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Santa Ponsa Holidays

Santa Ponsa Holidays

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Looking for a relaxing beach break in Majorca? Santa Ponsa is just the ticket with a large sandy bay, picturesque cove and plenty to do for all ages.

Destination highlights

  • Long summers and mild winters
  • Beaches for every taste
  • Relaxing atmosphere
  • Tasty Mediterranean cuisine
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    Beaches | Hotels | Food & drink | Nightlife | Events | Things to do | Weather | Important information | Reviews |

    What are the best beaches in Santa Ponsa?

    One of the town’s highlights is its rare mix of lively beaches and hidden natural gems. We think these lovely spots best show off the diversity you can expect on beach holidays in Santa Ponsa:

  • Platja de Santa Ponça – the town’s stunning beach bay ticks every box; soft white sands, deep blue water, and plenty of bars to keep you topped up.
  • Playa Cala Blanca – here you can jump from the rocks into the sea that’s teeming with fish, or take in the views from the new accessible walkway.
  • Ses Pedreretes – a peaceful escape where you can watch boats pass by on the water.
  • Playas de Paguera – a family favourite beach, with shallow water ideal for playing in.
  • Caló d'en Monjo – all kinds of nature-lovers seek out this beautiful cove, where the snorkelling is excellent, and clothes are optional!

  • Santa Ponsa beach

    What are the top hotels in Santa Ponsa?

    You’ll notice there are lots of places geared towards adults, because Santa Ponsa holidays know how to do relaxation right. You'll still find plenty of options for young families too, though. Here’s the best of both:

  • Iberostar Selection Jardin de Sol Suites - feel like a celeb as you take in the amazing sea views from your five-star suite at this adults-only hotel.
  • Pirates Village - the ultimate place to 'wow' your kids, with an all-singing, all-dancing, all Inclusive holiday to Santa Ponsa.
  • Punta del Mar Hotel & Spa - an adults-only haven where you can take in the sunset views with a rooftop cocktail away from the crowds.
  • Sun Beach Apartments - the perfect home away from home, with modern apartments of every size and type.
  • H10 Casa del Mar - chic rooms and a restaurant overlooking the beach, with disabled access throughout.
  • Senses Santa Ponsa - this adults-only hotel adds a real touch of class to your stay with its crisp, white decor and rooftop pool.

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    What’s the food like in Santa Ponsa?

    Dinner on your holidays to Santa Ponsa will be a colourful affair, as Majorcan cuisine is all about showing off the island’s harvest. You’ll also see plenty of pork in all its forms, and even snails! Don’t miss these tasty dishes:

  • Sobrassada - a spicy, spreadable sausage - often served with rustic bread and cheese
  • Frito mallorquín - a home cook’s favourite of lean meat or fish fried up with potatoes, peas and fennel
  • Cocarrois - Majorca’s take on empanadas, usually full of veggies, raisins and pine nuts
  • Tumbet - a ratatouille-like dish, with local seasonal ingredients and a rich tomato sauce
  • Ensaïmada - a popular sweet pastry in a spiral, made with lard instead of butter

  • If you’re keen to tuck into some local cuisine, check out these restaurants:

  • Restaurante Las Olas - our favourite place to eat fresh seafood paella and watch the sunset over the bay.
  • Adelfas by Jens - the perfect venue for a special occasion (or just a foodie treat!), serving fine-dining updates to Spanish classics.
  • Restaurante Grill Manolo's - all the family will love the generous portions of local dishes at this friendly restaurant with outdoor dining.
  • Donna Vegana - a hip spot serving the most beautiful plates of vegan food that anyone can enjoy.

  • Santa Ponsa food

    Where's the best nightlife in Santa Ponsa?

    England might have the monopoly in most tourist areas, but Scotland and Ireland rule the roost in Santa Ponsa. There are loads of celtic pubs to choose from, plus plenty of live music and cocktail bars. We love these:

  • Flamingos Irish Pub - finish a day on the beach with cold beers and some famous Irish craic with new friends.
  • McTavishes - if a wee dram with your bonnie lassie is more up your street, head to this lively Scottish pub.
  • Splash Santa Ponça - it’s always cocktail o’clock at this local favourite - located just a short walk from the beach.
  • Stepps Music Bar - a friendly bar with live music every night, followed by a chance to show off your karaoke skills.

