Pollenca Holiday Guide
Character, charm, beauty just some of the words to describe this area
Pollenca is located in one of the most beautiful parts of Mallorca much due to the island's dramatic northern landscape - with steep, lush mountains dropping down to shorelines of deep blue waters and sandy beaches.
The inland town of Pollenca is typically Mallorcan with a maze of narrow, winding streets dating to medieval times. There's a wealth of historic buildings in the town including a Roman bridge, Gothic church, monuments and gardens. There's also a challenging flight of 365 steps leading to a chapel.
The town is cosmopolitan in ambience with plenty of cafes and restaurants. It's also well known for its seasonal and religious festivals when it can become very busy. These fall in January, February, July and November.
The town is situated about 6km from the coastal resort and port (Puerto Pollensa), which is well protected with very deep waters. By contrast the sandy beaches and shallow waters of the bay are popular with families. The port has a wide range of restaurants, an extensive Sunday market and excellent bus links to the town.
The bay offers plenty of water sports action with sailing, wind surfing and scuba diving all available from the long sandy beach south of the marina. There are also plenty of boat charter options to caves and coves around the island's coast as well as various cruises.
Walking is popular in the area and ranges from gentle strolls around Puerto Pollensa to more strenuous walking in the island's Tramuntana mountains further south. The island also boasts a spectacular golf course; Pollenca Golf Club is nestled between the bays of Pollenca and Alcudia and the s'Albufereta reserve with panoramic views of both the coast and the Tramuntana mountains. The golf club is located just 3km from the town of Pollenca.
Popular with artists and painters due to the stunning colours and scenery - creative types have been trying to catch this area of the island on canvas since the turn of the century. There is some evidence to suggest it was the first 'touristed' area on the island much due to its natural scenery.
Pollenca sits at the north-eastern corner of the island, close to both Formentor and Alcudia, around 30 minutes transfer from Palma International Airport.