Ultimate Pollensa Location Guide

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Pollensa, also written as Pollença, is a historic town located on the north side of Mallorca, only a few kilometres down the coast from Port de Pollensa.
Its long history of different inhabitants has given it a fascinating array of stories stretching back hundreds of years, and the narrow streets are home to plenty of iconic spots and unique architecture.
Pollensa is a popular place to stay if you’re looking for a quieter holiday, and we have a range of villas available for those looking to stay in the area. Have a browse of our selection below.

About Pollensa

The history of Pollensa can be traced back at least 3000 years and the town itself does feel like it still belongs to a past time with its stone houses, narrow streets and peaceful atmosphere. It’s the ideal place to escape to if you’re after a holiday in Mallorca that doesn’t feel too touristy or if you’re looking to enjoy a slower pace of life in a stunningly beautiful part of the island.

Best Time to Visit

If you're a fan of basking in the sun and enjoying really hot weather, the ideal time to visit Pollensa is between June and September. During these months, temperatures often soar into the high twenties Celsius (high seventies to low eighties Fahrenheit), creating perfect conditions for those who love summer at its peak. Additionally, this period sees very low chances of rain or overcast days, ensuring that your beach days and outdoor adventures are seldom interrupted.

Despite being the peak tourist season, Pollensa retains a relaxed and peaceful ambiance, unlike more crowded tourist hotspots. The town's tranquil streets and beautiful beaches offer a serene escape even during the busiest months. However, if you prefer slightly cooler weather and even fewer crowds, consider visiting in the shoulder seasons — March, April, May, or October. These months offer a delightful balance, with mild temperatures and the natural beauty of the area in full bloom in spring or the rich, warm colours of autumn.

These cooler months are perfect for visitors interested in outdoor activities such as hiking in the nearby Tramuntana Mountains, cycling through rustic countryside, or exploring historical sites without the summer heat. You’ll also enjoy the beginning or end of the cultural festival season, giving you a taste of local traditions without the peak season crowds.

For more detailed information on what to expect in each season, including specific local events and weather tips, make sure to visit our travel tips section. Here, you can find comprehensive guides on the best times to visit Pollensa based on your personal travel preferences and interests.

Best Things To Do In

A visit to Pollensa is incomplete without experiencing the iconic climb up the Puig de Maria. Towering over the town, this mountain offers not only a rewarding hike but also stunning panoramic views that span across the rolling hills and the intricately woven streets below. At the summit, you’ll find the historic Sancturi del Puig de Maria, a chapel constructed during a plague outbreak. This site has since transformed into a beacon for both spirituality and tourism, attracting visitors with its serene atmosphere and historical significance.

After descending from the Puig de Maria, immerse yourself in Pollensa's thriving culinary scene. The town boasts some of the best restaurants in the North, that serve everything from traditional Mallorcan dishes to international cuisine, all prepared with fresh, local ingredients. Whether you're craving a simple tapas meal or a sophisticated dinner, you'll find options to satisfy every palate. The culinary offerings reflect the town’s rich cultural tapestry and its connection to both the land and sea.

Pollensa’s location in the hills also makes it an ideal base for walking enthusiasts and nature lovers. It’s a gateway to the majestic Serra de Tramuntana mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and myriad hiking trails. Whether you're looking for leisurely walks or challenging treks, the surrounding mountains provide ample opportunities to explore the natural beauty of Mallorca.

To learn more about all the best activities and attractions that Pollensa has to offer, including detailed guides on local dining spots, hiking routes, and cultural sites, be sure to visit our travel tips section and to find out more about  best things to do in Pollensa . Here, you can find a wealth of information to help plan your perfect trip to Pollensa, ensuring you make the most of your time in this picturesque town.

Best Places To Go In

Pollensa is rich in cultural heritage and offers numerous sightseeing opportunities that captivate visitors with their historical and architectural significance. One of the town’s highlights is the Convent and Cloister of Santo Domingo. This beautifully preserved site is not only a testament to Pollensa's past but also a vibrant center for local events and festivals. Throughout the year, it hosts a variety of cultural activities, including the prestigious Pollensa Festival, which features classical music performances by internationally renowned artists.

