Puerto Pollensa, your questions answered

How far is Pollensa from the airport?

It is between 45 minutes and 1 hour from Palma airport.

Is Puerto Pollensa good for families?

Puerto Pollensa, nestled in a horseshoe-shaped bay on Mallorca’s north coast, offers a perfect blend of relaxation and family-friendly activities for your holiday. Here’s why it might be the ideal destination for you:

Beach Paradise:

  • Sparkling Shores: The main beach, Platja de Puerto Pollensa, boasts fine sand, calm turquoise waters, and Blue Flag status, ensuring cleanliness and safety. Gentle waves are perfect for splashing and building sandcastles, while older kids can try paddleboarding or kayaking.
  • Snorkeling Adventures: Explore the underwater world teeming with colorful fish in nearby coves like Cala Bòquer and Cala Clara. Boat trips offer guided snorkeling excursions for the whole family.
  • Relaxing Atmosphere: Soak up the sunshine on sun loungers, build sandcastles, or enjoy ice cream from beachfront cafes while watching the gentle lapping of the waves.

Family Fun Beyond the Beach:

  • Charming Town: Stroll through the whitewashed streets lined with cafes, souvenir shops, and restaurants serving fresh seafood and traditional Mallorcan fare. Enjoy local musicians and street performers in the main square, Plaça de l’Assumpció.
  • Pirate Ship Adventure: Embark on a thrilling boat trip aboard a replica pirate ship, complete with water cannons, treasure hunts, and pirate shows, leaving lasting memories for young buccaneers.
  • Waterpark Splash: Cool off and have a blast at Hidropark, Alcudia’s waterpark, featuring slides, pools, and attractions for all ages.

Active Options:

  • Cycling Adventures: Hire bikes and explore the scenic coastal paths or venture further inland for more challenging routes through the Tramuntana Mountains.
  • Hiking Excursions: Embark on family-friendly hikes in the foothills of the Tramuntana Mountains, offering stunning views, hidden coves, and opportunities to spot diverse birdlife.
  • Horseback Riding: Experience the island’s beauty from a different perspective with guided horseback riding tours suitable for all levels.

Relaxation and Convenience:

  • Family-Friendly Accommodation: Choose from a variety of villas catering to families, most with private swimming pools. View our villas in Pollensa . 
  • Safe and Welcoming: Puerto Pollensa is known for its relaxed atmosphere and friendly locals, making it a safe and comfortable environment for families.
  • Easy Access: Palma de Mallorca Airport is a short drive away, and public transport connects you to other parts of the island for further exploration.

What is the beach like at Puerto Pollensa?

The main beach, Platja de Puerto Pollensa, boasts fine sand, calm turquoise waters, and Blue Flag status, ensuring cleanliness and safety. Gentle waves are perfect for splashing and building sandcastles, while older kids can try paddleboarding or kayaking.

Is Puerto Pollensa lively?

The short answer is no however there are plenty of bars and restaurants in the town. If you’re looking for a multitude of discos and nightclubs then Pollensa is not for you. There are a couple of sports bars and Irish bars if you’re looking for livelier entertainment.
If you are looking for a quiet holiday then this is the place for you.

What’s the difference between Pollensa and Puerto Pollensa?

The town of Pollensa is 7km inland from Puerto Pollensa. Pollensa itself is an ancient town which, as you can imagine, has narrow cobbled streets and is steeped in history. Puerto Pollensa is situated on the coast, has a great beach and is perfect for family or couples holidays.

What day is the market in Pollensa?

Every Sunday between 8am and 1pm in the town square.

What day is the market in Puerto Pollensa?

Every Wednesday 9am to 1pm in the centre of town.

How long is the Pine Walk?

The Pine Walk is the scenic promenade which runs the length of Puerto Pollensa is approximately 2 miles.

Is Puerto Pollensa good for walking?

Absolutely! There is the scenic walk along the promenade on the Pine Walk to the more adventurous routes into the mountains and along the coast.

Is Puerto Pollensa good for cycling?

There is a huge number of cycling routes in and around Puerto Pollensa. These vary from gentle routes to more advanced  up into the mountains and back. The Sky cycling team base themselves here during the winter so it must be good!
We have selected a few villas which will be ideal for a cycling holiday. View our cycling holiday villas 

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