Puerto Pollensa Majorca
Puerto Pollensa Majorca, guide to the resort of Puerto Pollena on the island of Majorca.
Majorca Resorts - Puerto Pollensa
Puerto Pollensa Majorca Factfile:
Location: North-west coast of the island of Majorca (Mallorca), Balearic Islands.
Puerto Pollensa History: The town of Pollensa (Pollença) itself is located a few miles inland of Puerto Pollensa and has a history going back many centuries.
Named by settlers from Alcudia in the 14th Century, after their former Roman capital, the town has a Roman bridge, the Pont Roma, which is probably not Roman but much later.
The town was established inland to protect it from raiding pirates and Puerto Pollensa was left in a somewhat isolated position to fend for itself.
Puerto Pollensa in the last century has developed into a high-class seaside resort and has not been spoilt by tourism as may be said of some other more well known Majorcan resorts.
Favoured by the British and mostly visited by families and the older generation, Puerto Pollensa is a sedate, attractive resort with plenty to see and do. Situated in the beautiful Bay of Pollensa, Puerto Pollensa is backed by the picturesque Sierra de Tramuntana mountains which shelter and protect the town, and its old fishing port is dotted with luxury yachts, which lie side by side with traditional Majorcan fishing boats.
Puerto Pollensa boasts a good range of shops, bars, cafes and restaurants, although some of these do close during the quieter winter months. Puerto Pollensa has a couple of excellent beaches and also has some fine water sports facilities.
Puerto Pollensa Hotels - Puerto Pollensa Holidays: There are a large range of hotels of all standards available for your holiday in Puerto Pollensa. The best advice is to search the internet for the best deals and prices, don't forget to book your airport transfer while you are online. Most major tour operators have package holidays for Puerto Pollensa if you like everything organised for you. If you want to be a bit more adventurous many companies offer "for rent by owner" properties in Puerto Pollensa and there are plenty of cheap flights available.
Featured Puerto Pollensa Hotels:
Hotel Uyal - Passeig Londres, S/N, 07470 Pollença (Mallorca), España. Telephone: 971 865 500.
Pollença Park Hotel - Carre Bot, 5, 07470 Pollença (Mallorca), España. Telephone: 971 865 350.
Hoposa Hotel Daina - Address: Carre Atilio Boveri, 2, 07470 Pollença (Mallorca), España. Telephone Number: 971 866 250.
Pollentia - Carretera Port De Pollença-alcudia, S/N, 07470 Pollença (Mallorca), España. Telephone: 971 865 200.
Hotel Panorama Apartamentos Dº Miguel - Calle de Bot, 5, 07470 Port De Pollença, España. Telephone: 971 865 007.
Hotel Eolo - Address: Plaza Enginyer Gabriel Roca, 2, 07470 Pollença (Mallorca), España. Telephone Number: 971 866 550.
Hotel Panorama Golden Beach - Calle Urb Gomar, 5 y 6, 07470 Port de Pollença / Puerto de Pollensa, Mallorca, España. Telephone: 971 865 192.
Pollensa and Puerto Pollensa Fiestas and Festivals: Festival of San Antoni (the patron saint of animals) held on 16th and 17th January, Fiesta of Sant Sebastia (19th and 20th January), Easter celebrations (March / April), Fiesta of the Mare de Déu del Carme (16th July), Fiesta of Mare de Deu dels Angels which includes Moors and Christians celebrations (July 26th to August 2nd), the annual Pollensa Music Festival (July and August), Autumn Fair or "Fira de Tardor" (November).
Economy: Tourism, fishing.
Places of Interest: Puerto Pollensa is popular with walkers as well as holidaymakers and there are plentty of fine walks to be found in the area, the Sierra de Tramuntana offers a good selection of walks particularly in the area of the Formentor Peninsular where visitors can enjoy wooded valleys, steep cliffs, stunning seascapes and isolated beaches.
The Pine Walk is possibly the best loved part of the resort, fronting onto a sheltered part of the larger Badia de Pollença. This is where many of the privately owned apartments and houses can be found and is known for its tranquil environment.
Also worthwhile is a visit to the lighthouse at Cap Formentor by way of a beautiful but somwhat hair-raising drive. For a bit of culture head for the town of Pollensa (Pollença) itself, here you will find the Pont Romà (Roman Bridge), the historic Placa Mayor with its many bars and cafés, the Calvari Church, reached by way of 365 steps, with its Gothic Christ carved in wood, the 13th Century church Esglèsia de Nostra Senyora dels Angels, built by the Nights Templar, the Convent of Santo Domingo, the Museo Municipal and the Monograph Museum of Pollensa, housed in what was formerly a 14th Century hospital and containing interesting artefacts and information from the Roman occupation of Majorca.
Puerto Pollensa Beaches: Puerto Pollensa has a couple of excellent beaches - Albercutx beach which runs from the marina beside the "Pine Walk" (also known as Voramar beach) and Pollensa beach, which is a wide sandy beach to the south of the marina. The beaches are lapped by calm, shallow waters and are safe for children, thay are also sheltered by rocky headlands. There are a number of other smaller beaches nearby to explore.
Puerto Pollensa Markets: Market day in Puerto Pollensa is on Wednesdays, the market is located in the Church Square. The port is connected to the old town by a regular and bus service.
Puerto Pollensa Weather: Puerto Pollensa along with the whole of Majorca enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate with long hot summers and mild winters, making it an ideal place to visit all year round. Puerto Pollensa enjoys over 300 days of sunshine per year and experiences very little rainfall, it is a little cooler than the southern resorts of Majorca. Check the latest weather here: PUERTO POLLENSA WEATHER.
Puerto Pollensa is situated on the MA-2200 between Alcudia and Pollensa (Pollença) and is about 58 kilometres from the capital Palma and the Son Sant Joan International Airport. Get a map of Puert Pollensa here: PUERTO POLLENSA MAP.
Useful Links: Majorca Weather Forecast