The picturesque Puerto Pollensa is a small, friendly town nestled in a curved bay in northern Majorca. With long stretches of golden sand, bright blue waters and old-town charm, it is one of the most popular destinations on the island. Our villas to rent in Puerto Pollensa provide the perfect base to explore from. Enjoy a day at the beach, soaking up the sun as you sink your toes into the sand and embrace some of the many water sports on offer. Amble along the marina, stopping to sample a taste of Spain in one of the fantastic restaurants that overlook the shimmering sea. Or, as all our villas in Puerto Pollensa come with a private pool, you can completely relax and take a dip in the water at your leisure. We have a range of beautiful properties that are within walking distance of the shops and restaurants, so you can sip sangria and stroll home in the evenings. Should you be looking for greater seclusion, we have luxury villas in Puerto Pollensa surrounded by rolling countryside, offering the ultimate peace and quiet.
There's plenty of places for you to stock up on the essentials in Puerto Pollensa. Plus, at the weekly market you can purchase fresh picnic foods such as locally grown local fruit, olives, almonds, cheese, serrano ham and deli-style cured meats. Puerto Pollensa Market is held every Wednesday in the main square, starting at around 9.00am. and ending just in time for a long leisurely lunch. You can also find leather goods, clothes, jewellery and sunglasses.
There is also an excellent market in the old town of Pollensa every Sunday. You can buy colourful strings of chillies to take home, and check out the local straw basketwork which is 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.
At the beginning of August, Pollensa stages the Fiesta of Mare de Deu dels Angels, a full-scale re-enactment of the battle of 1561 where the Christians of Pollensa fought off the Moors. Around a thousand locals dress in medieval costumes and stage a mock battle accompanied by music. Afterwards, everyone heads to the beach for a giant fireworks display and a huge party. During July and August Pollensa runs a well-established and very popular music festival with a wide range of classical concerts.
Alcudia is just a 20 minute bus ride away from Puerto Pollensa and you can divide your day between the historic old town and the buzzing coastal resort, Platja d’Alcudia. Nicknamed Playa Deportivo, or sports beach, it offers golden sand, a marina, great places to eat and drink and all kinds of water sports including kite-surfing and wind-surfing. If you prefer to be on the water rather than in it, you can go on a doughnut, banana boat or ski-tube. Alcudia is encircled by 14th-century walls, protecting narrow cobbled streets, bustling squares and ancient churches.
Try to visit Alcudia on a Tuesday or Sunday for the market which kicks off at around 8.00am. You can buy a full range of produce from the local farmers and in another section you can find just about anything including shoes, handbags, jewellery and souvenirs. It ends in time for a long decadent lunch. If you fancy a night on the town, Alcudia has a number of late night bars, nightclubs and live music venues.