Reasons to come on holiday to Port Pollensa

Things to do in Puerto Pollensa:

Truth is Mallorca is a beautiful place. Another truth is Puerto Pollensa is a great and popular destination to stay. Fact is Puerto Pollensa is never crowded, but peaceful and pleasant. Why to choose Puerto Pollensa as your holiday destination on Mallorca? There are many reasons, in this post we will tell you more about why Puerto Pollensa is the place to come on holiday and what to do whilst staying here.

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Things to do in Port Pollensa: a lovely walk

The pine walk is a pedestrian area along the sea front; it gets its name from all the pine trees that run along the beach and is a lovely walk which can´t be missed. You will find nice spots to have a drink or dinner to enjoy the view.

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Some places to visit from Port de Pollensa:

Formentor is just around the corner and popular for many reasons. Formentor has some beautiful photo opportunities, so make sure you take a camera. First of all the viewpoint won´t disappoint you, take a swim in the crystal blue water from the beach of Formentor. The perfect way to get to see a lot is an excursion through the valley by bus with free time at the viewpoint and beach of Formentor, in combination with a boat trip from the beach back to Puerto Pollensa.

Cala San Vicente is a village nearby with spectacular views and some splendid beaches. To make most of the views, walk through the mountains from Puerto Pollensa to Cala San Vicente. This walk takes about an hour. Another option is to take the local bus. Cala San Vicente promises unique scenery. Cala Barques, Cala Clara and Cala Molins are the names of the small bays in this village located in the very north of Mallorca and just around the corner from Puerto Pollensa.

Cala Boquer is a beautiful valley just outside Puerto Pollensa, the track through the valley is about 3 kilometers and takes you to a rocky beach on a well paved path. Cala Boquer is an hidden bay, you will be taken into the middle of nowhere literally. The closer you get to the sea, the more incredible gets the panoramic view.

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Visit a local market

Stroll around the local market! Every Wednesday there is a market in Puerto Pollensa, right at the main square. Absorb the atmosphere as a local at the market in the old town of Pollensa on a Sunday, Pollensa is only 15 minutes away by local bus and the market is held in the oldest part of the town. Another market nearby is the market in Alcudia old town, every Tuesday and every Sunday. This market is known as more touristic.

History spots

The old town of Alcudia is rich in history and if you have interest in the Romans it is a real must-go. Outside the main wall of the old town there are a number of ruins including an old amphi theatre.


Visit Pollensa and El Calvario! El Calvario not only offers superb views of Pollensa, it is also one the the most iconic locations of the town. The stairway to the top consists of 365 steps, one for each day of the year, and ends at a church from the 18th century.


Pollensa has more interesting places to visit, the Roman Bridge, signposted as the Pont de Roma and the Puig Maria which is a small mountain topped by a monastery.


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The lively life

The main square in Puerto Pollensa is the favorite place for many, especially in the evening. That is where it all happens; bars and restaurants ensure a great atmosphere. Some have live music to enjoy, other offer the perfect place to chill.  The same means for the town of Pollensa, the main square and the small streets around are full of bars and restaurants.


Fun in the sun for the small ones

Travelling with children? Some new playgrounds you will find at various places on the beach front.

Also, the beach you´ll find in Puerto Pollensa is quite shallow so ideal for families with children.


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More to explore from Port de Pollensa

Mallorca is such a paradise and very different everywhere, travel into the mountains and visit Soller, Puerto Soller and Valldemosa. Explore the Caves of Drach and don´t miss out the capital of the island Palma de Mallorca. Discover authentic villages and hidden corners, Puerto Pollensa is the place to stay but you won´t regret to get away for the day.

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Puig de Maria walk from Pollensa

Today we have a new walk in Port de Pollensa in Mallorca that will take us to a small top well known by the people of Pollensa, combining history, sights and beautiful natural surroundings. We’re going to walk to the Puig de Maria in Pollensa.


The walk takes us to a place rich in history, the Puig de Maria, in front of the beautiful town of Pollensa, and is a rather steep climb, but nice, whose final destination is well worth it. We are going to explain you how the tour is, what we can do and some helpful tips to make the most of this walk, along with some photos that for sure you will like, and inspire you to do this tour.

