Book holidays in Puerto Pollensa to see the lovely island of Majorca at its most magical. This stunningly beautiful, traditional town has plenty of attractive qualities for holidaymakers, yet it retains an air of local charm. It's the perfect place to chill out by enjoying quiet days in the sun and relaxing evenings in traditional restaurants.
The largest of Spain's Balearic Islands, Majorca is lapped by the Mediterranean Sea and bakes in sunshine for a good part of the year. Once you arrive there, your first view of sleepy Puerto Pollensa is likely to be dominated by the mountains that form a cradle for the resort, creating a beautiful frame for your beach escapades. It is this dramatic backdrop that makes it one of the prettiest resorts on the island.
Families in particular love the resort. Children are welcome everywhere, and the gently shelving sands and safe, shallow waters are perfect for little ones to play in. More active types, meanwhile, will appreciate the selection of water sports on offer in certain sections of the bay, while those keen to see more of Majorca's beauty spots can take boat trips to local treasures such as Caribbean-like Formentor.
Behind the palm trees of the seafront promenade, there are also plenty of restaurants, with many dishing up fresh fish, as well as a handful of bars. What's more, the hotels and self-catering accommodation in the resort is generally of a very high standard, meaning that Puerto Pollensa holidays appeal to all kinds of holidaymakers, whether on a budget or not. Those seeking a greater range of nightlife options, however, may well prefer the livelier resort of Alcudia, which also draws visitors to the northern shores of Majorca.
Flights from the UK to Palma Airport (PMI) take about two and a half hours.
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Late spring, summer, and early autumn are the peak times for travel to Puerto Pollensa, as daytime temperatures range from the early twenties to beyond 30C in July and August. Winter is cooler, though many choose to visit when it's quiet to see the island of Majorca at its greenest.
Nit de Foc (Night of Fire); June: Travel to the capital, Palma, to see this fiery spectacular. It's an intense and vivid event; in fact, children might be frightened by the fire-toting “demons” that work the crowds so stand well back to watch if you have little ones with you.
Pollensa Music Festival; July-August: Classical music concerts take place in the inland town of Pollensa during the summer months. Some events can be booked when you arrive for your holiday, but others will need to be booked in advance.
Releasing of the ducks; August: Hire a car and drive half an hour to the resort of C'an Picafort to join the crowds at this odd but amusing event, where rubber ducks (real ducks were used traditionally) are released and captured.
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Relaxing: Take a cooling dip in the clear shallows at Formentor beach, one of Majorca's finest. A boat trip will deliver you to this little peace of heaven.
Kids & teens: The children will be happy simply playing on the beach all day long at Puerto Pollensa. Bring a bucket and spade and let them build the sandcastles of their dreams.
Grown-up families: Scuba diving is popular from these beautiful shores. A rainbow world of marine life can be seen under the waves.