If you want to wake up to the sounds of the Mediterranean and stunning views of the beach, then the Majorcan town of Puerto Pollensa is most certainly for you. You’ll be spoilt for choice with the area’s astounding array of apartments and hotels to suit every travel style and wallet size. Whether you want to be seaside, poolside or both throughout your Spanish escape, choose from striking self-catering apartments and all inclusive hotels that are scattered along the shores of the bay, or in the nearby town of Alcudia. More importantly, Puerto Pollensa holidays will never leave you too far away from spectacular Spanish cuisine and the fresh seafood.
At a glance
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Spanish
- Time Zone: GMT +1
- Average flight time: 2h 25m
When to go
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The top things to do in Puerto Pollensa are definitely the stunning beaches that captivate visitors with their stunning Mediterranean water and sandy spots to top up that tan. From the bold mountains that serve as a natural backdrop to the beaches, to the cultural things to do in and around the area, you can never run out of sights to see and explore. Aside from the beaches and fantastic walking routes, Puerto Pollensa also offer great nights out and plenty of day trips.
Wine and Dine
Enjoy a different cuisine every night of the week. From international dishes to traditional tapas and fresh seafood, the many restaurants throughout Puerto Pollensa cater for every taste. Between the sand, sun, sea and Spanish tapas on your Puerto Pollensa holiday, you will fall in love with the island of Majorca. As a part of the Balearic Islands, you can be sure to find some delectable fish dishes in this island, and Puerto Pollensa is no exception. Treat your taste buds to some of the best seafood in Spain, one of the best Puerto Pollensa attractions, and experience a variety of dishes from savoury squid, salty sardines and mouth-watering lobster. There are also international eateries like Chinese and Indian, as well as the classic fish and chips for picky eaters.
Spend your time in the sun with the whole family and cool off at Hidropark, a popular water park with rides and slides for all ages. Come here to escape from the heat of the late summer afternoon and splash about in the many water rides and pools. Parents don’t have to worry, as there are plenty of different activities for children big and small. Marineland and Katmandu Park near Alcudia has dolphin shows and aquariums to spy, while Katmandu Park is fun for the entire family, especially older children. The beaches are another excellent spot to go, and Puerto Pollensa has two to call its own. Albercutx Beach is the more family-friendly beach, as it has shallow water for young children to splash about in, as well as natural shade for when you want to take a break from the sun and cool down on land.
Action and Adventure
It is difficult to arrive here in Puerto Pollensa without gazing at the stunning backdrop of the Tramuntana Mountains, another part of the top things to do in Puerto Pollensa. They provide ample opportunity for professional cyclists, but abound in hiking and walking routes for all speeds. Explore the valleys, mountainsides and peaks on foot or on wheels. Head to the coast for a vast array of water sports like banana boating, jet skiing and sailing, as well as beach horse rides and thrilling caving. The Mediterranean, especially around Spain, is a great place to go diving, and you can take lessons here on Majorca.
Life's a Beach
The main beach at Puerto Pollensa are just gorgeous, with outcrops of rock creating secluded areas and sand leading right up to the mountains, a pleasant promenade and shady leafy areas, this beach has everything. The waters are clear and perfect for swimming and have been certified Blue Flag for cleaniness. There is almost 1.5km of beach, and plenty of areas along here have parasols and loungers for rent. If you head along the Pine Walk from the main marina you will reach a slightly smaller beach, d’Albercuix beach, a lovely place to walk or to find a private spot. The shallow waters at Purto Pollensa make this a good area for swimming with children.
The nights are as fascinating as the days here, and you can find plenty of Puerto Pollensa attractions and the surrounding area at night. Take a romantic, late afternoon stroll and see the sun’s reflection gleaming in the sea. For a fun family gathering, have an evening out on the town, where you’ll find everything from live music to traditional entertainment on offer. For those in search of a livelier time, the late-night bars and clubs of nearby Alcudia are just a short taxi ride away.
For further afield things to do in Puerto Pollensa, head back to the big city and take a day trip to the exciting capital of Palma. With its stunning cathedral, bustling markets and fascinating architecture, Palma is the perfect choice for a day away from the beaches. For a closer day away, visit the Old Town at Alcudia and explore Roman ruins, ancient city walls and quaint narrow streets. Visit the largest outdoor market in Majorca, the Inca Market and Festival for tons of stands selling everything from juicy fresh fruit, tasty cheese, and even leather bags and sandals. This is truly for the shopaholics that love bartering for a bargain or two. Also in nearby Alcudia is where you can find a relaxing wine tour, perfect for couples. Majorca Uncorked takes you and your partner around the towns of the island, tasting various types of island wines and enjoying tapas as you go.
If you are visiting in July, the Festes de la Verge del Carme is not to be missed. Lasting 8 days, the festival celebrates the patron saint of sea farers and fishermen. On the final day at midnight, there is a huge firework display on the beach at La Gola and there are also processions and floats through the town. Religious festivals are big here and history buffs will also want to visit the Church of Our Lady of Carmen.