Puerto Pollensa

Puerto Pollensa Destination Guide

The holiday resort of Puerto Pollensa is on the north west coast of Majorca, about 58 kilometres from The capital Palma. Most people who visit Puerto Pollensa will arrive at the Son Sant Joan Airport in Palma and travel from there to Puerto Pollensa. It’s only about an hour and a half’s drive from the airport and taxi’s are available at the airport. The journey tends to cost around 65euros.

Puerto Pollensa is surrounded by the Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range and so is wonderfully sheltered. The main bay contains a beach which has been artificially extended and has been designed with families in mind, and so has been created with lots of shallow waters over sandy beaches. There are various natural smaller beaches as well, so plenty of choice for everyone, and despite being a holiday resort, the amount of beach available means that it rarely feels crowded.

Puerto Pollensa is blessed with many excellent hotels including the famous Illa Dor Hotel and the simply gorgeous Mirimar hotel. There are also many cheaper hotels in Puerto Pollensa including the Pollensa Park which is great for familes with young children.

Many good bars and pavement cafes are around the beaches, and these provide great places to watch the colourful local fishing boats and luxury yachts from, as well as some of the water sports that take place locally. For those who enjoy walking the mountains in this area are ideally suited to this, and there are local guides available who will provide equipment and show you the way. Some of the gentler walks are well suited to those with less walking experience too.

Evenings here are more likely to be spent taking a stroll along the beach, or sitting in a café enjoying local music, but for those who want a bit more excitement there is the Chivas disco which is well established, and many of the hotels locally also provide evening entertainment. For the daytime, one of the area’s most impressive landmarks is the Via Crucis. A steep climb of approximately 400 steps leading to a 13th century statue. The steps are flanked by Cyprus trees, and the views from the top are superb. The delightful setting and friendly atmosphere in Puerto Pollensa help make it a firm favourite with visitors, many choosing to return many times.