Top things to do

Top Choice Archaeological Site in Alcúdia

Pollèntia

Ranging over a sizeable (but walkable) area, the fascinating ruins of the Roman town of Pol·lentia lie just outside Alcúdia's walls. Founded around 70 BC, it was Rome's principal city in Mallorca and is the most imp…
Top Choice Beach in Cap des Pinar

Platja des Coll Baix

It's a fantastic ramble to Platja des Coll Baix – and what a bay! Snug below sheer, wooded cliffs, this shimmering crescent of pale pebbles and translucent water is soul-stirring stuff. The catch: it's only accessib…
Top Choice Christian Site in Pollença

Calvari

They don't call it Calvari (Calvary) for nothing. Some pilgrims do it on their knees, but even just walking up the 365 cypress-lined steps from the town centre to the lovely 18th-century hilltop chapel, the Església…
Top Choice Mallorcan in Cap des Pinar

Mirador de La Victòria

Climb the steps through pine forest past the Ermita de La Victòria to reach this gorgeous rustic restaurant, with no-nonsense home cooking and amazing views out over the treetops towards Cap de Formentor. Besides lo…
Top Choice Tapas in Pollença

Manzanas y Peras

Tiny but brilliant, Manzanas y Peras (apples and pears) is a friendly oasis next to the Calvari steps, with tables set under trees lit by fairy lights. The evening tapas menu is a real feast, with taste sensations l…
Top Choice Landmark in Alcúdia

Medieval Walls

Although largely rebuilt, Alcúdia's fine city walls are impressive. Those on the north side are largely the medieval originals while near the Porta Roja (Red Gate) are remnants of an 18th-century bridge. From the br…
Top Choice Church in Pollença

Església de la Mare de Déu dels Àngels

A church was first raised on this site in Gothic style shortly after the conquest in 1229, but was given a complete makeover in the 18th century, so what you see today overlooking the Plaça Major is predominantly ba…
Top Choice Museum in Alcúdia

Museu Monogràfic de Pol·lentia

This one-room museum has a fascinating but limited collection of statue fragments, coins, jewellery, household figurines of divinities, scale models of the Casa dels Dos Tresors and Theatre and other remains excavat…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Port d'Alcúdia

Restaurante Jardín

Chef Macarena de Castro walks the culinary high wire at this Michelin-starred restaurant, its smart interior out of sync with its nondescript villa facade. Inspired by the seasons, the 11-course tasting menu brings …
Top Choice Spanish in Port de Pollença

Ca'n Cuarassa

With tantalising sea views and a tranquil garden terrace fringed by palm and tamarind trees, this genteel villa is an excellent choice. Homemade bread and tapas are a delicious intro to dishes like fillet of hake wi…