Puerto Pollensa is a small town located in the north eastern section of the beautiful island of Majorca. In stark contrast to the common perception of Majorca being a commercial resort, holidays in Puerto Pollensa reveal a laid back charm and magical atmosphere. Self catering accommodation in Puerto Pollensa allows you to experience this all the more, and a rental apartment offers all the comfort you would need on holiday, whilst at the same time, allowing you an independence difficult to find in a resort hotel.
By staying in the central area for your holidays in Puerto Pollensa, you will really have the best of both worlds. The beach is never far away, where lounging in the sun or swimming in the sea will soon become second nature. There is also a beautiful walk that can be taken, known as the Pine Walk, which follows a pedestrian area for about two miles along the beach. During the evening, a drink or meal in one of the restaurants on the central plaza will enable you to partake in some people watching, and also bring you that little bit closer to the local people.
During your holidays in Puerto Pollensa Central, you may wish to explore a little more of the surrounding area, and perhaps go even further afield. Whilst Puerto Pollensa itself has a weekly market on a Wednesday, which is worth visiting, the best one is in the old town of Pollensa, just 20 minutes ride away on a bus. This is well worth visiting, and produce and goods from all over Majorca are on offer, from flowers through to clothes. If you are interested in archaeology or in the general history of the island, then a trip to the Roman ruins in Alcudia is a must. These are walkable from the bus stop, and there is even an amphitheatre to see. Palma is also another interesting place to visit, and from there it is possible to take a steam train to another part of the coast. This makes for a wonderful day trip, and you will return to the apartment all the happier.
One of the best things about holidays in Puerto Pollensa is, of course, the weather. It boasts that ideal Mediterranean climate which makes Majorca and the rest of the Balearic Islands such an ideal holiday destination. The temperature averages at 25 degrees Celsius during the summer, and in the winter, very rarely drops below 10 degrees Celsius. From May onwards the seas are more than warm enough to swim in, and rain during those summer months is very rare indeed. Occasionally, an evening jacket may be needed in either the beginning or the tail end of the off season months.
Unless you are one of the lucky few sailing their yacht on the Mediterranean, you will more likely than not arrive for your holidays in Puerto Pollensa by air. The airport on Majorca is located at Palma (PMI), and flights there arrive from and depart to most major airports in Europe. In the UK, these are specifically Stansted (STN) and Birmingham (BHX) amongst others. Again, most major and minor airlines fly into Palma, including BMI Baby, Ryan Air, and British Airways.