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Cala San Vicente

The idyllic resort of Cala San Vicente is not so difficult to reach from Puerto Pollensa. The mountains on the west fall away at the Coll De Siller to entice us over. The area has long been a favourite with artists wanting to paint and you’ll soon see why, as the steep surrounding cliffs become more pronounced and the colour of the sea like something you’ve mixed on your palette.

Start from roundabout on sea front (next to taxi rank).Walk up main Pollensa road to the petrol station.
Just before the petrol station on the right hand side, turn into street Carrer de Cala Sant Vicenc. At the end of this street you will see the ring road. Cross over at the pedestrian crossing and head straight into Carrer de les Roses.
This street forks at the end. Take the left fork and follow the road where it will take a sharp right hand bend and then continue straight to the end of the street.

You will see the hills ahead of you at the end of the street and the road name is repeated (Carrer de les Roses)
Turn left here and walk along the road (there is a crash barrier to your left and a wall to your right).
Take the first turning on your right. There will be a metal sign on the wall saying SILLER and there should be a wooden signpost saying Cami de Siller al Coll de Siller (if it hasn’t been taken down again).

A short way up the track there are three pathways.

Take the middle path (ignore the no entry symbols) which has a breezeblock wall on your left and a stone wall topped by wire fencing on your right.

The path leads you past a house where there are double gates open just enough for one person at a time to pass through. Ignore the Propiedad Privada Prohibido El Paso sign as this applies to vehicles only.

Follow the track up through the pass. You will join a rough wide track at the top. Follow this until you come to a massive roundabout.

Take the second path to your right on the roundabout

There is a wooden sign saying Cami del Port de Pollenca a Cala Carbo
Follow the track down into Cala St Vicente

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.


View Nofrills Excursions Office in a larger map

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 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.