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Guide to Puerto Pollensa - Tourist and Travel Information


Puerto de Pollensa is a very well known and loved resort in the far north of Majorca. It is mainly popular with families and couples, many returning again and again. You can't compare it to any other resort in Mallorca, it has a certain uniqueness of it's own, I'm sure you will agree when you visit!


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The Resort


Journey and Transfers


Where can I find local information?


The Port and Marina


Where are the Shops and Markets?


Need a Chemist?


What are the Beaches like?


What kind of accommodation is there?


Where to eat?


Nearby Attractions - Things to Do



The Resort


The seaside resort itself has a much to offer, great natural beauty, gently sloping safe sandy beaches, perfect for tourists with young children. The town centre has a good range of shops, cafes, bars and plenty of restaurants to choose from. The Port and Marina are stunningly beautiful against the backdrop of the Tramuntana mountains.


View of Puerto Pollensa                                                    Pinewalk and Bay

puerto-pollensa-from-baypuerto pollensa view to pinewalk


Cycling and watersports of all kinds are popular in the area, in fact you will find a Wind Surf school directly on the beach as you approach the town from the Alcudia. You could try Scuba Diving or improve your diving skills in the clear calm waters.


Originally a small fishing village, the town has grown slowly and steadily over time to cope with demand in tourism. In previous years visitors to this area were mainly from Britain however today you will find Germans, Skandinavians, French, Eastern Europeans and more recently Russian tourists.


A few kilometres inland is Pollensa Village where you will find the 'Ajuntament' local council offices. On the Ajuntament website you will find local events, links of interest and information on the all important local fiestas.


view of puerto de pollensa from marinaPollensa beach and shops

View of Puerto de Pollensa from marina         Puerto de Pollensa beach and shops

Transfers to Pollensa


The journey from Palma Airport is fast and straightforward with motorway for the majority of the journey. It takes around 1 hour by car or taxi, a little longer by private transfer buses. You can hire a car on the internet for collection at the airport or take a taxi direct from there to the resort. Travelling by bus

is possible however the journey takes a good deal longer.


From the airport take the Palma airport bus no 1 to Plaza de Espana and then TIB bus No.340.

see website and timetable


All transport options see more



Where can I find local Pollensa Information?


tourist information sign, mallorca

Tourist Information Office, Puerto PollensaTaxis at the Port, Pollensa

Tourist Information                                   Tourist Information Office                        Buses & Taxis at Port


For local area information, you will find the Tourist office in Paseo Saralegui, at the start of the long beach-port entrance. You will find all sorts of local facts, maps, cycling, watersports info, timetables, cafe/bar promotions etc. There is an attendant on duty to answer answer any particular questions you might have.


See other Information offices see more


See Islas Baleares information


Pollensa Port (Puerto)


The Port and Marina is very large area as many fishing boats and yachts are permanently moored there. It can be extremely busy in summer months when visiting ships, yachts and not to mention the luxury superyachts berth for a short while before continuing their sail.

Have a stroll around the Harbour where you can enjoy the excellent views of the bay and over to the town.

There is a car park at the entrance.


View to La Llonja at Port                                             Early morning  view over Port

pollensa view to la llonja over portpuerto pollensa view over port


Pollensa Shops and Markets


The town centre

Puerto de Pollensa town centreThis is the roundabout at the seafront leading to the main street and town centre. You will take this road, Paseo Saralegui travelling from the Alcudia direction.

In the centre of town there are various shops selling the usual tourist goods, some shoe shops, boutiques including a few designer stores.




Eroski City Supermarket                                                Town Centre from the Rooftops

pollensa eroski city supermarketpuerto pollensa town from rooftops


There are several small supermarkets around town which stock basic essential food items, milk, bread etc.


Eroski City Supermarket (Spanish chain supermarket) is 50 metres from the roundabout in Calle Joan XXIII and there is also a larger Eroski Supermarket on the edge of town. If you travel a little further to the Industrial Estate on the main road to Pollensa Village (2.4km) you will find the largest Eroski Supermarket in the area together with a Lidl store. Parking is free.


If you are looking for shopping on a bigger scale, chain stores, fashion boutiques, El Corte Ingles etc you could travel to Palma for the day where you will find a large selection. Again you could use Tib bus No.340 and to Plaza de Espana and from there within 5 minutes you are in shopping heaven!

