Holidays in Santa Ponsa
Sun-soaked Santa Ponsa is a beach resort on the west coast of Majorca. A favourite seaside spot for decades, the resort has two immaculate golden beaches stretched out before a bright and lively seafront promenade. Perfectly located for family days out, Santa Ponsa is an easy bus ride from top attractions like Marineland and popular water park Western Park.
Easter for quiet beaches and warm temperatures.
Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI).
Book a Thomas Cook holiday to Santa Ponsa for Majorca’s magnificent golden beaches, family days out at Marineland and tapas on Calle Ramon de Montcada.
Santa Ponsa, Majorca
The Club Santa Ponsa Hotel is set upon a beautiful hill-top location and benefits from amazing views of Santa Ponsa Bay, Majorca. This is a family-...
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Santa Ponsa’s warm, sunny days are made for spending on the beach, stretched out on a lounger or zooming across the water on jet skis. If you’re in need of some blissful relaxation, stroll along the coast to find Little Beach, a secluded bay at the edge of the resort. Keep the kids busy with days out at Marineland, home to shark tanks and a fantastic dolphinarium, or cool off on the water slides at Western Park. In the evenings, enjoy family dinners on the waterfront, or if you’re away with friends, pay a visit to the resort’s best clubbing street, Calle Ramon de Montcada.
Santa Ponsa’s main beach is a palm-strewn arc of powdery white sand, curved around the turquoise waters of the bay. Perfect for families and dawn-to-dusk beach lovers, Playa Santa Ponsa has all mod cons including sun beds, umbrellas, lifeguards and a sunny boardwalk with souvenir shops and outdoor cafes. The beach has excellent water sports facilities, and is a popular place to water ski, paraglide or hire a pedal boat. If you’re after peace and quiet, the best place in Santa Ponsa is Little Beach. At the far end of the resort, this hidden gem is a haven from the hustle and bustle of the main beach.
Take the kids to Marineland, a fantastic aquarium and dolphinarium just 10 minutes’ bus ride from Santa Ponsa. Popular with all ages, Marineland has superb aquariums and shark tanks with many different species of marine life, as well as a tropical house for reptiles. Its biggest draw is the dolphinarium, where you can see the dolphins and sea lions put on a show. Other big family attractions in Santa Ponsa include Western Park, a Wild West-themed water park 10 minutes’ drive from Santa Ponsa. The park has exciting water slides, a wave pool, lazy river plus water playgrounds for the little ones.
Santa Ponsa is home to three championship golf courses, including two 18-hole courses. Santa Ponsa 1 Golf Course has hosted the Balearic Open, and has world-class facilities and hotels perfect for the discerning golfer. The resort’s beautiful scenery invites other activities, too, with mountain biking and horse riding being popular ways to explore the island. The nightlife is quieter than hard-partying neighbour Magaluf, but you’ll still find a variety of restaurants, bars and pubs to visit after dark. The place to go in Santa Ponsa for a big night out is Calle Ramon de Montcada, where you’ll find a cluster of the resort’s clubs and bars.
Families: Visit the local aquarium, Marineland, where the whole family can spend the day meeting sharks, petting sea lions and watching dolphin shows.
Beach goers: There are two pristine golden beaches in Santa Ponsa, one with top water sports and a smaller bay for a tranquil time-out.
Mates: A chilled-out alternative to Magaluf, Santa Ponsa is ideal for holidays with mates, with gorgeous beaches, exciting water sports and buzzing nightlife.
Language: The language spoken in Santa Ponsa is Spanish
Currency: The currency used in Santa Ponsa is the Euro (€)
Local time: Santa Ponsa is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time
Fly to: Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI).
Flight time from UK: Approximately 2 hours
Tourist Information: Further Santa Ponsa tourist information can be found at www.spain.info/en_GB/que-quieres/destinos-playa/playas/mallorca/santa_ponca.html
Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Santa Ponsa.
Temperature: Average of 26-29°C in summer.
Best time to visit: Easter for quiet beaches and warm temperatures.
Santa Ponsa’s Mediterranean summers mean long hours of sunshine, with temperatures staying at a beach-perfect average of 26°C between June and September. If you’re visiting in August, you may see the temperature rise to around 30°C.
By bus: The bus service in Santa Ponsa runs approximately every 30 minutes, from bus stops in the centre of town. The buses also visit neighbouring resorts like island capital Palma de Majorca, around 20 minutes away.
By taxi: There are plenty of taxis available in the town centre for one-off journeys. They are generally affordable for short trips, and can be booked in advance for airport transfers.
By bike: Santa Ponsa is a compact town that is easy to get around on two wheels. The resort has a number of places to hire bikes if you don’t want to bring your own.
Spring fair: If you’re in Santa Ponsa in April, it’s worth taking the 15 minute bus ride to the neighbouring town of Andratx for its annual spring fair. The fair features a variety of arts and crafts stalls, as well as livestock competitions, pony rides and activities for kids plus live music and food in the evenings.
Night of fire: The island capital of Palma holds its annual Nit de Foc (Night of Fire) every year at the end of June. Just 20 minutes’ drive outside Santa Ponsa, the festival consists of a thrilling night of fireworks, bonfires and parties on the streets of the capital.