Port de Pollença

El Port de Pollença, which is located on the Bay of Pollença in the north east of Mallorca, is the tourist resort chosen by the majority of tourists who opt to spend their holidays in a hotel or apartment within the region of Pollença. It is built along the coast, with a promenade for pedestrians next to the beach, which is where most of the bars, cafés and restaurants are located. It is not one of the island´s larger resorts and the hotels and apartments here are low-rise buildings. The resort has all the services needed to enjoy a holiday by the sea in a cosmopolitan and exclusive environment with unique surroundings and is a gathering point for people from different parts of Europe.

The marina at Port de Pollença attracts a great number of pleasure craft and it is the departure point for the boats which run trips along the coast to the peninsula of Formentor, which is one of the most beautiful and popular spots on Mallorca.

The town of Port de Pollença, which locals refer to as Moll, began to grow up at the end of the 19th century, when the first seafaring families settled here. Fishing and the start of tourism promoted the initial development of the town, bringing about the construction of the first hotels on the seafront and the summer homes of wealthy families. These buildings, which are separated from the sea by a promenade, provide one of Port de Pollença´s most distinctive scenes, with pines and tamarisks seemingly rising out of the sea.

Between 1930 and 1940, a base for sea-planes was constructed at the port in order to fight forest fires on the Balearic Islands.

The Fort of Albercuix is located at Punta de l´Avançada, at the western end of the Bay of Pollença; it was constructed in the 17th century in order to defend the bay from attacks by pirates from North Africa. At the end of the 19th century this threat had disappeared and the fort was sold. The new owners transformed it into a meeting place for artists and cultural figures connected to Pollença, but the Spanish Civil War put an end to art and glamorous festivals and the fort was used for military purposes.

Can Cullerassa, which is over 600 m long, has a pebbly beach and an old pine grove. To get here, follow the road PM-222 that goes along the coast Alcúdia to Port de Pollença and you will find the beach where the residential area begins.

Port de Pollença beach, also known as Llenaire, is one of the main attractions in this tourist resort. This beach, which is 1000 m long and 35 m wide, has fine white sands and a promenade. There is an ample parking area near the port.
Services: restaurants, open-air bars, lifeguards; sun loungers, parasols and pedal boats for hire.

Cala Albercuix includes several small beaches located along the Passeig Voramar, the promenade which has old villas running along it and which is shaded by ancient pine trees and tamarisks. There are sand banks and the seabed is almost flat, with the water only reaching a depth of half a metre at 300 m from the shoreline.
Services: restaurants; sun loungers, parasols and pedal boats for hire.

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