Sierra De Tramuntana
Most people don't realise that the highest peaks on Mallorca, Puig Major which stands at 1447 m and the second highest Puig Massanella1382 are both higher than Ben Nevis 1343 which is the highest mountain in the UK.
Puig Major : Altough the highest your not allowed to climb it. It has an Army base at the summit, so the Public aren't allowed access.
Puig Massanella: At on 65m lower than Puig Major, Puig Massanella still stands 39m higher than Ben Nevis. On a good day, the chances of it not being a good day are pretty slim, The views from the top of this mountain are breathtaking and well worth the difficult climb. Good walking shoes/ boots
Water (at least 3ltr per person)
A warm top (it may get cold on summit)
Mobile phone ( call box at summit was out of order the last I heard)
Pollenca, a twon where to spend some days
Pollenca is located about 60km from Palma, in northeast Mallorca, this municipality borders on Alcúdia, Sa Pobla, Campanet and Escorca, as well as the Mediterranean Sea.
Pollença's landscape combines the elegance of the sea with the mountains. The villages and hamlets of Cala Sant Vicenç, Port de Pollença and various residential estates are located on the coast in the direction of Pollença Bay, while the city itself is located inland.
It is a really ancient town, as Alcudia and Palma, it has roman ruins, and some arab remainigs... just look very carefull and U´ll found them.
To get here U can take the train until Sa Pobla from Palma and then go to Pollenca in bus, taxi, bicycle of just walking, but is there are 12km so if U go walking, better do it early in the morning so the sun will not catch U. Of course, U can go in car or bus also. But taking the train and cicling to Pollenca, is a good option.
"Some usefull info... telephones, addresses, etc"
As usual on my pages...
Oficines d'informació turística
Port de Pollença Carrer de Joan XXIII, 46
Tel. 971 865 467
Pollença Carrer de Sant Domingo, 2
Tel. 971 535 077
Cala Sant Vicenç Plaça de Sant Vicenç
Tel. 971 533 264
Ajuntament Carrer del Calvari, 2, Pollença
Tel. 971 530 108
Policia local Carrer de Munar, 16, Pollença
Tel. 971 530 437
Correus Carrer del Jonquet, 51, Pollença
Tel. 971 531 125
Unitat bàsica de salut de Pollença Carrer del Bisbe Desbach
Tel. 971 532 101
Unitat bàsica de salut del Port de Pollença Carrer de les Monges/de la Verge del Carme
Tel. 971 865 535
Museu Municipal Convent de Sant Domingo, Pollença
Tel. 971 531 166
Museu Martí Vicenç
Carrer del Calvari, 10, Pollença
Tel. 971 532 867
%cYCasa-Museu Dionís Bennàssar %c Carrer de la Roca, 14, Pollença
Tel. 971 530 997
Biblioteca Municipal del Port de Pollença Carrer de Vicenç Buades, Port de Pollença
Tel. 971 866 889
"Some cultural festivities..."
One of Pollença's main attractions has to do with its history: the Fiesta of the Mare de Déu del Àngels. On August 2, the city recreates a spectacular battle which took place in 1550, in which over 1000 participants take part.
- Fiesta of Sant Sebastià: January 19 and 20 in Pollença
- Patron saint's day fiestas of Mare de Déu dels Àngels: August 2 and 3 in Pollença
- Fiesta of the Mare de Déu del Mar: July 16 in Cala Sant Vicenç and Port de Pollença
- Fira de Tardor (Autumn Fair): the second weekend of November in Pollença
- Patron saint's day fiestas of Sant Pere: June 29 in Port de Pollença
The nearby resort of Puerto Pollensa is over 5km away from Pollenca. This resort seemed much nicer than Puerto Alcudia, with good shopping, and the main square in particular has a fine selection of street restaurants for evening meals to suit any taste. This is a photo of the promenade along the beach front.