Information & Facts
There are plenty of activities in Paguera to amuse those
holidaymakers tired of lazing by the pool or on the beach.
Watersports are on offer, as well as a small water park, plenty of
nearby golf courses, and excellent walking and hiking. An
interesting short boat trip is to the Dragonera Natural Park on the
small Dragonera Island. The conservation area has a small museum,
as well as Roman ruins. Glass-bottomed boat trips are also
Spanish is the official language, but English is widely
understood in areas frequented by tourists. Catalan, Galician and
Basque are spoken in the relevant areas.
Spain's official currency is the Euro (EUR). One Euro is divided
into 100 cents. Money can be exchanged at bureaux de change and
major hotels, but banks give the best rates. All major credit cards
and travellers cheques are widely accepted at most hotels,
restaurants, and shops. ATMs are widespread and are generally the
cheapest and most convenient method of obtaining money.
Paguera can get highly congested and parking space is at a
premium. Many of the hotels are up on the hills behind the town
centre, which can pose a problem for those with disabilities, the
elderly and parents with pushchairs.
Paguera has a range of bars, and although many cater to German
holidaymakers, there are British style pubs available too. There
are some low-key discos.
In Paguera, the top-rated restaurants for holidaymakers are La
Grita, Casa Rustica and La Gran Tortuga. The resort offers a number
of different restaurants with a variety of fare; many cater for the
German palette, though some offer local dishes and excellent
Spanish seafood. There are also various sidewalk cafes and bistros
along the promenade.
Paguera features El Bulevar Street, which is a long stretch of
shops behind the pedestrian promenade where holidaymakers and
shoppers can splurge on designer clothes, jewellery, leather goods
and other Spanish holiday souvenirs. Be sure to explore the
boutiques and smaller shops in the side streets along El Bulevar.
There is also a lovely market at nearby Andraitx on Wednesday
mornings that is worth exploring.
Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March
and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October). The Canary
Islands: GMT (GMT +1 in summer).