Charming Pollença and the beautiful beaches and mountains of northern Mallorca

Our villas are a short drive from Pollença, a picturesque market town sitting at the foot of the Tramuntana mountain range, in northern Mallorca. With its characteristic blonde stone architecture, Pollença is a popular retreat because of its rich historical and cultural roots, with 2000 year old Roman ruins mingling alongside the buzzing local scene.

 

Cap de Formentor - source: Ajuntament de Pollença.

Sightseeing

The town is truly charming, with many cafes, boutiques and unique shops selling local crafted goods such as ceramics and jewellery. Every Sunday, the central square really comes to life with its traditional market full of stalls of local produce. The popular Mallorcan festival – La Patrona – is celebrated in Pollença at the end of July and beginning of August, including a spectacular fireworks display. Other points of interest in the historically rich town include the Pont Roma, an ancient Roman bridge, and the 18th century Mare de Deu dels Angels church with its stunning rose window. The Museo de Pollença showcases archaeological finds and paintings dating back to ancient Rome.

Image source: Ajuntament de Pollença.

Cala Sant Vicenç_Punta de Coves Blanques - source: Ajuntament de Pollença.

Activities

The terrain of Pollença makes it perfect for keen cyclists and walkers (the most avid of hikers and bikers will enjoy the steep hills nearby). There are many walking trails, all giving breathtaking views. There are also coastal paths and trails into the foothills of the mountains. One particularly lovely walk leads along the Cami Vell del Far towards the Cap de Formentor, on the northwest coast.

Image source: Ajuntament de Pollença.

Port de Pollença - source: Ajuntament de Pollença.

The laid-back resort of Port de Pollença is a few kilometres away, with its beaches and sheltered promenades beautifully backdropped by the Tramuntana mountains. You can rent sun loungers and parasols as well as kayaks and pedalos. The calm waters are also ideal for swimming. Other possible excursions include parasailing, banana boating and scuba diving.

Image source: Ajuntament de Pollença.

Our villas are the perfect base from which to explore the local areas, including world class beaches, rugged hillside, and the cobbled streets of picturesque little market towns. Watersports, hiking and cycling opportunities abound.

 

Platja Port de Pollença - source: Ajuntament de Pollença.

Beaches

Albercutx (Voramar) beach and Pollença beach (south of the marina) and sandy and spacious. Dotted along the bay are leisure boats alongside traditional fishing boats. The three sandy coves of Cala Sant Vicenç (northwest, on the opposite side of the peninsula) are worth visiting for their spectacular views across the Mediterranean. Nearby, the clear waters of Cala Molins are perfect for snorkelling, and also popular is kayaking around the cliffs. Sun loungers and pedalos are available to rent here, too.

Image source: Ajuntament de Pollença.

Pollença - source: Ajuntament de Pollença.

Bars and restaurants

The Plaça Major, in the centre of the town, is especially buzzing during the summer, with locals and visitors alike having coffee and tapas in the many cafés. Club Pollença is particularly good for tapas, as is Manzanas y Peras. For a real fine dining treat, restaurant 3/65 (within the Hotel Son Brull) is wonderful. To taste some of Mallorca’s award-winning wine, the Ca’n Vidalet vineyard is a must.

Image source: Ajuntament de Pollença.

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