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Like · Le propriétaire est un monsieur adorable, passionné par sa région et la maison magnifique raconte son histoire. Ce fut un séjour formidable entre feux de cheminée et randonnées, au cœur orangers et oliviers. A redécouvrir au printemps !Read more
Wir haben das Haus mit zwei Familien Ende Mai besucht und waren begeistert. Die Anlage ist wunderschön, die Umgebung ist natürlich und es liegt unweit vom Meer und der Stadt Pollenca - gerade weit genung um abseits der großen Hotelanlagen zu sein und dennoch schnell da zu sein. Das Haus selbst ist wunderschön, authentisch, gut ausgestattet und nett eingerichtet. Alles ist mit Liebe zum Detail gemacht - vom offenen Kamin, über die vielen Körber, der gemauerte Grill, die vielen Keramikschalen, das Außenwohnzimmer und und und. Alles toll! DANKERead more
This truly is a very beautiful finca. Although it is in a rustic location, it is only a few kilometres and a short drive to Pollença and is a great location to explore the rest of the island. The manicured lawns and drought resistant gardens are relaxing with several outside seating areas to enjoy eating breakfast, lunch or dinner and the large swimming pool was perfect for cooling down . The interior of the finca is well furnished and has good facilities, but the kitchen has very little work surface space. The beds are comfortable and there was plenty of hot water at all times for our family of 5. We also found the owners to be very responsive when there was a problem with a power cut caused by the electricity company.Read more
Bij het uitkiezen van een villa in Mallorca hebben we naar speciale detail zaken gekeken. Het zwembad dat omgeven is door een houten vloer, haast geen tegels om het huis heen, dus geen slipgevaar voor oudere mensen zoals mijn man en ik, het huis bestaat uit slechts een begane grond dus trappen klimmen is er niet bij. Van de strand en het heldere water hebben we ontzettend genoten. Het reisgezelschap heeft enorm genoten van al dat moois, de natuur pracht, de frisse lucht en bovenal het heerlijk eten. We komen gauw terug naar Villa Mimas.Read more
De villa waarin we onze vakantie dagen hebben doorgebracht is een combinatie van oude en nieuwe bouwstijl. Onze dochter van10 heeft een goede tijd in het zwembad kunnen doorbrengen vanwege het feit dat het laagste deel van het zwembad maar 1 meter diep is. Als andere aardigheid hebben we een boot gehuurd waarvan de prijs redelijk te noemen is. Onze familie bestond uit 3 volwassenen en een kind dus u begrijpt dat elk een van ons meer dan genoeg ruimte had in de villa. Over twee jaar wordt onze moeder 75 jaar en willen wij voor haar een feestje bouwen in deze villa.Read more
Such a beautiful villa, outside at night in the (full) moonlight. nothing feels better than to relax near a pool on a lazy chair. Being thankful for all the effort from the villa owner, the cleaners, the poolman and the people of Mallorca with their friendly approach towards the tourist. all perfect!!Read more
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A quick overview of Pollensa
Sandy beaches, unspoiled countryside, rich history and cobbled streets packed with restaurants, cafes and shops make Pollensa the perfect destination for a sunny escape. The pleasant Mediterranean climate makes Pollensa a good choice for several months of the year, with an average daytime temperature of 28°C between June and late August. If you’d rather escape the heat then September might be a better choice, with an average temperature of 23°C and a warm sea temperature of 21°C. Over the years Pollensa has become a popular destination with artists, writers and musicians - Agatha Christie wrote ‘Trouble at Pollensa Bay’ while staying here. At Clickstay we have a wide choice of holiday properties in Palma, so you can experience Pollensa at its finest. Renting one of our villas puts everything on your doorstep: beautiful cobbled streets, wonderful beaches and whitewashed houses nestled in the rural Majorcan countryside.
Key holiday info
- The nearest airport is Palma de Majorca airport, approx. 60km or 45 minutes away.
- Temperatures during the day peak at 28°C during summer and rarely fall below 10°C in the winter.
