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The Puerto Pollensa Guide

A promontory bends gently around Puerto Pollensa bay at the northern end of the Badia de Pollença, as though forming a protecting arm around the small fishing town.

Although the threat of pirate invasions has passed, the harbour, the first populated bastion from the island’s northernmost tip, may need some security.

Behind it is nothing except the storm-ravaged Cap de Formentor, and below it the Tramuntana slopes begin.

Agatha Christie and Puerto Pollensa

After Agatha Christie spent a few weeks here in 1929, exposing Pollença’s port to the world of literature in her love tale Problem at Pollensa Bay, not to mention the mystical beauty of its illumination, Britons experienced in spotting suitable holiday sites began to visit for their summer breaks.

Among them were well-known figures such as Winston Churchill and the shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis.

Some of the old-world charm survives, and the coastal town is slightly evocative of the charming fishing villages seen in Cornwall.

Puerto Pollensa Tourism

Port de Pollensa quickly became affordable for the less well-off, and following WWII, it was one of the island’s first major tourist destinations for people looking for holidays to Majorca.

On the surface, English speakers continue to dominate the fishing port during the summer months; what they may not realise is how many of Spain’s celebrated public figures regularly gather here to discuss affairs with fellow politicians, negotiate deals with business associates, or catch up with old friends.

Port de Pollenca has managed to keep much of its charm despite the often questionable blessing of tourism.

In the tradition of good old British understatement, the town has maintained its beach clean, outfitted its town centre with nice but unobtrusive stores, and converted itself into a haven where people are welcome to wander, watch the world go by, and contemplate Mediterranean-style.

You may spend hours sitting at one of the cafés along the Passeig Anglada Camarasa, watching fisherman fix their nets or admiring proud yacht owners wiping off their decks from the Club Nautico.

Take a stroll down the mile-long Passeig Voramar, which winds through ancient trees and past large, cosily old-fashioned homes, jetties, and coves.

A tiny castle erected in 1634 defends the harbour at the bay’s end, its remains subsequently turned into a lighthouse.

The Serrade Cavall Bernat rises against the backdrop of the long, broad sandy beach, with the beach at Cala Sant Vincenc behind it glistening in natural beige, gold, and tones of aquamarine.

On a clear day, you can take a trip to Cap de Formentor to say hello to Majorca’s sister island.

From the lighthouse, you can view the Menorcan towns of Ciutadella and Cap de Punta Nati.

Puerto Pollensa Hotels

In Puerto Pollensa, there is a wide range of hotels to suit all budgets.

The 5-star luxury Barcelo Formentor is one of the most well-known and upscale options.

The 4-star Hoposa Daina is another popular option.

What’s Near Pollensa?

The beautiful resort of Cala San Vicente is about 2KM away from Pollensa.

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The Port de Pollensa Majorca
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A guide to the magical port of Puerto Pollensa in Majorca. Includes location map and photos.
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