Pollensa is fast becoming a popular tourist destination in Spain and is it any wonder why? It is an up and coming foodie paradise, it has quaint historic cobbled-stone streets, and the picturesque beaches are a sun worshippers’ haven.
I bet it’d be nice to learn a bit more about Romans after seeing all those Mayan Ruins. The town’s name derives from the Roman settlement of ‘Pollentia’ and its excavated remains still lie underneath the modern town Alcudia but enough about its history; what fantastic excursions and sights can you enjoy in present day?
Spain is full of charm to entertain everyone including adults and children. If you are visiting Pollensa in the far north corner of Mallorca in 2013, you might find this very interesting.
• Food for thought
Mallorca in general has a bustling food scene, especially the Port of Pollensa. There are various dining establishments across the region, and some are Michelin star restaurants.
Here are our top restaurants picks;
– Il Giardino – Pollensa, Mallorca
– Jardin- Port d’Alcudia
– Es Raco d’es Teix- Deia, Mallorca
– Es Molí den Bou – Sa Coma, Mallorca
– Celler La Parra – Port de Pollensa, Mallorca
– Stay Restaurant – Port de Pollensa, Mallorca
– Tristan – Porals Nous, Mallorca
A major part of Pollensa cuisine is seafood, so whet your appetites with everything from dolphin and squid. Of course, there are a varied choose of food available that cater to all dietary requirements.
• Beach bonanza
The beautiful beaches of Pollensa are pure indulgence. There are several to visit, as well as charming coves to explore.
Make sure you check out;
– Cala Figuera
– Cala Murta
– Cala Formentor
– Albercutx (otherwise called Foramer)
Cala Murta and Cala Figuera are small and fairly isolated beaches with sand and shingle, and moderate waves; in contrast to Formentor beach, which has pure white sand and calm waters.
• Activity amusement
Pollensa has lots to do with regards to water fun and island entertainment. Scuba diving is a must in the natural clear waters, as well as windsurfing. However, if getting wet is not your scene, why not make the most of the pretty landscape and go for some lovely walks or play a round of golf.
Alternatively, cycling is very popular too. Need something to entertain your kids? Visit Fantasy World Indoor Play Area. It is perfect for children of all ages.
Visiting in July/August? Pollensa runs a magical music festival which is one of the most popular events in the whole of Mallorca.
• Fascinating history
If you like to learn about a town’s history when you go on holiday, make sure you visit the Sunday market as well as the Calvari Steps. The spectacular views are simply breath-taking and you can enjoy the traditional quaint church Calvario Chapel.
But make sure you take a bottle of water with you because you get tired climbing all 365 steps to the top!
• Class act
Want to sample the opulent side of Pollensa? Bodegas Ca’n Vidalet is a favourite of ours. This adult-only trip lets you visit a lavish vineyard and winery in which you can savour locally-produced fine wine. Try not to get too tipsy!
So there you have it; plenty to see and do on your next trip to Mallorca. Have you recently holidayed to the destination and visited a great attraction? Let us know below!
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