Port de Pollença, Mallorca, Destination Guide

Port de Pollença is located at the foot of the beautiful and dramatic Serra de Tramuntana mountains and rests in a tranquil horseshoe-shaped bay between the two headlands, Cap de Formentor and Alcanada.

With both beach and mountains within walking distance, Port de Pollença is of course a magnet for sports enthusiasts and active holidaymakers who flock here to challenge themselves while taking in the magnificent scenery and the many vantage points.

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Things to do

Things to do in Port de Pollença

In Pollença, there’s almost nothing you can’t do. The area is versatile, the cultural heritage is rich and the location and infrastructure makes it easy to reach other interesting places in no time. What this means, is that when you’re looking for things to do in Pollença you can choose from a very wide selection of activities such as physical activities, sightseeing, shopping and much more.

albercuitx beach in port de pollenca mallorca

SPEND A DAY AT THE BEACH

The bay of Pollença offers several kilometers of wonderful beach for you to enjoy. There is a range of fun activities by the beaches that you can do with or without prior experience, such as trying the paddle boards, surfing, jet skis or simply relax under the Mediterranean sun with a good book or podcast.

boat cruising along the coast of pollenca and formentor mallorca

SPEND A DAY AT SEA

The coastal line surrounding the northern part of Tramuntana including Pollença, Cala Sant Vicenç and Cap de Formentor offers some of the most dramatic and unspoiled landscapes of the island. Sail between all the coves nestled between these massive rocky formations, go for a swim in the lagoons with crystal clear water and enjoy a lunch onboard while you admire the unique surroundings.

golfing at a golf course in pollenca mallorca

GOLFING IN BEAUTIFUL SETTINGS

Pollença is home to a nice 9-hole golf course situated in the green valley with the mountains rising around it. If you want more, make the short drive to nearby Alcúdia and find the Alcanada golf course, a beautiful 18-hole course overlooking the bay of Port d’Alcúdia and the iconic Alcanada lighthouse island.

nature landscape and hill in pollenca mallorca

EXPLORE THE MEDITERRANEAN NATURE

If you want to get close to the unspoiled Mediterranean nature and wild life of Mallorca, but haven’t brought your hiking gear, you can visit the hill of Santueri (holy hill) in the northern part of Pollença. Here, you can walk in the scenic nature while enjoying the peace and quietness ruling the nature. There is also a possibility to meet some of the inhabitants of the area, such as hedgehogs, rabbits and various bird species.

old watchtower talaia de albercutx overlooking the coast of pollenca mallorca

WALK TO THE OLD LOOKOUT, TALAIA D’ALBERCUTX

If you are up for walking or hiking in the beautiful nature, you’re in luck when visiting the area of Pollença. On the mountain sides, you will find the old medieval watchtower of Albercutx from where you can enjoy a refreshment while taking in the breathtaking panoramic views of the bay of Pollença and Formentor.

Talaia d’Albercutx

santuari de lluc monastery and major tourist attraction in mallorca

VISIT THE WORLD FAMOUS LLUC MONASTERY

Lluc is one of the biggest biggest monasteries and religious institutions in Europe. It was founded back in the 16th century and has become famous for its choir school for boys. Today, Lluc still has its choir school, but has been extended to also include girls. Every Sunday morning at the 11 o’clock mass, you can experience a concert performed by the children of the choir school, a beautiful sound of pure innocents. But the choir is not the only reason to visit Lluc, there’s also the huge ethnological museum exhibiting life on the island back from Roman occupation, there’s the monastery itself, which is amazing and overwhelming itself, and, then there is the church and the holy Madonna that is the entire reason for the establishment of Lluc. This is a great attraction for the entire family, do not miss it!

Visit Santuari de Lluc

pollenca mallorca majorca calvary stairs attraction tourist point interest

CLIMB THE CALVARY STAIRS

One the main attractions in Pollença, is the stairway built into the mountain slope leading to the summit. At the top of the calvary stairs, you will find the calvary chapel that is used for special occasions and religious ceremonies. However, most people would probably agree that is is the amazing views from the top that makes this climb so special and well worth the struggle. The stairway has about 400 steps, and when you reach the top you will be blessed with a feeling of accomplishment together with the breathtaking panoramic views of the entire valley.

Calvary stairs and chapel

main square of pollenca mallorca with parish church in the background

VISIT THE PARISH CHURCH AND MAIN SQUARE

In the heart of Pollença’s old town, you will find the massive parish church situated in the main square. The church was first built by the Knights Templar after the Catalan conquest of Mallorca in 1229. Then, in the 15th century the church was expanded and the watchtower was added as part of an extensive network of towers around the island that could warn against enemies approaching. Inside, you will find some beautiful treasures and art works worth seeing. If you do not want to go inside, stay outside and admire this amazing construction from one of the many bars and restaurants in the square.

