The conventional beach holiday may not be enough for the active traveller and though the sand really is golden on the Bay of Pollensa, the sea is crystal clear and the cafes and bars lure you in with midnight cocktails and live music..., some may tire of this winning combo and covet more active and exciting holidays.
In this corner of Mallorca there are two unique seascapes, undoubtedly the best spots for water sport and sailing holidays on the island; one is in the vast and serene Bay of Pollensa to the south of Cape Formentor and the other are the four wild and rocky coves of Cala San Vicente on the extreme northern coast.
PART IV : Puerto Pollensa Holiday Guide - Water sports & sailing in the Bay of Pollensa
For watersports you can try right outside our hotel, here are our top 5: Kitesurfing, Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Scuba Diving and Sailing on the Bay of Pollensa.
Sun kissed days lying on the beach and long sumptious dinners on the seafront...you could do this forever. Or maybe not. Luckily for those seeking action and adventure, Mallorca has much more to offer. More than you can begin to imagine. Here are a few of the activities you can try near our boutique hotel in Puerto Pollensa.
Have you been kayaking on the north coast of Mallorca... where giant cliffs jutt straight out of the sea and the waters are transparent and turquoise? How would you like to explore the hidden underwater caves, look at fish and even dolphins?
One of the best things to do when the heat wave comes is... Hire a boat for the day! We rented the smallest and most inexpensive boat they had, a smallish rubber Selva 470 with a shaded cockpit which you can drive without a license.
Mallorca is known and loved for its beaches. From vast expanses of golden sand to tiny hidden coves, the island offers paradisiacal settings by the sea, a short haul flight from home. Its immense beauty and welcoming spirit has made it hugely popular and consequently, its beaches become crowded in the summer months.
There are 200 beaches in total on the island, about 40 of which have been awarded the Blue Flag distinction, that refers to water quality and beauty but also beach services like lifeguards and showers.
We will give you valuable information on where to find the best beaches, how how get there and which are easiest to reach on foot or whether you will need a car. Worth noting is that given the popularity of the island, some of the most beautiful beaches in Mallorca are have to be reached by foot after a long walk. And in the north of the island, where the landscape is wild and rocky, there are wonderful secret coves to discover.
PART V : Puerto Pollensa Holiday Guide - Beaches and coves in the north of Mallorca
The most breathtakingly beautiful beaches and coves near your Port de Pollensa boutique hotel
From the long sandy expanses of Alcudia and Playa de Muro, to tiny coves carved into the rock of the Tramuntana...
The island is small and varied however, with large tracts of wild land, mostly privately owned and it is here, in the protected natural reserves and along the mountainous coastline where you will find the best secret beaches in Mallorca.
Health and relaxation don't come in a more complete parcel than with the ancient practice of yoga and this is an activity you can easily do in Mallorca, individually or as part of a group. If you have never tried but have always wanted to this is a great chance for you to start. Alternatively you can join a Pilates class or book a personal fitness instructor during your stay. This is not as crazy as it may sound. Prices vary but if you are staying with us at Hotel Mar Calma you have nearby gyms, sport centres, the beach and the entire frontline at your disposal for a thorough holiday workout.
PART VI : Puerto Pollensa Holiday Guide - Health, fitness, beauty and wellness
A few of the myriad activities in Mallorca, things you can try near our boutique hotel in Puerto Pollensa.
What's all this fuss about Pilates and can you do it on holiday in Puerto Pollensa?
Holidays are most definitely about doing the things we love, pampering ourselves, relaxing and having the time of our lives. So, if you absolutely love shopping, then you simply must go shopping in Port Pollensa, and if the town is too small for your shopping holiday needs, then take on the whole island, move about, go to Pollensa, Alcudia and best of all, Palma, a trendy cosmopolitan capital city with shops of every size shape and colour.
The local Mallorca artisan market is now living an unprecedented revival as demand for natural, handmade and artisan products grows and the inherent benefits to our health and local economy are increasingly understood. You can see and buy most Mallorca artisan products at local village markets and specialist craft fairs.
PART VIII : Puerto Pollensa Holiday Guide - Shopping, local products, luxury items
Loyal to tradition and undaunted by the encroachment of the modern, urban world and ever growing arrival of new visitors, Mallorca's artisans have lived on regardless...
From high street fashion to designer brands, basket ware, glass and leather goods and home furnishings, there's a whole island worth of shopping fun to be had in Port de Pollensa...
The Serra de Llevant is Mallorca’s smaller mountain range, in the Arta area, on the island’s eastern coast. Rolling and sparse after a recent forest fire though now being meticulously replanted, it is a glorious landscape of craggy rock faces and hills dropping down into a chilling blue sea.
There are 20 golf courses on the island, some of a very high standard, with well maintained greens and good value for money, two in the north of the island near our boutique hotel - Aucanada Golf and Golf Pollensa.