Excursions from Puerto Pollensa

There are many excursions you can do from Puerto Pollensa. We recommend to you NoFrills Excursions that offers value for money experiences.

They have a wide range of excursions to cater different types of clients and activities: boat trips, water parks, sightseeing tours…

NoFrills Excursions also has a great reputation as you can see on trip advisor:

NoFrills Excursions

We have found that based on a lot of positive TripAdvisor reviews, these excursions are some of the more popular ones and ones we definitely recommend:

Island Tour
Puerto Pollensa Beach
Rural Mallorca
Cala Formentor
Caves of Drach
Cala Sant Vicenç
Pirates Show
Cala Boquer

Also, as an extra advantage: they have 4 offices in resort, and if print this voucher you will have a 5% discount on any of our trips.

NoFrills Excursions Voucher

Note: This voucher is only valid at their offices. See below where the offices are.
At the offices you will find the official staff wearing an orange uniform.

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Palma Shopping

When in Mallorca you should go on shopping to the center of Palma, the main city, where you will find the most of the shops. The Plaza Juan Carlos I, next to the Cathedral, and the streets around are known to be the shopping area. Shops usually open from 10.00 in the morning and close at 01.30, they reopen during time the evening from 17.00 to 20.00.

El Corte Inglés

However, big shops usually do not close for lunch and are open during all day. Zara is open until 20.30 in the evening and El Corte Ingles (one, if not the only, big commercial centres that operate in Spain) until 21.30.

Saturday afternoon just a half of the shops or so open, and on Sunday every shop in Mallorca is closed. Keep this mind. On Sunday only the bars and restaurants are open.

ZaraZara (Paseo del Born, next to the Cathedral) is a must if shopping in Palma for its prices and quality,
but an H&M has been also opened recently not far from there.
If it is too late for shopping in the centre, you can still go to the Porto Pi Commercial centre, where many of the usual shops in the centre are open until 22.00.

Jaime III has been an know as the shopping street for many years and has the most of the good shops, as Camper (Mallorca best shoes), Mango (fashion for young girls) or Intimissimi for underwear.

From the Plaza Mayor (reached by walking up the stairs above the parking place) you can spot to San Miguel and Via Sindicato streets, where shops are more traditional and frequented by the locals.

However we must not forget that Palma is great for culture, it’s a must to visit the cathedral and royal palace. There are also many historical monuments. Explore the Old City, south east area behind the cathedral, there is a diverse range of interesting buildings with window boxes, metal carvings and overhanging eaves. The old city is also home to the Ajuntament (or Town Hall), the Convent of the Cathedral and the Banys Àrabs.

The Nofrills excursions team reccomend the Palmabus excursion.
It conveniently picks you up from your hotel and takes you down to Palma for a great day out. A knowledgeable English Guide will give you a full sightseeing tour of 70 minutes, and then you will have 5 hours free time to explore this charming city. With Shop Discount Vouchers, map of Palma, Free Tapas and drink all included in the price of the ticket.

It’s a great way to explore the capital of Majorca in a stress free way and then dropped right back at your hotel again. If you would like some more information on the Palmabus excursion in Majorca please feel free to browse our website: http://www.nofrills-excursions.com or alternatively visit our shop right in the Port of Pollensa where one of our staff members will be only more than happy to help.

Puig de Maria

A sanctuary located at 330 metres, at the foot of the town, chapel, towerand walls… everything built between XIVth centuries. The gothic style predominates. The church is one of nave and preserves a popular image of the Virgin from the XIVth century. It was an important monastey and it was abandoned for a long time. Through this sanctuary there have been hermits, donors and religious orders. It has a path of stones from the XIVth century. It is recommended to do the journey on foot which is accessible just behind the Renault garage in Pollensa. An interesting fact is that when it was built, the American Air Force brought in helicopters to help lift building materials to the top.

On the main road from palma to pollenca, at 52km you will see a sign pointing to the Puig de maria. The climb up steps takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. The entire walk covers 7km. The sanctuary offers accommodation as a refuge. 22 euros per night for 2 bed accommodation plus 7euros each for a third or fourth person. Beware, there is no heating and bathrooms are communal, and only one shower comes with hot water. Hot food and baguettes are available and a bar service though. There is also a barbecue available for use.

Fiestas Pollensa

7th January – 13th February – Carnival:
With lively processions and many attractions and stalls in the main town square.

17th January – Day of the Pine Tree:
Just like the Puerto Pollensa fiesta bearing the same name, the locals haul a huge pine tree stripped bare into what is known as “The Old Square” in Pollensa Old Town just behind the main church.
This is a breathtaking event where only the bravest locals try to climb to the top of the pine tree to reach what is basically a bin bag to release thousands of pieces of little confetti.

21st April – Holy Week 2011:
Procession ‘de la Sangre’
Route: Plaza Mayor > Mercat > Jonquet > Metge Sureda > Sant Jordi > Costa i Llobera > Monti-sion > Lleó > Jesús > Joan Guiraud > Mallorca > Abeurador de Sant Isidre > Roser Vell > Convento > Sant Domingo > Antoni Maura > Plaza Mayor.

22nd April – Holy Week 2011:
21.00h On Good Friday, the spectacular “Davallament” is held at the Calvari of Pollença: the procession with the image of the dead Jesus descends the Calvari hill down the 365 stone steps, bordered by Yew trees.

25th April – Day of the ‘Puig de Maria’:
At 12.30h Mass at the Puig de Maria followed by traditional Paella (Must be booked in advance).

4th July – 30th August – Music Festival.
The famous Pollensa music festival and general fiesta celebrating the town.

25th July – 2nd August – La Patrona:
Daily festivities in preparation for Moors and Christians ‘battle’ on 2-Aug.

2nd August – Moors and Christians
The moors and Christians festival is celebrated every august in the town of pollenca. It is a festival that relives the victory against the Turkish pirates in 1561. The locals will dress up and re-enact the events. The Christians dressed in white, fight against the moors, in their colour clothing. The battle takes place at 5am on the 2nd August. The festival ends with a spectacular firework display.

Fiestas Cala San Vicente

Being one of the smaller resorts on the island Cala San Vicente doesn’t have so many fiestas. In fact there is really only one! That is of course the fiesta of Cala San Vicente:

19th – 22nd August – Fiesta of Cala San Vicente:

During this time many artisans set up tables along the beach front to exhibit local produce. On the last night there is the fire spectacular with fireworks that light up the whole sky.