Parish church of Our Lady of Angels

walk to the sanctuary at puig de maria in pollenca mallorca

SANTUARI DE PUIG DE MARIA

If you just can’t get enough of walking/hiking, climb to the summit of the Maria mountain found in the Pollença valley. At the top, you can rest at the old convent of Maria while enjoying the breathtaking views of the bays of Pollença and Alcúdia, as well as the Tramuntana mountains to your west. The sanctuary was built back in the 14th century, as it was commonly believed that the higher you went, the better you would be protected from the plague.

Santuari de Puig de Maria

ancient roman bridge in pollenca mallorca

(PONT ROMA) ROMAN BRIDGE

One of the most well-preserved remains of Roman presence on the island, is the Pont Roma (Roman bridge) situated in the western part of Pollença. The Roman army led by Quintus Caecilius Metellus, took over Mallorca in 123 BC after fighting in the Punic Wars for more than a hundred years. They established the capital of Pollen-tia (Alcúdia), and this bridge was an important part of the infrastructure leading to the city.

Pont Roma

visit the museum and gallery of local artist marti vicenc in pollenca mallorca

VISIT THE MARTÍ VICENC MUSEUM

Martí Vicenç was a famous artist and weaver from the local area of Pollença, whose innovative thinking and approach made his production of Mallorcan clothes and accessories renown all over Spain. At the museum, you can enjoy the many works of his, explore his workshop, his tools and machinery, as well as other interesting collections made by the artist and his wife.

Visit the museum of Marti Vicenc

House and Museum of artist Dionis Bennassar in Pollenca Mallorca

VISIT THE GALLERY OF DIONÍS BENNÀSSAR

The house and gallery of local painter, Dionís Bennàssar is open to the public thanks to the foundation of same name. Dionís Bennàssar was known for his beautiful paintings of the Mallorcan nature that occupied him more than anything else. Here in his house, you can explore the life of this local artist, see his workshop and enjoy the many splendid works.

Dionis Benassar house museum

ermita de victoria hermitage situated on the peninsula of alcanada north of alcudia mallorca

ERMITA DE VICTORIA

On the opposite side of the Pollença bay, another peninsula stretches from Mallorca’s north coast, namely the Alcanada peninsula. Up here, you’ll find the old hermitage of Victoria, a sacred place that has now been transformed to a hostel and cafeteria. From the old hermitage, you can enjoy the magical views of the bay of Pollença and see to the bay of Formentor.

Visit the Victoria hermitage

ruins of roman city pollentia is a tourist attraction in alcudia mallorca

ROMAN CAPITAL POL-LENTIA

123 BC the Roman army conquered Mallorca after fighting in the Punic Wars for more than a century. They established the first capital of the island where Alcúdia is now located, the city was known as Pol-lentia. Years of excavation works has resulted in this great attraction that is open to the public. You can easily spend at least an hour walking around in the ruins exploring life of the legendary Romans; the amphitheater, the burial sites, the forum, the residential zones and what else was part of this great city.

Visit the Roman city of Pol-lentia

Where to stay

What are the best places to stay in Port de Pollenca?

You will find a wide range of hotels in Port de Pollença that have unique views of the bay. The quality of the hotels is overall good, in addition to a nice wide selection.

In addition to hotels, Port de Pollença also has a good selection of holiday apartments, with beautiful views of the sea and mountains, with a central location.

hotel illa dor by the beach of port de pollenca mallorca

Hotel Illa d’Or ****

Hotel Illa d’Or is one of Mallorca’s most iconic beach hotels, set in beautiful natural surroundings in Port de Pollença. The hotel, which opened its doors in 1929, has a unique and long history behind it, which has created memories and inspiration for couples and artists who through the ages have helped in making the hotel something very special.

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hotel hoposa daina in port de pollenca mallorca

Hotel Hoposa Daina ****

Hotel Hoposa Daina is an all new and chic apartment hotel situated in the heart of Port de Pollenca, close to beach and bars.

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balcony with views over port de pollenca at hotel la goleta de mar

La Goleta Hotel de Mar – Adults Only ****

Just like a schooner, this romantic boutique hotel has a maritime and Mediterranean feel; authentic and welcoming. Situated on the seafront of Port de Pollenca, the beach hotel is an ode to lovers of the sea.

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balcony with views over port de pollenca at hotel la goleta de mar

Aparthotel Duva & Spa ****

Situated just 850 meters from the beaches of Port de Pollenca, Aparthotel Duva & Spa offers a relaxing experience in stunning surroundings. Make good use of all the different areas and services. Soak up the sun on the large terraces. Refresh yourself with a swim in one of the pools, and then grab a drink at the bars or a bite to eat at the excellent restaurants.