  • Santa Ponsa night

    What events can I go to in Santa Ponsa?

    Though the town is small, you’ll be in easy reach of loads of fun events on your 2022 holiday to Santa Ponsa. Check out these mainstays of the Majorcan calendar:

  • Mallorca Carnival (February) - the whole island celebrates the lead-up to Lent with costume parades and street parties.
  • Palma International Boat Show (April) - a huge trade event where you can see boats of every size (and price!) on display.
  • Mallorca Live (June) - the island’s hottest music festival, with big headliners from the UK and beyond.
  • Mallorca Open (June) - all the fun of Wimbledon, with guaranteed good weather!
  • ELLA International Lesbian Festival (September) - a week-long celebration for the LGBTQ+ community, with concerts and workshops.
  • Les Festes del Rei en Jaume (September) - unusual festivities throughout the month, including a ‘night of fire’ and a battle re-enactment on the shore.
  • Palma de Mallorca Marathon (October) - runners and walkers of all skill levels take part in a race through the capital’s best landmarks.
  • Song of the Sibyl (December) - a Christmas Eve tradition found only in Majorca, with a young woman carrying a sword through a church while singing Gregorian chants.

  • Things to do in Santa Ponsa

    Get the picture

    Finding the perfect backdrop for holiday pics is easy-breezy in Santa Ponsa. All along the coast there are marked viewpoints, like the Mirador Del Cañón Islas Malgrats, where you’ll find idyllic seaside scenes to practice your camera skills.

    Be king of the swingers

    For cheeky monkeys of all ages, the Jungle Parc Mallorca provides a thrilling day amongst the treetops. You’ll be strapped in safely before tackling rope walks and zip wires, with varying difficulty levels to suit even the youngest adventurers on family holidays to Santa Ponsa.

    Aye aye, captain!

    Experience true freedom on the seas with Embark - a company who’ll kit you out with a boat and everything you need to spend the day sailing. You decide what to explore and when, so it’s a great way to see the sights on your own watch.

    Head for the hills

    For a challenging walk or run, take the trail up to the Parque Arqueologico Puig de Sa Morisca. You’ll be treated with lush greenery and ancient ruins, and a chance to learn about Santa Ponsa’s history over the past 3,000 years! Plus, there are cute goats on the way up, so all bases are covered.

    Santa Ponsa snorkelling

    What's the weather like in Santa Ponsa?

    The town’s Mediterranean climate means long, hot summer months and pleasant weather all year - making last-minute holidays to Santa Ponsa a doddle. For the most guaranteed sunshine and heat, you’ll want to travel between June and September.


    Average temp.

    Sea temp.

    Hours of sunshine per day

    Jan 9 °c 15 °c 5 h
    Feb 9 °c 14 °c 7 h
    Mar 11 °c 15 °c 7 h
    Apr 14 °c 16 °c 9 h
    May 18 °c 18 °c 9 h
    Jun 22 °c 22 °c 11 h
    Jul 24 °c 25 °c 11 h
    Aug 25 °c 26 °c 10 h
    Sep 21 °c 25 °c 7 h
    Oct 18 °c 22 °c 7 h
    Nov 13 °c 19 °c 6 h
    Dec 10 °c 16 °c 5 h

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    Important Information about travelling to Santa Ponsa

    How long does it take to fly to Santa Ponsa?

    Flights from the UK to Santa Ponsa take around two and a half hours.

    What’s the time difference between the UK and Santa Ponsa?

    The local time in Santa Ponsa is one hour ahead of the UK.

    What currency do they use in Santa Ponsa?

    The official currency used in Santa Ponsa is the Euro.

    What language do they speak in Santa Ponsa?

    The two official languages of Santa Ponsa are Castellano (Spanish) and Catalan.

    Will Covid-19 affect my holiday to Santa Ponsa?

    We are currently closely following the Covid-19 situation and how it affects travel. You can find out the most up to date information about travel to Spain on the FCDO website.

    Do I need any vaccinations to visit Santa Ponsa?

