Puerto de Pollensa is set along a sheltered, horse shoe-shaped bay on Mallorca’s north coast, and is backed by the majestic ranges of the Tramuntana Mountains. This former fishing village is now a holiday destination, owing to its laid-back ambience and island charm.
The tinkling marina makes an atmospheric soundtrack to relaxing strolls along Pine Walk on a balmy evening – this popular pine and palm tree-lined promenade follows the pretty waterside. You’ll also find plenty of restaurants and pavement cafes in the town, perfect for people watching over a light lunch or an ambient dinner.
Puerto Pollensa’s main beach is a real draw – it’s long, wide and deep, with golden sands and excellent views over the mountains. Kayaks and pedaloes can be hired from here, and banana boating and parasailing are available too. Meanwhile, on the opposite site of the bay, you’ll find D’Albercuix beach, which runs along Pine Walk making it smaller and narrower but no less charming for it.
Each year, the Pollensa Music Festival is held here – an event that was founded in 1962 by Philip Newman, a great violist who retired to the area. Now under Czech violinist’s Eugen Prokop’s direction, visitors can enjoy a series of classical concerts in Puerto de Pollensa throughout July and August each year, with musicians coming from all over the world to perform.
A few miles inland, you’ll find Pollensa itself, a gorgeous old town that’s peppered with attractive, historic buildings including a former Jesuit convent that is used today as the local town hall. There are a handful of interesting museums here too, such as the Pollensa Municipal Museum and the Monograph Museum of Pollensa.