The rules for controlling vehicle access to the Formentor peninsula come into force

Jun 2, 2023 | Current affairs, Featured, Revista Lloseta, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

From the 1st of June until the 30th of September access will only be allowed by public transport, on foot or by bicycle, from 10 a.m. to 10.30 p.m.

On Thursday the 1st of June measures began to control vehicle access to the Formentor peninsula, which will last until the 30th of September, coinciding with the peak season for visitors to this area of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range.

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During this period, access to the Formentor peninsula from Ma 2210 will be restricted from 10 a.m. to 10.30 p.m., as was extended last summer, in order to prevent the uncivil behaviour that occurred two years ago, when the measure lasted until 7 p.m..

Specifically, two levels of restriction have been established where only authorised vehicles, public transport, emergency services and bicycles will be allowed to circulate. The first level (from km 2 to 8.7) starts at the Port de Pollença roundabout and extends to the beach (hotel car park). And the second (from km 8.7 to 19.600), from the beach to the lighthouse. Authorised vehicles may only park in the areas set aside for this purpose and it will be forbidden to park on the verges of the road.

The Department of Mobility and Infrastructures has explained that the aim of this regulation is to protect an environmentally sensitive area with high landscape values, as well as to promote a different type of mobility and access to the island’s natural sites, which is why public transport is recommended to reach Formentor.

New this year, improved information and control elements: automatic access control barriers.

In coordination with the DGT, the body responsible for traffic surveillance and control, automatic barriers have been installed to control access more efficiently and provide better information to users. In addition, signage has been reinforced with cameras and information screens. The barriers open automatically if there are still spaces available in the car parks, and are lowered when the capacity is full. Vehicles with traffic authorisation will be able to access the area with the automatic opening of the device.

The installation of the new barriers will improve the management of the regulation of access to Formentor, and also try to avoid traffic fines due to ignorance of the measure, as it is a physical impediment to the access of vehicles not authorised to circulate in the area.

The Department of Mobility and Infrastructures of the Consell de Mallorca has contracted the service of informers who are close to the barriers in order to resolve any doubts, and an advertising campaign has also been planned to disseminate and inform about this road regulation in Formentor to the media and the Consell’s website, accessible via the following link:

Bus service

Once again, the Consell de Mallorca’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructures recommends the use of public transport. In this regard, the TIB offers a bus service to facilitate access to the entire restricted zone. Line 334, which runs from Alcúdia – Port de Pollença – Faro de Formentor, has stops at Mirador des Colomer, Formentor beach, Cala Figuera-Cala Murta and Formentor lighthouse.

Users arriving by car in Port de Pollença are recommended to park along the ring road where there are three bus stops to go up to the peninsula: Port de Pollença, Bóquer and Can Singala.

Levels of restriction

Vehicles that meet the requirements to be able to circulate in the restricted zone will have to request the corresponding accreditation at least three working days in advance by emailing

At the first level, residents of the stretch, visitors of residents, as well as vehicles transporting people with reduced mobility, taxis, VTC, coaches for discretionary transport and those authorised to travel on the second level may be authorised.

To request access to the lighthouse, the procedure is the same as in the previous case – by means of the aforementioned e-mail, but the request must always be made in advance. Only residents, health, civil protection and emergency services, security forces and vehicles transporting persons with reduced mobility may drive from km 8.7 to km 19.6.

The Formentor peninsula is a specially protected site, declared a World Heritage Site. For this reason, the different administrations involved in managing it (the Consell de Mallorca, the Govern de les Illes Balears, the Directorate General of Traffic, the Guardia Civil, the Port Authority and the Pollença Town Council) have joined forces to improve mobility in this emblematic space.

All the information is at