoes or joggers, not thongs as they definitely won’t be practical.
Although beautiful it is more of a morning or afternoon excursion as it won’t necessarily keep you entertained for the whole day.