Pollensa (Puerto Pollensa) is a charming holiday town located on the north east corner of Majorca in Spain, at the foot the Tramuntana mountain range (Serra de Tramuntana), in the Pollensa Bay. Pollensa is one of the most popular holiday resorts in Majorca, Spain.
Puerto Pollensa is the port, beach, tourist and accommodation area of Pollensa and it is located about 5 km. from the old town of Pollensa.
Pollensa is a lovely place with mountains at the background. Pollensa Bay (Bahia de Pollença) is one of the smallest and yet most exquisite of the bays in Majorca, a medallion of transparent blue, sparkling between the encircling arms of Capes Pinar and Formentor.
There are lots of places to visit and see in Pollensa. Pollensa is dominated by two hills; the Puig de Pollensa and the Calvari. And that makes the scenery great
Pollensa Old Town, with its pretty streets and squares are worth a see. Several stone fountains, a charming parish church, the Roser Vell Oratory and the Baroque Monastery of Santo Domingo (St. Dominic’s) with its impressive cloister, 16th century retable and 18th century Valencian organ are also worth a visit and see. A great day out at the Pollensa Old Town and experiencing the authentic Majorcan life by visiting the Gothic church, narrow streets and climbing the Calvary Steps (Calvary Way) for great views of the island is one of the best things to do in Pollensa.
The Pine Walk area of the Puerto Pollensa is a great place to visit and stroll. There are plenty of shops, bars and restaurants with beautiful views along the Pine Walk area of Puerto Pollensa.
In addition; there is also a well-preserved Roman bridge on the outskirts of the town. The Calvari hill is a great sight to visit with a cypress-bordered stairway of 365 steps. The Cala de San Vicenç and the Formentor peninsula are also great places to worth to visit and see around Pollensa.
As for beaches in Pollensa; there are two main beaches of Pollensa on Puerto Pollensa and Pollensa Bay that worth a visit and see. The fisrt beach is Pollensa beach that is located on the south of the Marina. The second beach is called Albercutx beach and runs from the Marina north in front of the Pine Walk. Coastline of Pollensa is also wonderful. There are plenty of little coves to visit by boat and the coast hosts top snorkelling spots in Majorca. For the ones who want escape the crowds, Formentor beach is another great choice. Holidaymakers may catch a boat from the marina of Pollensa to the secluded cove of Formenter and enjoy the Formentor beach.
For the ones to explore the surrounding area, other popular holiday resort of Alcudia is located only 8 km. from Pollensa. Holidaymakers may visit the old town of Alcudia and explore the Roman ruins, ancient city walls and quaint narrow streets and have great day out. Also holidaymakers may spend fun day out at the popular water park, Hidropark in Alcudia and enjoy the great rides and slides.
Another excursion option from Pollensa is the capital city of Palma. Palma de Mallorca is located about 58 km. from Pollensa. Enjoying the beautiful scenery of Palma de Mallorca is one of the best excursions from Pollensa. There are many great places to visit and see in Palma de Mallorca for the holidaymakers that include; Bellver Castle, sa Llotja (old commercial exchange), the La Almudaina Royal Palace (the old Citadel) and the La Seu Cathedral. The whole route should be done on foot. Hardly any distance at all separates the Cathedral from the Almudaina, the Mallorcan Museum and the Moorish Baths.
The Serra de Tramuntana (Tramuntana Mountain Range), located just behind Pollensa is also great place to see. Holidaymakers may join an organised trip or hike to the the Tramuntana Mountains and may enjoy the beautiful nature and surrounding countryside by foot or bicycle.
|In Pollensa (Puerto Pollensa) you can visit and see …
Museums & Cultural sites
|Pollensa Old Town
|Pollensa Municipal Museum
|Pollensa Monographic Museum
|Palma de Mallorca
|Cap de Formentor
Serra de Tramuntana(Tramuntana Mountain Range)