Puerto Pollensa

Port de Pollença Travel Guide

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Puerto Pollensa, or Port de Pollenca, is a family-friendly resort town on the northwest coast of the island.
Located in a horseshoe-shaped bay, it’s a charming part of Mallorca with both sea views and an impressive mountain range in the background, with lots of great places to eat and things to do. We have several brilliant villas available around Puerto Pollensa, perfect for families who want to come and stay near the town.
Puerto Pollensa is the ideal place for a Mallorca villa holiday if you’re travelling with children or want to stay somewhere with plenty of brilliant tourist attractions. Take a look at the range of villas we have on offer around the town.

About Puerto Pollensa

Puerto Pollensa, like many resort towns on the coast of Mallorca, was once a fishing village that became popular with visitors to the island and gradually developed into one of its most popular places to stay. It’s famous for its beaches and scenic mountain backdrop it's a great place to visit if you’re the kind of traveller who likes everything they need on a holiday in easy reach from their accommodation.

Best Time to Visit

Deciding on the best time to visit Puerto Pollensa depends largely on what you want from your holiday. For beach lovers and sun seekers, the optimal time to visit is during the summer months from June to August. This period promises high temperatures and low rainfall, perfect for enjoying the beautiful beaches and vibrant local events.

However, if a quieter experience appeals to you, consider the shoulder seasons of April-May and September-October. These months still offer pleasant, warm weather but with significantly fewer tourists, allowing for a more serene and intimate visit. The spring is particularly beautiful with blossoming flora, while the autumn offers the advantage of warm seas and ideal conditions for outdoor activities like hiking in the Serra de Tramuntana.

Whichever time you choose, Puerto Pollensa provides a picturesque setting with ample opportunities for relaxation and exploration, making any visit a memorable one.

Best Things To Do In

Puerto Pollensa offers an array of delightful activities, making it a perfect destination for both relaxation and adventure seekers. Among the most popular attractions are the town's stunning beaches. The main beach, Port de Pollença, is a beautiful, expansive stretch of sand that is ideal for families, couples, and solo travellers alike. Just a short walk away, you’ll find D’Albercuix Beach, which is smaller but equally charming, known for its shallow waters and picturesque setting.

For those willing to explore a bit further, the secluded coves of Cala San Vicenç are a must-visit. This area, comprising Cala Barques and Cala Molins, offers crystalline waters and quieter beaches, perfect for those looking to escape the busier main stretches. These spots are particularly good for snorkeling, thanks to their clear waters and abundant marine life.

In addition to lounging and swimming, Puerto Pollensa is a hub for watersports enthusiasts. The town provides excellent facilities for snorkeling, kayaking, and paddle boarding, allowing visitors to explore the serene waters of the Mediterranean at their own pace. Whether you’re a beginner looking to try something new or an experienced adventurer, you’ll find plenty of options to suit your skill level.

Beyond the beaches, Puerto Pollensa also invites visitors to stroll along the Pine Walk, a scenic waterfront promenade lined with restaurants and cafes, perfect for enjoying a leisurely meal or drink with views of the bay. The marina, bustling with activity, offers boat rentals and charters for sailing excursions, which provide a different perspective on the stunning coastline.

Whether you’re soaking up the sun on one of the local beaches, trying your hand at various watersports, or simply enjoying the natural beauty of the area, Puerto Pollensa provides a diverse range of activities to enhance your holiday experience.

Read our Extended guide on the best things to do in Puerto Pollensa here.

Best Places To Go In

Nestled on the stunning Mallorca coastline, Puerto Pollensa offers a variety of breathtaking spots that cater to both relaxation seekers and adventure enthusiasts. Among the most celebrated are the beaches of Port de Pollença and D’Albercuix. Port de Pollença Beach, with its wide expanse of golden sand, is perfect for families and sunbathers, while D’Albercuix, located further along the Pine Walk, offers a more secluded atmosphere with scenic views of the Cap de Formentor. These beaches are ideal for those looking to enjoy the crystal-clear waters and vibrant marine life of the Mediterranean.

For those drawn to nature and outdoor activities, the Tramuntana valleys, located just a short journey inland, are a must-visit. These valleys are a paradise for hiking enthusiasts, offering a range of trails that showcase the natural beauty of Mallorca, from lush greenery to dramatic mountain vistas. The cooler temperatures in the valleys make hiking comfortable, especially in the spring and autumn months.

Boat trips to Cap de Formentor are another highlight when visiting Puerto Pollensa. These excursions provide an opportunity to see the rugged, remote northern tip of the island, known for its stunning cliffs and lighthouse. The boat trip itself is a fantastic way to experience the Mediterranean, with chances to spot dolphins and enjoy the sea breeze.

A short drive from Puerto Pollensa, the historic town of Pollensa awaits with its charming streets and rich history. Visitors can explore ancient sites like the Calvari steps, a staircase of 365 steps leading to a small chapel with panoramic views of the surrounding area. Pollensa also hosts several vibrant markets and festivals throughout the year, offering a glimpse into the local culture and artisanal products.

Overall, Puerto Pollensa and its surroundings offer a diverse array of attractions, making it a top destination for those who wish to combine leisure at the beach with exciting excursions and cultural experiences. Each location offers a unique aspect of Mallorca's charm, ensuring visitors have a memorable stay.

Read our guide on the best things to do in Puerto Pollensa here.

Frequently Asked Questions about Puerto 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 Puerto Pollensa.

Is Puerto Pollensa lively?

Whilst Puerto Pollensa is certainly a resort town that has a lot going for it, it is not as lively in terms of nightlife as some of the other famous towns in Mallorca. However, there’s still a fair bit happening in the town throughout the year, and very few would describe it as ‘quiet’.

How far is Puerto Pollensa from the airport?

Puerto Pollensa is right on the northern coast of Mallorca, roughly 70 km from the nearest airport. Private transfers to the town are the best option if you arrive by plane.

Is Puerto Pollensa good for families?

Puerto Pollensa is a family-friendly resort town, so it’s one of the best places to stay in Mallorca if you’re visiting the island with a family.

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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