The historic former fishing village of Pollenca and the Port of Pollenca, with its stylish marina, is a joy to explore and while away the hours in. There’s fantastic beaches, golf, tennis, horse-riding, water-sports and a plethora of scenic walks to enjoy. There really is something for everyone. And, with a number of chic apartments, family-friendly hotels, luxurious villas and rustic fincas to choose from you’re sure to find a holiday haven to make your time in Pollenca a holiday to remember forever.
Whether it’s an authentic Mallorcan villa nestling in the countryside, a beautifully restored farmhouse or a modern sea-front apartment, Pollenca is sure to have something for your ideal Mallorcan holiday and Sun-hat villas are on hand to help in any way they can. Many of the properties have preserved their rustic charm but benefit from the modern comforts you’d expect in a stylish property. While some enjoy acres of land bearing fruit, olive and pine trees, others have pools, and there’s even a delightful property at the foot of the mountains with a mini football pitch – perfect for families.
A trip to Pollenca is like stepping back in time. Medieval winding lanes lined with attractive stone houses lead on to Placa Major – the quaint main square where you can marvel at the 18th century Nostra Senyora Del Angels church with its remarkable rose window, or relax in one of the many bars and restaurants. For a pleasurable shopping experience there’s plenty of boutique shops selling locally hand-crafted goods, ceramics and jewellery and a lovely market on Sundays. It is here you can truly appreciate an authentic Mallorcan town.
For marvellous sea-views and a relaxed take on Mallorcan island life, head on over to Puerto Pollenca. Featuring an oyster-shaped bay framed by a stretch of glorious white sand and the imposing Tramuntana mountains as a backdrop, this small town benefits from an amazing location. Follow the shoreline to the popular Pinewalk area, taking in the many bars and restaurants along the way or lose yourself amongst the inviting boutiques where you can pick up leather goods and locally crafted souvenirs. Market day is Wednesday. Finally, head on over to the elegant marina and marvel at the array of smart leisure boats and yachts. You can still see some traditional 'llaüts' used by the Mallorcans for catching fish.
Apart from stunning properties for the whole family to luxuriate in, Puerto Pollenca has two beaches. Just south of the Marina, Pollenca Beach itself is an expanse of golden sand offering watersports of every kind and sun loungers for pure relaxation. Then there’s Albercutx, which is great for children, thanks to its shallow water and natural shade. For more sea-faring fun, you can also hire a sailboat from the marina. Or, take a stroll around the lovely beaches and coves at Cala San Vicente. A traditional little fishing village, this is probably one of the least touristy places on the island. With three glorious sandy beaches and fantastic rocky coves – perfect for snorkelling – it’s a real retreat.
Pollenca and Puerto Pollenca in Majorca are charming towns that boast a delightful selection of restaurants and bars, catering to every taste and mood. In Pollenca, visitors can immerse themselves in the island's traditional cuisine with local taverns serving authentic Spanish dishes and regional specialties. The town's quaint restaurants exude a warm ambiance, inviting diners to savor mouthwatering paella, grilled seafood, and flavorful tapas. Meanwhile, Puerto Pollenca, located by the sea, offers an abundance of seafood restaurants that serve freshly caught fish and seafood delicacies. With its picturesque waterfront setting, Puerto Pollenca is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic dinner or a leisurely lunch by the sea. For those seeking a vibrant nightlife, both Pollenca and Puerto Pollenca offer a diverse array of bars, from chic cocktail lounges to lively pubs, where visitors can unwind with a refreshing drink and enjoy the town's relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Whether it's savoring local delights or enjoying a vibrant night out, Pollenca and Puerto Pollenca have a rich dining and bar scene that leaves visitors with lasting memories of their time in Majorca.
Located just inland from the main port, the medieval town of Alcudia stands within an ancient Moorish fort wall. With winding streets and beautiful architecture it's a must-see. Visit the reconstructed ramparts, walls and two impressive gates, and if you want more, the Roman ruins of Pollentia lay just outside, which includes a small amphitheatre. Once inside the walls there are many restaurants famed for wonderful home-cooking, and a wonderful market on Sundays and Tuesdays.
Cavalri - a long, steep and beautiful stone stairway graced by ancient cypress trees, which ascend the Puig de Calvari, and of course, the quaint old town of Pollenca itself for a purely authentic Mallorcan experience.
The annual Pollensa Music Festival is very popular with the whole family, but the one to watch is definitely the celebrated mock battle between the Moorish pirates and the Pollencan Christians, which takes place on 2nd August every year. This traditional Mallorcan experience is quite a spectacle and finishes with an impressive firework display.
Cycling is a popular activity for all of the family here and local shops organise excursions around the countryside and Tramantuna mountains. Otherwise there’s mini-golf and an indoor play area - Fantasy World, which the younger children will adore although it caters for kids of all ages.