Unusually Santa Ponsa has developed a reputation for its Celtic theme helped by the many Irish and Scottish bars and restaurants which have opened up over the past few years.
Today this is a resort popular with families due to a wonderful beach that shelves into a shallow bay and its ‘home from home’ atmosphere. However it also has an important place in Majorca’s history as King Jaime disembarked in Santa Ponsa on Sept 10th 1229 to conquer the island from the Moors after more than 300 years of Muslim domination. The spot, at the entrance to the Marina, is now marked by a cross.
The beach has all the usual facilities; water sports, pedaloes, banana rides. 15 minutes walk from the Avenida Rey Jaime 1 is Santa Ponsas second beach, a pretty little cove that is less crowded in the high summer months. The small Marina hosts a number of daily boats trips that transverse the South Coast but it’s also a great place to stroll to in the early summer evenings to watch the yachts coming in from their day trips.
Evenings are very much family orientated. In the summer months (May – October) the Square in Santa Ponsa comes alive with singers, musicians and all round entertainers every night. Starting at 8pm each evening the early entertainment focuses on the children, so parents can relax at a nearby bar whilst the kids boogie away at their own ‘disco’. Later the acts are more adult orientated with tribute bands and singers.
Restaurants are plentiful in the resort and everything from traditional pub grub to Mexican, Indian or tapas. For those self catering there is a good range of known brands in the supermarkets along with local produce.
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One of the biggest fiestas in Majorca (Rey en Jaume Fiesta) happens here the 2nd Sunday of September and commemorates the landing of King Jaime and his knights. The fun includes a mock battle, flamboyant parades and Medieval themed market stalls.
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Santa Ponsa accommodation
These apartments are in a quiet area of the Mallorcan resort of Paguera. They are surrounded by...
This hotel is 300 metres from the centre of town and 400 metres from Paguera Beach. The Valentin...
Situated 450 metres from Santa Ponsa Beach, Plazamar offers a lagoon-style pool surrounded by palm...Ave. price / night 37 €
Set just 50 metres from the clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea, this extensive aparthotel is...Ave. price / night 41 €
Set overlooking Santa Ponsa Bay, Fergus Boutique Bon Repos - Adults Only is just 150 metres from...Ave. price / night 43 €
Offering a large outdoor pool, Mallorca Rocks Complex is located in central Magaluf. The complex is...Ave. price / night 51 €
Hotel Agua Beach is situated next to Majorca’s Palma Nova Beach, just 150 metres from Palma Nova...Ave. price / night 56 €
Located 50 metres from Palmanova's main beach, the family-friendly Delfin Playa hotel features 2...Ave. price / night 63 €
Pirates Village is a unique pirate-themed holiday resort located just 400 metres from Santa Ponsa...Ave. price / night 70 €
Located 300 metres from Palma Nova Beach, Martinez Apartments II offers air-conditioned apartments...Ave. price / night 72 €
Set in the beachfront, Magaluf Strip Apartment is located in the popular tourist resort of Magaluf...Ave. price / night 80 €
Surrounded by pine trees and 100 metres from Magaluf Beach, Fergus Pax- Adults Only features a...Ave. price / night 81 €
Featuring panoramic sea views, Sentido Punta del Mar Hotel & Spa - Adults Only is located in a...Ave. price / night 92 €
Situated in Santa Ponsa, a 7-minute drive from the its sandy beach, Villa Santa Ponsa features a...Ave. price / night 220 €
7-room house 350 m2 on 3 levels, modern and cosy furnishings: lounge with satellite-TV and air-...Ave. price / night 329 €