Enjoy Mallorcan delights with holiday homes in Pollenca
Located in the north of Spain’s beautiful Majorca (also called Mallorca) Island, Pollenca is popular for its narrow streets, historic attractions, beaches, and cafés. The town beautifully combines Mallorcan culture with the pleasures of a popular beach resort, something that is best experienced with a stay at Pollenca holiday homes.
Also known as Pollensa, the town is close to the Port de Pollenca, known for its beaches and natural beauty that inspired famous writer Agatha Christie to pen a novel. Apart from island-related delights, there are museums, a historic Roman bridge, local markets, and beautiful outdoors to explore in Pollenca.
A relaxing Spanish break with Pollenca holiday apartments
In Pollenca, stone houses bathed in sunlight and views of the sea soothe stressed souls while the outdoors present plenty of opportunities for adventurous activities. At other times, explore the town's many cafés and mingle with the locals, go bird watching, or walk through cosy alleys lined with creative boutiques. If you have time, the surrounding destinations in Majorca are full of exciting surprises, too.
Top attractions to visit from Pollenca holiday homes
Plaça Major is the main town square in Pollenca and features a lovely mid-19th century design. With medieval structures like the Our Lady of the Angels church and several outdoor cafés, this square is a beautiful example of Pollenca’s past and present. Once a gathering spot for locals, this place is ideal for sitting at a restaurant terrace and watching the world go by. The local market is also held at the square every Sunday.
Climbing all of the 365 Calvari Steps may sound quite the task, but it is completely worth the effort. Head to Monti-sion, the site of a former college and monastery, and hike up to the beautiful 18th century chapel of El Calvari. The views along the tree-lined way are as fabulous as those on the top. If it is a sunny day—and it likely will be—be sure to pack sunscreen and water.
One of the oldest and most famous historic structures in Pollenca, Pont Romà is one of the very few remaining Roman structures in Mallorca. This bridge has been crucial in the town’s history, since it was formerly the only safe passage for crossing the Torrente de Sant Jordi.
Family-friendly things to do in Pollenca
When not swimming, cooking, or spending quality time together in your Pollenca holiday home, family holidaymakers can head to the lovely Formentor and Cala Sant Vicenc beaches. There is plenty of parking and other amenities at Formentor, making it convenient for a trip with the little ones. You can take a ferry trip to the beach from Port de Pollensa to make the visit even more fun. Cala Sant Vicenc, with its clear blue waters and coves, is perfect for scuba diving and snorkelling.
If adventurous activities are more to your liking and your children are older, make the climb to the top of Puig de Pollença. The top was once a monastery for nuns, and its original structure dates back to 1348—one reason why many history buffs love to visit this Pollenca attraction. Soaring over the town, the hilltop offers wonderful views of the coastline and the terracotta-roofed houses. The hike is not steep, and takes less than an hour. There is a restaurant at the top, too, serving traditional Mallorquian food.
Alcudia is just a short drive away, so take your children to the Alcudia Hidropark for a day of memorable water fun. With five pools, several slides, trampolines, inflatable bouncy castles, paintball, and even a 54-hole golf course, this park has everything for total family fun.
Pollenca's numerous options for holiday homes
At TUI Villas, the focus is on connecting every holidaymaker to their ideal accommodation based on specific needs, and the same goes for holiday homes in Pollenca. Whether you are looking for a pet-friendly property, a large house with a private pool for a big family vacation, an apartment with a functional kitchen for some holiday cooking, or a beautiful finca for a relaxed romantic trip – there are more than enough options that meet all your requirements.
Nearby destinations to visit from Pollenca holiday homes
An advantage of holidaying in Pollenca is the town’s proximity to other popular destinations. Alcudia, mostly known for its beautiful Mediterranean beaches, is less than 12 kilometres away. Visit the Church of St. Jaume, for its neo-Gothic architecture, and the Roman ruins that house Spain’s smallest Roman theatre.
Travellers looking for the ideal beach vacation with the family cannot go wrong with Can Picafort. Once there, try the many water sports, go golfing, hike, take bicycle tours, or simply laze at the beach.
Port de Pollenca is where visitors throng to enjoy sandy beaches against a beautiful mountain backdrop, explore ample restaurants and cafés, and hike on the Boquer Valley walk. The picturesque Pine Walk and Cap de Formentor are also popular attractions here.
Travelling to Pollenca from England
The Palma de Mallorca Airport near Can Pastilla, 60 kilometres away, is the closest airport to Pollenca. Thanks to the MA-13 motorway, the airport is just around a 45-minute drive from Pollenca. There are daily flights to Palma from London and Manchester, as well as other regular flights from Bristol, Birmingham, and other cities in England.
There are coaches and taxis available at the airport, with buses departing at frequent intervals to the Palma city centre. Detailed information about the timetables and bus routes are available on the website of the local public transport company (TIB).
The best time to travel to Pollenca
Pollenca has a temperate climate, and the summer months of June through August are the peak travel season. The weather at this time is quite warm, and perfect for sightseeing and outdoor activities. The second busiest season in Pollenca is spring, which lasts from March to May and is also comfortable weather for travelling, exploring, and various activities.
For travellers looking for a quieter holiday, early fall (September and October) is a good time to visit. This is also when holiday apartments in Pollenca are cheaper and more readily available, compared to the summer season.
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