Welcome to Puerto Pollensa 4u
Here on our website you will find luxury villas and holiday apartments to rent in Puerto Pollensa, Mallorca, one of the Balearic Island’s most popular holiday destinations.
Situated in Northern Mallorca, Puerto Pollensa sits in a beautiful horseshoe bay and is set against the stunning backdrop of the Sierra de Tramuntana mountains.
The large beach in Puerto Pollensa is wide and the sand soft, while the water is clear and shallow, making it perfect for family visitors. It also houses one of Mallorca’s leading sailing and surfing schools. The famous Pine Walk around the bay is fringed with friendly bars and a selection of fabulous restaurants. The beautiful setting has inspired many artists and photographers. With an attractive marina Puerto Pollensa is an ideal base for both active and relaxing holidays.
There is no shortage of restaurants in the port. Indian, Chinese, and Italian. But to experience the real Mallorca, you must try Mallorquin cooking – from the simple Pa amb Oli (bread with oil), tasty Coca (a sort of pizza), delicious tumbet (ratatouille with potatoes) to Lechona (roast suckling pig). Most restaurants have a ‘fish of the day’ special.
In the centre of Puerto Pollensa the square in front of the church hosts a weekly market every Wednesday, where you will find a multitude of stalls selling a vast array of goods which will make shopping an enjoyable experience. You can even practice the Catalan language with the local vendors.
Pollensa Old Town is 5 kms inland from Puerto Pollensa and is full of interesting narrow cobbled streets and medieval buildings. There is a famous Sunday market where you can buy local pottery, lace, jewellery, shoes, clothes and fresh vegetables.
One of the most remarkable landmarks in Pollensa is the Calvari Steps, which is a steep climb comprising 365 steps. It is said that, for every step you take, you are forgiven a sin in heaven. This walkway is flanked by cypress trees and is quite impressive in it’s own right. At the top stands the 13th century statue of Mare de Deu del Peu de la Creu (Mother of God at the Foot of the Cross) It is well worth the climb to see both the statue and the stunning views of the surrounding countryside and coastlines.
A short distance along the bay from Port de Pollenca you can visit the bustling resort of Alcudia. Alcudia can be divided into three main areas. It has a wide sandy beach which stretches several kilometres with all sorts of amenities. Puerto Alcudia has an attractive marina with many friendly restaurants, and an Old Town dating back to Roman times, which has a market on Tuesdays and Sundays. You can have a memorable shopping experience wandering through the interesting cobbled streets of Alcudia Old Town.
One of the finest beaches on the island of Majorca is the Formentor beach, which can be reached by boat, car or bus. The iconic Hotel Formentor overlooks the beautiful bay of shallow turquoise waters. This is where Winston Churchill used to spend his holidays in the 1950′s and due to its seclusion many famous people stay there. The spectacular views make Formentor a perfect place for walking and cycling.
Cala San Vincente
The quiet laid back resort of Cala San Vincente is only a short drive away from Puerto de Pollensa. It has four tiny coves, Cala Barques, Cala Clara, Cala Molins and Cala Carbo. (Cala means cove). Cala Molins, with a handful of excellent restaurants and a beach bar, is especially good for snorkeling as the water is crystal clear.
The name Campanet is derived from the word campaneta which means small bells. Here time stands still in this small enchanting town. It covers an area of approximately 35 square kilometres and around 2,600 people live in this Municipality. Campanet became famous in 1945 when caves, which extend more than 3,000 metres, were discovered. Underground lakes and picturesque chambers guarantee a romantic experience during your visit there.
Characteristic of the region is the architecture, which still maintains its traditional flavors. Also interesting are the windmills and watermills from long ago.
Every Tuesday, merchants gather at the weekly market and offer their fresh, delicious products for sale.
Some of the many Cultural Offerings of Mallorca
* Bellver Castle, Palma
* La Seu Cathedral, Palma
* Palacio Real de la Almundaina
* Art museums and private galleries
* Cap de Formentor
* Limestone formations in the Caves of Drach
* Gordiola glassblowing factory
* Ermita de Betlem (old monastery)
* Caves of Campanet and Arta
* Manacor pearl factory
* Folklore groups and traditional songs