A Fascinating Agricultural Town Oozing with character and grand old houses to match
Just as the road forks between Pollensa and Alcudia, a town sits in the centre of its agricultural landscape. Indeed, it is farming that Sa Pobla has thrived on for the past 100 years. Famous for its potatoes (suppliers of Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsbury and others), this town is the agricultural heart of the island. Vegetables, salad, fruit, all are grown in abundance and they fill the weekly markets across the north. The result of the agricultural success is a bustling town and, developed relatively recently in comparison to neighbouring towns and villages, it was built in a neat grid-like plan. The town, the nucleus of the area and the end of the trainline to Palma, is surrounded by the fields that stretch all the way to the road to Pollensa and the Albufera Natural Park.
We’d be delighted to show you this friendly town.
The properties we see in Sa Pobla are unique to the town. For the amount of house you have for the amount of money you spend is immense. What’s more the properties themselves are grand, many come with a huge and open space on ground level, where agricultural equipment would be stored. Others are mansions of wealthy families that invested in the local area. In most, you see charming original features such as the hydraulic tiled floors, the carpentry, the courtyards and more. The potential for these properties is as far as your imagination, whether you want to transform a house into apartments, convert it into a stylish bed and breakfast or create your own dream home, anything is possible. Right now, while Pollensa and Alcudia are higher in price, Sa Pobla still offers superb investment opportunities with properties ready for renovation.
Living in Sa Pobla
Life in Sa Pobla revolves around the Main Square. The community spirit of the town is still strong and the local people are open and welcoming. The fiestas are huge in Sa Pobla, in particular the Sant Antoni fiesta in January is a sight to behold. Being the town’s very own patron saint, Sant Antoni’s in Sa Pobla is the largest celebration on the island. Demonis run the street with fire and eel pies are everywhere, local bars come together to offer their best version of the speciality. During the whole year, people gather in the square for coffees by day, drinks by night. Local restaurants are full.
In terms of location, Sa Pobla is a popular choice for cyclists. On flat land, cyclists are located equally between the mountains of the Tramuntana leading up to Lluc, the seaside routes of Can Picafort, Alcudia and the climb from Puerto Pollensa up to Formentor.
Sa Pobla is off the well-trodden tourist path, it is possible to enjoy an authentic Mallorca in this great town. Get in touch, we’d be delighted to show you the properties we have for sale.