- The average sea temperature during summer is 26°C whilst it rarely falls below 15°C in winter.
- The Puig de Maria is over 300m high. An easy hike up the hill grants beautiful views of Pollensa from the top, and a peaceful visit to the shrine on the hill's peak.
How to get to Pollensa
Direct flights from the UK to Palma de Majorca Airport take around 2.5 hours. Reaching Pollensa from the airport is another 45 minutes to an hour’s drive. The cheapest time to fly to Majorca is March. If you plan on hiring a car at the airport and have some time to spare before check-in, you might want to do some quick exploring on the way. Towns and villages like Santa Maria del Cami, Binissalem, Sa Pobla and Inca are breathtaking and you might want to come back during your holiday and pay a proper visit. Prices for a weekly car hire start from around 180 Euros. Taxis from the airport to Port de Pollensa will cost between 70 and 90 Euros. Even though taxis are convenient and provide door-to-door service, buses are much more affordable starting at around 6 Euros for a single ticket to Pollensa, and there are regular lines going to Pollensa from Palma, every half an hour or so.
Where to stay in Pollensa
Pollensa, otherwise known as Pollença in Catalan, is a charming medieval municipality made up of three areas: the Pollensa town itself, Puerto Pollensa and Cala Sant Vicenç. They’re all very peaceful and quiet, perfect for a family holiday. The town, 6 kilometres inland west from the port, was founded by the Catalans in the 13th Century as a refuge from pirates. Most of the town’s stony buildings and narrow, cobbled streets are from the medieval times. Port de Pollensa and Cala San Vincente also give off that medieval vibe from time to time, but are beach towns and tend to attract more visitors.
Beaches in Pollensa
Beautiful beaches, rugged landscape and crystal clear waters make Pollensa an unbeatable choice for anyone looking for a perfect beach holiday. Let’s start with beaches in Puerto Pollensa. Several beaches comprise the 1.5 kilometre golden stretch of sand touching the blue waters here. There is an abundance of water sports available, plus there are bars and restaurants lined along the promenade behind the beaches for a refreshment or even a meal. Cala Barques in Cala Sant Vicenç is a wonderful sand beach with straw umbrellas scattered around. There are also several lovely restaurants surrounding the beach with excellent traditional Spanish menus. Numerous beaches adorn the Pollensa municipality and are definitely worth checking out - Cala Formentor, Cala de Sa Calobra and Cala Boquer, just to name a few.
Golf courses in and around Pollensa
Spain is the golf holiday destination, and with quite a few golf courses strewn around the island, Majorca is pretty high on the list. Pollensa Golf is a very well groomed, 9 holes, par 35 course with a fine restaurant and excellent facilities. The course is around 2.5 kilometres from the town of Pollensa and around 5 kilometres from the port. Alcanada Golf Course is in Alcudia, only half an hour’s drive from Pollensa. This is undoubtedly the best golf course in Majorca which also hosted the Challenge Tour Grand Final in 2019. The course has 18 holes, it’s length is 6.5 kilometres and par is 72. The restaurant at the course is top notch. It serves Mediterranean food with excellent service, and the prices are actually quite reasonable for a prestigious golf club.
Things to do in Pollensa
Pollensa's town centre has charming narrow streets and historic buildings centring on Plaça Major - the old town square. With plenty of cultural gems to discover, this town is also famous for its ancient 365 step El Calvari stairway north of the square and The Formentor lighthouse which is the highest in all of Majorca located approximately 20km north-east from Pollensa. There’s also a parade every year on Good Friday, popular with locals and tourists alike. This rural slice of Majorca is a haven for cyclists and hikers, where the most scenic route is the 3km walk through the Boquer valley to the ocean on the other side. Watch the re-enactment of the 15th century defence of north Majorca from the Moorish pirates which is still celebrated today and takes place on the 2nd August each year. The Puig de Maria, built in the 14th century, is over 300m high - an easy hike up the hill grants beautiful views of Pollensa from the top, and a peaceful visit to the shrine on the hill's peak. History buffs will enjoy exploring the medieval town of Alcudia, just a 15 minutes bus ride away.
