Set in a splendid horseshoe bay, Port de Pollença is a comparatively quiet resort popular with British visitors. Long, palm-lined promenades extend either side of the harbour – a colourful melee of fishing boats, yachts, and pleasure cruisers offering trips to the Formentor peninsula and Badia d’Alcúdia. Its sandy beaches are narrow and divided by breakwaters, with shallow water well suited to young children.
Go to the southern end of the bay for watersports, as well as tennis, riding, and bowling. In the back streets and squares behind the seafront, there is a range of ‘pick-a-fish’ restaurants and others serving traditional Mallorcan cuisine.
Port de Pollença has a relaxed, distinguished air with no nightclubs or blaring discos, though you will have plenty of music and entertainment in restaurants. The admirable Spanish institution known as the evening paseo (promenade) thrives here, with plenty of recruits from the resort’s sizeable community of foreign residents and retired visitors taking a long winter break.
For disabled and elderly visitors, Port de Pollença is one the most congenial destinations of the island.- Read less