Santa Ponca (Santa Ponsa) is a very large, pretty, and thriving holiday resort on the South West section of Mallorca amid the resorts of Palma Nova and Paguera. Palma Airport is approximately 20 to 25 minutes drive from the Palma Airport. The resort itself is frequented by British, Irish and Scottish visitors.
The main resort area is built around a large bay (Playa de Santa Ponsa) which is also where the main beach lies. There is very nice promenade running along the beach area with access to the many cafes, bars and restaurants. There is also a Tourist Information Centre conveniently located on this promenade.
Carrer Ramon de Montcada is the main street on the northern side of Santa Ponsa, with many Souvenir Shops, Bars, Restaurants and Cafes. This street runs from the small Town Square (Spanish Square) at the top of the hill down to the beach area. There is nightly live entertainment (mainly tribute acts) in the Spanish Square every evening in the Summer Months. You can relax and enjoy this entertainment in one of the restaurants and bars that surround the square. Avinguda Rei Jaume is the second main street, on the southern side of the resort, also lined with shops and bars. There is also a small boat harbour at the southern end of Santa Ponça, where beautiful scenery and sea views can be enjoyed.
The residential area is called Nova Santa Ponsa where some very imposing Luxury Seaside Villas as well as the best Community Developments on the island can be found. With quality properties, beautiful scenery, exceptional sea views, great infrastructure and three Golf Courses, it is not surprising why many German, Dutch, Irish and British people have chosen to purchase their Holiday Escapes as well as Permanent Residents in Santa I strongly advise you,if you have the time to visit some of the island's fabulous attractions. One of the newer attractions is the Palma Aquarium located opposite the airport in Can Pastilla. If you are not hiring a car then there are many day trips organised through the hotels, to many of the islands other attractions.
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Santa Ponsa has many lovely hotels ranging from luxury, midrange (affordable), to cheap (more affordable) with some built right on the seafront for that perfect sea view. Many hotels here offer the all inclusive (full board) option, so your holiday could be very affordable in this resort.
If you do decide to select an all inclusive holiday in Santa Ponsa holiday resort, I would suggest that you leave the hotel once in awhile and do a little exploring. It’s a resort that has a plenty to offer, including a very pleasant atmosphere, both day and night.
On a good traffic day, Santa Ponsa, situated in Majorca’s southern coast, is only a 40 minute journey from the Palma de Mallorca airport.
I can’t say anything bad about this great family resort.
This resort is one of Majorca’s most popular holiday destinations, especially with the British. There are many luxurious homes in this area and many ex-patriots choose to live here.
We have noticed that many more nationalities have been visiting this attractive resort in recent years. It is not surprising, given that the main beach, Playa Santa Ponsa is safe and beautiful with aqua marine clear waters and golden fine sand.
TALENTED ARTISTS OF MAJORCA
We recently met Mihai from Buzau, Romania on the main stretch of the Santa Ponsa Beach. He is an extremely talented artist of Majorca who was designing this stunning sand fortress on Santa Ponsa Beach when we just happened to walk by. We were so impressed by his work that we asked him if he wouldn’t mind if we took a picture and post it on our web page. He very happily agreed.
When we stopped to study his Castle, we were completely amazed at just how intricate and beautiful his work really is. He actually had teeth in the mouths of the snakes that are slivering on the right hand side of the castle by using small pebbles from the sea shore. He also has a very clever way of building the trees that you see on the left hand side of the castle.
If you are in Santa Ponsa, why not look out for Mihai. Mihai is one of the many clever and talented artists that build wonderful sand sculptures on the beaches of Majorca.
Mihai and all of the talented artists of Majorca would like to thank the very kind tourists for their generous donations and appreciation of their truly artistic abilities.
The younger generation have also been known to frequent Santa Ponça, especially when it comes alive with rock music during the September fiesta.
You will have a very nice holiday here as there are many cafes, restaurants, bars and nightclubs, as well as several shopping areas to satisfy you.
Why not enjoy an evening under the stars at the “Spanish Square” in Costa de la Calma.
It is about a ten minute walk uphill on the main street, but, I think you will agree that it will be well worth the trek. This square features nightly live entertainment (usually tribute shows) from mid-May to mid-October. The concert itself is ”Free”, and it all starts with a little entertainment for children at 8:30 pm.
There are plenty of bars in this square to relax in, serving up meals and liquid refreshments. You will find a variety of shops in Spanish Square as well. It is a great atmosphere, and an evening that I’m sure the whole family will thoroughly enjoy.
Our good friends Colin, son Ryan and daughter Leila own the famous Pound Stretcher Shop in this square where you can get great deals on souvenirs. It is a large shop and you will be amazed at the variety of items they have. You’re sure to find that special souvenir gift.
If you like fiestas, you’ll love it here.
In June, Santa Ponca celebrates the religious Festival of The Rocio, with lots of singing, dancing and eating.
In September there is a two week festival that commemorates the landing of King Jaime I in Mallorca, featuring a mock Battle between the Moors and Christians. This is when the whole population of Majorca and more seem to come to Santa Ponsa. It’s no wonder, as the atmosphere is very exciting and lively. There is a Rock Concert, as well as a Parade of Giants (these giants will amaze the children). Make sure you don’t miss the firework display on the final Sunday of the festival. Food and drink are available at both fiestas.
Look out for the green parrots that fly around and greet you. They are the natural wild habitants of Santa Ponsa. Their huge nests can be seen in the pine trees in the centre of the resort.
There are many souvenirs shops located around Santa Ponsa. We are lucky to have some of them as our clients and have made very good friends with some of them.
The nearest markets are Calvia (Monday in the morning) and Andraxt (Wednesday in the morning).
If you want to play golf, there are several golf courses to choose from namely Santa Ponça Golf Course I, II and III. There is a hotel near to these golf courses that caters to golfers.
The Visitor Information Centre on the promenade is always happy to help you with further information on Santa Ponsa, or you can call them at:
Telephone (+34) 971 691 712.
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