Old town, boulevard, beach, harbour, culture and beautiful bays, Pollensa has it all.
The bustling port of Puerto Pollensa has a long promenade with stunning views of Pollensa Bay and Cap Formentor. Shops, boutiques and countless restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. The long sandy beach has several beach bars, fresh water showers and sun lounger rentals. Since the beach gradually slopes into the sea, this beach is ideal for visiting with children.
The pretty town of Pollensa is about 4.5 km from the sea. The old town has an extensive pedestrian area with traditional shops, boutiques, restaurants and cafes.
On Sundays a popular market takes place in the narrow streets and during the week you can watch everyday life pass you by from one of the cafes in the central Plaza Mayor. The area around Pollensa with its challenging mountain routes is very popular with hikers, cyclists and motorcyclists.
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The Pine Walk, a lovely path to stroll along. The footpath opens onto a sheltered part of the larger Bay of Pollensa. It is the city’s most popular walk, running along the coastline, between the marina and the military complex on the north side of the city.
Along the route you will find, among other things, a bronze bust of the famous artist Hermenegildo Anglada Camarasa. He lived the last years of his life in Puerto Pollensa and found a lot of inspiration for his work there. His painting is often compared to that of Gustav Klim. You may be familiar with his portrait of Sonia de Klamery, the aristocratic femme fatale.
In addition to work by Hermen Anglada Camarasa, you will also find paintings by other painters from his time in the Museum Pollensa. Among other things, fellow townsman Atilio Boveri’s works are exhibited here.
Hiking near Pollensa
Northeast of the city you will find the Boquer valley, near the ruins of the pre-Roman city of Bocchoris, one of the oldest settlements on the island. At the end of the valley you will find a beautiful beach in a rugged bay. It is a tough hike, of about 1.5 hours, but it is more than worth it, if only for the curious mountain goats you encounter along the way.