Pollensa - Excursions and Places of interest
Information updated 28 Jan 2015
There are several vineyards in Mallorca with the majority around the town of Binisalem, south of Inca. Nearest to Pollensa there are vineyards in Petra and Muro as well as Santa Margalida, however there is also a vineyard close to Pollensa itself that is rapidly growing in popularity - Ca'n Vidalet - which is located in the countryside between the old town and Puerto Pollensa.
There are many boat trips from the jetty at Puerto Pollensa to the Formentor peninsular where there is a great family beach.
More boat trips are available from the Port of Alcudia where there is even a ferry to Menorca.
Local sporting events
There is a sports centre in Port De Alcudia with many facilities whilst in Palma the Spanish 2nd division side RCD Mallorca play at the Son Moix stadium.
Tennis tournaments are regularly held in Palma.
Golf open senior will be played on the Pula Golf course at Son Servera in May.
Natural areas of beauty
Drive up the mountain road to the headland of Formentor where there is a wonderful view point and the lighthouse at Cap de Formentor where there is also a welcoming café.
Visit, and take a walk through, the S'Albufeira nature reserve - near Alcudia - wetlands full of bird and wildlife. A haven for nature lovers.
There are 3 waterparks on the island with the Hidropark, Alcudia being the nearest to Pollensa, Puerto Pollensa and Alcudia. The Hidropark offers a wide range of slides ranging from the gentle to the hair raising and there are lost of sunbathing areas for those less inclined to hurl themselves down a giant tube!
Regions to visit
Visit Palma - the majestic capital, full of history and culture and no shortage of shops, restaurants and cafés.
Take a short boat trip to Cabrera - a tiny island off the south east coast inhabited mostly by rabbits.
if you dare, work on your all over tan at Es Trenc- a very popular naturist beach in the South East close to the resort of Sa Rapita.
Go subterranean in the Caves of Drach - Las Cuevas del Drach - the most famous caves in Mallorca and enjoy classical music played by floating musicians on the atmospheric, lantern lit, underground lake.
Take a mountain road drive to Valdemossa - home of Chopin and George Sands, and visit the nearby Soller & Port de Soller.
Or take the orange grove "express" - a slow and gentle train ride from Palma to Soller through the mountains and Orange groves and experience the wonderful scents of orange blossom on the way.
The old town
The old, Roman town of Pollensa enjoys a truly Mediterranean atmosphere of cobbled squares and pavement cafés. There are numerous, very good quality restaurants and shops as well as historic site such as the old church, the ancient "Puente Romano" or Roman Bridge, and the 365 steps, (count them on the way up) of the famous Calvario. There is a café at the top that sells very welcome ice creams or cooling drink. There is a large market every Sunday morning, held in the main square and spilling into the narrow cobbled streets all around. If you miss it, it is repeated every Wednesday in Puerto Pollensa.
Museum of Dionnis Bennassar - famous local painter from Pollensa - many of his works adorn the walls of our villas!
Churches / Cathedrals
The main church of Pollensa is Nostra Senyora del Angels (Our Lady of the Angels) and is situated in the main square. It is notable for its baroque, circular stained glass window.
Also in Pollensa, the Convent de Sant Domingo is home to the cloisters where the annual music festival takes place at the end of July and beginning of August.
Other Places of interest
The weekly market in Pollensa old town is always busy with both locals and tourists browsing stalls of clothing, plants, local food and souvenirs. The market is held every Sunday and can be a great place to pick up a bargain or two! If you miss it there is another market, with mostly the same stalls, every Wednesday in Puerto Pollensa's main square.