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Local poet Costa i Llobera masterfully transmitted the beauty and classical resonance of “The Pine Tree of Formentor”, which is still revered at the Literary Conversations held since 1959 at the present-day Hotel Barceló Formentor. In a similar vein, the town’s commitment to the world of culture remains firm to this very day. Tales that are within your reach to listen to, feel, experience or share with whoever you may wish. If you’d like to receive alerts about free activities, concerts or specific shows, or you’d like further information on any of the content on this site, all you have to do is sign up. Start planning your holidays right now!
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Pollença, a place with stories to tell
Picture a place where verdant pine-clad mountains descend to meet an intensely turquoise sea. A town where stunning backdrops, a fascinating past and friendly locals are part of everything you do.
Imagine for a moment the authentic character of a dynamic town, with lively and creative people making Pollença a place with a full of content.
The town, with its old quarter, is the hub of social activities. Outlying resorts round off the destination: the Port, with excellent accommodation and tourist amenities, and Cala Sant Vicenç, with some of the best hotels on the island.
And, of course, the Formentor peninsula. Its famous hotel, its viewing point or its lighthouse have been sources of inspiration for politicians, artists and thinkers alike. Now you can discover them too.
Welcome to Pollença, a place with stories to tell.
How to get to Pollença
The distance from Palma Airport to the town is 60km and the journey should take around 45 minutes.
- Leave the airport and follow signs for Palma on the Ma-19 motorway.
- After just over 4km, turn off at Exit 3 and join the westbound lane of the Ma-20 motorway.
- After 2.6km, on the outskirts of Palma, turn off at Exit 3 and join the Ma-13 following signs for Inca/Port d'Alcúdia.
- After almost 40km, turn off at Exit 40 (signposted Pollença), cross the bridge over the motorway and join the final 10km stretch of road to Pollença.
- At Palma Airport there are taxi stands and coach stops with information about fares and routes.
- A taxi costs around 70 euros, slightly less if leaving from central Palma.
- The website of the local public transport company (TIB) has information about coach routes and timetables:
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Landscape and food
- Level of difficulty: Moderate
- Total ascent: 602 -602 m
- Distance covered: 83.28 km
- Height: 146 m
- Estimated time: 3 h 45 min
Port de Pollença - Pollença - Sa Pobla - Llubí - Maria de la Salut - Santa Margalida - Can Picafort - Platja de Muro - Port d'Alcúdia - Alcúdia - Port de Pollença
The surrounding landscape and large expanses of farmland make this route to Sineu, in the island’s interior, extremely pleasant.
Traditional features of Mallorca’s landscape, such as windmills, almond groves and dry stonewalls, accompany you all the way to Sineu. This is one of the most enchanting towns in the centre of Mallorca, where as well as visiting its historic quarter, you can savour some of the best Mallorcan dishes at any of its highly recommended restaurants or “cellers”.
The return journey takes you along the island’s north coast, offering you the chance to visit tourist destinations such as Can Picafort and Port d’Alcúdia, as well as the s’Albufera Natural Park.