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The 8 Best Places to Go in Puerto Pollensa

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Puerto Pollensa is a small town in northern Mallorca, around 5 miles from Pollensa. It is a popular holiday destination that has been visited by many tourists since the 1920s. The incredible scenery, sandy beaches, laid-back vibe and friendly atmosphere bring families and other holidaymakers to the area each year.

If you are planning a trip to Puerto Pollensa, you are probably wondering where to go whilst staying here. Below are the top recommendations to help get you started planning your holiday itinerary.

Puerto Pollensa Beaches

Puerto Pollensa Beach is located south of the harbour and is around a mile long. It is also known as the Platja del Port de Pollensa.

The beach offers incredible views of the mountains on the Formentor peninsula and has a wide promenade full of bars, restaurants and shops. Stretching 2km in total length and featuring several Chiringuito beach bars including the fabulous La Roca Beach Club at the furthest point where you can enjoy live music at the week-ends.

If you plan to spend a day at the beach with children, then Platja del Port de Pollensa is a great option, as its fine white sand and sheltered location makes it ideal for those who want to enjoy relaxing on the shaded shore or paddling in calmer waters.

There are also many amenities nearby like showers, toilets, lifeguards, beach activities and water sports, so you can spend your whole day here with everything you need in the vicinity.

Puerto Pollenca Promenade
Sandy Beach Puerto Pollensa

The Marina at Port de Pollensa

The Marina at Port de Pollensa sits in a horseshoe bay and is a highlight for many who visit the area. It provides a luxury setting to sit out and unwind under the warm Mediterranean sun with multiple luxury yachts docked nearby.

Numerous bars and restaurants surround the marina, providing the perfect setting for a bite to eat or an evening drink with views over the bay and out to sea. If you want to mix up your day with a stroll around the marina and a trip to the beach, the main shore is to the south of the port, with the smaller Albercutx beach right on the bay.

It’s worth noting that the marina can get very busy in summer as more tourists come to Puerto Pollensa, so if you want to soak up all that the area has to offer without the hustle and bustle, spring or autumn are better times to visit.

Small Fishing Boats Puerto Pollensa

The Market at Miquel Capllonch Square

A trip to the Miquel Capplonch in the heart of Puerto Pollensa will be sure to impress. Shops, bars and restaurants encompass the lovely market square and the Mare de Deu del Carme Parish Church sits in the background.

There is a market held at the Miquel Capllonch every Wednesday morning. With almost 200 stalls on offer, visitors can enjoy browsing among the numerous crafts, clothes and local produce that are on offer around the square.  

Pine Walk

Pine Walk is a scenic and tranquil promenade located in Puerto Pollensa, a charming coastal town on the north-eastern side of the island of Mallorca, Spain. The walk derives its name from the pine trees that line the path, providing a shady and refreshing atmosphere for walkers.

The Pine Walk stretches along the seafront and offers breathtaking views of the clear turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea. It's a popular destination for locals and tourists alike, who come to relax, unwind and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. There are plenty of benches and seating areas to take a break and admire the stunning views.

One of the main attractions of the Pine Walk is its proximity to the beach. The walk starts from the marina and runs parallel to the sandy beach, providing easy access to the sea. The beach is clean and well-maintained, with crystal-clear waters that are perfect for swimming and other water activities. There are also plenty of restaurants and cafes along the promenade where visitors can enjoy a refreshing drink or a delicious meal while soaking up the scenic views.

The Pine Walk is a great place for a leisurely stroll, and there are plenty of hidden corners and pathways to explore. The walk is also home to some of the most luxurious villas and mansions in the area, which adds to its charm and elegance.

Overall, Pine Walk is a must-visit destination for anyone who wants to experience the beauty and tranquillity of Puerto Pollensa. With its scenic views, sandy beach, and shady pine trees, it's the perfect place to relax, unwind and escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Sea near Port de Pollença
Pine Walk Trees


Formentor is just a couple of miles from Puerto Pollensa, which is easy to get to on the TIB bus or ferry with either taking approximately 20 minutes.  It is a very popular destination because of its incredible natural beach and sunset views, which attract large crowds each year from around the world.

