With its beautiful white-sand beaches framed in picturesque rocky points, Puerto Pollensa (Pollença) has become a magnet for holiday-goers with a taste for the finer things in life. Art museums, galleries, and fine restaurants all offer their pleasures, or simply enjoy the scenery from the seaside pedestrian path, called the "Pine Walk" for the shady evergreens above. Of course the carved sapphire inlets, revealed with a trip in a glass-bottomed boat, and soft sands offer all sorts of maritime fun.
For instance, book a boat or bus to majestic Cap de Formentor, a long and narrow point topped with a truly spectacular rocky peak. Fringed in forest and fine white beaches, it is one of the most impressive sites in the Caribbean. Adventurous types can climb to the top, or just enjoy the splendid views from the fine bay.
A great day! We would book this relaxing excursion again! Wonderful service!
Many thanks to Toni at staff at No Frills Excursions who were able to get me a spot after I couldn't go first time around due to illness, and were terrific with directions for meeting the boat. A really wonderful way of seeing Palma from the water. The captain and crew were lovely and helpful, everyone on board seemed to enjoy themselves. A relaxing, and fun way to spend the day!
Review by Melissa W, October 2012
Doing what: Mallorca Evening Tour: Horseback Riding, Dinner and Dance
A great chance to see a bit of countryside (outside of Palma where I stayed). Really hospitable owner and staff, and was appreciative of the ride to and from the ranch. A lot of fun, riding, seeing the various animals on the farm, and terrific bbq meal to end the evening. Definitely worthwhile to do!
Puerto Pollensa is one of Mallorca's most popular resort destinations, and is well connected to the rest of the island, including the Cap de Formentor, by regular buses. Note that these run less frequently on weekends and holidays.
Ferries and glass-bottomed boats also run between Puerto Pollensa and Formentor Beach, which enjoys ou tstanding views. Buses, however, do most of the climb as well. The cap is also known as "the place where the four winds meet," which can be taken as a rather poetic warning. Hikers should be aware that strong winds can be dangerous.