Port Pollença Apt near beach
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Beautiful apartment, 80 m2 with 2 bedrooms in the center of Puerto de Pollensa. 100m from the beach. Fully equipped kitchen (microwave, fridge, oven, washing machine, kettle, toaster, fans ..). Spacious living room. Bathroom with hairdryer. One double bed bedroom and two single beds bedroom, with towels and sheets. It is a first floor with no neighbours on top other bottom (unique 1st floor) therefore no lift needs.Two large terraces, one covered, and one for sunbathing. The terraces are perfectly equipped to be enjoyed at any time of day.
No car is needed, as supermarkets, shops and restaurants are just next street. More than 100 are the restaurants and bars of Puerto Pollensa, which are really relevant both in quantity and quality, many with outdoor terraces, to enjoy the scenery and sea breeze. They offer summer menu for dining al fresco. All within minutes of the apartment, if one day you do not feel like cooking.
If you are looking for affordable prices of car hire, we can provide web pages (from 10eur / day), or information about transfers Airport - Puerto Pollensa, from 22 euros per person round trip included. Please contact for more details.
Perfect for hiking, biking and beach holiday, due to its location on the foot of the mountains of the Sierra de Tramuntana.
The owners live near which will be convenient to collect the key and help with all the information of the municipality and sorroundings. They speak Spanish, English, German and French.
Again, please if any doubts do not hesitate to contact!!
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Port de Pollença beach|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
The Balearic Islands region
The real Majorca
On Majorca's northeast coast, Puerto Pollensa serves up a laid-back take on island life. This small town has a terrific location in an oyster-shaped bay, with the Serra de Tramuntana mountains rising behind it. With its pretty beaches, its cobbled promenade edged with charming old stone houses, and its chic marina, this is Mallorca the way it was meant to be.
Near Cap de Formentor
A 30-minute bus ride away is Cap de Formentor. It's a rugged peninsula with huge cliffs that dip sharply into the sea, serving up some of Majorca's most dramatic vistas. It's also home to Formentor Hotel, the 5-star hotel with its own private beach – this is where Agatha Christie wrote Problem at Pollensa Bay.
Originally a fishing village, Puerto Pollensa retains the time old tradition of the evening paseo or stroll. On warm, balmy evenings tourists and locals alike wander up and down between the marina where the yachts are moored, past the pavement cafes and restaurants and along the celebrated Pine Walk as far as the elegant Illa D'Or hotel.
The municipal district and holiday resort of Puerto Pollensa lies on the north west coast of the island, approximately 58km, and a 1 hour drive from the capital Palma and the Son Sant Joan International airport.
Despite being one of the furthest resorts from the airport, driving over to Puerto Pollensa from Palma, isn't really a bad journey.
From the roundabout leaving the airport grounds take the 1st exit onto the Ma-19 Autovía de Levante heading west towards Palma, before then joining the Ma-20 Circunvalación de Palma. As the Ma-20 arcs around the northern outskirts of the city, keep a sharp lookout for exit 3B signposted towards Inca/Port d'Alcúdia/Son Castelló.
From here the fast Ma-13 Autovía de Palma - Inca heads north past the industrial town of Inca, where shortly after, just outside the village of Crestatx, the Ma-2200 will then effectively take you all the way into the centre of the resort.
For the growing numbers of visitors who are now opting for a taxi transfer, there are always plenty of taxis available from the ranks outside of the arrivals hall, although on occasions you should be prepared to queue, and in theory at least, they should all operate on a fixed price basis, typically charging around 75 euro for the journey to Puerto Pollensa, however experience has shown that this "fixed price" may vary slightly depending upon the number of suitcases, the time of day or night of the journey, and of course the number of passengers carried.
Also an important consideration for families with small children, is that these taxis do not as a rule carry child seats, therefore children may have to sit on their parent's knee for the journey. If this is a cause for concern, we strongly recommend that you make arrangements for a pre-booked taxi to be waiting for you, and clearly specify at the time of booking that a child seat is needed for the journey.
Most of the tourist developments that have gone on over the last 40 years have tended to be centred around the port area, and undoubtedly it will here in Puerto Pollensa where your accommodation will be situated. The old Roman town of Pollensa can still be found 5km inland from the port, and it is certainly worth a visit with many of the narrow streets dating back to the 18th Century.
For some bizarre reason, the old town of Pollensa now actually lies in the municipal district of Alcudia, although this is something that we will hopefully cover in more detail on our Attractions pages.
The bay of Pollensa is home to a multitude of luxury yachts, as well as a mixture of colourful local fishing boats which sadly in recent years are now in the minority. There are a number of small natural beaches in the area, as well as the recently extended artificial one, all offering the usual selection of facilities and water sports. Although, the warm shallow waters of the bay do make it especially popular with families with small children.
Puerto Pollensa has 2 great beaches to its name. There's Pollensa Beach, a kilometre-long expanse of golden sand with plenty of watersports options and sunloungers, just south of the marina. And Albercutx Beach, a narrow but busy 2-kilometre strip that's really family-friendly, thanks to its shallow water and natural shade.
During the summer months, there is always a good selection of shops, bars and pavement cafes to choose from, although towards the end of October a number of these do close until around Easter time the following year, when the visitors begin to return to the island.
Although not popular with everyone in the town, a couple of years ago a Burger King opened on the sea front, which does get busy during the school holidays, and in complete contrast, the resort also boasts several high class fish restaurants, which are claimed to be the best on the island.
Without a doubt the main feature of the resort is the dramatic Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range that surrounds and shelters the town. For the more active, there are numerous walks into these hills from where the views back over the bay are stunning. A word of warning though, before you venture into the mountains be sure to take a local guide book with you which documents the walks, and tells you everything you need to know.
Beyond the beach and the activities programme provided at many of the larger hotels in the area, the actual resort itself really has little in the way of family type attractions. You won't find water parks or karting tracks here, and is therefore perhaps more suited for those seeking a quiet relaxing break.
Although, if the prospect of doing nothing for two weeks isn't that appealing, there is a waterpark, karting track and three mini-golf courses, less than 10 minutes away at the Hidropark in nearby Alcudia.
Tourists have been coming to Puerto Pollensa since the 1920's, and the hotels on the sea front still retain an old fashioned air, having been built long before the concrete boom of the 1960's developments. During the summer months the town attracts mainly British families looking for something more than the hussle and bussle of the popular south coast resorts.
However, once the families have left from October onwards, the resort then becomes very popular with middle aged couples who are able to take advantage of extended stays, escaping from the cold British winters.
Evening entertainment here is mainly hotel based, although the resort does have one very well established disco called Chivas which first opened it doors 1969, but don't expect to find loud music and non stop karaoke bars. If that is what you are looking for then Puerto Pollensa is not for you.
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