Pollensa (Pollença) is a municipality in Mallorca made up of a group of towns: Villa de Pollença, Port de Pollença, Cala San Vicenç and Formentor. It is the furthest northern area in the municipality of Tramuntana. However, it is also brimming with beautiful beaches and a splendid maritime landscape.
Amongst some of the attractions that stand out at first sight in Pollensa is its town centre: an encyclopaedia engraved in stone that tells the history of this locality. In each piece of architecture and in the cultural features that are reflected in every corner of the town you will find a little piece of the island’s history.
What to see in Pollensa?
Visiting the island of Mallorca means jumping back in time and walking along stone streets and through narrow streets lined with buildings that take you back to medieval times. Traces of Arab and other cultures that were present on the island can also be glimpsed in many places.
Pollensa is not left out of this historical-cultural panorama. If you want to know what you can see in this town, you will surely need a lot of time and you will enjoy this tour that can seem like a film set prepared for period shots.
Here is a short list of places not to be missed if you are in Pollensa.
L’Albufera Natural Park
For those who enjoy hiking or trekking, a visit to the L’Albufera Reserve is a must. 2,400 hectares of vegetation and forests await to delight nature lovers. This natural wonder is located in the Bay of Pollensa.
Of course, being on an island and not enjoying the beaches is unthinkable. The beach of Formentor is the most emblematic maritime side of the northern part of the island of Mallorca. A transparent sea flanked by a pine forest make this beach an unforgettable paradise.
Santo Domingo Convent
If you are one of those who enjoy religious tourism, the Convent of Santo Domingo is a Dominican jewel built between the 16th and 17th centuries. Its cloisters host important music concerts every year.
Main square of Pollença
A good walk around the town will take you to the Plaza Mayor of Pollensa. Here you will find many places: bars, cafés and meeting places where many Pollensines spend the day and relax in relaxed moments with their loved ones. The surrounding area is full of traditional Mallorcan houses.
Lighthouse of Formentor
If you go by car, don’t miss the magnificent drive to the Faro de Formentor lighthouse. 12 km of winding curves lead you to this beautiful building, built on an impressive cliff where you will find the viewpoints of des Colomer and Sa Creueta. From there you can walk down to the beach of the same name: Playa de Formentor.
What to do in Pollensa?
Apart from the many walks and visits we can make to the most emblematic places in Pollensa, there are many activities for all ages that will also distract you and your family or partner while you are in this part of the Mallorcan island.
Let’s take a look at some of these interesting proposals of activities for everyone:
1. Adventures in the caves
For speleology lovers, Pollensa and, in general, Mallorca, has a good number of caves that you have to access through water. Combine your foray into these caves with a spot of hiking and the adventure gets even better.
In Pollensa there are plenty of crags and cliffs where you can practice some adrenaline-pumping activities. You can hire the services of expert climbers who will accompany you in this task that is not suitable for everyone.
This extreme sport, much sought after by many, combines hiking, jumping into the water from considerable heights, diving, climbing and abseiling, among other related activities. In many areas of Pollensa you can jump into the water from a cliff and test your skills and courage.
You can cross parts of the coast in a kayak, reach adventurous areas, combine with coastering and many other activities.
5. Boat trip
One of the most popular activities for many, especially for families with children, are boat trips. On these trips, in addition to visits to iconic natural sites and hidden paradises, there is the possibility of dolphin watching and even swimming with dolphins.
Mediterranean gastronomy: What to eat in Pollensa?
The gastronomic offer in Pollensa is surprising and exquisite. The dishes perfectly represent the different cultures that have passed through the island and whose heritage still survives. Pollensa’s cuisine is extensive and quite creative, a plus that makes visitors fall in love with it.
You can find in Pollensa the famous tapas bars and many restaurants that offer a wide range of haute cuisine. But you can also find restaurants with more modest, but equally tasty and well-prepared food.
Some specialise in meat and others in fish or seafood. There is also a place for international food, and even vegetarian and vegan food is available. The prices and diversity are evident with a short walk around the town.
Villas in Pollensa
Whether you go with your partner, friends or family, you can find the ideal accommodation with everything you need to relax and enjoy yourself. At Nord Villas Pollensa we offer you the opportunity to rent villas fully equipped with everything you need for your holidays in Mallorca.
Ideal places for family accommodation, very close to the beach, villas with their own swimming pool or an environment where many people can fit. Any of them is possible if you contact us and tell us your needs. Surely there will be a special and suitable place that will perfectly complement your trip to Pollensa.