Location, Location, Location
THE ISLAND GUIDE
Location, Location, Location
THE ISLAND GUIDE
Mallorca is the Mediterranean’s heart and soul. Combining coastal drama, cultured towns, spirited fiestas, white-sand bays and an exciting portfolio of adventure sports into one enticing package.
Introducing Pollensa “The Old Town”
An historic jewel sat at the foothills of the Tramuntana mountains, Pollença is a microcosm of cobbled streets, imposing 17th century buildings and lively restaurants, cafés and shops, all beckoning to be explored. On a late summer afternoon, when the stone façades glow in the fading light, cicadas strike up their tentative drone and the burble of conversation floats from terraces lining the Plaça Major, Pollença is like the Mallorca you always hoped you would discover. The town’s postcard looks and vaguely bohemian air have drawn artists, writers and luminaries, from Winston Churchill to Agatha Christie. Today, it has evolved into an exciting and sophisticated mecca for culture lovers, food aficionados, sport enthusiasts and multi-generational families alike, who revel in the vibrant yet serene atmosphere the town exudes.
Walk up the famed Calvary steps and let your gaze wander across the tapestry of tiled roofs and green hills that surround Pollença on all sides. Stroll from boutique to boutique, marvelling at the selection of handmade crafts – from timeless jewellery to flowing fabrics, coastal inspired tableware and intricate leather goods. For those who love to sit back and simply observe the happenings of everyday life we recommend pulling up a ringside chair on the square and watching the world go by. You will find yourself mesmerized by the amalgamation of languages spoken and the diversity of people the town draws. Glancing back towards the Puig de Maria, which casts its eye over Pollença like a watchful guardian, you can glimpse the impressive 14th century monastery that sits atop it. Take a deep breath, relax and enjoy a traditional Ensaimada and freshly brewed coffee. We promise it will be worth it.
When the sun says its final goodbye for the day and families and friends flock to the many bars and restaurants that line the streets, Pollença transforms into a hub of energy. From the array of beautifully decorated patios a new chorus of animated chatter erupts, the sound eclipsed only by the laughter of children playing in the square. Savour a glass of the best local wine and relish the beauty of each moment.
Pollença’s magical draw has endured for centuries, and it is no surprise that generation after generation of the same family return here for their annual getaway. Where grandparents once sat in the Plaça Major with their children, they now return with their grandkids, starting the cycle anew. Many of us at Morgan & Morgan have been visiting Pollença since we were very young, and are now thrilled to be living here with our own families. As a result, we have a unique and abiding connection to the town that is unmatched and which enables us to provide our guests with the best Pollença experience.
If there is one thing we know for certain, it’s that you will leave Pollença feeling invigorated, your mind and body enlivened by the almost spiritual energy this town manifests. On your Mallorca bucket list, it is absolutely a must-do.
My fascination with Pollença took root as a child, when I visited the town whilst on holiday with my family. I can vividly remember gazing up in awe at the impressive stone façades of the ancient buildings, imagining history come to life before my eyes. There was always an excitement in the air, especially in the town square, where I recall playing tag with the other kids. When my father decided to purchase a property in the Pollença suburb of La Font, it felt like a dream come true. From there, my love affair with the town grew and I am now overjoyed to share my fascination for this place with my own kids, who have grown up here, as well as our new guests and those who return time and time again.
Introducing Puerto Pollensa
This family friendly resort at the northern cusp of the Badia de Pollença has entrancing views over to the jagged formations of the Formentor peninsula. It features a large marina, cafes, shops, and restaurant-lined promenade, the Pine Walks and long arc of sand. An appealing base for families, and water-sports enthusiasts. This is not only a place to enjoy in summer, the surrounding offers lots of options for spectacular hiking trails and cycling routes, making it a vibrant place in spring and autumn.
Introducing Western Mallorca
‘A sky like turquoise, a sea like lapis lazuli, mountains like emerald, air like heaven,’ enthused Romantic composer Chopin of his new home Valldemossa in 1838. His words ring true almost 200 years later in western Mallorca. The Serra de Tramuntana range ripples all along the west coast, surveying the Mediterranean from above. Skirted by olive groves and pine forest, its razorback limestone mountains plunge 1000m down to the sea like the ramparts of some epic island fortress. Whether you hike its highland trails, bike its obstacle course of serpentine roads, or breeze along the cliff-flanked coastline by boat, these mountains will sweep you off your feet with their cinematic beauty. Some of the island’s loveliest towns and villages perch high on hilltops and deep in verdant valleys, with grandstand mountains and sea views. Wander their higgledy-piggledy lanes and be smitten, like so many artists, poets and celebrities before you.
Introducing Central Mallorca
Perkily topped by castle ruins, Alaró is pleasantly sleepy and rewards those who linger. Head for Plaça de la Vila, flanked by the Casa de la Vila (town hall), parish church and a couple of cafes, and restaurant. The square springs to life at its Saturday morning market. With its international community there is always a lot going on in this mountain-village.
Introducing Southwest Mallorca
Look beyond the occasional blip of lively holiday resorts and you’ll find a sprinkling of little-known treasures in Mallorca’s southwest crook. Use Andratx, Port d’Andratx or Sant Elm as your springboard for day trips to the exquisite coves of Portals Vells or a boat trip over to Illa de Sa Dragonera. Activities on this stretch abound, with crystal-clear sea for all manner of water sports and lonely bays to enjoy tranquility. Originally, and still an area of fishing villages therefore fish and seafood are always on the menu. The epic, multi-day Ruta de Pedra en Sec, Mallorca’s greatest walk through the characteristic foothill of the Tramuntana mountains, begins here, too. This region also offer a great escape from the buzz of modern live with their mountain villages with tranquility and spectacular views such as the peaceful Galilea.
Introducing Palma De Mallorca
Nestled in the crook of the Badia de Palma, Mallorca’s capital is the most agreeable of all Mediterranean towns. Shaped and defined by the sea and backed by not-so-distant mountains, it is a city of open horizons and oft-blue skies, with good looks and a festive nature. Surveying it all from a gentle rise is the old quarter, crowned by its colossal Gothic cathedral. Slip away from the crowds that swarm around the trophy sights for just a minute and you will find yourself deep in a labyrinth of cobbled lanes, which call for serendipitous strolls. Take your lead from the locals and wander here at ease, pausing for market banter, boutique finds, snapshots of baroque churches, palaces and patrician courtyards, and lunches that linger long into the afternoon.
Introducing Southern Mallorca
Explore the beachy south of Mallorca that stretches from Bahia de Palma (Bay of Palma) to Cala D’or. With exception of El Arenal, Can Pastilla, and Cala D’or this region has a less touristy vibe than the southwest. Here, you’ll find chilled-out fishing villages with excellent restaurants, such as the beautiful Porto Colom. The endless kilometers of coastline protected by the nature reserves are the perfect combination for the island’s best beaches. The international community and the inspirational rural setting offer a perfect setting for an artistic town as Santanyi, or the traditional markets of Campos.
Introducing Eastern Mallorca
The fortresslike coastal geography between the Colònia de Sant Jordi and Colonia de Sant Pere has preserved this area as one of the least-developed of the island. Much of the coast is buffered by tall, nearly impenetrable cliffs splashed with the sapphire blue waters of the Mediterranean. They may not always be very accessible, but their untamed, raw beauty is hypnotising. Beyond the cliffs are intimate coves and long beaches, true marvels of nature. And best of all, the existence of parks and natural areas, and the proliferation of working farms and rural estates has, for the most part, kept this part of the island underdeveloped.
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