Relaxation's taken seriously on Puerto Pollensa holidays. Hilly countryside plays the part of the picture frame, and the main image is one of sand, sailing boats and swanky properties.

Out-of-the-way postcode

Puerto Pollensa’s perched right beside Majorca’s most northern peak, Cape Formentor. What that means for you is peace and quiet in king-size portions. The town’s nestled in the corner of a mushroom-shaped bay, with sea views to the front and countryside scenes bringing up the rear. In fact, this place is so picturesque that the rich and famous built their homes along a particular stretch of the shoreline – known today as Pine Walk.

Sands and sails

Seafood restaurants and cafés keep sun-seekers company along the beachfront, and the calm shallow waters are like an extra-large pool. If exploring’s more your thing, the seafront delivers on that front, too. A couple of Puerto Pollensa’s sandy scoops are separated by the bobbing masts of a marina, where boat trips cast off towards nearby beauty spots.

Ancient Alcudia

Take a glance in your rear-view mirror on the coastal drive to Alcudia, and you’ll see the island’s craggy spine, the Tramuntana Mountains, rising up behind you. The journey only takes 10 minutes and, when you get there, you’ll have one of Majorca’s most historic towns at your fingertips. A ruined Roman amphitheatre and a maze of church-studded lanes are just a taster of what’s in store in this beach resort in Spain.

At a Glance

  • Snag a table at a bay-view restaurant
  • Flit across to historic Alcudia
  • Sprawl out on the sandy seafront