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About the walk to the Puig de Maria:

  • How long is the walk?   In just one hour we are going to be at the Puig de Maria, one hour to walk up. The walk down is in just 40 minutes. To this we add the time you decide to spend there, because there are many things we can do. The walk is about 3 km and 300 meters ascent.
  • With children or without? Ideal with children, because it is a short climb to well-defined way and mostly asphalt. Also, as always commented, children go up anywhere and 100 times faster than adults.
  • Where to park? The tour starts at kilometre 51.9 of the M2200 road, next to the town of Pollensa, where we see an indicator of wood that shows us the path to the Puig de Maria. We can park either there or nearby smoothly.
  • Tips for the tour? In the Puig de Maria there is a restaurant that offers good food at great prices, there is a hostel so we can sleep there at reasonable prices and there is a playground where you can make your own bbq. So it will not be by choice and if you give free rein to the imagination, why do not go in summer with full moon, eat in the restaurant, watch the beautiful views of the Bay of Pollensa, and the stars, then down back, or stay overnight in the Puig de Maria.


Why we like this tour at Puig de Maria in Pollensa?

Because as mentioned just above, there are many options at the Puig de Maria which can make this tour an all-day activity, a few hours or half day. It is an easy, affordable for all and with exceptional views excursion.

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The walk to the  Puig de Maria in Pollensa:

We start our trip to the Puig de Maria, whose name comes from the Arabic word “al-mariyat” meaning “see” “look” very possibly related to views that await us at the top. It is also known as Puig de Pollensa or “Senyora nostra” Puig.

– A forest of oaks

On the way you´ll find a dense forest of oaks. In the bushes we can see strawberries, sarsaparilla or cirerets of betlem which are red fruits. During this part of the tour, we will see some shortcuts (sharper than the road itself), but it is better to continue on the asphalt road to preserve the forest of oaks. And if you are tired, you will find some wooden benches to have a brief rest.

The current paved road was built in the 70s, replacing the old road des Puig.

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– The rocky road

After about  30 minutes, we reach the paved road dating back to the 17th century and which following the technique of “dry stone” was rehabilitated in 1994 by “margers” of Insular Consell de Mallorca and take us to the top of Puig de Maria. Before beginning, we find the Cova del Dimoni and a small cavity in the rock known as the Cadireta (little chair) of Bon Jesus, the legend says that pregnant women who feel the baby in it will have a happy birth.

– The cami Ermitans

Next, on our left, emerges the path of the Ermitans, built in the early 20th century, which offers spectacular views of the town of Pollensa, where we can distinguish three churches in the town and the main square or the path to Calvari .

The trail leads to the Clot de la Mare de Deu, on the right side, the pit where tradition says the image of the Virgen del Puig was found.

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– The top of Puig de Maria

And from the above we head slight rise to the top of Puig de Maria where we find, first, the torrada area with benches and chairs with spectacular views of the Bay of Pollensa.

Then we will see the ancient defensive tower of the 15th century, because in case of danger or attack by pirates, the inhabitants of Pollensa ran there for refuge, not to Castell del Rei as many people think. We also see canvas battlements, very well preserved, where we can find geocaching .

– The Oratory

Beside the defensive tower is an arch that leads to a spacious terrace, where we find the oratory. It was in 1348 when the construction of a chapel was authorized and then a few years later a community of nuns was installed in the monastery rose.


Route to the Puig de Maria in Pollensa:

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Suggestions with this tour to Puig de Maria in Pollensa:

Once at the top, there are different options:

  • There is a restaurant with excellent choices at good prices, as pa amb oli, paella, rice brut … advisable to book!(971184132,
  • There is a restaurant for those who bring their own picnic and prefer to eat inside the house.
  • There is a wood stove for those willing to use it.
  • There is a BBQ area outside for those who want to prepare their own flesh, and in the shelter sell firewood and charcoal.
  • There is an area of ​​accommodation with rooms for 2 people up to 8 people.For instance, the price of a cell of 2 people is 24 € (sheets included).


Do you need more information about walks in Puerto Pollensa?

The Nofrills office offers you loads of excursions and local information, as well as suggestions for walks in Puerto Pollensa ! Come to see us while you are in Puerto Pollensa!