Read the Palma Guide before you go, more info

On a rainy day you could visit Porto Pi the indoor shopping centre or take a trip to the new Fan Mallorca Shopping Complex near the airport.


Markets

Pollensa marketsPuerto Pollensa Market is held every Wednesday from 0900-1300. It centres in the main square and flows into several of the small streets. If you miss this one you could travel to the nearby Pollensa Village on Sundays to enjoy the market there. You will find all the usual items for sale such as bags, sunglasses, clothes as well as fresh Mallorcan produce such as freshly grown local fruit, olives, almonds, cheeses, serrano and various cured meats.


Market Days around Mallorca see more



Where are the Chemists?


If you need a Chemist (Farmacia), there are 3, the first near to Eroski City Supermarket in the town centre and another a few streets along from this on Calle Llevant. The third is on the seafront (Paseo Londres) near to the childrens playpark (opposite the beach).



The Beaches


The bay of Pollensa is very wide and long with the beach (3.9 kilometres) running alongside the resort. It is a little narrow at the beginning with a few rocky points until you reach the start of the long stretches of fine golden sand.


Puerto Pollensa Wind Surfing SchoolPuerto Pollensa beach

Wind Surfing School on Beach                                      The Beach, perfect for children


The Beach Bar

Beach bar Puerto PollensaBecause the main beach area is so vast, you will always find plenty of space and that's a real bonus for beach loving tourists!


There is a super little cafe (beach bar) situated on the beach itself where you can buy drinks or have a snack.


You will also find a good selection of cafes and shops in the street opposite the long stretch of beach leading into the harbour and town. At the opposite side of the harbour, following on from the promenade you will find 'The Pollensa Pinewalk' a well-known and loved pedestrian cobbled walkway lined with beautiful pine trees and small but narrow areas of beach.


See more Beaches in Mallorca here


Small beach area beside Pinewalk                              Calm clear waters

pollensa small beach beside pinewalkcalm clear waters pollensa
Hotels, Apartments, Villas and some Cafes/Restaurants line the Pinewalk all the way along until the end when you reach the Aerodrome. Some of the Hotels provide sun-beds for their guests on areas of the beach. The private apartment/villa owners bring their own chairs and many set up alongside the pine trees which provide welcome shade during the Summer heat. Although these smaller beach areas can be more crowded especially in July and August, many people prefer them because of the excellent views over the bay.


Lifeguards on beach Duty                                               Volleyball on the wide beach

pollensa lifeguardspollensa volleyball on beach


Lifeguards are on duty daytime at various points along the main beach and you will find plenty of sunbeds, parasols etc for hire. Alongside the usual pedalos for hire, you will find Kite, Windsurfing and Kayak lessons available and if you are feeling energetic you could use the public Volleyball net!



Accommodation in Pollensa


View over the Bay from Illa D'Or Hotel

Pollensa Bay from Illa D'Or HotelThere are a good selection of hotels opposite the main beach and in the town centre itself. You will also find many at the promenade near to the town centre continuing along the famous 'Pinewalk' to the end of the Port.

Throughout the resort and along the Pinewalk you will also find a varied selection of of private apartments and villas for rent. Many of them display boards with website addresses and telephone numbers to entice future guests!

See our selection of hotels here


In the evenings from the seafront Hotels you can enjoy the beautiful views and sunsets across Puerto Pollensa Bay. You can reserve most Hotels independently on the internet or book a package holiday with a Tour Operator if you prefer. Some of the hotels have private jetty type sunbathing and dining areas situated on the beach. Many of them open these areas to the public should you decide to dine there in the evening.



Eating Out in Puerto Pollensa?


Fine Dining

Guide to Puerto Pollensa - Tourist and Travel Information, Hotels, Restaurants, Cafes and BarsVisitors and locals living in this area have wide range of Restaurants to choose from. You will find various cuisine there Spanish, Mallorquin, British, Italian, Chinese and Indian. You will even find authentic British Fish and Chips! A few of the Restaurants offer a daytime 'menu-del-dia', a two or three course meal with wine for a set price. Many also offer a set evening meal for an economic price. There are only a few fast food outlets in this area.

