Puerto Pollensa is another of the top tourist resorts in Majorca. Known to locals as Port de Pollenca, this resort is also one of the most beautiful.
Puerto Pollensa is the most northern town on the island. This resort boasts excellent beaches and picturesque scenery. One of the most striking things here is the Tramuntana mountain range. This mountain range overlooks the Bay of Pollença and small port down below.
The experience offered here is a stark contrast to Magaluf for example. Puerto Pollensa is ideal for couple, families and those looking to unwind. A relaxing holiday is what you will get here, away from the noisy nightlife of other resorts.
Things to do in Puerto Pollensa
There are over 10 different beaches and cove areas to choose from in Puerto Pollensa. The longest and busiest beaches are located at the horseshoe-shaped bay. These are where most spend their days taking in the Majorcan weather and beautiful hills and scenery.
The pine walk promenade is a popular and relaxing attraction here. You can take in the picturesque sea views, pretty landscapes and mountainous backdrop.
Water sports such as scuba diving and snorkelling are available from local companies. A great way to appreciate the beauty of this town is a guided tour. A boat tour if you want to see more of the Majorca coastline.
If you are running out of things to do here then the neighbouring town of Alcúdia is a short bus ride away. Below are some of the top things to do in Puerto Pollensa during you visit.
Puerto Pollensa Beaches
The top beaches in Puerto Pollensa include Albercutx which is some 2300 metres in length. Pollensa is even longer at almost 4000 metres. Both of these beaches have an average width of 40 metres and lie in front of the popular Pollensa Pine Walk.
Heading northeast from the bay we have Formentor beach which is around 1000 metres in length. Cala Murta and Cala Figuera are small coves which a length of 60 metres and 50 metres. The pretty coves are not as accessible as the main beaches but are rarely busy.
On the northern coastline there are several more small coves. These include Cala Estremer, Cala San Vicente and Cala Carbo to name a few.
The Puerto Pollensa Pine Walk runs behind the beautiful beaches found in the bay. Your journey down the pine walk will take you past many bars, restaurants and hotels. Be sure to take in the gorgeous Mallorcan scenery on offer as you proceed. Many of the businesses will not be open out of season when the island is quieter. The Pine Walk is a must experience attraction in Majorca whenever you decide to visit.
The weather In Puerto Pollensa is excellent during the warmer summer months. It can also be a little chilly during winter. The months of June, July and August are the warmest months. The average temperature is between 22 – 25 Celsius.
December, January and February are the colder winter months. The average temperature drops to around 9 Celsius during this time. The spring months see the temperature starting at around 11 Celsius in March and rising up tp 18 Celsius in May.
The island of Majorca tends to see quite a bit of rainfall during the year. You will not see much during June, July and August. Most of the other months will see around 10 days of rainfall on average with October in Majorca being the wettest.
The sea temperature can reach 25 Celsius in July and August. The temperature decreases as winter approaches. The winter months sees the sea temperature dropping to 15 Celsius. It starts to warm up again through spring.
Map of Puerto Pollensa
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Being one of the most picturesque spots in Mallorca, it’s well worth exploring the area from both land and sea. There are many companies that offer boat tours and other water activities. Below we list a few things you may be interested in experiencing during your visit.
Tudor Dawn Charters
Tudor Dawn offer an exclusive sailing charter service in northern Mallorca. This service includes charters around Puerto Pollensa. You can pay for your own charter or share your charter with others for either a whole day or half a day.
The sunset charter is recommended. You get to experience the beauty of the coastal areas with a spectacular sunset. Your charter can be for only one person or up to 12 people sharing. The Tudor Dawn website contains more information and prices.
Scuba Mallorca are an expert diving school that offer a good selection of diving courses. The vary in difficulty depending on your experience. Many of the dive sites are suitable for anyone with no previous experience. There are also opportunities for advanced level dives.
These dives take you to several underwater caves and caverns to explore. A PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre. Scuba Mallorca can teach you from a beginner right up until professional diver level.