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Pollenca, Mallorca (Majorca)

El Pont Roma, the roman bridge on the edge of the town is living evidence of Pollencas Roman origins and subsequently each generation has left its mark without overwhelming this delightful small town. In this way, Pollenca has learned to accept and adapt to tourism without losing its soul and where, these days, at the vibrant Sunday morning market spilling out over the Placa Major, locals and tourists alike mingle between the wide varieties of stalls. Wandering through the narrow cobbled streets you will find many lovely old churches plus numerous small art galleries and handicraft shops. A pause for coffee and a pastry is recommended before climbing the tree lined Calvari steps - there are 365 of them, one for every day of the year - amply rewarded at the summit by panoramic views across to the northernmost tip of the island from the Calvari church! If you are here during Easter, then you will be lucky enough to witness the moving procession on Good Friday, when a figure of Christ is removed from a cross and carried down the steps by torchlight. The months of August and September have much to offer music lovers as Pollenca hosts its annual classical music festival with many concerts and at any time of year, bon viveurs will find a number of outstanding restaurants as well as small tapas bars tucked away behind the impressive central square.

Outside the town the rolling countryside is excellent for walkers and for a day by the sea, Puerto Pollenca with its lovely beaches, is only a 5-minute drive away. Nearby there's a good but hilly 9-hole golf course.

 

Vall de Pollenca, Mallorca

The old road, through the beautiful Vall de Pollenca winds some 6 miles between the Pollenca Hills and the towering Tramuntana Mountains, connecting Campanet to the picturesque Old Town of Pollenca. These days the road, now surpassed by the faster motorway, is used more by cyclist than vehicular traffic. Singled out for its beauty by the rich and famous the hillsides are discreetly scattered with rambling top notch villas, amongst which our Villas are tucked away enjoying this unsurpassed location from their more modest accommodation.

The village of Campanet, situated on the edge of the green and wooded foothills of the Tramuntana Mountains, one claim to fame is its amazing limestone caves, said to house the longest stalactite in the world! It also makes a good starting point for an exhilarating drive to the mountain top Monastry at Lluc via the picturesque village of Caimari. Amongst the village's narrow streets are no less than three bakeries, as well as a well-stocked supermarket and a delicatessen. The sunny church square has a number of simple bars and small shops and it's a pleasant spot to linger over a morning coffee and sugary ensaimada before heading off for the day. There are also two or three bars that serve authentic tapas or simple meals, but the village has surprisingly remained a peaceful backwater, virtually untouched by tourism.

At the other extreme of the valley, the picturesque old town of Pollenca has learned to accept and tastefully adapt to tourism so that at the vibrant Sunday morning market spilling out over the Placa Major, locals and tourists alike mingle between the wide varieties of stalls. Wandering through the narrow cobbled streets you will find many lovely old churches plus numerous small art galleries and handicraft shops. A pause for coffee and a pastry is recommended before climbing the tree lined Calvari steps- there are 365 of them, one for every day of the year - amply rewarded at the summit by panoramic views across to the northernmost tip of the island from the Calvari church! You will find a number of outstanding restaurants as well as small tapas bars tucked away behind the impressive central square. 

For serious shoppers, the town of Inca, famous for its leather goods and with some excellent cellar restaurants, is a 20 minutes drive. For a hassle free visit to Palma you can catch a train from Sa Pobla, 10 mins drive away.

The nearest beaches at Puerto Pollenca or the Pollenca Bay side of the Alcanada peninsular are approx. 20 minutes drive.

The Pollenca Golf Course is less than a 15 min drive away.

Accommodation in Pollenca

24 properties available in this area

Hort D'en Gelos
Pollenca, Mallorca

"Beautifully restored and maintained Finca in verdant valley close to Pollenca. Stunning hillside rural views."

