With its beautiful white sand beaches framed in picturesque rocky points, Puerto Pollensa (Port de Pollença) on majestic Formentor peninsula has become a magnet for holiday goers with a taste for the finer things in life. Everyone from families to water sports enthusiasts come for the cafe-lined promenade, marina, and the Bay of Pollensa.
Outdoor recreational opportunities abound in Puerto Pollensa. Take a glass-bottomed boat trip through sapphire inlets, sail to Cape Formentor (Cap de Formentor) aboard a catamaran, stroll along the evergreen-shaded Pine Walk, or take in the stunning views of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Tramuntana mountains from one of several miradores, or viewpoints, dotted throughout the cape. Travelers based in La Palma de Mallorca (Majorca) can visit Puerto Pollensa, as well as other highlights of Mallorca’s north, on a guided day tour.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Puerto Pollensa and Cape Formentor are must-sees for families, couples, and outdoor enthusiasts.
- Be sure to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat to protect yourself from the Spanish sun.
- Tours to Puerto Pollensa from Palma can last more than eight hours.
How to Get There
While often visited as part of a guided tour from Palma, independent travelers can get to Puerto Pollensa by catching one of several buses departing daily from Plaça Espanya in Palma.
When to Get There
The best time to visit Puerto Pollensa is between March and May, when average temperatures are pleasantly cool and summer tourists have yet to arrive. If you’re in town on a Wednesday, be sure to check out the Puerto Pollensa market in the town square.
Attractions in Northern Mallorca
While one of the island’s most beautiful sites, Puerto Pollensa isn’t the only travel-worthy place on the northern end of the island. The Mirador Es Colomer offers some of the best views of the spectacular coast, while Cala Pi de la Posada is one of the area’s top swimming beaches. For the best local nightlife, spend an evening in the nearby town of Alcudia Bay. Those with an interest in religious history can climb to an 18th-century hermitage from the town of Pollensa, located about 4 miles (6 kilometers) from Puerto Pollensa.