If you’re travelling the coast road from Palma to Capocorb Vell and Cala Pi, take the short detour to this wind-torn, atmospheric headland. If you're on the Ma6014 highway south from S’Arenal, turn right at the sign pointing to ‘Cap Blanc’. You’ll soon come across a lighthouse and desolate-seeming military compound, where you can park.
You can’t get right up to the lighthouse, but can wander around its outbuildings to the sheer cliff it surmounts. From here, the views along the ruddy cliff-face, with Palma and the western mountains in one direction, the Illa de Cabrera in the other, and seabirds circling the Mediterranean sky overhead, are nothing short of breathtaking. If the wind isn't too fierce, this makes a fabulous picnic spot. But be careful with kids or dogs – there's no fence and the drop is abrupt, and almost certainly fatal.