Puerto Pollenca Apartment/Puerto Pollensa Apartment
Mallorca - Balearics
Pine Walk - Illa Dor Location
Facilities in and around
Puerto Pollenca / Puerto Pollensa
are several weekly markets in the area, the nearest, in the
Puerto Pollenca town square,
is held on Wednesday mornings and usually finishes around 1 pm. As well as
fruit, vegetables, Palma Ham, cheese, olives, flowers and so on, you can also buy
hardware, toys, leather goods, clothes carpets and souvenirs. Other
morning markets are held at Pollenca Town (Sunday), Alcudia (Tuesdays) and
BEWARE OF PICK POCKETS. THEY ARE ACTIVE IN THE MARKETS.
are several small food stores (Supermercados) or shops
within walking distance, the nearest, but
limited, small shop is next to the Laguna Bar and Restaurant,
between Noel and the Illa Dor, and over the road a larger
supermarket. Their meat and fish is superior to the other and wine can often be cheaper here.
Their meat and fish is superior to the other and wine can often be cheaper here.
If you don’t feel like cooking there are a number of ‘take aways’.
There is a good choice of restaurants in Puerto Pollenca all offering amazing value by comparison with the UK. Especially when they provide an all inclusive menu including bread and wine. The following are recommended:- The Laguna Bar and restaurant, the nearby family run Coral Bar and La Roc Restaurants, LA FORTALESA on the one way street leading out of the Port, STAY at the end of the quay on the other side of the Port, MAXIM, in the town square,
There are a host of bars in Puerto Pollenca. Most serve the usual range of spirits, wines, beer and soft drinks. If you want white coffee ask for Café con Leche. Many also serve snacks (try Tapas, which may include liver, tripe, squid, artichoke, prawns and others when in season).
POSTCARDS, SOFT DRINKS, POSTAGE STAMPS.
Can be bought at the Pastelaria (which its not) named shop on the promenade next to the yacht hirer and sales. As well as sweets, postcards, soft drinks, ice cream and postage stamps he also sells cigarettes and tobacco.
The Post Office is situated just off the one way Formentor Road at the Rotunda. You should post your cards and letters to the U.K. where marked in the ESTRANJEROS (Foreign)
Car hire firms are numerous. We have been using local companies but have recent personal experience of www.pepecar.com. The cars which you collect at the airport, are new, air conditioned and cheaper. I believe they also provide 24 hour emergency back up! Otherwise the most common cars available are the Fiesta, the Corsa and Saxo. If you do hire a car and you are tempted to go to the Cap de Formentor or Sóller be warned, the roads are seriously mountainous and narrow; they are absolutely not trips for the faint hearted!!!!!!
Remember to wear your seat belts at all times. The Police can be very strict on this. Bear in mind that many petrol stations are CLOSED on Sundays. Always leave the car locked and NEVER leave, cameras, etc. inside.
Alcudia and Pollensa
are all year round services which depart from the Bus Station situated at
the marina in Puerto Pollenca. The Palma bus also stops at Inca.
the summer there are also services to Formentor and Soller. (The
sea trips by Glass Bottom Boats from the Quay are a more relaxed alternative
Unfortunately, if you want to visit Soller by boat you
probably will have to do so via Palma. However Alcudia
is a possibility. Schedules vary from time to time.
Unfortunately, if you want to visit Soller by boat you probably will have to do so via Palma. However Alcudia is a possibility. Schedules vary from time to time.
Soller Port you
can board the electric tram into Soller
itself or the train
into Palma, with some spectacular views on the mountainous track, and
return by bus from Palma.
Places to visit.
Palma itself is worth a visit with its (Cathedral, shops and some Arab style streets and houses.
Other places to visit are the Caves of Drach and highly recommended Valdemosa where Chopin and George Sands once stayed.
Much easier to get to is the town of Pollensa with its medieval atmosphere. If you go on a Sunday morning there is also the market which covers the town square as well as another area nearby.
Binisalem is also worth a visit as are many of the numerous ports around the island.
If you are driving from Palma to Puerto Pollenca look out for Menestralia, near Inca, where there is an inexpensive restaurant and glass blowing factory. There is also a leather factory shop next door.
Nearest Chemist is opposite junction of Pollensa Road with Formentor Road in Puerto de Pollensa. Chemists are called “Farmacias” look for the red or green cross.
MEDICAL CENTRE AND DOCTOR
On the top left leaving the Church Square.
Nearest Church (Catholic) in the main square in Puerto de Pollensa, an Anglican service is taken every Sunday Morning.
Look both ways on zebra crossings and keep looking. Motorists here pay little or no attention, usually the latter, at crossings.
Beware of people trying to sell you carnations or jewellery. Do not buy anything from them. They are very quick at stealing wallets and purses.
Tuesday and Sunday
weekly markets are a vital and live part of the Mallorquin way of
the Church square, fruit, vegetables and flowers, a second market houses stalls selling
leather goods, clothes, shoes and jewellery
In the town centre.... anything and everything for sale... Famous for their Potatoes, which you find in the local supermarkets at home.
in the square, outside the Old Town Wall.... plenty of
slightly more expensive than Pollensa.
PUERTO DE POLLENSA
the local Church square... everything in a compact area...
largest market on the Island, half an hour by car.
NOTE: Normally each market finishes around 12 Noon.
English newspapers are now available on the day of publication. There is also a local paper in English “The Mallorca Daily Bulletin”. The nearest paper shop is on the left hand side at the far end of the one way Formentor Rd going towards the centre from the apartment.
expected. In Bars or Restaurant it is usual to leave 10%
of the bill.
BARS BARS AND PUB’S
DICK’S Good Music (they say), great atmosphere.
Formentor Road, Good Music (they say), young atmosphere.
Air Conditioned. Open from 23.00 Hrs. till “LATE”
PICNIC’S AND HOME DELIVERY
Claimed to be good wholesome Cooking. Tel: 875179