Puerto Pollensa holidays

Although Majorca's well known for its vibrant nightlife and incredible club scene, Puerto Pollensa is one of the quieter resorts in the Balearics. With golden-sanded beaches, pine-fringed coves and a horseshoe-shaped bay, Puerto Pollensa holidays are ideal for families and couples alike. Take your holiday in February and you can enjoy all the sights, sounds and smells at the annual carnival. Expect floats, spectacular costumes, live music, and lip-smacking Spanish food!

Things to do

Although Puerto Pollensa is geared to a more relaxing kind of holiday, there’s still plenty to see and do. The jewel in the crown is the harbour, where you can take a trip on a glass-bottomed boat and see the stunning, submarine world below, while still catching some sunshine! Hop on a bus to Pollensa Old Town and you’ll find quirky shops and street stalls tucked away in twisting backstreets. With plenty of cafés, relaxing with a glass of local fino (a type of sherry) is almost mandatory or, for a change of scenery, take a local bus to nearby Palma. As the sun starts to set, take a stroll along the famous perfumed Pine Walk, and enjoy a quiet cocktail on the beach.

Great for explorers
There are many walking tracks in Puerto Pollensa, varying in difficulty and terrain. If you’re up for a bit of a challenge, then head for the Boquer Valley. Although the walk isn’t too strenuous, there are some rocky parts to tackle. Make your way up steep inclines and stony trails, and you’ll be greeted with magnificent Mediterranean views of the surrounding area and the sea below. If you like to take things at a more leisurely pace, take a stroll along The Pine Walk. It connects the main areas of Puerto Pollensa together so it’s the best way to get around. Under the shade of the pine trees that line the walk, you’ll be able to enjoy the views of the beautiful beaches and mountains on this easier walk.

Pretty beaches
From small bays to long stretches, charming Puerto Pollensa has a good selection of beaches for you to relax on. One of the most popular beaches is the main Port de Pollensa Beach, it’s the biggest in the area. There are many sunloungers to hire and plenty of watersports on offer. D’Albercuix beach by The Pine Walk is another favourite amongst tourists, it’s a quiet beach where you can spend time taking in the scenery and making the most of the peaceful atmosphere. Little kids will be happy as the water is shallow enough for them to splash about in and the sand is ideal for building sandcastles.

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Puerto Pollensa’s warm, Mediterranean climate makes it a superb holiday destination at any time of year.

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Puerto Pollensa is best for...

Beach lovers: Backed by the Tramuntana Mountains and with a coveted Blue Flag, Puerto Pollensa beach is by far the best.

Bargain hunters: Explore the local treasures at the weekly market. Haggling is mandatory!

Foodies: Enjoy an al fresco seafood dinner by the marina. 

Fast facts for Puerto Pollensa

Language: Although the official language spoken is Spanish, most people also speak fluent English.

Currency: The currency used is the Euro (€).

Local time: Puerto Pollensa is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Palma Airport. Transfers to Puerto Pollensa take about 1 hour and 15 minutes. 

Flight time from the UK: The flight time to Puerto Pollensa is 2.5 hours

Tourist information: Further tourist information can be found here.

Visa / Health: Before your holiday to Puerto Pollensa, visit here for recommendations and advice on visas and health.

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Getting around Puerto Pollensa

By bus: Puerto Pollensa’s main bus terminal is located by the marina in the centre of town. Buses operate seven days a week to several surrounding towns, including Palma and Inca. 

By taxi: Taxis aren’t hard to find in Puerto Pollensa and can be flagged down on the road, or hired at one of the taxi ranks around town. Taxi ranks have a board displaying fares, so you know how much your journey will cost before setting off.

By foot: There isn’t a better way to get acquainted with the resort than to explore it on foot. Start at the town centre and don't forget to get a selfie by the marina. 

Events in Puerto Pollensa

Carnival: Music, dancing and colourful floats take over the streets of Puerto Pollensa during the annual carnival in February. Celebrations start on the last Thursday before Lent (Dijous Llarder) and continue for the rest of the week. 

Pollensa Music Festival: A world-class event, the Pollensa Music Festival features two months of open-air concerts at the Santo Domingo Cloister. Soak up the sun to the sounds of live pop, jazz, and classical music. 

Autumn fair: From local produce and music, to arts and crafts, the Autumn Fair offers a real taste of Mallorcan culture at the Fora D’Alcudia. Held at various locations throughout town, this annual event is a must for culture lovers and foodies. 

Puerto Pollensa weather

If you’re looking for hot, sunny weather on your Puerto Pollensa holiday, book between May and September, with temperatures averaging around 25°C and climbing into the early thirties in August. The summer months are typically hot and dry, with an average of ten hours of sunshine a day. Rainfall picks up during the autumn, but you can still enjoy warm sea temperatures and highs of 18°C throughout the season. If you prefer more moderate temperatures and fewer crowds, take your holidays to Puerto Pollensa in the spring.

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