Pollença, also known as Puerto de Pollença, is an old and tranquil town nestled between three hillocks of Tramuntana Mountains in Mallorca, Spain. As was common in ancient Mallorca, this town was set up at a little distance from the shore, so that the residents would not be caught unawares by a sudden pirate attack. Its harbour, Port de Pollença, which is still in existence today, was the sole outpost that pirates could attack. However, very little of the ancient town remains today, and the stone homes that dot the winding lanes and streets of the town are primarily from the 18th century. Over the years, from a sleepy, small fishing village, Pollença has grown into a popular tourist destination. This has given rise to many Pollença holiday rentals, which are constantly in demand.
Visitors usually prefer Pollença holiday rentals that are close to the main square of the town. The square, known as Plaça Major, is home to several cafes and the Church of Nostra Senyora dels Angels. Just north of the square is the steep hill of El Calvari. There is a magnificent and steep stone stairway leading all the way to the top of the hill. The hilltop has a small and simple chapel that is home to the Mother of God at the foot of the Cross, or Mare de Déu del Peu de la Creu, statue. The chapel has some beautiful religious murals and offers an awe-inspiring sight of the entire town and coastline.
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Towards the south end of the town is the Puig de Maria, which is a 320-metre high hillock and home to the Ermita de Nostra Seynora del Puig. This is an 18th century monastery, which is owned by Benedictine monks, but no monks live there. The cells, which have been renovated, are rented out to tourists on a budget. Pollença is the perfect family holiday destination. Its beautiful sandy beaches are safe for kids and have a wide array of watersports designed for children and adults. As a matter of fact, the town also has a wind surfing school, if you are interested in learning this watersport. The beaches are wide and long. So even if you visit during peak tourist season, there will be ample space for you to sunbathe and relax. There are small beach cafes dotting the beaches, where you can have a quick bite or quench your thirst.
While Pollença has many hotels, the best way to imbibe the true charm of this quaint town is by living in Pollença holiday apartments. Many of these holiday rentals are located close the bay and Pinewalk, which is an avenue that run almost throughout Pollença. If you live in Pollença holiday rentals close to Pinewalk, you can take a serene and pleasant walk in the evenings, after spending a relaxing day on the beach. The Pinewalk also leads to the aerodrome. Pollença holiday rentals also put you close to Formentor, which is the northernmost part of Mallorca. The trip to Formentor is beautiful and offers a spectacular view of the landscape. You can even take boat trips that take you through coves and around rocky islands. Another place that you can visit from Pollença holiday rentals is the Alcudia Waterpark. This is a day long trip, and the park can be reached by bus or car. If you're looking for the perfect summer holiday, take a look at South Cyprus Holiday Villas