Mallorca

Mallorca

 

If you are looking for the perfect family holiday destination then Mallorca wont let you down

 

From the hustle and bustle of the capital Palma to the more relaxing pace of Pollenca old town, for those who want dance the night away or relax on a beautiful golden sandy beach Mallorca has something for everyone.

 

Our portfolio of properties are set in and around the North of the island with its beautiful beaches, historic towns and a wide selection of boutique shops and restaurants. The beaches at Puerto de Pollenca and Alcudia  on the North coast are known as two of the most family friendly beaches on the island,with their gentle slopes into calm seas and a plethora of well organised water-sports it will be hard to drag everyone back to the villa ,,,,,

 

 

What we would do…

 

Day 

 

Pollenca Old Town :

Visit the main square of the Old Town of Pollenca on a Sunday and enjoy the local market with its mixture of local artisan stalls, fruit and vegetables sellers  and much more held on the Main Square with its delightful cafes and restaurants a wonderful place to spend a Sunday afternoon! 

Get there early as this market is very popular with the locals and tourists alike

 

Day

 

Calvari Steps

Set in the heart of Pollenca Old town the 365 Calvari steps one for every day of the year stretch up the hillside to the pretty chapel waiting above.

Once there you will be rewarded with amazing views over the roof tops and out to sea. Make sure you grab a quick coffee or water at the Cafe De Calvari before embarking on the climb as once started there are no other refreshment points until you reach the top

 

Day 

 

Fomentor Peninsular 

The journey to Formentor Peninsular is  almost as spectacular as the views of Menorca from the cafe bar at the lighthouse.

A challenging drive up through En Fumet mountain punctuated with points en-route to take some pictures of the dramatic scenery below

Not for the faint hearted or those who find heights a challenge 

 

 

Evening 

 

Old Town of Pollenca

At night transforms into a warm mixture of local music and evocative smells as restaurants and musicians alike prepare for the evenings entertainment. The main square and the avenues off it come to life with welcoming restaurant owners and abundant outdoor eating ares.

Eat at Michelin listed restaurants such as Clivia or enjoy a wonderful Italian at Restaurante II Giardo 

 

Sample some of the local specialities ouch as Frito Mallorquin a dish of potatoes, red pepper, artichokes, peas, fennel tops, olive oil, chilli, garlic, sometimes black pudding, the main ingredient is offal normally just liver but often kidneys too.  

 

 

Evening

 

Puerto de Pollenca

 

The port with its long flat promenade is perfect for that relaxing evening stroll, aim for the pine walk and its excellent restaurants and enjoy eating while the sea gently laps the shoreline.

There are more than enough bars and restaurants to keep you occupied in the port Italian, Chinese, French just to name a few but if you yearn for a little late night entertainment why not take a taxi to Alcudia and its enthusiastic nightlife. 

 

  

 

WHAT WE THINK

 

The North of Mallorca is one of  the most popular destinations for holidaymakers from the UK and deservedly so, it’s very scenic, the people friendly and welcoming, the food is good and it’s famous for its wonderful beaches, particularly in the areas where we have selected our villas.

 

 

 

EAT AND DRINK

 

Restaurants Mallorca cater for all tastes, families are made very welcome and you’ll notice that prices are reasonable at most restaurants. Food is very important however you will find that most restaurants do not start evening service until after 7pm. 

 

Specialities of the region include P amb oli – this is simply bread, garlic, olive oil and tomatoes.
Sobrasada – This is a red pork sausage seasoned with herbs.
Arroz Brut – A rice dish (not unlike soup) with either meat or fish in it.
Paella – A mix of rice, meat, fish, shellfish and vegetables.

Enssaïmada, a sweet spiral cake dusted with powdered sugar

 

 

ON THE GROUND

 

We’ve recommended a few restaurants in each resort to get you started.....

 

 

Pollenca Old Town

 

GR221 

Plaza Major 9, 07460 Pollenca, Majorca, Spain

Great for breakfast , a lunchtime snack or coffee with cake 

 

Clivia

Via Pollentia 7, 07460 Pollenca, Majorca, Spain

Dining experience for that special evening,prices reflect the quality of food and service 

 

 

Restaurant il Giardino 

Plaza Mayor 11, 07460 Pollenca, Majorca, Spain

Good food and attentive service Tripadvisors number 1 rated restaurant in Pollenca  

 

 

 

Puerto de Pollenca 

 

Cappuccino 

Paseo Anglada Camarassa 77 | Hotel Sis PIns, 07470 Port de Pollenca, Majorca, Spain

The best of the pine walk with great location and impressive menu, the excellent  location and quality food come at a price 

 

Can Cuarassa

Ctra. Puerto Pollensa-Alcudia, 07470 Port de Pollenca, Majorca, Spain

Fabulous value for money great selection of food and even has a small play area for the children , perfect for a family dining experience.A Tripadvisor family favourite 

 

Stay Restaurant 

Moll Nou, s/n, 07470 Port de Pollenca, Majorca, Spain

Great location in the centre of the marina has friendly and experienced staff with a very relaxed atmosphere a popular place with the locals and great value for money 

 

 

THE BEST BEACHES

 

With miles of wonderful coastline and so many fantastic sandy beaches, it’s a tough call actually selecting a list but here goes…

 

Alcudia Beach 

Very popular and commercial  beach with lots of activities on or near by.

Popular with the British holiday maker as plenty of cafes offering home from home cooked food. Great English breakfasts and even a McDonalds.

 

Puerto de Pollenca Beach

Fun and very family friendly with plenty of shops bars and restaurants close by 

Perfect beach to take all the family with plenty of water sports for the active and for those looking to relax a number of beach bars to enjoy a glass or two of sangria in 

 

Cala San Vicente 

With a blue flag for cleanliness the three beaches here connected by rocky outcrops have cystal blue waters ideal for snorkelling

Access down steep steps from main road makes this beach a little less popular than others.