Kids activities in Pollensa
There are plenty of choices when it comes to beach fun for kids, especially in Puerto Pollensa. A floating water park is usually placed near the pier. It’s a great venue for kids to have a good time and burn off some energy! If your kids are too small to go alone on the floating water park, then you might be in for some exercise as well. Another great way to spend the day with the kids in Pollensa is by visiting the Alcudia Hidropark. It’s just outside Alcudia, some 20 minutes’ drive from Pollensa. The park offers excellent slides suited for all ages, fast food restaurants and pools for toddlers and preschoolers. We’d recommend booking a ticket online, as to avoid the queues and it can save you money.
Getting around Pollensa
Most towns and villages in Majorca are connected via the public transport service. Travelling by bus may seem slow-paced from time to time, as buses tend to make every stop. However, public transport is the cheapest option and it’s quite reliable. The fare depends on the distance. It can be as little as few Euros, if you’re travelling to a nearby town or village, or 20 Euros if you’re travelling to the other side of the island. However, the island is divided into travel zones and you might be required to change buses in order to get to your destination, so it’s best to visit the TIB website and get acquainted with Majorcan bus lines. If you prefer to drive, car hire in Majorca can prove to be a great way to go, and there are loads of companies offering their services at the airport. Car hire prices usually start from around 180 Euros per week.
Where to eat in Pollensa
There are numerous inexpensive fast food joints along the port and in town. However when in Pollensa, take a break and treat yourself to a delicious Spanish dish in the restaurants and cafes surrounding the 18th century church Our Lady of the Angels. Savour Majorca's finest wines at the Pollensa Wine Fair which takes place in April or May each year. The resort's large marina, home to many a luxury yacht, has plenty of upscale restaurants. Ca´n Cuarassa is a fine Mediterranean restaurant with outstanding service and an even better menu. Interior of Celler La Parra is gorgeous, and their dishes are out of this world. The restaurant serves fresh and traditional Majorcan food - an absolute must eat!
Pollensa is peaceful and quiet, a perfect family holiday destination. However, there are options for nights out, with some late-night bars and pubs - just don't expect to go clubbing. Bar Norai Pub is a bar and grill open until small hours. It has a very attentive staff, inexpensive drinks and great food. Lemon Bar by the pier offers great service, drinks and live music by a great selection of bands. Mulligan’s is an Irish bar with a rather cosy, familiar atmosphere inside. There are several TV’s all showing sports and loads of Guinness.
Shopping in Pollensa
Shopping in Pollensa comes down to boutiques, smaller shops and stores, and street markets selling everything from clothes to fresh produce from the local farms. Apart from that, a handful of charming shops selling artisans, knick-knacks and various sundries can be found tucked away in villages and towns inland like Pollensa or Sa Pobla. These items make great souvenirs. Though there are nice supermarkets in larger towns and villages with a variety of foods and drinks on the shelves, to shop in larger malls you’ll have to visit Palma.
Did you know...
- A traditional sandstone monastery and chapel resides at the top of Puig de Maria, built in the 14th Century.
- There are many activities for adrenaline junkies to enjoy in Pollensa, including zip-lining, climbing and kayaking.
- The Formentor lighthouse is the highest in all of Majorca, located approx. 20km northeast from Pollensa.
- Agatha Christie's visit to Pollensa in 1932 inspired her to write the Parker Pyne Investigates collection of short stories!
Take a look at our blog posts about where to go in Pollensa and what to do on your holiday in Pollensa.
4 March 2020 Posted in Spain, Top Lists
Pollensa is best known for its picturesque, rural surroundings and traditional Spanish charm, which has resisted change from the steady increase in tourism to Majorca. Now, the cobblestone town and beautiful harbour is quickly becoming a must-visit destination for avid foodies.