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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.