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Pollensa. The Port of Pollensa and San Vicente cove, just like Alcudia, make up some of the most attractive areas on the north coast of the island.

Puerto de Pollensa boasts a long seafront promenade and ample beaches. Cala San Vicente is made up of serval small coves with crystal clear water located at the foot of Cavall Bernat and the series of prehistoric caves known as l’Alzineret.

Like the rest of the island, its cuisine reflects its Mediterranean roots. The area offers a wide variety of restaurants, both for local and international cuisine. Worth mention also are its cold cuts, especially sobrasada (cured pork sausage with paprika), longaniza (a long, marinated pork sausage), and butifarrones (another pork sausage with anise and herbs and spices). Other specialities include sopes mallorquines ( a soup without stock with bread and cabbage), pa amb oli (country bread with olive oil and tomato), tumbet (aubergines, courgettes, potatoes and tomato sauce), arroz brut (rice soup with meat) coques de trempó y verdures(a light pastry base, topped with onion and peppers or vegetables), lomo con col (roast pork loin wrapped in cabbage), lechona (roast suckling pig), caracoles (snails), frito de matanza or freixura ( a fry-up of pork , liver and peppers or with organ meats), panades (pork pies), and cocarrois (vegetable pie). The island also has a range of pastries; ensaimada – a swirling flour and lard Danish pastry, greixonera de brossat (stale pastry soaked in egg and caramel), gató con almendras (sponge cake with almonds), robiols (sweet pies filled with angel hair, custard or jam) and crespells (biscuits).

Pollensa is still famous in the artistic and cultural world thanks to public programmes such as the International Music Festival, the Pollensa Museum and private initiatives like Dionís Bennàssar’s Home/Museum, the Martí Vicenç Museum and numerous art galleries.

At the Cape of Formentor, make sure you have your camera to hand; the views are amazing and there are fabulous opportunities to take photos at the Mal Pas viewing point and at Talaia d’Albercutx. It’s definitely one of the most spectacular places on the island.

 

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