Saturday, July 11, 2009

The sedate holiday resort of Puerto Pollensa offers family holidays

The enchanting Puerto Pollensa (aka Port de Pollenca) in Mallorca has everything - magnificent scenery, beautiful sandy beaches and a laid-back friendly atmosphere.

Travel writer Chris Shearer in an article for the Daily Express said that the said the resort is old-fashioned, making it perfect for those who enjoy the quiet life.

The sheltered horseshoe shaped bay is set against the dazzling backdrop of the Tramuntana mountain range. No wonder Puerto Pollensa and its near neighbor, the tranquil resort of Cala San Vicente remains a favorite with families and couples who return time and time again. He added that the non-tidal waters of the Mediterranean are great for children, as they can paddle safely in the warm sea.

On warm, balmy evenings visitors like to loiter up and down between the marina where the yachts are moored and along the celebrated Pine Walk. The bay of Pollensa in Majorca is an ideal place to practice all manner of water sports from sailing and wind surfing to snorkelling and scuba diving. The beaches are uncrowded, even in the height of the season; most visitors are families with young children or older couples. Entertainment in most hotels is geared primarily towards children. There are also opportunities for hiking along walking trails in the surrounding scenic mountains. On the outskirts of the adjacent resort of Cala San Vicente there are ancient burial caves.

In addition to this, there are also several great birdwatching spots within walking distance of the town, as it is close to the Albufuera marsh, including the Boquer valley which is great for migrants.

In related news, TV presenter Kirsty Wark has named Mallorca as her piece of heaven on earth. Mallorca is great for hiking, although holiday makers can partake in numerous other activities, from the strenuous to the relaxing, according to Telegraph reports.

Those eager to explore the island, like Ms Wark, renting a villa in Puerto Pollensa and walking along the coastline in search of some remote beaches that are inaccessible by car is the best option.