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Entertainment & Eating in Pollenca

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Entertainment & Eating in Pollenca

We are staying in a villa between Pollenca & Puerto Pollenca in August 2012. There are 7 people going aged between 67 and 14 (2 grandparents a family of 4 and a sister in law). We would be grateful if people could advise of any nice/reasonable restaurants to eat in and maybe stay all evening in people watching, good bars to cover all ages to drink in and things to do in the day, maybe castles to visit, beaches to go to, water parks. Also a good bar to watch the football in if it has started by then

We hired a couple of speed boats out for the day in Corfu last year and had a great day so would also be looking to do that again if anyone can suggest some ideas or hire places.

Basically we are open to all suggestions and would be very grateful.

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1. Re: Entertainment & Eating in Pollenca

Given your location between P & PP, I trust you have a hire car available or you will be constrained.

Restaurants - you will be spoilt for choice, especially in Puerto Pollensa. All price ranges and all types. There are just too many good ones to list here - but for cheap, good value, excellent service consider Trios in PP and Tango on south edge of PP; for something special, upmarket and very good (good value if you go for fixed price menu Restaurant Stay in PP. Given the size of your group and the fact that August is busy, you will find it easier if you book in advance at most restaurants.

People watching is the main evening passtime in both places.

Again plenty of bars available, generally quiet and not rowdy. For football go to the bars in the Square in PP.

PP has fabulous beach area; choice of north or south bay - different styles and both very good.

Go to marina in PP for boats / boat hire.

Suggest you do lots of research on the website linked below

http://www.puertopollensa.com/index.html

Edited: 05 February 2012, 15:18
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2. Re: Entertainment & Eating in Pollenca

Thanks for you info. Will definitely keep an eye on the website. If anyone else has anything else it would be appreciated.

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3. Re: Entertainment & Eating in Pollenca

Hi djh84,

A great place to spend an evening is La Scalinata in Pollenca old town. An unassuming cafe with outdoor tables, hidden away at the bottom of the Calvario steps, in Martel, 2.

As the sun goes down the place fills up with locals - the food comes in huge portions and is very reasonably priced. The main square is also good for people watching at any time of day as its lined with bars and cafes.

Another option for lunch, and a whole afternoon lazing is Restaurant Es Guix, off the Pollenca to Lluc road - It's a fair way but there's some beautiful scenery on the way and you can get a welcome dip in their natural pool when you get there. ( www.esguix.com - in August you will definitely need to book ahead and to get there early - they open at 12:30)

Puerto Pollenca is real 'bucket and spade' territory and you will be spoilt for choice in places to eat and bars for football watching. My tip is to head off the main drag a bit for better quality/value eating. But we sometimes just grab a take away and head back to our villa.

You will find the best part of the beach towards the outskirts of town in the direction of Alcudia, it's wider and sandier with clear waters and easier parking, or there are regular boats to Formentor beach from the Marina.

You should be able to hire boats without any problems (but you may need to take out a bank loan first)

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4. Re: Entertainment & Eating in Pollenca

We too have hired boats abroad before on the Italian lakes and in Corfu, we have looked to hire in Majorca but the price is considerably higher, agree with dondenext you may need a bank loan. There are also organised trips from the marina.

Our favourite restaurants are Stay- Puerto Pollensa, Cantonet - Pollensa and Clivia - Pollensa there are also lots of outside restaurants where you can people watch both in Puerto Pollensa and Pollensa square.

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5. Re: Entertainment & Eating in Pollenca

We hired a relatively small 'speed-boat' last summer. It was for 3 adults and 3 children. Cost, inc a skipper and fuel for one hour was about E120 I think. There are a few places on the Marina where you can sort this out.

As KWUK noted there are numerous placed to eat out, you will be spoilt for choice. Tango on the road to Alcudia is always good and reasonably priced for good quality food. We have kids who are now 13 and 10 so eat in some more 'mainstream' places. Ones that stand out are Nicos, a Tex-Mex place just off the square, always good, nice location, beer in iced glass and friendly staff.

Probably the best pizzas in PP are at Little Italy which is about 10 mins walk along the pine walk. You usually have to book a few days in advance. Also, just before Little Italy, about 10m off the pine walk is Laroc which does beautiful fresh pasta, very good.

We always drive to Western Water Park which is near magaluf, about an hours drive. Big place, very good, does get busy (look out for money off vouchers in Eroski supermarkets, got them last couple of years and saved E4 each).

A drive to the beach at Cala san Vincente is good, only 15 mins drive. Kids might like hiring the pedalos which they have on one of the beaches (there are three)....book one when you arrive as last year there was a waiting list.

A visit to the monastery at Lluc is nice, prob 45 mins drive, nice place to wander around for an hour or two. Nice caves at Campanet 30-40mins away too if you want a couple of hours out of the sun, not too hectic there like caves of drach.

Lots lots more, but food for thought!!!

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