Puerto Pollensa Holidays
Puerto Pollensa is a popular tourist resort situated on the North West coast of Majorca. The great thing about Puerto Pollensa holidays is that they suit everyone - from a couple looking for a romantic break to families on their summer holiday. Those looking for relaxation will find it here, but if you want your holiday to be a bit more lively you'll love that this resort is only 10 minutes away from busy Alcudia.
Everything you could possibly want for a perfect Majorca holiday can be found in lovely Puerto Pollensa: stunning scenery, beautiful beaches, a friendly atmosphere and delightful shops to keep you entertained. Originally a fishing village, the resort manages to keep its old time traditions but is also geared towards the tourist trade.
The sheltered, horseshoe shaped bay is set against the stunning backdrop of the Tramuntana mountain range. No wonder it remains a favourite with families and couples who return time and time again.
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July and August see temperatures in Majorca topping out around 30° Celsius, which makes it perfect for those wanting to top up their tans. Early and later months have temperatures around 15° Celsius, but expect some rainfall and the occasional cloudy day.
Puerto Pollensa is dominated by the stunning Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range that surrounds and shelters the town. There are a number of walks into these hills where you get good views from over the bay, so make sure you pack your camera! There are regular bus and boat trips to the nearby Cap de Formentor where they say on a clear day from the very tip of the lighthouse, you can see the nearby island of Menorca.
There are a number of small natural beaches in the area, as well as the extended artificial one. The warm shallow waters are extremely popular with families who have small children but also with adults who want to try watersports. If all you want to do is relax, why not hire a pedalo and take in the scenery from the sea?
Things To Do on Puerto Pollensa Holidays
One of the popular ways to take in the sights of Puerto Pollensa is to take an evening stroll along the Pine Walk. The pedestrian promenade is lined with palms and pine trees and runs for most of the length of the resort. Those wanting to find out more about the history of the resort and take in some local culture will want to visit the two museums on offer. The Pollensa Municipal Museum is home to a large collection of paintings of the area and also has a number of archaeological finds, a Buddhist mandala and Atilio Boveri collection. There is also the Monograph Museum of Pollensa which has a number of displays showing life in the town during the Roman occupation of the island.
There are also plenty of small shops to interest those wanting to spend some money on holidays in Puerto Pollensa, but if you want designer shops or local markets, it would be best taking a trip to nearby Alcudia or head to Palma. For the children, there is an indoor play area called Fantasy World, which has a number of facilities for kids of all ages. But if you want something more lively there are also mini golf courses and a waterpark at Alcudia.
Puerto Pollensa's rich history is well preserved in the narrow streets and Roman bridges to give you an insight into its old history. Although it is now a top tourist resort it has still managed to keep its originality and offers an interesting insight into its history to enjoy if you fancy a break from relaxing on the beach.
There are plenty of festivals throughout the year to enjoy on Puerto Pollensa holidays, and the first fiesta of the year takes place over the 16th and 17th of January. Small bonfires are lit on the first day and traditional songs sung in celebration of San Anton, the patron saint of animals. Each Good Friday, the 365 Calvari steps are the scene of a moving progression which is very popular with both locals and visitors alike. The figure of Christ is removed from a cross and carried down the steps by torchlight.
July and August sees the annual Pollensa Music Festival which is an important part of the town's cultural calendar.
If you want to find out more about the history of the resort and take in some local culture, you'll want to visit the town's two museums. The Pollensa Municipal Museum is home to a large collection of paintings of the area and has a number of archaeological finds, a Buddhist mandala and Atilio Boveri collection. There is also the Monograph Museum of Pollensa, which has a number of displays showing life in the town during the Roman occupation of the island and is very interesting indeed.
For the children, there is an indoor play area called Fantasy World, which has a number of great activities for kids of all ages. But if you want something livelier, there are also mini golf courses and a water park at Alcudia. And of course, all kids love the beach.
The nightlife on Puerto Pollensa holidays is fairly quiet with a number of bars open late, but do not expect a variety of nightclubs open till dawn. Evening entertainment is normally hotel based but there is one disco called Chivas - just don't expect to find loud music and karaoke.
There is no shortage of places to eat and drink in Puerto Pollensa as there are well over 100 cafes and restaurants spread along the main promenade and down the quaint back streets. A variety of food is available, such as local cuisine to Chinese, Italian and French. If you love seafood, you'll love the number of restaurants serving delicious freshly caught fish!
The beach, of course. When you're not sunning yourself, a pleasant and popular way to take in the sights of Puerto Pollensa is to take an evening stroll along the Pine Walk. The pedestrian promenade is lined with palms and pine trees and runs for most of the length of the resort.
There are also plenty of small shops for those wanting to spend some money on holidays in Puerto Pollensa, but if you want designer shops or local markets, take a trip to nearby Alcudia or head to Palma.
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Puerto Pollensa holidays are perfect for anyone who wants a relaxing break. It's especially attractive considering it only takes 10 minutes to the bright lights and late nights of Alcudia. There is plenty to do here for couples and young families. Indeed, many love Puerto Pollensa so much that they return each year.
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