This fantastic resort has been popular with Brits for years. A relaxing place to unwind close to Majorca’s beautiful beaches, Pollensa offers a taste of luxury with a tranquil atmosphere. Make sure your journey from Palma de Majorca Airport is as luxury as your holiday here but without the price tag and book your Pollensa transfers with hoppa today.
You’ll find incredible views over the sea, as well as lush mountains just waiting to be explored on your holiday in Pollensa. There are art galleries where you can admire the local creativity, mixed with historic sights and churches which can be found throughout the town. When hunger strikes choose from one of the many restaurants in the square and enjoy the lively atmosphere as you taste delicious dishes.
The nearest beach is in the Port of Pollensa, and is ideal for those wanting to truly relax during their stay here. Or for something more active you could try hiking in the mountains, as well as water sports in the crystal clear seas of the Mediterranean. You’ll find everything here, from canoeing to windsurfing, as well as a fantastic range of restaurants and cafés lining the sands.
Pollensa has all the right ingredients for a relaxing holiday in the sun. Make sure you get the most from it and book your Pollensa transfers with hoppa today.
Hidden between two luscious hills in the North West of Majorca is the town of Pollensa, a rural haven for those who want a quiet getaway. Set in the foothills of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, Pollensa is ideal for walkers and cyclists of all abilities. Located by the Badia de Pollensa, the best way to explore the coast is to embark on a walk along the coastal path, up towards the Cap de Formentor, or road cyclists can take the twisty road that leads to the lighthouse on the Cap for outstanding views and scenery.
For the more laidback holiday maker, embracing café life in Placa Major by people watching in the square is a great way to unwind, and get a chance to catch the market on Sunday mornings. For more great views of the area, take the 365-step Calvari stairway north of the square to the hilltop chapel. Take a trip to the Puerto de Pollensa to see the beautiful yachts and colourful local fishing boats in the marina, which is a stone’s throw from the town and has the quiet Formentor beach that is the perfect spot for relaxing and sunbathing.
Steeped in history, the town has a medieval past which is reflected by the very compact and narrow cobbled streets that are lined with 17th and 18th century old houses. These old streets are a sightseer’s haven, and offer a genuine look at the architecture that still remains in Pollensa Old Town, including the Gothic Church.
Outdoor activities: The Tramutana mountain range offers a variety of activities that outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy. Hiring mountain bikes is a must to experience the tremendous views that the Serra de Tramutana mountain range offers. The Golf Pollensa boasts a high-end 9 hole golf course, open to all handicaps, and there are horse riding treks around the hills of Pollensa. For those who want to get wet, paddle boards can be hired from Puerto de Pollensa, and scuba diving trips are popular in Badia de Pollensa.
Sightseeing: Every Thursday sightseers can join a Free Guided Walking Tour of Pollensa’s Old Town, which is at the top of the 365 Calvari steps. Trips to the Formentor Lighthouse and Puig de Maria monastery are great for those interested in architecture and history.
Relaxing: Formentor Beach offers sunbathers a quiet haven away from the lively town. Pay a small supplement to rent loungers on the private 5 star Formentor Hotel part of the beach. People watching is a great past-time of the Mallorcan people and the best place to gather is in the Placa Major square where classical concerts occur during the summer months. For a true chill out, Pollensa has some top-notch spas that deliver true tranquillity.
Currency: EUR: Euro
Approximate flight time from the UK: 2 hours 40 minutes
Time zone: GMT +0 / +1 Central European Time
Puig de Maria
The best way to see the Puig de Maria monastery is to walk the 2.2km route, following the winding road, sheltered by pine trees, to the top of the hill where the sandstone building resides. A shrine to the Virgin Mary, Santuari del Puig de Maria consists of the 14th century chapel which was the first part of the sanctuary to be built. The monastery was added in 1371 and is one of the oldest religious centres on Majorca. The monastery has gone through vast redesigns in the past, from Gothic to Baroque, and also rents out the 12 cell-like rooms which reflect the simple monastic traditions. From the top of the hill there are fantastic views of the bays of Pollensa and Alcudia.
Address: Carrer del Puig de Maria, s/n, 07460 Pollença, Illes Balears
Opening hours: 8.30am – 6pm
Entry cost: Accommodation prices will apply
El Pont Romà
The old Roman Bridge is the legacy left by the Romans who conquered Majorca in 123 BC. The relic crosses the Torrent de Sant Jordi, the little stream which was built by the Roman settlers to provide Pollensa with water. Formerly known as 'Puente de Cubelles’ by locals who found the origins of the bridge mysterious, initially thinking it was built as an aquaduct to connect to nearby town Alcudia, the bridge is very well-preserved and still in use. After a photo opportunity, hikers can cross the bridge, which is well sign posted to reach Formentor and the port.
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Official website: http://www.pollensa.com/en/places/to-visit/roman-bridge/
Upon the craggy headland of Cap de Formentor in the north east part of Pollensa, with its 400 metre high cliffs, sits the Formentor Lighthouse. Locals refer to the rugged peninsula as ‘the meeting point of the winds’ which definitely lives up to its nick name. To reach the lighthouse, visitors must take the long cliff top path and follow sign posts to ‘Cami Vell de Faro’, meaning the Old Lighthouse Path. Cap de Formentor Lighthouse was built in 1892 and looks out to Alcudia and the island of Menorca.
From the lighthouse, walkers can take a path down to the picturesque Formentor beach, which is home to a beautiful cove and tunnel. For refreshments after the long walk there is even a bar and shop next to the lighthouse.
Address: Cap de Formentor, 07460 Pollensa, Majorca
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Pollensa Golf Club
With panoramic views of the Serra de Tramuntana, the Golf Pollensa sits neatly among the stunning local environment. The Golf Club is a 9 hole course, protected by a border of trees, with two lakes, and manicured greens for golfers of all handicaps to appreciate. The undulating fairways are irrigated using purified water making for a top class course.
There is a driving range with putting green and pitching area for those that want to perfect their swing, and also has a golf school with professional golfers and special golf classes. Players can rent clubs, trolleys, and purchase extra gear at the golf shop. For golfing fuel, there is a bar and restaurant next to the course, where at 6pm live music and Djs turn the bar in the hottest evening destination in Pollensa.
Address: Ctra. Palma - Pollença, km. 49.3 07460 Pollença
Opening hours: Weekdays 7.30am-8pm, Weekend 8am-8pm
Entry cost: From €40.00
Official website: www.golfpollensa.com/
Museo Dionis Bennassar
The museum and art gallery is dedicated to the painter Dionis Bennàssar and is the house where the artist lived half of his life, carrying out his work as a painter in his studio. The 17th century building is a typical Mallorcan house has been restored along with some of Bennàssar’s personal items and furniture.
Various collections of art are exhibited at the museum, most notably Bennàssar’s oils on canvas, as part of the Dionis Bennàssar Foundation, which is a private non-profit cultural foundation created to promote the human spirit. Other pieces of art include collections of sculptures portraits watercolours and drawings.
Address: Casa Museu Dionis Bennàssar, Carrer Roca, 14-07460 - Pollenca
Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10.30am – 7pm
Entry cost: 2.00€
Official website: www.museudionisbennassar.com/
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