Paguera is just 10km west of Magaluf on Mallorca’s south west coast. It is almost exclusively a resort for German tourists with practically every bar and restaurant displaying their menus in German before any other language. There are some Spanish restaurants but no British bars at all. The beach to the east of the resort is Platja de Tora which is home to Bar Tora at the western where you’ll find fresh fish dishes and large, cold beers. A little further west is Paguera’s main Plantja Palmira beach which has a good selection of popular cafés bars and restaurants all along the back of the beach. Good sand and plenty sunbeds and shade.
Set back from the beach and running right through the resort is the very pleasant Bulevard de Peguera. This is a long strip of shops, bars, restaurants and ice cream parlours which has restricted traffic and becomes pedestrians only after 7pm. The shops include stylish designer boutiques, leather and perfume stores and jewellers which represent a better class of shopping than you’d find in most resorts.
A fine restaurant on the Bulevard is La Pampa (no.42) which serves up superb steaks as well as a fine range of fish dishes in elegant surroundings. The nearby Café Bar Riva (no.48) is a nice place for a snack on its beautiful sun terrace overlooking the sea.
A worthwhile visit from Paguera is to Cala Fornells which is only 2km to the west. It consists mainly of exclusive residential properties and has a nice beach on the way to the tiny cove in front of the 5 star Cala Fornells Hotel.
From Paguera it is possible to do a 2 hour trip on a catamaran with 28 underwater windows with a company called Cormoran 2000 or with Aquavision on a semi-submersible catamaran. Apart from giving you the opportunity to see many fish in their natural habitat in the Mallgrat Islands Nature Park there is also a swimming stop during these trips.