Settle into Santa Ponsa
A popular beach resort with a lot to offer: it’s no wonder why Santa Ponsa is one of Majorca’s best loved destinations.
Located in the south-west of Majorca, the largest island in the Balearics, Santa Ponsa is blessed with clear, calm water with beaches and villas tucked into the lush green hillside. With a pretty bay of sparkling water and year round warm weather, it’s no wonder Majorca is one of the most popular destinations in the world. Santa Ponsa holidays in particular provide some of the greatest sights and experiences on the island.
Things to do in Santa Ponsa
A thriving resort on the South-West coast of Mallorca, Santa Ponsa is renowned for its white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. A quiet spot away from the madness of nearby Magaluf, it is the ideal location to relax in and enjoy the year-round sunshine. There is a great variety of things to do in Santa Ponsa but the beaches are a definite must-visit. Playa de Santa Ponsa is the largest, stretching 1300 meters of fine sands and warm waters for families to enjoy. Meanwhile, Peciller Beach, also known as ‘Little Beach’ is located on a small cove alongside Santa Ponsa Marina and is an ideal location for a spot of peace and quiet.
Wine and Dine
A distinctly cosmopolitan resort, there is a great range of international cuisine available in Santa Ponsa’s bars and restaurants. From traditional Spanish cuisine to Indian and Chinese with some fast-food eateries thrown in for fussy eaters, there is every kind of food available in the resort. Those looking for Santa Ponsa attractions to sample a taste of the local specialities should visit Meson del Rey, a restaurant situated in the heart of the resort and catering for local tastes with traditional flavours. If you’d rather experience a traditional home-cooked feel in sunnier climbs, take a trip to Mrs Murphy’s Kitchen – a very popular spot for traditional British food at great value.
Action and Adventure
If you’re looking for thrills, there are plenty of adventurous things to do in Santa Posa. With its waterside location, popular activities include a myriad of water sports for you to enjoy – including snorkelling, jet skiing, kite surfing and water skiing to name but a few. Wreck dives are particularly popular, with the Islas Malgrats just off the coast boasting a great reef to explore. For those who don’t fancy donning a wetsuit, popular land activities include golf, tennis and biking. If you’re feeling really brave and you’ve got a head for heights, why not give bungee trampolining a try? Plunging you into the air, this activity is an adrenaline-soaring experience you won’t forget.
For a fun day out that will entertain the entire family, take a trip just a few miles down the road to Palma, Majorca’s capital. Here, you’ll find a magnificent aquarium, abundant with a vast range of marine plant and animal life and boasting over 700 different species. Explore a colourful underwater world of stingrays, sharks and tropical fish while the kids learn about the ecosystems of the world’s oceans. If you’re feeling brave and have a diving license, book yourself in to dive with sharks in The Big Blue, one of the top Santa Ponsa attractions and the deepest shark tank in Europe – not for the faint-hearted.
Nightlife in Santa Ponsa may be lively, but is a world away from the hustle and bustle of nearby Magaluf and Palma Nova. Evening entertainment here is centred on families, with a large number of child-friendly bars where you can enjoy live music. Meanwhile, The Square in nearby Costa de la Calma boasts some great bars and clubs to keep you occupied until closing time. If you’d rather fill up your drinks and hit the dance floor, head to Santa Ponsa’s night clubs. Disco Inferno is a great spot with lively club nights, great drinks discounts and a closing time of 6am – ideal for those who like to party all night long!
Festivals and Parties
Majorca is home to many festivals and parties, and as you’d expect, they’re some of the best things to do in Santa Ponsa. Once a year, this resort delves into history with a re-enactment of King Jaime’s defeat against the Moors. This light-hearted show is great entertainment for the young and young at heart, with knights in fancy dress waving wooden swords and a medieval market where you can tuck into 12th century food. For 24-hour party people, there are DJ sessions at the weekend, foam parties and top music for anyone who wants to celebrate in style. On the final night of this five day fiesta, there is a huge firework show on the beach for everyone to enjoy.
Beautiful beachside resorts
Santa Ponsa is a mere 20 minutes away from the capital, Palma, making it an ideal base from which to explore all Majorca has to offer. There are many plush all inclusive resorts located very close to the bay of Santa Ponsa, where you can revel in the most luxurious rooms, private gardens and great pools, perfect for making a little splash in! For a little more seclusion on your holiday to Santa Ponsa, stay in the area of El Toro, found only a short distance from the marina. From here you can enjoy views overlooking the boats in the port that bob upon the glittering Balearic Sea.
Those with children will feel right at home here, as the development of the town from small fishing port to lively resort has grown around the needs of families. The beaches are calm, safe and clean, so you can spend time topping up that tan knowing the kids are happy making sand castles and playing in the shallow waters. The Jungle Parc zip line course through the jungle trees is a must for teenagers, while younger children should make the most of the special ‘Pirates’ circuit so they don’t miss out.
With 300 days of sunshine a year, Santa Ponsa is ideal for those seeking the warm temperatures. If you’re looking for a slice of winter sun, the later months are the time to visit. The popular months of June however see throngs of visitors looking to make the most of the glorious sunshine and temperatures.
Well established as a beach destination, Santa Ponsa holidays are perfect for the active traveller, as well as those seeking a bit of rest and relaxation. Embark on a thrilling tour of the island’s water sports or relax with a book in the shade of a parasol; you are free to enjoy Santa Ponsa anyway you wish.
For more inspiration on things to do in Santa Ponsa, check out our guide.