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Puerto Pollensa

Puerto Pollensa holidays

Even at peak seasons this popular resort never feels overcrowded and that's because Puerto Pollensa holidays are brilliantly laidback with large beaches, a serene mountain range and ocean facing restaurants.

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Cool, calm and collected

As well as all of the coastal beauty that Puerto Pollensa is blessed with, the main town of Pollensa and its displayed history is found a couple of kilometres inland.

There are a number of fantastic hotels here that enjoy great links to the beach and marina as well as wonderful villas and apartments that offer the same luxury.

Families and couples looking for a quiet beach getaway will love holidays to Puerto Pollensa while the surrounding mountains also make it great for those who enjoy nature hikes.

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Tramuntana Mountains

Water sports are readily available for those that want to burn off the energy they revived on the beach. From the marina there are a number of opportunities to sail off into the ocean atop a fishing boat or glass bottomed vessel. Sailing into the distance provides stunning views of the island's coastline and its miles of mountains.

You have an opportunity to explore the Tramuntana Mountains via the hiking trails along Boquer Valley. It's a fantastic walk that will take you atop the cliffs to secluded coves as well as areas of green with nothing but a few sheep running around.

If you want to find something to entertain the kids, head to Hidropark in Alcudia. The family fun park has a number of thrilling water slides and pools as well as a massive mini-golf course next door.

Hear the waves at night

People don't choose Puerto Pollensa holidays for heavy drinking and wild parties. Instead the beach resort offers chilled evenings in one of many luxury lounges or bars.

Running right along the towns promenade, pine walk and marina area you'll find plenty of options when it comes to laidback venues.

If you're in the mood to try a lively nightclub, there is a small selection in Alcudia, 25 minutes down the road. For a holiday that is pure nights out, head to some of the resorts on the south west of the island.

Plaza Miguel Capllonch

Puerto Pollensa packs in enough retail options to send any tourist home with a cute souvenir or memorable keepsake. The resort's centre square, Plaza Miguel Capllonch, has a good selection of shops and boutiques that stock their shelves with tourists in mind.

The markets are fun cultural experiences in both areas of Puerto Pollensa. There is a weekly market held on Wednesdays in the church square while the old town of Pollensa holds one every Sunday.

Pollensa’s Paella

The coastline and commercial square are filled with a number of sumptuous restaurants and friendly bars that come highly recommended by returning travellers. Tuck into a Spanish Paella at locally owned restaurants but you'll also find food from all over the world in dozens of other venues.

At the marina you'll typically find seafood dishes but the selection on offer means you're bound to find a meal to suit any preference and price range.

Busses run to the old town

Driving from the Palma de Mallorca Airport in the south to Puerto Pollensa in the north will take around an hour.

Car hire is available from the airport and from Puerto Pollensa but booking in advance will save you a lot of money.

If you don't want to hire a car, there is a convenient bus service that can take you inland to see the old town area of Pollensa that features ancient relics of the Roman era.

Best time of year to visit

Summer holidays on the beach are ideal here with an average temperature of 25C but it can often get hotter than 30C in the daytime.

While there are some traditional celebrations to see in January and February, the weather is a mild 9C. If you want to experience Majorcan culture, Saint Sebastian is celebrated in July with parades, music and fireworks.