Pollença

View of Formentor

Pollenca is a town in Mallorca, one of Spain's Balearic Islands. Nestled at the feet of the Serra de Tramuntana, the mountain chain along Mallorca's northern coast, it is a very attractive traditional Mallorcan town which is a world away from the package holiday resorts found elsewhere on the island.

Get in

Pollenca is in the north-east of the island. You reach it from the Palma - Alcudia highway, the turn to Pollenca is some 40 km from Palma and after that you have 7 km by fair road. From the airport, Pollenca is reached by taking the Palma direction, taking the first turn off (el Coll d'en Rebassa) and heading for Inca until you hit the Palma-Inca (and on to Port d'Alcudia) highway. After that, see above. Driving and parking in Pollenca is awful. Try to find a parking spot on the lower part of the city where you enter it, and walk from there. Walking is no problem with strollers and wheelchairs in this small town, although the town rises towards El Calvario.

See

Views from Puig de Maria

Do

Far de Formentor at Cap de Formentor

Buy

Eat

Food Shops

Restaurants

There are several restaurants worth visiting in Pollenca, especially in the streets around the main square. Few are more than good, though, and the ones on the main square are mostly cafés.

Sleep

Budget

Santuario del Puig de Maria, (hostel)

Hotels

Pollenca has some well regarded hotels for a break, they tend to be smaller than the big resort hotels, and friendlier too. Some of the favourites include La Moraleja, Son Brull Hotel and Spa and Hotel Daina.

Internet access

There's a very helpful internet shop on Calle del Mercat which also has color print available. Pollenca has its share of wi-fi access points, and there's even a wlan network over the town - although information on how to aceess this is hard to come by. For public, immdiate use, either look around or use the Emilton café on calle Sant Domingo - it's a typical Spanish cafe with locals and nothing to see. Other places are the youth club Club Formentor and the restaurant next to it on calle Joan Mas/Costa i LLobera. Wifi access is free in these places as long as you eat or drink.

For children

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