Built in the 1980s with families in mind, Sa Coma is ideal for those with little ones and couples who want their Sa Coma holidays to be peaceful and relaxing. The resort’s beach might only be 1km long, but you’d be hard pressed to find one so picturesque. Golden sands sweep across a crescent-shaped bay, gently shelving into the Mediterranean making it safe for little ones who want a paddle, and with excellent water sports for the grown-ups. The palm-strewn promenade is traffic-free and your holiday wouldn’t be complete without an evening stroll to watch the spectacular sunset. If walking doesn’t tick the right boxes, you can even go along the coast on horseback and take refreshing dip at the beach in Sa Punta.
Temperature: High 20s to low 30s °C
Sa Coma’s Mediterranean climate brings long, warm summers and mild, wet winters.
Flight time from the UK:
Approximately two hours to Palma de Mallorca (PMI) airport.
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With stunning countryside and a breath-taking coastline, you’ll find that there’s plenty to do in and around Sa Coma. If you want to get a glimpse of the marine life, but don’t fancy putting on bulky scuba gear, you can hop on a glass-bottomed boat and see the shimmering shoals and mischievous dolphins, and catch some sunshine at the same time! For something above the water but below the ground, take a trip to the Caves of Drach, where you can row a boat across a subterranean lake and listen to music while enjoying a meal in an underground restaurant. Need to keep the little ones happy? Head to Sa Coma’s Safari Zoo, a great day out for all the family.
This 200-hectare nature reserve is an oasis of peace and tranquillity, ideal for those who enjoy long walks and stunning scenery. The 1.5km track eventually leads you to Castell de n'Amer, a 17th century watchtower. At the top of the castle, you can enjoy a well-earned drink and soak up the stunning panorama below.
Located on Sa Coma’s sprawling waterfront, the Oceans Edge Diving Centre gives you and your family the opportunity to swim among Majorca’s underwater sea life, all under the expert supervision of trained divers. Explore caves, tunnels, and rock formations, or if you’re a beginner, learn the basics with a series of specialised lessons by PADI-approved instructors.
Welcoming you with 1km of soft, white sand, Sa Coma’s famous Blue Flag beach stretches along the east coast of Majorca with a host of shops, restaurants and entertainment for the kids, all along the traffic-free promenade. While there are plenty of water sports to choose from, they can be as laid back or as high octane as you like. Whether you rent a pedalo and gently explore the coast or cut a swathe through the waves on a pair of water skis, you can make your holidays to Sa Coma exactly what you want them to be.
Language: While the primary language spoken is Catalan, you’ll find that most of the locals also speak fluent English.
Local time: Sa Coma is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.
Currency: The currency used is the Euro (€).
Fly to: Palma Airport. Transfers to Sa Coma take 1.5 hours.
Flight time from the UK: The flight time to Sa Coma is 2.5 hours.
Tourist information: Further Sa Coma tourist information can be found at http://www.spain.info/en/que-quieres/destinos-playa/playas/mallorca/sa_coma.html.
Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain for recommendations and advice on visas and health.
Balearics Sustainable Tourism Tax: You’ll need to pay a Sustainable Tourism Tax which has been introduced by the Balearic Government to help with environmental and tourism improvements. The charge is between €1-4 per person per night, plus 10% VAT, subject to change, and varies based on the official star rating of your accommodation. Children under 16 won’t have to pay and guests staying for more than nine nights will receive a reduction. For further information please click here.
Families: Purpose-built for families, there’s plenty to keep little ones entertained.
Sun worshippers: Majorca’s Mediterranean sunshine attracts sun-starved visitors who come to top up their tans and give their Vitamin D levels a much-needed boost.
Water lovers: Sa Coma’s beach has achieved coveted Blue Flag status for its safety and cleanliness. While it’s ideal for younger visitors, there are plenty of water sports for thrill-seeking adults too.
Temperature: High 20s to low 30s (°C) in summer
July and August are the hottest summer months, with daily highs usually reaching the mid-20s in the spring to the low 30s in mid-summer. Thankfully, the town enjoys cooling sea breezes.
Late spring, between March and May, is a little cooler, but still warm enough to hit the beach. Spring is a good for a holiday to Sa Coma, if you want to avoid the summer crowds.
By public transport: It’s best not to rely too heavily on the public transport around Majorca’s east coast, although buses do run into Palma, Manacor, the Caves of Drach and Cala Millor. However, these can be unreliable.
By hire car: You can hire a car locally, or at Palma de Mallorca Airport. Once you’ve got used to driving on the other side of the road, you’ll find that hire cars are a great way to enjoy Sa Coma and its surroundings, without having to work around the erratic bus timetables.
By taxi: Taxis are available to take those in search of a livelier party atmosphere out to the bars and dance floors of Cala Millor, which is about five minutes’ drive away. It’s worth remembering that taxis don’t offer child seats. Your child can sit on your knee or you can make arrangements for a child seat through pre-booking a taxi and stating your needs.
Saintly celebrations: The middle of July is when Sa Coma transforms itself to celebrate the Patron Saints’ Day Festival. You can attend open-air concerts, watch sporting events, turn the little ones loose for children’s activities, and munch your way around the world at the Multicultural Fair, where dishes from across the globe are on offer.
Farming festivities: Visit in April to attend the annual Andratx livestock and agricultural fair, which brings arts, crafts, livestock exhibitions and a carriage-racing competition to town.
Yachting elite: Pick out your favourite among the stylish and sophisticated vessels on display at the Palma International Boat Show in May, with the magnificent cathedral as a stunning backdrop.