Picturesque, historic, and beautiful. The port of Puerto Pollensa on the island of Majorca is a stunning combination of perfect weather, bustling harbour, and more culture than you’ll be able to handle!
The town was originally a fishing village, and it’s cleverly retained much of its original charm and friendliness. Head to the famous Pine Walk that wends past the tinkering masts of the yachts in the marina, and keep an eye out for the local fishermen. Ten minutes watching them unload their catch makes for an interesting ten minutes.
Puerto Pollensa sits in the huge horseshoe-shaped Bay of Pollença. Gorgeous scenery and a wide and lazy promenade make for an Iberian dream. The Tramuntana Mountains rise behind this coastal town, giving that great combination of dramatic mountainous views and happy seaside sounds. Puerto Pollensa is popular with couples and families alike for its scenery, pretty town centre, beaches and nightlife, with the result a buzzing yet relaxing paradise of fun and adventure.
Cala Sant Vicenç
Head north of Puerto Pollensa and you’ll come to Cala Sant Vicenç. It sits on the far north-west coast of Majorca, and just like Puerto Pollensa, boasts a traditional fishing heritage. Small, cosy bays and a rugged, rocky face characterise this town, and it’s an ideal day trip for those seeking calm, quiet, and clear water.
The village sprawls backwards up the hillside, so if you do fancy going for a walk, strap on your boots – your calves will thank you for it.
Found to the east of Puerto Pollensa, Cala Formentor beach is a truly beautiful spot. Built up it is not, but rocky, clean, and with a backdrop of trees, it’s certainly one of the most picturesque beaches you’re likely to sit on. The trees provide a cooling shade from the summer sun, and there’s also a public bus to the beach. For something a little different, you can even take a boat from Puerto Pollensa.
Head back to the mainland to visit the rural town of Pollença. Lots of greenery, rustic stone buildings, and steep hills make this small town. Easily walkable in a morning’s mooching, and filled with charm, don’t expect to see the built up shops and restaurants prominent in many other tourism towns.
Exploring Puerto Pollensa...
Dolphin watching boat trip
A sunrise boat trip spent dolphin watching is a must-do on a Puerto Pollensa holiday. Sit back and enjoy the waves as you navigate the Bay of Alcudia. If you’re lucky enough to spot dolphins, you’ll see them interacting in the freedom of their natural environment. They might even come and play in the bow waves of the boat - a true joy. Look back at the amazing views of Puerto Pollensa and the backdrop of the mountains, and you’ll wish you could stay forever.
Caves of Drach & Porto Cristo
If the adventurous among you strike out during your holiday, make a beeline for the Caves of Drach & Porto Cristo. Step out of the Spanish sun and into this fascinating subterranean world of stalactites and mites. There’ll even be tones of a classical music concert providing an aural backdrop to the natural beauty of the caves. You’ll also be invited on a boat trip across the Lake Martel, one of the world’s largest underground lakes. Genuinely very cool – both as a break from the searing sun above and for the eerie and almost surreal experience of the caves themselves.
Full island tour
Back above land, whisk yourself off on a full tour of this majestic Spanish island to round off your Puerto Pollensa holiday nicely. The tour is broken into sections, so you’ll be jumping on a train, hopping on a boat and walking the rest of the way. From the spectacular Tramuntana Mountains to the monastery of Lluc and the limestone rock formations, every turn has something fantastic to see.
You’ll also get to explore the charming La Calobra village, where a stroll and a snack is highly recommended. From there it’s time to hit the waves, with a boat trip around the coast. If all that wasn’t enough, the Soller Valley is next on the list, and there’s even time for a fresh seafood lunch and a stroll to bask in the sunshine.
Majorca has one of those fantastic cuisines that is made up of fresh fish from the nearby waters, spicy cured meats and chorizo, and salty olives and sweet vegetables. Food in Puerto Pollensa combines all that and makes it simpler – more rustic. Think bowls of hearty stews with depth of flavour, served with chunks of well-baked bread.
Located right on the coast, seafood is big in Puerto Pollensa. Hang around by the fishing boats and watch the fishermen haul in the catch of the day, then find yourself a restaurant to sample the water’s delicacies.
Majorca also makes a good selection of wines. There are over 70 producers in Majorca, but the Callet, Manto Negro, and Moll grapes are the most widely drunk.
Puerto Pollensa is brilliant for couples, families and groups of friends alike. Natural beauty, variety and downright fun. Sun, sea, sand, adventure and quality food are all to be found in plentiful supply.
Whether your perfect holiday is a quest for exploring the Spanish island paradise, the underwater lakes, water sports and boat trips, or whether your penchant is more for sun loungers, poolside frolics and leisurely strolls, Puerto Pollensa is for you.
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