Friday, 26 May 2017
Puerto Pollensa

 

Puerto Pollensa lies on the beautiful bay of Pollensa in the very north eastern corner of Mallorca some 53km from Palma. It is protected in the north by the stunning Formentor peninsula and in the south by a similar rocky formation leading to Cap des Pinar. With its sandy beach, beautiful scenery and fine tourist infrastructure it has long been a popular destination especially amongst British holidaymakers.

The resort of Puerto Pollensa is only 8km from neighbouring Alcudia to the south. It is a compact resort with mainly low rise buildings and a good selection of bars and restaurants to suit the majority of visitors. Naturally there are British and Irish pubs around though not too many and there are plenty Mallorcan run eateries as well as a few Asian options.

Arriving from Alcudia you'll have the fine beach to your right as you approach the main reort which begins around the Pollensa Park Hotel. Notice the fine, long cycle path which runs from Puerto Pollensa to Alcudia. This particular part of the island is very popular with cyclists who swarm here in large numbers during the winter months to make the most of the mild weather and stunning scenery.

The first section of the resort consists of a stretch of small shops and bars whilst apartment accommodation tends to be mainly located behind the front line. 

                                 

 

Once you arrive at the port at the centre of the resort the frontline becomes pedestrianised with no traffic in sight. A good selection of nice cafés and restaurants lie on this stretch including El Casinet which is excellent for fresh pasta and pizzas as well as for grilled meats. The Puerto Pollensa tourist information office stands here in front of the port entrance.

Heading to the most northerly section of the resort there's a lovely walk along the Voramar promenade past some delightful old residential homes until you arrive at the highly recommended Hotel Illa d'Or where you can stop for lunch overlooking the whole bay.

For a little more exertion take the 3km walk through the Boquer Valley hills to Cala Boquer. This is a popular route with birdwatchers and leads to a nice little beach where you can go for a swim.