The town of Pollenca is popular with expats living in Mallorca. It’s home to a number of friendly bars and cafes and children play happily while parents enjoy a mid afternoon drink in Plaça Major, the town square dominated by the 13th-century church Esglèsia de Nostra Senyora dels Àngels. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed and it’s easy to see the attraction of setting up home here. Most of the buildings are from the 17th and 18th century and the narrow lanes are a cool refuge in the hot temperatures. It’s notable for the 365 steps leading down into the square from a chapel on top of the hill known as Calvary. On Good Friday it plays host to a traditional ceremony commemorating the Stations of the Cross. Ideally get someone to drop you off at the top and walk down.
Sun lovers should head for Cala Barques Beach a short distance along the coast line from Puerto Pollensa. There is a bar / restaurant overlooking the sand on the low cliff that serves the freshest fish possible. They do have a menu, but it’s better to ask what they’ve just caught and go with that. We had Scorpion fish with squid, fresh mussels and prawns. With fresh local bread and a cool glass of wine to accompany. Bliss.
Classic Collection Holidays (0800 294 9315) offers 7 nights at the Illa D’Or in Puerto Pollensa, Mallorca from £1146 this July. Price is based on 2 adults sharing on a half-board basis and includes return flights from Gatwick to Palma and private transfers.
For more info visit www.classic-collection.co.uk