Another must-visit historical landmark is the Pont Romà, an ancient Roman bridge that, despite its name, is believed to date back to the Medieval period. It's a stunning example of historical engineering and offers picturesque views of the surrounding area, making it a favorite subject for photographers and a pleasant spot for a leisurely stroll.

The heart of Pollensa is undoubtedly the Plaça Major, where you can immerse yourself in the local lifestyle. This central square is home to the 18th-century Mare de Deu dels Angels church, with its impressive façade and a stunning rose window. The church is not only a place of worship but also a pillar of community life, set against the backdrop of the bustling market held here on Sundays. This market is a fantastic place to sample local produce, crafts, and delicacies.

To explore all these attractions and more, be sure to delve into our comprehensive travel tips section. Here, you’ll find detailed descriptions of the best places to visit in Pollensa, insider tips on enjoying the town's cultural scene, and recommendations for other hidden gems that enhance your visit. Whether you're a history buff, a culture enthusiast, or simply in search of some beautiful sights, Pollensa offers a plethora of experiences that promise to enrich your stay discover more in our guide on the best places to visit in Pollensa.

If you think Pollensa is a destination for you them hop over to our Pollensa Villas to rent section to browse our selection of villas with pools for your next holiday.

Frequently Asked Questions about Pollensa

Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we get from our guests who are planning on staying in a villa in Pollensa.

How far is Pollensa from the beach?

The large sandy beach Port de Pollensa is about a 10-minute drive from the town of Pollensa, although the smaller beaches of Cala Sant Vicente are closer in distance to the Old Town.

Where is Pollensa?

Pollensa is found in the Spanish island region of Mallorca in the northern part of the area. It is approximately 55km from Palma and the airport and takes around 45 minutes to travel there by car.

Are Pollensa and Puerto Pollensa the same place?

No, Pollensa and Puerto Pollensa are not the same places. The former is an ancient, small town in the hills in the north of the island, whilst the latter is a resort town on the northern coast of the island. During the middles Ages, Pirates would raid the ports of Meditteranean islands and you will often find many ports also have a town of the same name around 5km inland where the people and possessions were thought to be safer.

What our guests say

Fantastic home for a fantastic stay. We loved our time here and would recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing time away. Top tips from us - don’t stress about parking, the roads are very narrow and parking isn’t easy so use the car park on the way in to Pollensa. It’s only a 5 minute walk and is very safe. There is a lovely bakery just 2 minute walk away on the main road in and not far from the chemist. Enjoy!
Sarah J
Abulqassim Townhouse
Great villa, comfortable beds, clean and the welcome pack was really appreciated. Good location and the pool and table tennis went down very well with everyone.
Anna B
Can Venzala
Charming and lovely townhouse in the old part of Pollenca. Recently refurbished to a very high standard. House is really well equipped. ACs in all the rooms meant it was never too hot even in the August. High walls give a lot of privacy and also make the sun more bearable. Pool was lovely. We quickly got used to parking in the side streets around the house, but it is also possible to park slightly outside the town. We used a car to go Puerto Pollenca to get to the fantastic beaches. Their Internet was good enough for video calls for work Communication with the manager was easy and quick. Would clearly recommend and also go back.
Torsten W
Abulqassim Townhouse
"The villa was very well presented, spotlessly clean, and surprisingly well equipped – it even had a tea-pot! The welcome pack was probably the best and most comprehensive I’ve seen!.. Pollenca is a good base if you want to have good access to the coast without being in a coastal resort."
Robert W.
Can Jaume La Font
We had a great stay and the communication with Colin was brilliant. The villa is very clean and spacious and the beds are comfortable. The pool area is fantastic and the steps in are great for children. The pool was also really warm considering it’s not heated and the view of the mountains is fantastic. Lovely quiet area but a 25 min walk into the square in Pollenca and 5 min drive to the Port. Lovely area and lots of great restaurants and beaches nearby. We were a family of 8 (7 adults and one child) and would definitely like to return :)
Sarah S
Can Venzala

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