On the eastern side of the Serra de Tramuntana in the shadow of two of the island’s most important hills, Pollensa is a picture-postcard snapshot of Majorcan perfection. Compact in size though enormous in local culture and points of appeal, Pollensa has somehow remained largely untouched by the weight of mass tourism. While Pollensa remains a popular town for visitors, it has nonetheless retained its soul and that increasingly rare ‘undiscovered’ feel. You really do get the sense that you’ve stumbled across a closely guarded secret – one shared only between you and the locals. Café culture represents the heart and soul of the Pollensa lifestyle, creating a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere at all hours of day and night. You only need to head to Placa Major once on a Sunday morning after church to get a sense of what really matters to the people of Pollensa. Not only is the town itself an absolute gem, but with Port de Pollensa located just a few minutes north, you’re also within easy distance of some of Majorca’s most stunning beaches. To say that Pollensa offers the best of all worlds may be cliché, but it also couldn’t be truer.
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The entire town of Pollensa is a wall-to-wall treasure that’s crying out to be explored on foot. With no destination, no sense of time and nothing on your agenda, you’ll find yourself discovering historic streets, beautiful squares and some of the most important historic buildings in the country. Placa Major is where most of the action happens, while the architectural highlight of Pollensa is the 18th century Nostra Senyora Del Angels church. And of course, with Port de Pollensa within such easy reach, the best of beach life as only Majorca can do it is right there on your doorstep.
The main square is home to many of the most popular restaurants and cafes, which unlike many resorts in Majorca are not spoilt by low-grade tourist traps. Some of the best tapas in town can be found at Manzanas y Peras, which is an absolutely tiny restaurant near the Calvari steps you might easily walk straight past. Traditional Spanish food is served up with a local twist, while over in Port de Pollensa you’ll find some of the best seafood restaurants in the world.
The education system in Pollensa is no different to the standard Spanish system. There are several schools in and around the town for all three age groups – nursery, primary education and secondary school. Spain as a whole has educational standards that are considerably above European averages.
There’s a brand new public hospital in Pollensa, which has been made the central healthcare hub for the entire region. Every town in Majorca has its own contingency of state-funded clinics, along with other private healthcare providers, dentists and so on. Emergency care can be accessed free of charge with a European Health card, though it is advisable to look into private healthcare options as the quality and promptness of service tends to be superior.
A town steeped in history, archaeological digs have brought to light evidence of settlements in Pollensa as far back as 2000BC. However, it was not until nearly 4,000 years later that Pollensa made a name for itself as a wonderful destination for tourists from overseas.