A visit to the lighthouse in Formentor is a great way to explore the area, where you can walk around its rocky landscape whilst taking in the incredible coastal scenery. In addition, the lighthouse offers some of the most impressive views of the peninsula on the island.

he area provides visitors with one of the most secluded places on the island, perfect for those seeking a serene environment to relax. If you plan to travel to Formentor from Puerto Pollensa by bus or car, remember that the journey isn’t for the faint-hearted, as the winding roads and hairpin edges offer a thrilling experience.

Lighthouse at Cap de Formentor

Boquer Valley

Boquer Valley is a hidden gem located in the beautiful town of Puerto Pollensa, Mallorca. This valley is a nature lover's paradise, featuring a stunning landscape of rugged mountains, lush vegetation, and crystal-clear streams.

The valley is easily accessible by foot from Puerto Pollensa, and the hiking trail that leads to it is well-marked and relatively easy to navigate. The hike takes approximately 45 minutes to an hour, and the scenery along the way is breathtaking.

Once you arrive in the valley, you'll be surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of the area. You can explore the valley on foot, taking in the stunning vistas and the varied wildlife that makes its home there. The valley is also home to a variety of plant species, including wild olive trees and fig trees.

One of the highlights of the valley is the natural spring that flows through it. The water is clear and refreshing, making it the perfect spot to take a dip on a hot summer's day.

Boquer Valley is also a popular spot for birdwatching, as it's home to a variety of bird species, including the Audouin's Gull, the Balearic Warbler, and the Blue Rock Thrush. If you're lucky

Overall, Boquer Valley is a must-visit for anyone visiting Puerto Pollensa. It's a beautiful, peaceful, and natural oasis that offers a break from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Whether you're a hiker, a nature lover, or simply looking for a place to relax, Boquer Valley is the perfect place to escape and reconnect with nature.

Boquer Valley

La Gola Park

La Gola Park is a stunning nature reserve located in Puerto Pollensa, Mallorca. This park is a perfect destination for nature lovers, birdwatchers, and those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life.

The park is situated at the end of Passieg Saralegui and the start of Passieg Londres before you reach Tolos Restaurant, it features a diverse range of habitats, including sand dunes, salt marshes, and pine forests. The park is home to a wide variety of bird species, including the endangered Balearic Shearwater, Osprey, and several species of herons.

Visitors can explore the park by foot or by bike, and there are several well-marked trails that wind through the park. The park also features several observation points where visitors can watch the birds and take in the stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

One of the highlights of La Gola Park is the boardwalk that winds through the salt marshes. This boardwalk offers visitors a unique opportunity to observe the local wildlife up close and personal. The park also features several picnic areas, making it the perfect spot for a family day out.

In addition to its natural beauty, La Gola Park is also home to several cultural and historical landmarks. The park features a 17th-century watchtower, which was once used to protect the town from pirates. There is also an old stone bridge that dates back to the Roman era.

Overall, La Gola Park is a must-visit destination for anyone visiting Puerto Pollensa. Whether you're a nature lover, a birdwatcher, or simply looking for a peaceful escape, this park has something to offer everyone. With its stunning landscapes, diverse wildlife, and rich history, La Gola Park is truly one of the hidden gems of Mallorca.

Cala Barques

Cala Barques is approximately 5 miles from Puerto Pollensa and can be reached by bus, taxi or car. The journey by bus takes around 10 minutes and departs from Estacio, which takes you straight to Cala Barques. If you would prefer to explore the area on foot, you could choose to walk here which would take around 1 hour and 20 minutes.

The sandy shore of Cala Barques is located in the small town of Cala San Vicente in the region of Pollensa. Approximately 70 metres long and 40 metres wide, the beach has plenty of space for visitors to enjoy relaxing on the sand or taking a dip in the sea.

Many families choose to spend the day at Cala Barques as the shore is very clean and the calm waters are ideal for little ones to paddle. The crystal clear waters here are also perfect for anyone who wants to try out snorkelling when visiting the area.  


There’s a brilliant range of places to go in Puerto Pollensa, from stunning beaches and vibrant towns to modern cultural attractions and beautiful natural spaces. If you’d like more recommendations on spending your time in the area, why not check out our post on the best things to do in Puerto Pollensa?

Looking for more recommendations of what to do in Puerto Pollensa? Read our guides on the best things to do and the best places to go in the town!

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With a great selection of shops, bars, restaurants and pavement cafes, Puerto Pollensa always has something going on, which provides tourists with plenty to do when visiting.