Spend time walking around the town of Pollença making the effort to climb the 365 steps to the Calvary church and browsing in the curious little shops, before sitting down to relax with a drink and dinner in one of the many popular restaurants in the pedestrianised squares.
Formentor beach and lighthouse
A scenic drive will take you to Formentor Lighthouse - the road is quite narrow in places. At the top of the hill out of Port de Pollença, it is worth stopping at the viewpoint to see El Colomer rock. Although the beach at Formentor is not very large, it has clear shallow water ideal for children and adults alike, with some good waters for snorkelling. Go early, with a picnic.
Caves of Campanet
The beautiful Caves of Campanet, found by a shepherd about 100 years ago, are not too far away and worth a visit to see the fascinating stalagmite and stalactite formations. These caves are not too commercialised and visits are on the hour. For the most impressive caves, go to Portocristo on the east coast and visit the Caves of Drach which houses one of the largest underground lakes in Europe.
Visit a local vineyard
There are several vineyards in Mallorca where you can visit and try the wine – Vinyes Mortitx is on the road to Pollença-Lluc road at KM 10,9; Bodegues Macià Batle is at the entrance to Santa Maria on the main road towards Consell; and in Binissalem is the better-known Bodega José L. Ferrer. No visits during the grape harvest in September although the wine festival in Binissalem is worth joining in.
Water parks, Marineland and Aquarium
Mallorca's waterparks provide a fun day out for all the family; the nearest to Serelleta is at Port d'Alcúdia where there is also a mini-golf course! The others are in the south of the island at El Arenal and Magalluf. At Costa den Blanes there is Marineland which has dolphin, sea lion and parrots shows and an Aquarium at Ca'n Pastilla.
Beaches and boat trips
The nearest beaches are at Cala Sant Vicenç which has a couple of smaller coves while the beach at Port de Pollença is longer and wider with all amenities. Boat trips from the local coves and ports can make a lovely day or half day out from Port de Pollença or Port d'Alcúdia going to Formentor and/or around the headlands.
Shopping for shoes
A 20-minute drive on the motorway takes you to Inca which has a good shopping centre but also has several leather factory outlets including Camper shoes. Nearby is "Puig de Santa Magdalena" with a little chapel at the top and a restaurant which serves good typical Mallorcan food while enjoying the most splendid view over the surrounding countryside.
Sunday market in Pollença
Market on Sunday morning is a colourful bustling event where you can buy your locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as souvenirs and presents. It's worth having a look inside the impressive church while you are there. If you miss this, then the market in Port de Pollença is held on Wednesday morning in the church square.
Although at Serelleta you will be able to see eagles and buzzards, at the marshlands near Alcúdia known as Albufera and Albufereta, you can see a variety of wading birds, especially during the migrating seasons.
Sóller and its port by old-fashioned train
Enjoy the old-fashioned train ride through the mountains and tunnels from Palma (or Bunyola) to Sóller, and don't miss the tram to Port de Sóller through the orange groves and back, then just sit in the church square in Sóller enjoying a drink and a local pastry while watching the world go by.
An historic manor house
A visit to La Granja in Esporles is well worthwhile. La Granja is a large historical mansion with gardens, fountains, ancient trees and plants, and wild and domestic animals. Here you can see a demonstration of ancient handicrafts, tools and machinery and taste the Mallorcan specialities such as jams, cheese, fig cake, sobrassada and moscatel.
Do you fancy a paella at the beach? Then.....
spend a day at the beach between Ca'n Picafort and the area east of Alcúdia, at Ses Casetes des Capellans, where you can enjoy a tasty paella or seafood dishes at one of the beach restaurants while enjoying the sea and sun on a long and sandy beach.
Going further afield.....
in an easterly direction, drive through the resorts of Playa de Muro and Ca'n Picafort, and then towards Artà where one of the local trades is basket making. Find a country lane to the hermitage of Betlem where the views overlook Colònia de Sant Pere in the Bay of Alcúdia. Back to Artà and, if you are interested in prehistoric building, then visit the Poblat de Ses Païsses before carrying on to Capdepera to see the castle.
Pollença Annual Events
Pollença is famous for its simulated Battle of the Moors and the Christians which takes place on the 1st and 2nd of August. The whole town takes part in the celebrations.The Pollença Classical Music Festival is held in July and August, featuring various well-known bands, quartets and soloists - a great variety of programmes to choose from.
Amazing scenic drive
Drive over the Tramuntana mountain roads taking in the spectacular scenery, stopping at the various viewpoints including the two lake/reservoirs, and passing through several world renowned towns like Deià and Valldemossa, home to famous writers, painters and musicians. Look out for the wild mountain goats on the way.
Lluc is not just a monastery!
Follow the mountain road from Pollença to the monastery at Lluc and visit the chapel where you may be fortunate enough to hear the well-known Blauets Choir. There is also a museum, and don't miss a small botanic garden at the back of the monastery which takes about 15 minutes to stroll around, or the rock formation in the shape of a camel.
Palma, an interesting and beautiful capital city
If you'd like to visit the capital, Palma, and are not keen on driving, then take the train from Sa Pobla. Palma is an excellent shopping centre and has many interesting historical buildings, museums and art galleries to visit. There is also an open-top tourist bus which takes you to the prominent places - you can get off and on it at the Bellver Castle and Pueblo Español, for instance.
Walk to the top of Puig de Maria
In the foreground of the fantastic view from Serelleta over the Bay of Pollença, you can see the Puig de Maria. The start of the walk to the top of the Puig is on the main road between the first and second entrances to Pollença town. It's best to go first thing in the morning, wearing sensible shoes. Take water to drink although there is a bar at the top and don't forget the camera.
Snorkelling at Mal Pas
If you would like to do a bit of snorkelling in clear, deep water go towards Alcúdia, turn off towards the La Victoria headland until you reach Mal Pas. Beside a fish restaurant, there is an excellent area off the rocks for snorkelling. There are several small, not so well-known beaches and coves along this part of the Bay of Pollença.
Golf courses in Mallorca
Mallorca has several excellent golf courses including the picturesque 9-hole course at Pollença - just 7 kms from Serelleta. The landscaping at the impressive 18-hole golf course at Aucanada (25kms) reaches right down to the water's edge in the Bay of Alcúdia.
Have you visited Serelleta?
Click here to suggest a Great Thing you've done nearby ...