Destination guide

Enjoy a holiday let in Port de Pollença

Port de Pollença – tucked into a rocky little bay at the start of the Formentor headland, on the north-eastern edge of Mallorca – is alive with the sight of billowing yacht sails and the sound of plates clinking in the tavernas for much of the summer season. It's one of the rare resort towns this side of the rugged Tramuntana Mountains, blessed with beautiful views of the stone-studded cliffs, proximity to countless picture postcard-worthy bays, clean seas and excellent golf courses. In fact, it's been a popular place to live the good life since the early 1900s, when it flipped from a rustic fishing town to a hotspot for glitzy Port de Pollença holiday lettings and chic hotels.

History

History unfolds around Port de Pollença holiday lets

This resort remained a simple, earthy Balearic fishing village until the turn of the 20th century. A few domestic tourists spotted its beauty and the growth started slowly from then on, with the mansions and uber-elegant Port de Pollença holiday homes of Spanish, German and British luminaries being raised along glamourous Pine Walk – it's said that the likes of Elizabeth Taylor and Charlie Chaplin were drawn there. The Spanish Civil War also worked changes on the town, when it became a major seaplane port under the control of General Franco.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Puerto de Pollensa

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Puerto de Pollensa a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Hidropark (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Paintball Fantasy (6.7 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Karting Can Picafort (10.4 mi / 16.8 km)
  • Cuber Lake (17 mi / 27.3 km)
Outdoor activities

Get active around Port de Pollença holiday rentals

A Port de Pollença holiday villa can be about lazing on pebble coves and strutting between chic restaurants on the promenade. Or, it can be about getting the energy flowing. Cycling is an uber-popular pursuit in these parts. The scrub-dressed rises of the Tramuntana Mountains beckon those keen on a 2-wheel odyssey. You'll whiz past rustic churches and drop down to wave-bashed coves on those journeys. Hikes to the nearby Boquer Valley promise glimpses of rare birds of prey, while rarely trodden trails weave over the stony Cap de Formentor to reveal stunning sea views. Snorkelling, scuba diving and sailing are ubiquitous for those who prefer to make a splash in Port de Pollença's waters.

Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Puerto de Pollensa

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 31°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Puerto de Pollensa

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Puerto de Pollensa. These are some of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Playa de Alcudia (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • S'Albufereta (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Badia de Pollença (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Es Caló (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Cala Barques (2.6 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Cala Boquer (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
Beaches

The best beaches in and around Port de Pollença

  • Playa del Port de Pollença holiday lettings promise to be in the thick of the beach action, just a stone's throw from the water sports and the main city sands
  • The stunning cove of Cala Clara is to the north, waiting with its rock reefs and high cliffs for the snorkellers and photographers
  • Crystal-clear waters and beige-white sands arc along Playa de Formentor, a favourite with families, that has stunning views of the cliffs
  • Remote Playa de Sant Joan is backed by green hills, and perfect for those who like to dodge the crowds
How to get there

Transport to and around Puerto de Pollensa

The nearest airport is in Palma de Mallorca (PMI), located 29.9 mi (48.2 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Finding your way around Port de Pollença

Port de Pollença hugs a wide horseshoe of a bay beneath the soaring rises of the Cap de Formentor. It's a linear place, hemmed in on 1 side by the pearly blue Mediterranean Sea and on the other by the foothills of the Tramuntana ranges. The upshot is that travelling around on foot should be easy – all of the whitewashed tapas bars and the marina, along the shore, can be reached that way. Renting a car can widen your options when it comes to booking a Port de Pollença villa rental. You'll find loads of those studding the nearby clifftops and mountains, just outside of town.

Essential info

Facts about Port de Pollença to remember

  • Port de Pollença villa rentals are most popular during the summer months, between June and August
  • Bring plenty of sun cream with you – the Balearic Islands can get hot
  • The currency in Mallorca is the euro, the same as in mainland Spain
  • Check your bill to see if cover charges are included – if not, a 10% tip is acceptable
  • It takes just over 1 hour to get to Port de Pollença from the island capital, Palma

Where to stay around Port de Pollença?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 5,474 holiday lettings near Port de Pollença. From 2,787 Villas to 977 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Port de Pollença is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Port de Pollença?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Port de Pollença:

  • Urbanització Bellresguard: 168 holiday homes
  • Urbanització Gotmar: 541 holiday homes
  • Formentor: 191 holiday homes
  • Son Baulo: 190 holiday homes
  • Urbanització la Font: 338 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Can I rent Villas in Port de Pollença?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 2,787 Villas in Port de Pollença. Our other popular types of Port de Pollença holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 977 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 1,297 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 218 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Port de Pollença?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 4,044 holiday homes with pool available in Port de Pollença. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.