The sedate holiday resort of Puerto Pollensa stretches along a sheltered horseshoe-shaped bay lined with sandy beaches, set against the backdrop of the Boquer mountain range on the north coast of Majorca. The resort has grown up around the scenic fishing port that serves the picturesque old Roman town of Pollensa, situated a few miles inland. Far quieter and more laid back than the resorts of Magaluf and Palma Nova, Puerto Pollensa attracts families and couples looking to relax.
Cafes, restaurants and tourist shops line the promenade along with some elegant hotels, which overlook the wide sandy beach and the bay, dotted with the colourful sails of yachts. Those willing to make the effort to be up for sunrise are rewarded with an inspiring sight as gentle waves lap the shore in the dawn light.
Puerto Pollensa offers all the usual watersports enjoyed by holidaymakers, with facilities and equipment available from operators at the marina and along the beach. There are also opportunities for hiking in the surrounding hills and scenic mountains or sightseeing in the port itself and the neighbouring old town. Generally, though, most visitors choose Puerto Pollensa holidays purely for relaxation on the magnificent beaches.
Negatives about Puerto Pollensa are expressed only by those who go anticipating bright lights. The resort is laid back and the beaches uncrowded, even in the height of the summer; most visitors are families with young children or couples. The scene after dark remains the same, entertainment is offered by most of the hotels, but the main resort is not designed for the party scene with the bars offering a more relaxed atmosphere, although more lively nightlife that can be found to some extent in neighbouring Alcudia if desired.
The resort is renowned for hosting some of the best fish restaurants on Majorca, there is also a wide selection of restaurants catering to all tastes, from the best of British to local tapas.
While Puerto Pollensa may not be a shopping Mecca, it is adequately supplied with shops and boutiques catering to the tourist trade and holidaymakers. The local markets take place every Sunday in the church square in the Pollensa old town, while market day in Puerto Pollensa itself is Wednesdays. The port is connected to the old town by a regular and frequent bus service.
Puerto Pollensa is approximately a 75 minute transfer from the airport