Santa Ponsa travel guide

WEATHER AND CLIMATE

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.

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SANTA PONSA IS BEST FOR...

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.

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FAST FACTS

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

Holiday destinations related to Santa Ponsa:

  • Alcudia
  • Ca'n Picafort
  • Magaluf
  • Palma Nova
  • Cala Bona
  • Cala Dor
  • Cala Millor
  • Calas De Mallorca
  • Puerto Pollensa
  • Sa Coma
  • GETTING AROUND

    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.

    EVENTS

    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.