Although Majorca's well known for its vibrant nightlife and incredible club scene, Puerto Pollensa is one of the quieter resorts in the Balearics. With golden-sanded beaches, pine-fringed coves and a horseshoe-shaped bay, Puerto Pollensa holidays are ideal for families and couples alike. Take your holiday in February and you can enjoy all the sights, sounds and smells at the annual carnival. Expect floats, spectacular costumes, live music, and lip-smacking Spanish food!
Things to do
Although Puerto Pollensa is geared to a more relaxing kind of holiday, there’s still plenty to see and do. The jewel in the crown is the harbour, where you can take a trip on a glass-bottomed boat and see the stunning, submarine world below, while still catching some sunshine! Hop on a bus to Pollensa Old Town and you’ll find quirky shops and street stalls tucked away in twisting backstreets. With plenty of cafés, relaxing with a glass of local fino (a type of sherry) is almost mandatory or, for a change of scenery, take a local bus to nearby Palma. As the sun starts to set, take a stroll along the famous perfumed Pine Walk, and enjoy a quiet cocktail on the beach.
Great for explorers
There are many walking tracks in Puerto Pollensa, varying in difficulty and terrain. If you’re up for a bit of a challenge, then head for the Boquer Valley. Although the walk isn’t too strenuous, there are some rocky parts to tackle. Make your way up steep inclines and stony trails, and you’ll be greeted with magnificent Mediterranean views of the surrounding area and the sea below. If you like to take things at a more leisurely pace, take a stroll along The Pine Walk. It connects the main areas of Puerto Pollensa together so it’s the best way to get around. Under the shade of the pine trees that line the walk, you’ll be able to enjoy the views of the beautiful beaches and mountains on this easier walk.
From small bays to long stretches, charming Puerto Pollensa has a good selection of beaches for you to relax on. One of the most popular beaches is the main Port de Pollensa Beach, it’s the biggest in the area. There are many sunloungers to hire and plenty of watersports on offer. D’Albercuix beach by The Pine Walk is another favourite amongst tourists, it’s a quiet beach where you can spend time taking in the scenery and making the most of the peaceful atmosphere. Little kids will be happy as the water is shallow enough for them to splash about in and the sand is ideal for building sandcastles.