Sports in Puerto Pollensa
Cycling, hiking, scuba diving and all kinds of water sports are the most popular options. Pollensa's location on the north coast of Mallorca makes it perfect for these activities thanks to its orography and climate.
Cycling in Puerto de Pollensa
Road cycling in Puerto Pollensa
Puerto de Pollensa
Cycling is one of the fastest growing activities in the area, and it’s becoming increasingly popular with lovers of the sport. Thanks to the climate, it can be enjoyed outside of the summer months, with spring and autumn being the most suitable periods.
Because Pollensa is next to the Serra de Tramuntana mountains, it is the starting point of many cycling routes. On the one hand, you can head towards the mountains, where you’ll stunning find roads that require greater physical preparation. On the other hand, if you prefer something less intense, head towards the area of Alcudia or Playa de Muro, for a flatter area suitable for all levels.
Puerto de Pollensa
Hikers and walkers also have all kinds of options for enjoying their hobby in the Puerto Pollensa area. One of the most classic outings is the Cala Boquer excursion, a two-hour walk that finishes at an unspoilt cove at the end of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range.
In the mountains themselves there are countless routes where you can enjoy hiking in unbeatable surroundings.
You’ll also find hiking routes in the nearby area of Alcudia. One option is visiting the nearby Albufera de Mallorca natural park, which has a network of trails that are perfect for hikers and birdwatchers. Given the area’s biological wealth, it’s usually a good idea to come prepared with binoculars or a camera to make the most of the experience.
If you’re looking for hikes in Puerto Pollensa that finish at coves or beaches, you can check out our section on Beaches and Coves in Puerto Pollensa, where you’ll discover treasures such as Cala Murta or Cala en Gossalba.
Water sports in Puerto de Pollensa
As a coastal zone, Puerto Pollensa offers countless options for lovers of the sea and water sports.
The most common activity in the bay of Pollensa is hiring a small boat, as these allow visitors to get to beaches and coves that would otherwise be inaccessible.
You also have the option of renting a kayak or a paddle-surf board. These don’t require any experience and allow you to see Puerto Pollensa from another perspective.
Another sailing option for groups are Hobie Cats, or small sailing boats for a trip with the family.
If you want to see the bay of Pollensa from under the sea, the various diving companies next to the port (in Calle del Cano) will help you out.
They offer diving excursions suited to the most common levels and qualifications. What's more, you can take your first steps in this activity with a diving baptism, a first outing and an introduction to the sport as your starting point for scuba diving.
These companies have broad experience and in-depth knowledge of the waters of the bay of Pollensa, meaning they can take you to impressive spots that would be difficult to discover on your own.
If you want to enjoy the seabed and the coves of Pollensa in the most natural way, you also have the option of snorkelling. There are many shallow areas where you can dive without a tank.