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Santa Ponsa Holidays

Majorca’s wild west

The very best destinations combine relaxation with a raft of activities, allowing you to chill on the beach one day and seek an adrenaline rush the next. The town of Santa Ponsa, on the western coast of Majorca, is very much that sort of place. With Santa Ponsa holidays you’ll never have a dull moment. Its beaches are well set up for either swimming or water sports, and the resort’s west-facing orientation means reliably spectacular sunsets, the perfect scene-setter for an evening cocktail.

And although its nightlife is not quite as lively as nearby party-central Magaluf, it still has plenty to keep you entertained in the after-dark hours. As for daytime activities, there are opportunities for crazy golf, forest visits, scuba diving and boat trips exploring the surrounding beautiful coastline, meaning holidays to Santa Ponsa have plenty of choice for everyone.

Your Santa Ponsa questions, answered

Playa de Santa Ponsa is popular, sandy and backed by trees. You’ll find a quieter beach in a sheltered cove just a 15-minute walk away.
There’s plenty to keep you busy on or off the water, including golf, tennis and bungee-trampolining, as well as diving, snorkelling, water skiing and jet skiing.
Santa Ponsa has plenty going on throughout the year. Most visitors come in July and August when the weather is at its hottest. But May, June, September and October can be good times to look less pricey Santa Ponsa holidays. The weather is usually still warm enough for days at the beach. In May, you can enjoy the Gourmetfestival and sample traditional foods. In September the Fiesta of King James brings two weeks of celebrations, including a mock battle between the Moors and Christians on the beach.
Santa Ponsa is a pleasant town for families. Lots of the local hotels have facilities for children, including swimming pools and evening entertainment. Most local restaurants serve a kids’ menu. There’s also a big choice of beaches. You can try a different one each day if you like. The nearby coast has sandy spots with calm areas for swimming. Family-friendly days out include Jungle Parc Mallorca, a tree-top climbing adventure park, and Marineland Mallorca, a marine amusement park with dolphin and sea lion shows and an aquarium.
The main street, Carrer Ramon de Montcada, runs from a small square in town down to the shore, and features live-music venues, restaurants and nightclubs that stay open until late.
Santa Ponsa sits on the Balearic Sea, and there are plenty of beaches along the coast that have calm, shallow areas for swimming. The main beach, Platja de Santa Ponsa, is a Blue Flag beach, so there are safe areas for swimming and lifeguards on patrol during certain hours. The sea near Santa Ponsa is also pleasantly warm in summer. In July and August, it’s between 22 and 27°C, so you don’t get the usual chill when you dive in.
Santa Ponsa is less than a 10-minute drive or taxi ride. Many people opt to stay in the quieter Santa Ponsa and visit Magaluf for nights out. There are regular buses that run between Magaluf and Santa Ponsa, and you can walk if you wish, which takes around 90 minutes. There are also cycle paths along some of the route, and you can do the journey in as little as 25 minutes by bike.
Santa Ponsa is certainly quieter than nearby Magaluf and Palma Nova, but there’s still plenty to do in the evenings. Visitors tend to enjoy a late dinner and there’s a whole host of traditional Spanish and international restaurants. You can follow this with drinks out on the terrace. During the summer, there are lots of music festivals, open-air concerts and cultural events, so you’ll always find something going on after dark. Throughout the year, there are often street parties and fiestas.
Santa Ponsa has a market on Saturday mornings. There are usually around 160 stalls to browse. You can find the market on Calle Riu Sil, just opposite the Catholic church. There’s a variety of things to buy, from local produce to handbags, clothes, handmade crafts, and souvenirs. You’ll no doubt find a few things to take home with you. You may also want to visit the traditional market, which takes place on Monday mornings in nearby Calvia village. Set along the main street, this market focuses on traditional Balearic foods and crafts, so you can find local delicacies.

Best things to do in Santa Ponsa

Take a boat trip

Regular boat trips, often with onboard bars, depart from Santa Ponsa to explore the coast, with plenty of stops so you can dive into the sea.

Go on an adventure

For a high-octane excursion, join a quad-bike safari into the Tramuntana Mountains, riding along winding rural paths and taking in the spectacular views out to sea.

Head into the woods

Nearby Jungle Parc is a shady inland forest with 134 platforms built high up in the pines, offering treetop adventures for all ages and abilities.