Tucked deep into Majorca’s countryside, Pollensa’s postcard-perfect looks and unassuming charm have won over a generation of artists (whose work can often be seen in the handful of galleries here).
This medieval town is framed by mountains to one side and beach town Puerto Pollensa to the other, with traditional stone houses and narrow streets that make it one of the island’s most picturesque spots.
Placa Major is the heart of the town, where locals hang out in the bars and sit out in front of restaurants, and there’s also a popular weekly market if you’re looking for souvenirs. This sun-soaked square is also the starting point for the famous Calvario steps; climb all 365 of them for some spine-tingling views across Puerto Pollensa.
Flight time from the UK to Majorca is around 2 hours 15 minutes.
Transfer time from Palma airport to Pollensa is approximately 45 minutes.
Majorca starts warming up for summer around April, when the mercury climbs into the 20s and doesn’t stop until around July, which can top 30°C. You’re looking at around 11 hours of sunshine a day in midsummer, with bath-like sea temperatures. Things won’t cool off until October, which still hovers in the low to mid 20s.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Spain.
Restaurant bills include a service charge by law in Spain, so whether you choose to tip further is up to you. If you enjoyed the meal and service, it is customary to leave 5-10%. Hotel porters and maids will appreciate a small tip, and while taxi drivers don’t require a tip, it’s common to round up the fare.
The official language of Spain is Spanish. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.