For a beautiful break, head to the striking town of Pollensa. It offers a laidback pace of life for those seeking a countryside location for their villa holiday. In Pollensa, you can while away the days by exploring all that the traditional town has to offer, from art galleries and boutiques, to chic tavernas and sophisticated shops. Should you be a thrill-seeker looking for adrenaline-fuelled activities, there are plenty of cycle paths that wind along the outskirts of the town. Those seeking the sea will find the port four miles from the town centre. When choosing the perfect villa in Pollensa, you will find that our selection is designed to create a comfortable stay in this truly spectacular corner of the Balearic Islands. Take your pick from properties that are close to the authentic town, which is home to the ancient 365 Calvari Steps, or stay further inland and spend the days choosing from the wares at the weekly market before travelling back to the fully-equipped kitchen in your villa in Pollensa. Whatever you want from your holiday, you are sure to enjoy an unforgettable stay here.
There is an excellent market in the old town of Pollensa every Sunday. Check out the local straw basketwork or wood carvings which are cheaper here than in the tourist shops. The market has spread to the neighbouring side streets in the last few years and you can now find street traders selling textiles, jewellery, furniture and all kinds of art from basic daubs to highly skilled work. If you are cooking at the villa, shop for fruit and veg here – most of the produce on sale is grown locally and is organic. You may be tempted to buy flowers, which are cut early in the morning and brought fresh to the market. This is where you will see locals doing their weekly shop, rather than tourists taking selfies in front of the stalls! If you are going to venture into Puerto Pollensa during your holiday – and we highly recommend it – try to go on a Wednesday, so that you can catch their market in full swing too. It is held in the main square, starting at around 9.00am and ending just in time for picturesque lunch. You can stock up on picnic food such as freshly grown local fruit, olives, almonds, cheese, serrano ham and deli-style cured meats. You can also find leather goods, clothes, jewellery and sunglasses.
Cap de Formentor is known to be the most dramatic stretch of Mallorca’s coast, with razor-edge cliffs and wind-buckled limestone peaks jutting far out to sea; from a distance, it looks like an epic line of waves about to break. Definitely a must visit!