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Market & Events

Port de Pollença weekly market

Every Wednesday morning, from around 8 a.m, the weekly market in Port de Pollença opens its stalls. This is a wonderful way of stimulating all senses, and perhaps haggle a scoop on some leather good or clothes.

June

Festes de Sant Pere (celebration of Saint Peter)

Former patron saint of Port de Pollença, Saint Peter, is celebrated in the days around June 29th with a series of cultural activities and happenings. The celebration occurred for the first time back in the early 20th century when the urban development of Port de Pollença started to take shape.

During these days, you can look forward to exhibitions, concerts by traditional Mallorcan bagpipes and dances.

When: The days leading up to June 29th

Where: Port de Pollença

July

Festes de la Mare de Deú del Carme (celebration of the Virgin of Mount Carmel)

Present day patron saint of fishermen, Virgin of Mount Carmel, is celebrated on July 16th. On this day you can enjoy a wide range of cultural events, such as traditional dances, concerts and speeches. Moreover, there are boat trips in the bay of Pollença.

When: 16th of July

Where: Port de Pollença

Beaches

Beaches in Port de Pollença

albercuitx beach in port de pollenca mallorca

Platja d’Albercuix

Length 1450 m
Width 12 m
Blue flag No
Showers Yes
Toilets Yes
Lifeguard No
Parking Yes
Wheelchair access Yes
Sun lounger rental Yes
Restaurant/cafeteria Yes
port de pollenca beach in mallorca

Platja del Port de Pollença / Platja de Levante

Length 1440 m
Width 40 m
Blue flag No
Showers Yes
Toilets Yes
Lifeguard No
Parking Yes
Wheelchair access Yes
Sun lounger rental Yes
Restaurant/cafeteria Yes
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Pictures of Port de Pollenca

Practical Info

Emergencies

Emergency: 112
National police: 091
Local police: 092
Guarda civil: 062
Fire: 080
Maritime emergencies: 900 202 202

Find an open pharmacy anywhere in Mallorca

To find an open pharmacy, or opening hours of a certain pharmacy, simply follow the link below to search for a pharmacy.

When on the page, select ‘Mallorca’ from the list and then select the town you need a pharmacy in from the drop down list.

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Popular taxi fares

Destination Approximate price
Airport 70 €
Pollença town 7 €
Alcúdia 10 €
Valldemossa 70 €
Sineu 40 €

Public bus connections

Line 340 – Palma – Port de Pollença Timetables and stops for 340 here

  • Palma
  • Inca (Llevant)
  • Inca (Hospital)
  • Inca (Institut)
  • sa Pobla
  • Crestatx
  • Pollença
  • Cala de Sant Vicenç
  • el Vilar
  • Port de Pollença

 

Line 345 – Port de Pollença – Pollença Timetables and stops for 345 here

  • Port de Pollença
  • el Vilar
  • Cala de Sant Vicenç
  • Pollença

 

Line 352 – Ca’n Picafort – Port de Pollença Timetables and stops for 352 here

  • Can Picafort
  • Can Picafort (Son Bauló)
  • Platja de Muro (Càmping)
  • Platja de Muro
  • Platja d’Alcúdia
  • Port d’Alcúdia
  • Alcúdia
  • Port de Pollença (Club del Sol)
  • Port de Pollença
Shopping

Shopping

You will find a selection of souvenir shops, mini-supermarkets, shoe stores and clothing stores in Port de Pollença. The neighboring town of Alcúdia has a lot more in this regard, but if you want a real shopping trip, spend a day in the capital Palma de Mallorca.

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Location

The Tramuntana region

Tramuntana is both the name of the UNESCO protected mountain range that runs from south to north, as well as the name of the group of municipalities located in or close to these mountains.

When talking about Tramuntana in context of the mountain range, it is referred to as “Serra de Tramuntana”, and when talking about the region, it is referred to simply as “Tramuntana”.

The largest municipalities of the Tramuntana region, are Calviá and Andratx in the south and Pollenca in the north. The mountain range actually has its roots south of Malagá in Andalusiá.

The Serra de Tramuntana covers a surface of more than 30,000 hectares of landscape in Mallorca. The two main factors that make these mountains so unique, are the dry stone constructions and the hydraulic watering systems evidencing early day farming techniques. In almost any local area of the Tramuntana you travel, you will discover some of these very unique features which contributes to the picturesque settings.

Andratx & Port d’Andratx

Read about Andratx

Read about Port d’Andratx

Cala Sant Vicenç

Read about Cala Sant Vicenc

Port de Sóller

Read about Port de Soller

Santa Ponça

Read about Santa Ponca