Santa Ponsa: Your New Favourite Spot on Majorca (Photo: Mariia Kamenska, Pexels)

A Holiday in Santa Ponsa

As UK citizens, we like to spend our holidays somewhere where it is warm and sunny. Spain has been the preferred holiday destination for Brits for several years. It is close-by, easy to reach, and has lots to offer. One of its most popular spots is Palma de Majorca and its famous party beaches.

If you’re looking for something more relaxing: Just about 18 km from the capital, in the southwest of the island, lies Santa Ponsa. Here’s our guide for the perfect small-town holiday in Spain.

Santa Ponsa

Santa Ponsa, or Santa Ponça, if you want to stick to the official name in Catalan, is a small town in the southwest of Majorca. In 1299 King James I of Aragon landed right here to conquer the island, and it was later annexed to the Monarchy of Spain.

The town has two beautiful beaches, a private marina, and multiple golf courses, next to all the restaurants, bars, and even casinos one could wish for. If you want to discover more of the Island, Palma, Paguera, Port de Andratx or Magaluf are easily reachable by bus.

Accommodations

Santa Ponsa is a resort town. You will have no problem finding a room in one of the many hotels or resorts along the coastline. If you want a more private experience, you can book one of many holiday lettings in the area. https://www.holidu.co.uk/holiday-lettings/spain/majorca lists the available rooms and houses and allows you to filter the results according to your needs.

Santa Ponsa is home to some of the most luxurious real estate in all of Majorca. If it tickles your fancy, you can rent a luxury villa for your time there.

Food

Santa Ponsa hosts many international tourists each holiday season. The gastronomy in the area has adapted to their tastes. You can find anything, from haute cuisine to snacks and from local food to international dishes.

Beaches

Santa Ponsa has two beaches. The Playa de Santa Ponsa, also known as the big beach, and the bay Caló d’en Pallisser, the small beach. The Playa de Santa Ponsa is about 600 m long and 150 m wide and full of beach activities for tourists and locals. The water is clear and not too deep. It can be enjoyed by children, surfers, divers, and jet-skiers. For those interested in sailing, the Club Náutico de Santa Ponsa lies in a deep natural bay and offers up to 500 berths, which are often occupied by luxurious yachts.

Activities

Golfing

Santa Ponsa is home to not one but three golf courses. Santa Ponsa I, II, and III offer two 18-hole and one 9-hole course. We have already covered the best golf courses in the world. Fans of the game will also enjoy what this island has to offer.

Santa Ponsa II has been the host of the PGA European Tour. However, the 18-hole course is only available to local and international members of the Majorca Country Club. If you are a member, you have access to the course and all kinds of activities and services like spas and its exclusive restaurant.

Nature

● Santa Ponsa is close to the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, which makes it a hotspot for fans of hiking or mountain biking.
● The Puig de sa Morisca archaeological park has over 15 sites, 9 architectural elements, and lots of beautiful local flora to enjoy.
● Those who enjoy climbing can visit the Jungle Parc.
● A boat ride can get you to the island Sa Dragonera. The uninhabited island is home to a natural park protecting the local fauna and flora.

Conclusion

Santa Ponsa on Majorca has a lot to offer for tourists. As a small resort town, it has anything you could wish for: from good food to bars, beaches, and golf clubs. The city is home to beautiful, luxurious architecture and countless activities from enjoying the island’s nature to relaxing on one of its stunning beaches.

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