Traffic restrictions to access the Formentor Lighthouse in 2018
Starting this summer, cars will not be allowed to access the lighthouse in Formentor. The beach in Formentor and Hotel Formentor will still be accessible by car. The only way to access the tip of Cape Formentor will be by bus from the new bus station in Port de Pollença.
We don't know yet when this measure will be applied, as it depends on other factors such us preparing the bus line that will supply this service. This shuttle service will be the alternative means of access whereby car drivers would need to park in Port de Pollença. The shuttle service is dependent on the new concessions for Mallorca's bus network, which aren't due to come into effect until the start of 2019. However, traffic restrictions are being considered for this summer, and Pollença's Mayor, Miquel Àngel March suggests that discussions regarding the shuttle service are "at an advanced stage", implying that it could start as early as this summer. The authorities are wanting to limit access between May and October during a specific time window which is still unknown.
In previous years, the road to Formentor has seen as many as 12.300 cars a day during the peak season.
Other areas of the Serra de Tramuntana (Tramuntana Mountain Range) will also have limited access. Another example is Sa Calobra, where the limited number of parking spaces will be monitored by parking sensors to allow drivers to know in advance whether they'll be able to find a spot before congesting the scenic road. There is a limit already to the number of buses that can do this route a day: 35.
Another area suffering from oversaturation is the Port de Valldemossa although the authorities are still studying the matter and assessing if any restrictions will take place as this road is considered one of the most dangerous in the area.