  • 8
  • 4
  • 3
  • Private
  • WiFi
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£119
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Ca'n Teulula
Pollenca, Mallorca

"Rural Villa with lovely mountain views near Pollenca"

  • 4
  • 2
  • 1
  • Private
  • Included
  • WiFi
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£138
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Villa Martinette
Pollenca, Mallorca

"Walking distance to Pollenca"

  • 5
  • 3
  • 2
  • Private
  • Included
  • WiFi
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£157
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Ca'n Credo
Pollenca, Mallorca

"Private with wonderful views, 800m of the centre of town"

  • 6
  • 3
  • 2
  • Private
  • WiFi
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£124
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Ca'n Puntxo
Pollenca, Mallorca

"Charming stone country Villa immersed in the countryside towards the Ternelles Valley. "

  • 6
  • 3
  • 2
  • Private
  • Included
  • WiFi
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£131
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El Cutxaco
Pollenca, Mallorca

"Lovely Puig views from gardens close to Pollenca"

  • 6
  • 3
  • 2
  • Private
  • Included
  • WiFi
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£157
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El Moli
Pollenca, Mallorca

"Ideal for active family, with tennis court close to beaches"

  • 6
  • 3
  • 2
  • Private
  • Included
  • WiFi
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£124
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Es Bosquet
Pollenca, Mallorca

"Rural hide-away with great views of Pollenca Bay"

  • 6
  • 3
  • 2
  • Private
  • WiFi
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£109
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Sa Cosetta
Pollenca, Mallorca

"Lovely family villa with complete privacy in quiet valley close to Pollenca"

  • 6
  • 2
  • 2
  • Private
  • WiFi
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£129
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Ses Llomparts
Pollenca, Mallorca

"Countryside Villa for 6 just 5 kms from Pollenca"

  • 6
  • 3
  • 2
  • Private
  • Included
  • WiFi
Daily price from
£182
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Villa Ca'n Xeroni
Pollenca, Mallorca

"Peaceful location outside Pollenca in outstanding garden."

  • 6
  • 3
  • 2
  • Private
  • On Timer
  • WiFi
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£152
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Villa Varitx Verda
Pollenca, Mallorca

"Swim amongst soaring mountains "

  • 6
  • 3
  • 2
  • Private
  • Included
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£124
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Son Bleu
Pollenca, Mallorca

"Lovely traditional Villa set in glorious private gardens close to Pollensa"

  • 7
  • 4
  • 3
  • Private
  • Included
  • WiFi
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£162
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Villa Pascaul
Pollenca, Mallorca

"Sunday Times "Europe's 50 Best Villas""

  • 7
  • 3
  • 2
  • Private
  • WiFi
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£145
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Ca'n Lloberina
Pollenca, Mallorca

"Lovely old Finca in woodland with unique natural effect pool"

  • 8
  • 4
  • 5
  • Private
  • Included
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£182
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Colonya Gran
Pollenca, Mallorca

"Traditional Mallorcan Farmhouse within walking distance of Pollenca"

  • 8
  • 4
  • 3
  • Private
  • In bedrooms
Daily price from
£216
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La Coma
Pollenca, Mallorca

"Restored finca with pool & tennis court, walk to Pollenca"

  • 8
  • 4
  • 4
  • Private
  • Included
  • WiFi
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£258
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Son Gulio
Pollenca, Mallorca

"Extended families who appreciate peace, tranquility and mountain views"

  • 8
  • 4
  • 3
  • Private
  • WiFi
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£242
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Son Mestranc
Pollenca, Mallorca

"A charming old farmhouse close to old town Pollensa"

  • 8
  • 4
  • 3
  • Private
  • Included*
  • WiFi
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£168
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Villa Hosta
Pollenca, Mallorca

"Golfing parties and families with children. "

  • 8
  • 4
  • 3
  • Private
  • Included
  • WiFi
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£162
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Villa Son Puig
Pollenca, Mallorca

"THE Finca for 2 families who would like a little independence."

  • 8
  • 4
  • 3
  • Private
  • Included
  • WiFi
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£393
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Ca'n Lordas
Pollenca, Mallorca

"Tranquil Finca on hillside with Puig views, 2kms from Pollenca"

  • 10
  • 5
  • 4
  • Private
  • Included
Daily price from
£228
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El Creve
Pollenca, Mallorca

"200 year old house, restored with plenty of taste "

  • 10
  • 5
  • 3
  • Private
  • WiFi
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£146
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Son Ramon
Pollenca, Mallorca

"Comfortable farmhouse in quiet hillside spot near Pollenca"

  • 12
  • 6
  • 3
  • Private
  • Yes
  • WiFi
Daily price from
£214
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