Puerto Pollensa Holidays
Puerto Pollensa Holidays – Relaxing family holidays in Majorca’s north east
Puerto Pollensa is a popular beach holiday resort situated in the north east corner of Majorca surrounded by a myriad of small coves and beaches and perfect for those in search of a relaxing holiday with family or friends. The attractive Bay of Pollensa at the heart of the resort is home to a complementary mix of exclusive yachts and local fishing boats and surrounded by numerous cafes, restaurants and bars where you can enjoy a wide variety of cuisine including fresh Mediterranean seafood. Families with small children are also particularly attracted by the shallow, warm waters and soft sand offered by the main beach at the resort.
Puerto Pollensa is set against the dramatic backdrop of the spectacular Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range and this is particularly appealing for those in search of a more active Majorcan break. Walking and cycling in the mountains is the perfect way to experience the scenery and enjoy some of the best views over the town and out to sea. The old Roman town of Pollensa is also located just 5km inland from the port and is well worth a visit to gain an insight into the local history of the area.
When to go
Although not as busy as some of the larger south coast resorts, Puerto Pollensa is still a popular family holiday destination and consequently the summer months coinciding with school holidays across Europe are when the resort is at its busiest. Prices do rise slightly throughout the resort at this time of year and the main beach can begin to feel somewhat crowded. However, there are plenty of smaller beaches surrounding the resort to explore if this becomes too much.
Those able to travel outside of the school holidays may want to consider visiting Puerto Pollensa in May or early June when the weather is still very nice but the resort less crowded. Alternatively, autumn is the perfect time to visit if you are planning a more active holiday when you can experience the dramatic changing scenery of the Sierra de Tramuntana Mountains.
The weather in Puerto Pollensa
Puerto Pollensa experiences its peak temperatures in August when daytime highs of 29-30°C are not uncommon. June and July are also hot months with average temperatures in the mid to late-20s. Sunshine lasts for around 10-11 hours per day at this time of year. Spring (March to May) is slightly cooler with temperatures ranging from 16°C in early March to 21°C by late May. Autumn (September to November) temperatures are generally warmer ranging from 18-26°C and the sea is also still a pleasant 22-24°C throughout September and October. This is also the wettest time of the year in Majorca however so be sure to pack a light raincoat if you are visiting at this time.
Getting the best deal
Most of the larger hotels in Puerto Pollensa are situated in the port area itself and those travelling with a tour operator are likely to be staying here. All-inclusive and package holidays to Puerto Pollensa are relatively common and can provide some of the best deals on offer with flights and transfers included. If you are keen to make your own arrangements then booking accommodation elsewhere in the resort may be a good way to reduce your accommodation costs. Locally-owned private apartments often represent the best bargains for those travelling in a group and able to spread the costs of accommodation as well as transfers and self-catering. Take a look at some of the deals we’ve picked out below for some inspiration on Puerto Pollensa holidays.
Airport and transport need to know
Flights to Majorca from the UK are generally very regular and operate from a large number of airports across the country. Several airlines fly to Majorca from the UK so it is worth doing a small amount of research before booking your flight if you are travelling independently. Flight time is around 2.5 hours from most airports to Palma de Mallorca Airport on the west coast of Majorca. Palma de Mallorca Airport is a modern building and although somewhat compact is relatively well-equipped for handling the large number of passengers passing through.
Transferring from the airport to Puerto Pollensa is fairly straightforward despite the distance between the two. This has been helped in particular by the building of a new fast motorway, the Ma-13, which links the north east corner of Majorca with the international airport. If you are travelling by coach to the resort you should expect a transfer time of around 1-1.5 hours. Alternatively, a taxi transfer may be a good option for those travelling independently and not keen to make the journey by hire car. Taxis can be collected from directly in front of the arrivals hall at the airport and should cost around €70 (£56).
The best beaches in Puerto Pollensa
Puerto Pollensa is ideally positioned for access to many beaches on the surrounding coasts ranging from sandy bays to pebbly or rocky coves. We’ve selected three of the area’s beach highlights to suit all types of beach-goer.
Best beach for lazing on a sun lounger
Cala Molins, situated across the headland from Puerto Pollensa is a good choice for those looking for a relaxing day outside of the resort. Close to the resort of Cala San Vincente, Cala Molins has a number of sun loungers and parasols to hire as well as access to nearby cafes for much needed refreshments but is somewhat less busy than the main beaches in Cala San Vincente and Puerto Pollensa themselves.
Best beach for activities
The large main beach in Puerto Pollensa is undoubtedly the best choice for beach activities and water sports. Windsurfing is a popular activity here as well as sailing with a number of courses aimed at beginners for both of these. Boat trips can also be taken from the beach to enjoy stunning views of the coastline from the sea. Shallow waters make this a great choice for families with small children and beachside cafes and bars round off this lively beach holiday haven.
Best beach for complete isolation
Cala Boquer is a good choice for those in search of a more secluded beach spot whilst on holiday in Puerto Pollensa. This small cove is situated around 3km from the resort and can be accessed on foot via a scenic path that leads directly to the beach. The surrounding cliffs that enclose the pretty beach provide a sense of real isolation for those who venture here.