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
Perfectly located between the Santa Ponsa beach (100m) and golf courses, this hotel has a fantastic...Ave. price / night 47 €
Hostal Roberto is located just 100 metres from the beach in Palmanova, 10 minutes’ walk from...Ave. price / night 48 €
Set 200 metres from Cala de Santa Ponça Beach, Hotel Delfín Siesta offers a seasonal indoor and...Ave. price / night 68 €
Situated in the lively seaside resort of Paguera, all rooms at Villa Palmer offer a balcony,...Ave. price / night 63 €
Set 150 metres from Santa Ponsa Beach, Hotel Delfin Mar offers 2 outdoor swimming pools and a...Ave. price / night 72 €
Overlooking Santa Ponsa Bay, Apartamentos Vista Club is 300 metres from the centre of Mallorca’s...Ave. price / night 62 €
Roc Portonova is situated just across from the yacht club in the quietest part of Palmanova with...Ave. price / night 92 €
Surfing Playa Apartments is surrounded by garden areas and has an outdoor swimming pool. There is...Ave. price / night 90 €
Situated in a tranquil area of Santa Ponsa, on the south west coast of Majorca, this well-equipped...Ave. price / night 105 €
Offering views of Palmanova Bay, Apartamentos Marina is situated just 80 metres from the beach. Set...Ave. price / night 137 €
Set overlooking the Bay of Santa Ponsa, this sunny holiday aparthotel offers easy access to the...Ave. price / night 80 €
Located in Magaluf, TRH Torrenova overlooks the Mediterranean Sea from its hilltop position. It...Ave. price / night 83 €
The Torrenova Playa is located on the seafront in Torrenova, Mallorca. All of its apartments and...Ave. price / night 82 €
The Apartment complex were refurbished in 2002 and is very comfortable equipped. It is situated on...Ave. price / night 91 €
Apartamentos Casablanca is just 200 metres from Santa Ponsa Beach and 10 minutes’ walk from the...Ave. price / night 99 €