Puerto Pollensa, on the north coast of Majorca, has long inspired writers and artists. Crime novelist Agatha Christie wrote ‘Problem at Pollensa Bay’ here, and a number of the scenic shots for the TV adaptation of John le Carré’s ‘The Night Manager’ were captured in and around the beautiful and genteel resort. Puerto Pollensa holidays are truly a feast for the senses. The deep turquoise, horseshoe-shaped bay is set against the dramatic backdrop of the Tramuntana mountain range.
The town is exemplified by rustic cobbled promenades and charming stone houses, while the centre bustles with trendy restaurants and sophisticated shopping. Down by the water, the modern marina is beautifully designed and laid out, and often full of sleek yachts. Thanks to its rugged peninsula, holidays to Puerto Pollensa set visitors up for fun hikes or romantic sunset strolls. In short, it doesn’t take a detective to deduce that Puerto Pollensa’s long-standing allure is no mystery.
Take a stroll
Taking an evening walk along the tree-fringed coastal walkway is such a local institution, the Majorcans even have a special word for it – ‘pasao’, which means stroll.
Visit Cap de Formentor
A short bus ride away is Cap de Formentor, a peninsula with steep cliffs and some of Majorca’s most dramatic vistas. This is where Christie wrote ‘Problem at Pollensa Bay’.
Go to the square
Puerto Pollensa’s main square, Plaza Miguel Capllonch, is lined with cool restaurants and buzzy bars. It's also where the market sets up on Wednesdays, offering a variety of food, crafts and clothes.