HomeAway has a wide selection of apartments and holiday homes in Pollensa – Alcudia. This part of the island favours visitors who prefer something quieter and more traditional, away from the busy resorts of the south. Pollensa – Alcudia apartments are in a setting with a sophisticated character, close to lovely sandy beaches, charming towns and golf courses, all with a gorgeous mountain backdrop. Apartments in Pollensa – Alcudia come in a wide variety of styles and sizes, but certain comforts, like private pools, outdoor barbecues, internet access and satellite television, are provided by most rentals here.
-Beaches. A host of beaches, including some of the best on the island, are close by. Among them is Puerto Alcudia beach, a ten-kilometre stretch of fine sand next to shallow, clear waters – perfect for family trips. Closer to Pollensa are some smaller but no less attractive places to swim – Cala Barques is a sandy Blue Flag resort beach, while a short drive can get you to more secluded bathing spots like Cala Boquer and Cala Castell.
-Nature. For unspoiled nature you’ve got two excellent options here. The Serra Tramuntana range is to the west, offering picturesque and challenging terrain for walking and biking trips. It’s covered in thick pine forest, and on the coast you’ll encounter towering cliffs. Birdwatchers meanwhile could head east to the wetlands at S’Albufera Natural Park, an extensive reserve with a 12km walking trail.
-Food and drink. Wine has been produced on Majorca since Roman times, and on the foothills of the mountains are vineyards that benefit from an unusual microclimate. Much of the farmland on the island is also given over to almond and olive production. Traditional dishes to sample include arros brut – rice chicken and vegetables – and sobrassada, a soft cured sausage similar in flavour to chorizo.
-Golf. If you’d like a round then there are two courses in the area. Next to the bay of Alcudia is Alcanada, Mallorca’s only waterfront golf course. There are 18 holes here, many of which have views of the small island from which the course takes its name. Pollensa has a nine-hole course, with superb views of the Tramuntana Mountains.
-Day trips. Nowhere on Majorca is far, so it would be well worth visiting some of the many interesting old towns and villages across the island. Palma, the capital, is a thriving city blessed with monuments that date back to Moorish times. With upscale boutiques and highs street brands it’s also ideal for shopping trips. North of the city are delightful towns like Soller and Valldemossa.
Visiting a Pollensa – Alcudia holiday home in summer it pays to pack for hot weather. At this time of year temperatures rise above 30 degrees and the skies remain clear for days on end. Rain comes later, towards the end of September, but the heat doesn’t tend to dissipate until late-October. Winters are usually mild on the island, with highs in the teens and only occasional sub-zero temperatures at night. From March temperatures climb steadily, getting above 20 degrees by late-April.
The airport for Pollensa – Alcudia holiday rentals is Palma de Mallorca (PMI). It’s the third-largest airport in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona, and handles a wealth of routes from the UK, especially during the busy summer season when it is one of the most frequented destinations in Europe. Pollensa is a straight drive up the Ma-13 from Palma, for a journey that should take about 40 minutes by car. Majorca has a good private bus network and there are regular services from the airport to Pollensa and Alcudia at short intervals.