The name of Paguera come from "forn de brea" oven tar, because the area of tar produced from the resin of pine trees. Pitch (pega, glue, in Catalan) was produced from pine pieces cooked in small stone ovens.
In 1343 Peter IV of Aragon landed on the coast of Paguera to reconquer the island of Majorca hands Jaume III.
Turkish corsair Barbarossa and Dragut were conducting frequent raids in the area known as Cala Fornells, where they captured the inhabitants, who were enslaved and later sold on the markets of Algiers area.
Peguera was the location for many films, the best known is "Evil Under the Sun" (Evil Under the Sun) by Guy Hamilton, with Peter Ustinov in the role of Hercule Poirot, the hero of the novels of Agatha Christie. Scenes from the movie were filmed in Cala del Monjo in a finca named S’Estaca, now demolished, representing the Hotel Daphne film. Other scenes were filmed at the finca Raixa to Bunyola.
Close by, in Cala Fornells, was the villa belonging to the actor Rodolfo (Rudolf) Valentino, this villa named Ca na Tacha, the name of the second wife of Valentino, "Natacha Rambova" from his stage name, is still visible in Cala Fornells.