Many Cafes and Restaurants line the beachfront and along the pedestrian promenade. A good selection are in the Town Centre and some near the 'Pinewalk'.


See our selection here


The Pinewalk                                                                     Illa D'Or Hotel Terrace on Pinewalk

Puerto Pollensa Pinewalkpuerto pollensa illa d'or hotel end of pinewalk


The Pinewalk is very enjoyable for a stroll, especially in the evenings when you will find many tourists and locals alike. Because of the volume of pine trees there, make sure you have mosquito repellent after dusk. At the far end of the walk is the Illa D'Or Hotel where you can have lunch, dinner or enjoy a drink on the lovely terrace overlooking the bay.


Puerto Pollensa PortPuerto Pollensa Promenade

The Marina                                                                            The Pedestrian Promenade

Fishermen's boats Puerto PollensaPuerto Pollensa Beach October

Fishermen's boats                                                              The Beach in October!


Things to do in Pollensa


Aerial View

pollensa and port aerial viewThe village of Pollensa (Pollenca) is a short 5 minute drive from the Puerto and well worth a visit. The centre is traditionally around the quaint market square and church.

There are a variety of Restaurants and Cafes around the square and streets.






To reach Pollensa town you can also travel there by taxi, local bus, Tib No.340 which has a good regular service for a few euros.


Guide to Puerto Pollensa - Tourist and Travel Information, Hotels, tourists can visit Pollensa Town on Sunday when there is a marketGuide to Puerto Pollensa - Tourist and Travel Information, Hotels, Pollensa old town square, many restaurants

A Village Street                                                             Cafes & Restaurants around the square

Formentor & Lighthouse

You can travel by car to Formentor, the farthest Northern point of Majorca. This is a very good day-trip. You can enjoy breathtaking scenery while exploring at the various stopping points along the way. Eventually you will reach the wonderful tranquil beach at Formentor.  The journey is a little slow at times as because the road is very narrow in places.  There is a very famous 5 star hotel 'Formentor Hotel' where many years ago the rich and famous stayed while visiting the Island of Mallorca.


The cliffs of pollensa/formentorview from Pollensa Boat Trip

The Formentor cliffs                                                         Amazing view from A Boat Trip

If you continue along the Formentor road you will eventually arrive at the Lighthouse where you can park and admire the views.


Visit Cala San Vicente for the day


Cala San Vicente

We recommend a visit to the quaint resort of Cala San Vicente which is also just a few kilometres north.

You can travel by car, local bus or take a taxi. The resort

is very scenic with beautiful beaches.

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Cala San Vicente

Pollensa Boat trips


Boat Ticket Office           Car Hire and Ticket Office

Pollensa Boat Ticket Office

Car Hire and Ticket Office opposite Pollensa beach

You can arrange various boat trips from the boat ticket office beside the Port. Alternatively you can arrange boat and other interesting trips to many destinations around Mallorca from one of several car hire and ticket offices or from one of the tour operators in the hotels.


Boat Trip

Guide to Puerto Pollensa - Tourist and Travel Information, Hotels,  Boat Trip from Puerto Pollensa

This is a boat trip setting off from the harbour.

The scenery in this area is fabulous, with many coves, craggy headlands and rocky islands.





Fishing in The Bay

Fishing in Pollensa bay

A tourist enjoying some evening fishing in the peaceful bay!








The Alcudia Waterpark, Hidropark is close to Pollensa.

This is easily reached by car or local Tib bus Number 351/352. If you make this journey you could make a day of it and combine it with a visit to Puerto Alcudia. See the resort information here



See a list of all mallorca attractions



You can see more photos of the area in our pollensa photo gallery



Please contact us if you have any questions or suggestions.


To sum up this area has a certain peacefulness and tranquility which has to be experienced to be appreciated!


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Insider Tips!

Call a taxi in Pollensa


call a taxi in Pollensa

Parking

If you visit Pollensa on market days, park on the outskirts of town. Parking in the village is very limited.


Sand art on Pollensa Beach

Look out for artistic sand exibits on the beach, they are amazing!



We recommend a visit to Formentor, as long as you have a head for heights!.

The scenery is amazing along the way.Take some drinks for the journey.



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