If you’re looking for a laid-back getaway in the Balearics but you’re not 100% set on the location, then look no further than the picture-perfect town of Pollensa. Simply land in Majorca then head north to the eastern edge of the Tramuntana Mountains to find your own little piece of this island paradise.
At its heart, you’ll find a quaint Old Town filled with charming cobbled streets and a bustling public square that’s lined with lively bars and restaurants. Terracotta-topped houses and rolling hills make up the stunning landscape, while golden beaches are also just a stone’s throw away. It’s the ideal choice if you like to have the best of both worlds!
Want to know more? Check out the top things to do in Pollensa…
Relax on the golden beaches
Majorca plays host to some of the best beaches in Europe, so if it’s lazy days on the sand and plenty of water sports you’re after, then you’ve come to the right place. Especially up on the north coast, where you’ll find Pollensa, you can expect less crowds and more beautiful, natural bays.
Backed by pine forests and the majestic mountains, this sandy spot has a wild and natural feel to it. The sand stretches for around one kilometre, so there’s usually plenty of space to spread out. And there are tall trees lining the beach, so if you’re more of a shade-seeker than a sun-seeker, you’ll feel right at home.
You’ve got restaurants, bars, water sports, sunloungers and umbrellas, plus showers and toilets, so you’re all set for a family day out.
You’ll feel like you’ve landed on Caribbean soil when you clap eyes on this turquoise shore. The bright blue water contrasts perfectly with the golden sand and, when it’s drenched in Spanish sunshine, it’s even prettier. The water is relatively shallow, so it’s great for swimming and bathing, and there’s a huge selection of water sports on offer.
Fancy trying out snorkelling or scuba diving? Thanks to Cala Molins’ crystalline water, it’s the ideal spot to catch a glimpse of the Med’s colourful underwater world. You could even hire a kayak or paddleboard and explore the hidden coves.
If staying on dry land is more your bag, then simply kick back on a lounger and leaf through the pages of a good book. There are two bars that back the beach, so you know you’ll never be too far away from a refreshing cocktail or tasty snack.
This mile-long stretch of beach is idyllic to say the least. Powdery white sand and aquamarine water make up this horseshoe-shaped bay and it has also been awarded a Blue Flag, so you know it’s one of the best in the area!
The rocky Tramuntana Mountains act as a backdrop and the lively port is out in front to create a super sunbathing setting. There are beach huts dotted along the shore serving drinks and snacks, as well as water sports centres offering a whole host of activities.
Enjoy the great outdoors
Love nothing more than getting your bearings in a new place and heading outside to check out all the staggering scenery on offer? Postcard-worthy Pollensa will not disappoint. Feel the sun on your skin and the wind in your hair as you follow well-signposted routes or off-the-beaten-track paths in this part of the island.
Puig de Maria
If you’re a sucker for some good views, then head up to picturesque Puig de Maria, which is a relatively easy walk from the centre of town. Follow the signs from the main road then there’s only one path all the way to the top. It’s around 2km long in total but, once you’re there, not only are you treated to some epic panoramic vistas but there’s a pretty monastery to explore too.
Want something a little more challenging? This rocky trek through the Tramuntana Mountain range to Cala Boquer beach will be right up your street. It stretches for around 6.5km and showcases some of the island’s most incredible landscapes. It’s a popular path in spring when Majorcan temperatures are a little cooler but there’s very little shade along the route, so in summer, it can get quite hot. Once you reach the beach, there’s only on thing to do… Jump straight into the clear water to cool off!
Soak up the culture and history
Immerse yourself in the uniqueness of Majorca, which has bags of different traditions to mainland Spain and its neighbouring Balearic isles.
This impressive stairway is one of the town’s top attractions, thanks to its rich history and pretty views from the top. Climbing the Calvari Steps will go some way to helping you hit your daily step target. 365 steps to be exact! It’s lined with tall cypress trees and 14 stone crosses and is home to one of the most important Easter celebrations on the island.
Every step is said to represent a day of the year, so why not see how far you can get up to the top? Stop for a rest on your ascent to take in the views and once you reach the peak, you’ll certainly be glad you made the journey!
Mirador Colomer viewpoint
Seeking a sunset like no other? After a day of exploring, this immense spot is not to be missed. It stands at 200 metres high, so you can just imagine the undisturbed views you’ll enjoy of the mountains and the Med. From here, you can also stroll to the 16th-century Albercuix watchtower, which was used to help defend the island against pirates.
Who doesn’t love getting out and about in the warm Spanish sunshine for a spot of light exercise? We sure do! On land or out on the water, you’ll be spoilt for choice here when it comes to activities.
From beginner to all-out pro, you’ll have everything you need to take to the water in Pollensa. Puerto Pollensa boasts the ideal conditions to enjoy a spot of sailing, surfing, windsurfing or paddleboarding. There are a handful of surf schools along the beach, so you can join a class or get one-to-one tuition to really master the art.
The beach at Cala Sant Vicenc boasts an aquamarine shore and waters that are relatively calm, so it’s the prime spot for exploring on a kayak. Uncover hidden coves and secluded bays as you paddle and see how many colourful creatures you can spot in the water.
Head out on two wheels and see much more of the island than you would on foot. One of the most popular cycling routes is from the centre of town to Cap de Formentor, where you finish at the famous lighthouse, Majorca’s northernmost point. It’s not a particularly long or high-incline route, but depending on what the weather is like, it can get rather windy!
Ready to explore?
Posted: 1st Apr 2021.