Formentor Peninsula is one of the most popular tourist spots on the island of Mallorca, Spain. The Council of Mallorca, in coordination with the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT), has announced that restrictions to control vehicle access to Formentor Peninsula will start from June 1st, 2023 and will run until September 30th, 2023. The measures have been extended to match the lengthening of the high season and to cope with the increase in vehicles over the years.
During this period, access to the peninsula from the Mi-2210 will be restricted from 10 am to 10:30 pm. Two restriction levels have been established, and only authorised vehicles, public transport, emergency services and bicycles can enter. Authorized vehicles can only park in designated areas, and roadside parking is prohibited.
The Department of Mobility and Infrastructure of the Council of Mallorca explains that this regulation aims to protect a sensitive environmental area with high landscape values. They encourage the use of public transport to access Formentor. To facilitate this, the TIB will offer a bus service to the restricted zone, and visitors arriving by car can park at the Port de Pollença, where there are three bus stops to access the peninsula.
The Council of Mallorca will contract a team of informers to be stationed near the barriers to answer questions. They will also launch a campaign to disseminate and inform about traffic regulation in the media and on the Council's website. The Council advises visitors to request permission by emailing email@example.com at least three business days in advance.
In the first level, residents in the restricted area and their visitors, as well as vehicles that transport people with reduced mobility, taxis, VTCs, and buses with authorisation, can be authorized. To access the lighthouse, the same procedure applies, but the request must always be submitted in advance. Only residents, authorised vehicles, and services can enter the area from kilometre 8.7 to kilometre 19.6.
The Council of Mallorca reinforces the importance of taking care of the environment and values the use of alternative mobility and respecting traffic regulations. Visitors can still enjoy Formentor's beautiful beaches and landscape while caring for the ecosystem.