Santa Ponsa holidays are all about non-stop fun in the sun. This popular seaside resort on Majorca’s west coast has everything you could possibly need for your holiday, whether you’re travelling as a family, a couple or with all your friends. Home to two immaculate sandy beaches, plenty of shops and restaurants and a vibrant nightlife; you’ll never be short of things to do in Santa Ponsa. A holiday here gives you the perfect base to explore other popular attractions in Majorca too, such as Marineland and Western Park.
Visit in spring or Easter for warm temperatures and quiet beaches, or summer for the hotter temperatures.
Fly to 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.
What is included ?
What is included ?
What is included ?
What is included ?
Holidays to Santa Ponsa are all about soaking up the warm, Majorcan sun on the resort’s incredible beaches. Take to the waters and feel the sea breeze in your hair as you try a spot of wind surfing or simply relax on a sun lounger and make the most of doing nothing. The kids will love the different days out that you can enjoy in the area, such as Marineland aquarium or all the amazing slides at Western Park waterpark. In the evenings, why not indulge in a delicious meal along the resort’s picturesque seafront? Or if you fancy it, there are plenty of bars and clubs on Calle Ramon de Montcada, to see you through until the sun comes up.
The beaches are one of the resort’s biggest draws. The main beach, Playa Santa Ponsa, has all the amenities and facilities to make sure you never have to wander far once you set yourself up for your beach day, such as sun beds, umbrellas, lifeguards and plenty of cafés and shops along the boardwalk. Lined with lush, green palm trees, curving perfectly around the beautiful turquoise waters, it’s ideal for families and couples alike. Soak up the sun on the powdery-white sand or try out one of the many water sports available to you, such as wind surfing or pedal boats. If you’re looking for something a bit more peaceful, then head to the smaller and quieter Little Beach at the far end of the resort; an absolute hidden gem.
There are plenty of things to do for families in Santa Ponsa. Aside from spending quality time together on the beaches, there are some great days out to enjoy too. Marineland is just ten minutes away on the bus and is a fantastic aquarium that the whole family will love, with a huge variety of marine life and different species of reptiles to see and learn about. Then there’s also Western Park, which is an action-packed Wild West-themed waterpark with adrenaline-pumping thrills, as well as rides and slides for all ages. There’s a wave pool, a lazy river, plus playgrounds and lots of fun to be had for the little ones. You’ll no doubt build up an appetite after all that fun, so enjoy a bite to eat while you’re there too.
Santa Ponsa doesn’t just attract families and beach lovers to its shores. If you’re big into your golf, then you’ll love it here, as it’s home to no less than three championship golf courses; two of which are 18-hole. Santa Ponsa 1 Golf Course has world-class facilities and a choice of hotels on its doorstep. It’s also hosted the Balearic Open, so you know teeing off here will be something special. Mountain biking and horse riding are two other popular activities in the area, thanks to the stunning scenery all around. They’re both a great way to see the island if you want to try something different. The nightlife is worth a mention too, as although quieter than its neighbour, Magaluf, you’ll still find a variety of pubs, bars and restaurants to experience when the sun goes down. Calle Ramon de Montcada is the area to be for the best night out.
Families: Take a day out to visit the local aquarium, Marineland, or make a splash and cool off at the nearby waterpark, Western Park.
Beach goers: There are two beautiful sandy beaches in Santa Ponsa; one which is great for water sports and another which is much more peaceful.
Mates: If you’re looking for a chilled-out alternative to Magaluf, you’ll have a great time on a group holiday to Santa Ponsa, with great beaches, plenty of activities and a buzzing nightlife.
Language: The language spoken is Spanish.
Currency: The currency used is the Euro (€).
Local time: Santa Ponsa is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.
Fly to: Palma Airport. The transfer to Santa Ponsa takes 1.5 hours.
Flight time from UK: The flight time to Santa Ponsa is 2.5 hours.
Tourist Information: Further 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 Santa Ponsa holiday.
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.
Temperature: Average of 26-29°C in summer.
Best time to visit: Easter for quiet beaches and warm temperatures.
With its Mediterranean climate, you can expect to enjoy long, hot summers and mild winters. In summer, it averages at a perfect 26°C, but can reach as high as 30°C at times.
By bus: There’s a regular bus service that runs around the resort every 30 minutes or so. You can also take the bus to nearby towns and resorts, such as the island’s capital, Palma de Majorca, which is just 20 minutes away.
By taxi: There are always taxis around the town centre if you need to hop in for a one-off journey. You should try and agree your fare first. You can also book taxis in advance for airport transfers.
By bike: Santa Ponsa isn’t too big, so it’s easy and fun to get around on two wheels. There are a number of hire shops for you to get hold of a bike for a day or two.
Spring Fair: If your Santa Ponsa holiday is in April, then visit the neighbouring picturesque town of Andratx and explore its annual Spring Fair. It’s a popular agricultural event, featuring arts and crafts stalls, livestock competitions, plenty of live music, good food and lots for the kids to enjoy too.
Night of Fire: Head to the capital city of Palma and join in its annual Nit de Foc (Night of Fire) celebrations. It’s only 20 minutes away and is a festival full of thrilling fireworks, bonfires and street parties all throughout the town.