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Sa Pobla’s location shows that the town is tucked in just a short distance from the coast. It is also surrounded by countryside that is of real beauty, namely the nature reserve at S’Albufera de Mallorca. And whilst the natural appeal of the surrounding areas is notable, the attraction does not end there. The town itself shows off its culture within it’s the old streets and main square. This is an environment where you really can savour authentic Mallorcan life at its finest.
As already mentioned, one of Sa Poblas most noted attractions is the nature reserve at at S’Albufera de Mallorca in nearby Alcudia. This area of outstanding natural beauty is one of the most important of its type in the entire Balearics and is perhaps unsurprisingly protected by international law in recognition of this. During peak season, tourists of all ages flock here in good numbers attracted to the excellent opportunities for first class hiking and walking.
However, for those that are less keen on the physical exertion, there is an abundance of flora and fauna here that awaits you. Needless to say, the park is haven for bird enthusiasts and nature lovers alike with more then 200 species of fowl and 30 varieties of fish. And of course, the short distance of the park from Sa Pobla make it the ideal destination to enjoy a leisurely cycle ride to from one of the noted bicycle hire facilities nearby. Ideal for a day of exploring at a pace that suits you.
Continuing on the holistic theme of attractions, you might be interested to know that the region around Sa Pobla is renown on the island as the "land of a thousand windmills". You might notice the large number of windmills here and this is due in part to the thriving agricultural community that exists on this area of reclaimed marshland.
Sa Marjal, as is known locally, the produce of which can be sampled within the fine restaurants of Sa Pobla where friendly locals will be only too happy to immerse you in the delights of authentic Mallorcan hospitality.
Should you be holidaying with young children, then a visit to the unique museum of toys and games really is a must. This exciting attraction contains a wide range of toys that will interest children of all ages, perhaps even adults should you wish to rekindle the child in you! Detailed and interesting information is provided in order to learn about different toys and visitors are able to learn how toys were made on the island to satisfy youngsters in generations gone by.
In remaining up to date, a large section of the museum is dedicated to today’s fashions and novelties, and you might well be interested to learn the role that local traditions have played in shaping the intriguing objects you will see here.
Whilst discussing the attractions and amenities that Sa Pobla has to offer, we really can’t fail to mention the small shops and bustling restaurants that you will find around the small town square. Owing to the towns good size in comparison with other villages reviewed on this site, you should have little difficulty in purchasing all of the daily provisions one usually requires.
However, for a truly rewarding shopping experience, the small shops ran by local people offer fascinating goods, all of which are of course locally produced. It should also be noted that the weekly market held in the town square every Sunday morning comes highly recommended. Finally, once you’re done ambling round the town, you can then take a seat at one of the family run restaurants and allow the afternoon to pass away over the fine tastes of Mallorca.
To sum up, Sa Pobla is a town that offers a wide range of opportunities, both in terms of exploring the local area and to just simply relax the day away amidst beautiful scenery. The towns ideal location make it the perfect base to spend a holiday, regardless of your age and interests. Situated in close proximity to the S'Albufera Nature Park in addition to the beaches at both Can Picafort and port d’Alcudia, you can be sure that San Pobla will highly regarded by.
With all this considered along with the authentic, traditional style of the town, then you can be sure that Sa Pobla will provide you with a cultured and relaxing stay on the island.
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