Port De Pollensa is a small town on the northern tip of Majorca. The Port is host to a large Marina, many restaurants and bars, a fabulous square and many family friendly hotels. It is a fabulous place to visit with small children. Maria, who Blogs at Happy Mummy has recently returned from a trip to Majorca & has put together this post on why to visit Port De Pollensa.
5 Reasons to visit Port De Pollensa:
Port De Pollensa is set within a large & simply stunning horseshoe bay. It has long stretches of beautiful sandy beaches; a wonderful harbour lined with restaurants and bars and it has a rugged mountainous backdrop. It is quite simply stunning and certainly one of the most beautiful landscapes I have visited. The bay (a former fishing port), is lined with Palm & Pine Trees and it is the perfect place for an early morning or early evening family stroll. In the distance there are some lovely views of the Port De Pollensa lighthouse & Alcudia.
This little corner of Majorca has a quiet, peaceful & slow pace of life; this makes it the perfect retreat for a relaxing family break. It is quite the opposite to the lively party vibe found on the other side of the Island in Magaluf. There are many blue flag beaches in and around the bay and the main beach at Port De Pollensa has a lifeguard in duty during set hours (season depending). One point to note is that they do charge for sunbeds – during our trip in June the fee was €22 for 2 sunbeds and 1 parasol per day; this would certainly add up if you planned to spend everyday at the beach!
If you enjoy sports and would love to include them in your holiday plans then I would definitely consider Port De Pollensa. It has evolved into a major base for Cyclists and there are a whole host of cycle routes available. There are plenty of places to hire bikes from (including many of the local hotels) and there are many bars that welcome cyclists and are designated stops on cycle routes. We saw many families enjoying cycling together on our recent trip to Port De Pollensa. If water sports are more your thing then fear not as these are readily available at one of the local beaches a little further away from the harbour; when we arrived we were greeted by the sight of numerous kite surfers; it was a magnificent site. Most of the hotels also offer their own variety of sporting activities; we stayed at The Fergus Style Pollensa Park and they offered: Archery, Rifle Shooting, Water Polo, Petanque, Football & Table Tennis as well as cycle hire.
We travelled to Port De Pollensa from Stansted and the flight time was just 2 hours and 8 minutes. This was such a perfect flight time for travelling with a toddler as it was nice and quick! We had booked a package holiday with Jet2 and they were amazing; they had plenty of staff at the arrival airport to show you to your baggage carousel and help you find the transfer bus. On the way home we even benefited from In Resort Check In which meant that a Jet2 rep arrived at our hotel on the morning of our departure day checked our passports, scanned our boarding passes, gave us a label for the pram so that we could take it all the way to the airport gate and then took our hold cases; this was brilliant as it meant we did not need to queue for check in at the airport or lug 2 x 22kg cases around with us! We just arrived at Palma and then headed straight for the security area; anything that speeds up the airport process when flying with a toddler is fine by me!
Pollensa Town is about 7km from the Port and is easily reachable by bus or taxi. The Town of Pollensa is very upmarket and arty; it has plenty of shops and a market every Sunday. There is a large and very beautiful chapel situated at the top of the famous Calvari steps.
We had the most amazing week in Port De Pollensa and will definitely visit again one day.
For more from Maria visit her blog by clicking this link here.