The best areas for holiday rentals in Mallorca

If during your holidays in Mallorca you feel like combining beach days with cycling, nature walks and spectacular sunsets over the Mediterranean, it is essential to stay in a rented property that allows you to make the most of your time.

At Pollentia Rentals, the leading real estate agency for holiday rentals in Mallorca, we have a wide portfolio of beach houses, flats, fincas and villas to choose from. In this blog, we wanted to draw on our long experience in the property sector to point out some of the best places on the island to rent a holiday home. Would you like to find out more about them?

The best places to rent a holiday home in Mallorca

According to data from the National Statistics Institute (INE), in the Balearic Islands alone there are more than 29,000 properties available for holiday rentals, which means that selecting the right accommodation is by no means an easy task. So, if you are going to spend your holidays in Mallorca, follow these tips to get it right when choosing the best location for your rented holiday home:

Dreamlike coves

In Mallorca, it is equally possible to stay in a villa with sea views, in a cottage in the interior or a house in the centre of Palma, the island's capital. By starting your search for a rental property by first choosing your preferred area, you will be able to narrow it down and find the right holiday home much more easily.

If the sea and the beach are your thing and you want to settle in an idyllic place with coves with crystal clear waters, in the municipality of Pollença you will find places like Cala Sant Vicenç, made up of four coves, cliffs and prehistoric caves; Cala en Gossalba, located just over 15 kilometres from Port de Pollença and great for scuba diving; or Cala Formentor, a natural paradise surrounded by pine trees.

Historical nooks and crannies

History enthusiasts can make the most of their holidays by renting a property near such attractive and emblematic places as, for example, the Calvary Steps in Pollença. The sanctuary of El Calvari stands at the top of an impressive stairway with 365 steps, one for each day of the year. Upon reaching the hilltop, one can visit the interior of the chapel and the oratory and enjoy the sublime views of the municipality of Pollença.

People who like renting a holiday home in historical locations are also particularly attracted to places like Alcudia, with its medieval atmosphere that can still be felt today. The old town is enclosed by perfectly restored medieval walls, of which two original gateways remain and have been declared National Monuments: the Porta des Moll, which still conserves its authentic portcullis, and the Porta de Mallorca. Once inside, visitors have the opportunity to stroll through the maze of narrow cobbled streets or walk along the top of the city walls.

Without a doubt, renting a house in Alcudia or its surroundings is a great option for those who want to stay in a place of significant historical interest during their holidays in Mallorca.

Stunning views

When it comes to renting the right holiday home in Mallorca, choosing a house near the places that offer the most beautiful vistas of the island can also be a good option.

The Es Colomer vantage point, also known as the Mirador de Sa Creueta, is located on the Formentor peninsula in the northwest of the island. A striking and dramatic spot, a visit to this place where Mallorca abruptly ends is a must! The panoramic view of the Mediterranean Sea from its 200-metre elevation is exceptional and the sunsets are breathtaking.

Another must-see for anyone on the hunt for the best views of the island is the Mirador de La Victoria viewing point, which stands at a height of 150 metres in the municipality of Alcudia. No better place than this awesome mirador to gaze at the Cape of Formentor and the Bay of Pollença from up high.

Activities for every taste

Mallorca is much more than just a sun-and-beach destination, visitors to the island can enjoy a wide range of activities to suit all tastes. If you're set on spending your holidays in a rental property in the municipality of Pollença, you’ll be very close to the so-called Roman Bridge, which, as those who like to immerse themselves in the history of Mallorca know very well, is a stone bridge of mysterious origin, which crosses the Sant Jordi torrent and is very pleasant to walk over.

Exploring the local markets during your holiday is another good way to familiarise yourself with the island's culture and traditions. Among the most famous is the weekly market in Alcudia, which is held on Tuesdays and Sundays and offers a wide variety of local products. Other interesting markets are the one in Pollença, with some 200 stalls offering a wide range of handicraft items, and the one in Inca, well known for its leather goods and for being one of the largest on the island.

Bike touring routes

Are you thinking of using your holiday in Mallorca to go cycling and explore the nicest routes on the island? If so, at Pollentia Rentals we would like to suggest you choose a rental property in Puerto Pollença. Here begins a cycling route of just over 15 kilometres that ends at the Cape of Formentor and offers wonderful views of the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean.

Another cycling route, suitable for the whole family, is the one known as Camí de Coves Blanques or Camí dels Presos, which runs through the northern part of Mallorca and starts in Cala Sant Vicenç. This is a fantastic place not only for cycling but also for going hiking or exploring the local marine life doing snorkelling or scuba diving.

Find the ideal property to rent for your Mallorcan holiday

Getting advice from Mallorca's leading real estate agency is a huge advantage when looking for a matching holiday rental property. Contact Pollentia Rentals and we will help you find the holiday home of your dreams. Please do not hesitate to call us, send us an email or come and visit our offices in Pollença. We will be pleased to help you select the ideal property for your holiday in Mallorca.

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