Puerto Pollensa - a lovely beach resort, with a glittering marina and plenty of amenities for tourists.
The popular resort of Puerto Pollensa is situated on the northern coast of Majorca, just outside of the old town of Pollensa. This port area has developed into a well-established resort that attracts many holidaymakers, and has plenty of amenities and attractions, including a luxurious marina and a fantastic beach.
The resort area that is now Puerto Pollensa was originally the port area of the old town of Pollensa, which like many of Majorca's towns, was built inland, to provide greater defence against invaders landing from the sea. Nowadays it is a well-established holiday destination, with the old town easily accessible for visitors seeking a little culture and history.
Puerto Pollensa is a fairly small resort, yet it is pretty and clean, and ideal for family holidays, with plenty to offer for visitors and holiday makers. With a dramatic mountain backdrop, and lovely wide curved bay containing a gorgeous sandy beach, the setting is picturesque, and the atmosphere relaxed.
There are plenty of watersports available from the beach at Puerto Pollensa, with windsurfing, kayaking and waterskiing facilities, plus boat trips and yacht charters.
The beach itself has two sections, both of which shelve very gently into calm clear waters, and are very safe for family fun. Pollensa beach is wide and sandy, and is situated south of the marina. Pollensa beach is ideal for sunbathing, with a wide expanse of white sand which never gets over-crowded. Access is good and there are a few wooden walkways to the sea dotted along the beach. Lifeguards are in attendance and there are sunbeds and parasols available to hire for the day, as well as pedaloes.
Albercutx beach, sometimes called Voramar beach, is a smaller beach that runs from the marina, along the Pine Walk, and includes an area known as Little Italy which is a lovely spot, with shallow waters and a cordoned swimming area.
There are plenty of other activities available around Puerto Pollensa's beaches, including water sports such as windsurfing and water-skiing, glass bottomed boat trips, sea fishing excursions, and snorkelling.
The marina is packed with expensive-looking yachts and boats, a good spot for people watching, with plenty of bars and cafes for refreshment.
Puerto Pollensa is also a great base for a walking or exploring holiday in Majorca, with plenty of natural landscapes to explore in this part of the island.
For eating out, you'll be spoiled for choice as Puerto Pollensa has a wealth of restaurants including some notable fish restaurants along the seafront, serving fresh fish and seafood dishes using local produce, complemented by local wines. There is also a good choice of international cuisine in Puerto Pollensa, and some fast food options, in case you fancy a curry, kebab, pizza or a burger.
You'll find a good selection of bars and a couple of discos in Puerto Pollensa, and it has a vibrant atmosphere and nightlife. There is plenty of choice when it comes to nights out with a good selection of bars and pubs, some with live music. There are a few British themed pubs in Puerto Pollensa too, many serving traditional British food, for those who like a "full breakfast". This is not really a place for party animals however, who would be better suited to nearby Puerto Alcudia, or the southern resorts of Magaluf or Arenal.
As with most resorts around the island of Majorca, Puerto Pollensa has plenty of souvenir and gift shops, where you'll find a good range of leather goods, furnishings, clothing and footwear.
The resort is quite concentrated and everything is contained within quite a small area, so it's easy to find your way around, and difficult to get lost! Public transport in this part of the island is quite good, with regular buses to Alcudia and Palma, although the buses get very crowded and timetables may not be reliable. For holiday accommodation, Puerto Pollensa has the full range: everything from budget self-catering apartments to more luxurious hotels and private villas.
In summary Puerto Pollensa is a rather charming resort, with plenty of amenities and things to do. The resort is safe and friendly, with two lovely beaches, a fabulous marina and a good selection of bars, restaurants, cafes, shops and activities. Plus, the old town of Pollensa is just 4 miles away, ideal for day trips to soak up a little culture and history and enjoy a sample of traditional Mallorcan life. Popular, but not overcrowded or overdeveloped, Puerto Pollensa is an ideal location for family holidays, with everything you could wish for!
“For family beach holidays, Puerto Pollensa has everything you could need. Relaxed and pretty, with sandy beaches and plenty of amenities, this compact resort has all the ingredients for a chilled out holiday.”