For many holidaymakers, the best part about visiting Majorca is getting away from the stresses and hassles of everyday life. You can spend your holiday on the island of relaxing by the sea, lounging by the pool, exploring the mountains or even cycling on the beautiful trails. Of course, shopping can also be a fun way to pass the time while on holiday.
Whether you are searching for local organic fruit to eat as a snack, wooden carvings from the area or affordable souvenirs to bring home to friends and family, the markets of Majorca are a great place to start looking and Puerto Pollensa and Pollensa town have two of the islands best weekly markets!
Port de Pollenca Market
Going to the market in Puerto Pollensa is one of the highlights of the week. The market takes place every Wednesday morning from 10 a.m. until noon. Held in the town square just a short walk from the water, the market is popular both with local residents and holidaymakers. You will love being able to walk from stall to stall to pick up souvenirs, trinkets, local art and even jewelery made on the island. Plus, the market is full of local vendors, bars and restaurants offering food and drinks to go. Your best bet is to arrive hungry and make several stops along the way to cool down and enjoy some refreshments in the warm temperatures of northern Majorca.
Pollensa Town Market
One of the most popular markets in Majorca takes place every Sunday morning in the town square of Pollensa. Since the town of Pollensa is inland, unlike Puerto Pollensa, you make need to take the bus into the town center in order to visit the market. However, the 15-minute journey is definitely worth your time. The peak of the market is between 10 in the morning and noon, but the bustling square gets busier and busier in the afternoon despite the departure of many vendors. Some of the best things to buy at the Pollensa Town Market are fresh items like fruits, vegetables and flowers. If you have a kitchen where you are staying, pick out some food to take home and cook. Most of the produce is grown locally and is organic, and the flowers are cut early in the morning and brought fresh to the market. Since many locals also do their weekly shopping at the market, it can be a wonderful place to experience the culture of the island without big crowds of tourists.