Located on the Bay of Pollenca, Port de Pollenca is one of the most northern towns on Mallorca.
However it’s not too far from the airport at 65km/40miles and takes approximately 47 minutes to drive.
The place was originally a fishing village but has developed over the years for tourism. The boats that fill the marina today are mostly private yachts and cruisers. It is very easy to stroll around the marina and see the boats and little fish that feed in the marina.
There is plenty of beach space in the resort and it has two main beaches areas, d’Albercuix and Pollenca. Both beach areas have shallow and relatively calm waters due to the resort being in the bay of Pollenca. Both also have great views of the mountain ranges which protrude out of the sea on either side of the bay.
D’Albercuix beach area runs from the Marina heading north for about 2km/1.25miles curving around the corner of the bay. Yet the beach area is quite narrow in places and even disappears at points. There are more beach facilities such as sunbeds nearer to the Marina.
In spite of the narrowness of this beach area, it is pretty and is backed by the famous pine walk way, a promenade with pine trees along it.
The Pine walk is around 2km/1.25miles long and is definitely worth wandering over. It offers great views of the bay and as the beach for the most part is narrow even disappearing in places the water laps against the side of the promenade which is a novelty.
This promenade has various cafes and restaurants scattered along its length offering great views of the bay and mountains. From this promenade at the marina end, tourists can connect to the main square in the town, Plaza Miguel Capllonch. This Square is where the market takes place on Wednesday mornings in front of the church and there are further cafes and restaurants here.
The other beach area running south from the Marina is generally known as Pollenca’s main beach. It is a lot deeper with plenty of sand and sunbeds including beach facilities and it has been awarded a blue flag for several years in a row.
The resort is well suited for tranquil families and those seeking a quiet relaxing break. For greater family entertainment there is Alcudia resort, less than 10 minutes away with its water park and many attractions.
For those who want to see Mallorca from a different perspective then Kayaking will be fun. Kayaking is well suited to Port de Pollenca due to the calm sea. It’s possible to hire a kayak on the main beach in Port de Pollenca south of the marina, usually the kayaks are laid out on the beach or in front of the club house.
The market in Port de Pollensa is held every Wednesday morning in the main square in the town, Plaza Miguel Capllonch, next to the Virgen del Carmen church. The market sells typical Mallorcan produce and starts at 9am and runs approximately until 1:30pm.
The Market in Pollensa old town is quite a bit larger the port market. This market is held every Sunday morning from 9am to roughly 1:30pm. It is located in the center in Placa Major by an old Jesuit convent.
Those deciding to take a boat trip from Port de Pollenca will significantly add to their holiday enjoyment and discover unspoiled parts of the Mallorcan coast. There are various types of boat trips which start from the marina in Port de Pollenca. To see what’s on offer, you can walk through the marina and see the display boards by the waterfront and the boat trip agencies. The fares and timetables are usually shown there.
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In Port de Pollenca very close to the Marina there are two scuba diving centers, both of which offer Scuba diving lessons and PADI training.
Scuba Mallorca is found two streets from the seafront. Then offer a range of scuba diving services and have instructors who speak German, French, Spanish and English. They are open from March to October and can make special arrangements in the off season.
Mallorca Pro Dive is situated just a few meters from the Marina. Their dive center has a variety of recreational diving possibilities to offer and includes equipment hire and group bookings. Their staff speak the main European languages.
The old town of Pollenca has gone through many centuries of history including attacks from pirates. The many narrow streets and old buildings reflect the this character in the town. It is 5km/3miles inland from Port de Pollenca and is well worth a visit. There is also a big market every Sunday morning in the center.
For those that enjoy walking and exploring, the dramatic Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range that surrounds the resort is ideal to investigate. The views looking back over the natural harbor are amazing and there are abundant walks into the foothills. Port de Pollenca is an ideal place to start a hike or bicycle ride.
The Formentor peninsula is a popular area to explore for many reasons. This can be either from a boat trip, on foot with the many walking trails or via car. There is a bus from Port de Pollenca to the peninsular which can be taken advantage of if you want to walk in the area. For those with a hire car there is the famous peninsular road with its many viewing points of the coast and huge cliffs below, culminating at the peninsular tip. There are also some secluded coves to discover which can be explored from the peninsular via car.
Located just a view kilometers south along the bay of Pollensa on the coast road, S’Albufereta Nature Reserve is a bird-rich wetland and a place for migratory birds. The habitat consist of pools, reed beds, wet grazing areas and large Tamarisk bushes.
This wetland isn’t to be confused with the similar named S’Albufera Natural Park which is beyond Acudia and has greater access. Most of S’Albufereta is private property and there are only limited tracks to visit, 1.5km/1mile. These start on the coast road by the Can Cuarassa restaurant.