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What you cannot put a price on is that wonderful feeling as you approach the outskirts of Pollenca knowing that you will soon be in your fav place with that sense of "coming home" .

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We went to Formentor beach yesterday and it was rammed. The car park was full, the overflow car park was full, the beach was full to the point that it wasn't enjoyable so obviously everyone is over there!

Car park is 15€

I won't be going back there until after the high season has ended
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We went to Formentor beach yesterday and it was rammed. The car park was full, the overflow car park was full, the beach was full to the point that it wasn't enjoyable so obviously everyone is over there!

Car park is 15€

I won't be going back there until after the high season has ended
Read something about that in the paper. They say it is to do with the bus frequency or something and obviously stopping cars travelling past the beach.
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Sounds like its worth free parking in PP and getting the bus to Formentor beach...
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Sounds like its worth free parking in PP and getting the bus to Formentor beach...
Proper Car Park at Formentor for the beach is now an Electronic Barrier with Number Recognition.

Ticket issued on arrival and Pay at Machines before exit, cost now depends on time you are parked.

We used to go for a swim/snorkel, time there of around 2 hours, old pay as you enter was 10 euros across the board, this June it was 3.50 euros for actual time parked, better value for money for short stays.
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Proper Car Park at Formentor for the beach is now an Electronic Barrier with Number Recognition.

Ticket issued on arrival and Pay at Machines before exit, cost now depends on time you are parked.

We used to go for a swim/snorkel, time there of around 2 hours, old pay as you enter was 10 euros across the board, this June it was 3.50 euros for actual time parked, better value for money for short stays.
The overflow car park also has the barriers and I now remember that we paid €9.60 (but the board still says €15) so for 5 of us it was less than €2 each which is cheaper than the bus or ferry. We were there for about 4 hours.
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Still not decided whether I'm getting a car.

Sounds like these barriers may be a good incentive to buy another Caterham 7.

Has anyone got a tape measure handy?
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I think the exchange rate has had a lot to do with how we view the prices in PP

We find the quality of Restaurants very good and service better in most places than anything we get at home

The most expensive place we have been to eat was Sorrento worse than Venice ! We felt we should just tow a cash machine behind us

My brother and sister in Law have just been to Lake Garda and found choice of food very poor Pasta or Pizza She said they paid £60 for just 2 courses for themselves with no Wine ( strange no Wine ! ) so perhaps it isnt just PP that has gone up in price


We did still have to book a table in June unless we went out really early so it will be interesting to see what it is like in September

Still love it more than anywhere else we visit each year
Very surprised at that. I have been to Bardolino on Lake Garda a couple of times in recent years, and I would say that there was an excellent selection of places to eat, with various cuisines, and price ranges. Given that even standard Italian fare is considerably more than just pizza and pasta, unless that were staying on a very small place and not travelling, I find the comment remarkable!
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In my opinion the Port is definitely much quieter this year. I was talking to a taxi driver on Monday and he said his takings are 40% down on last year.

As far as prices are concerned, the bars and restaurants that i use have not increased charges generally, maybe a few cents on some items.
We were walking home last night and passed through the road by Fergus Style hotel. It was so sad to see the bars / restsaurants down there empty between 9 and 10pm . There must have been 12 customers between them on a Saturday night nearing the end of July. With the season so short for businesses you wonder how they can cope (( very sad .
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The bars and restaurants should be pretty full every night now but this is not the case, i have noticed a lot of people are sharing meals or having a few starters with no mains. One owner of a long established restaurant told me on Friday that he is 50% down on last year, it is really worrying .
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While we were in the port, between 27th June-11th July, it was quieter than usual. We've been visiting for 26yrs, and have never known that ALL lights were out on the front from the roundabout, all the way down to Sis Pins from just after midnight, we didn't feel safe to walk to the hotel as it was pitch black, and had to walk on Formentor Road instead, which was lit. Yet another way of saying they don't want your business after that time.We're on holiday for goodness sake.
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While we were in the port, between 27th June-11th July, it was quieter than usual. We've been visiting for 26yrs, and have never known that ALL lights were out on the front from the roundabout, all the way down to Sis Pins from just after midnight, we didn't feel safe to walk to the hotel as it was pitch black, and had to walk on Formentor Road instead, which was lit. Yet another way of saying they don't want your business after that time.We're on holiday for goodness sake.
I don't know if it's true but i was told that there was a technical fault with the lighting.
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I don't know if it's true but i was told that there was a technical fault with the lighting.
All the street lights along the front & the Pine Walk are working again now. We got home at 2am ish last night & they were all shining brightly.
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Oh dear Mary, does that mean the neighbours could now see who was making all the noise ??? Only jealous cos we're not there.
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The bars and restaurants should be pretty full every night now but this is not the case, i have noticed a lot of people are sharing meals or having a few starters with no mains. One owner of a long established restaurant told me on Friday that he is 50% down on last year, it is really worrying .
Yes it is worrying , we walked across the square today at approx 1pm and Casa Vila , Maxims and another ( can’t remember name ) were empty. You wonder how long places can survive with such low footfall as when people try other destinations with lower if no taxes and better exchange rates and welcome tourists who would come back ? If we did nt have a property here we would nt !
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