Pollença and its surroundings

Located in the North of Mallorca’s island, is one of the most attractive and with more personality municipalities of the island. It has an area of 146.03 km2 and a population of more than 17.000 inhabitants.

Apart from the town with the same name, it includes the areas of Port de Pollença and Cala Sant Vicenç, as well as the peninsula of Formentor. Pollença offers a great range of possibilities: to practise all kinds of nautical sports, beaches and inlets of transparent waters, landscapes that offer the possibility of doing interesting excursions on foot (Cala Bóquer, Cala Sant Vicenç, etc) as well as an important and wide range of cultural opportunities, from the prestigious Classical Music Festival of Pollença (member of the European Association of Festivals) to the popular festivities all year round.

Pollença is, without any doubt, one of the most attractive and beautiful areas of the island. It has always been the inspiration of painters from all over the world. One of its most representative images is the Calvari, with its 365 steps ending at the top with a view of the entire municipality. The Roman Bridge, the Puig de Maria, the Parish Church, the main Square, Saint Domingo’s Cloister, The Museum of Pollença and the streets of town preserve a traditional architectural style.

Port Pollença

It is one of the main tourist enclaves in Mallorca, and it is the second most populated area in the municipality. At the back of a wide bay there is the Fortalesa (fortress) protected by the Punta de l’Avançada, that was built in 1624. Port de Pollença combines modern tourist opportunities and moreover, it is an ideal place to practice all kinds of nautical sports and to enjoy nature.

Cala Sant Vicenç

It is the third most populated area of the municipality. It stands for its quietness and its wonderful typically Mediterranean environment. Here is where we find one of the most characteristic images of Pollença, the large rock called Cavall Bernat and four beautiful crystalline water inlets: Cala Barques, Cala Clara, Cala Molins and Cala Carbó. In Cala Sant Vicenç, there are the seven prehistoric caves of l’Alzineret, belonging to the Bronze Age.

Formentor

It is one of the most wonderful and most visited places in our island; a meeting point of intellectuals, politicians and artists. From Formentor, if we follow the road that takes us to the Lighthouse, we find inlets of incomparable beauty: Cala Figuera, on the left, Cala Murta and Cala En Gossalba, on the right. The road ends at Formentor Lighthouse, northern extreme of the island of Mallorca. We recommend you visit the Mirador del Colomer (Colomer’s viewpoint) and the Talaia d’Albercuix (Albercuix Watchtower).

Information from: www.ajpollenca.net