    We’d advise you to speak to a healthcare provider about the up-to-date vaccinations needed before you book your trip.

    Do I need a visa to travel to Santa Ponsa?

    You don’t need a visa to travel to Santa Ponsa for under 30 days.

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    • Customer reviews

      At On the Beach, we’ve sent many satisfied customers to Santa Ponsa for a bit of sunshine. But don't just take our word for it, read some of their 5-star reviews below.

      James Harkness:

      Again another enjoyable experience through On the Beach, never had a bad one in twelve years, long may it continue.

      Sharron Shewan:

      So quick and easy, no hassle. Always kept up to date with any relevant information.


      We have used On the Beach many times with no problems at all. Would highly recommend.

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    Santa Ponsa Weather

    You can expect July and August to be busy with tourists on holidays in Santa Ponsa and enjoying the beach life. As you would expect with the Balearics in the summer, temperatures are usually around 30° Celsius making this the best time of year to build up a great tan.

    Those that prefer it a lot cooler should head on holidays to Santa Ponsa in the early and later months when you get the added benefit of it being a lot quieter. Fortunately the weather stays mostly fair and sunny with occasional cloudy days.

    Jan 13ºC
    Feb 15ºC
    Mar 16ºC
    Apr 18ºC
    May 21ºC
    Jun 24ºC
    Jul 27ºC
    Aug 27ºC
    Sep 26ºC
    Oct 20ºC
    Nov 16ºC
    Dec 13ºC


    Head out onto the open seas on a boat trip and take in the stunning coastline or jump off the boat and take a dip in the warm Mediterranean. The main beach stretches out across the bay and is very popular with children, sun-worshipers and those wanting to have a go at windsurfing. Swimming in the bay is quite safe due to it not having very strong currents and the water is fairly shallow, being perfect for younger children.

    Here's a handy tip - if you want to get away from the crowds head to the next bay round to find the smaller and less crowded beach located there.

    Things To Do on Santa Ponsa Holidays

    Western Park in Magalluf is ideal for anyone on holiday looking for fun, as it is a combination of both a water park and a wild west theme park. If you are after something a bit more exciting then head to Aqualand where there are a number of terrifying slides and flumes. Why not dry off by racing around the track near the Aqua Park in Magalluf. All these are suitable for children of all age ranges but are often closed in winter months, so make sure you check before you go. Golf lovers will be amazed at the amount of golf courses in the area, especially Santa Ponsa II which is known as being the most difficult courses in the Balearic Islands.

    Being so near to Palma Nova, and Palma, means that you are able to experience everything that these resorts have to offer. For the shoppers there are plenty of designer and handcraft shops on offer and markets where you can pick up a brilliant range of discount crafts, leather goods and more.


    Holidays to Santa Ponsa have changed dramatically over the past 40 years - it's hard to imagine that there was only 1 hotel about 40 years ago. Furthur into the past, King Jaime conquered the island and where he entered it has been remembered by the cross at the entrance of the marina.

    You will find that Majorca has plenty of history to offer if you explore the island and see what is on offer. For a glimpse of the traditional Majorcan island life, head inland to some of the smaller unspoiled villages and soak up the chilled out atmosphere!

    Rey en Jaume Fiesta (one of the biggest Fiestas in Mallorca) takes place in Santa Ponsa during the week leading up to the second Sunday in September. If you are lucky enough to be here when the festival is on you'll get to see some amazing colorful parades. There are also a number of street markets, such as the weekly market in nearby Andratx every Wednesday morning where you can pick up all sorts of traditional crafts.


    There is a good selection of bars and late night venues on offer at this resort, particularly Irish bars which feature live music on a nightly basis. Those wanting a late night out will enjoy the discos on offer but if you dont plan on crawling in till dawn, Magalluf is definitely the place to head out to. Why not try a number of local or international dishes at one of the many sea view restaurants then get a taxi into Magalluf and dance the night away!

    Book a Santa Ponsa Holiday now!

    Santa Ponsa has changed a lot over the years and has now become a firm favourite with holiday makers, particularly young couples and young families. It is perfect if you want a relaxing holiday but also accommodates those wanting a more lively break.

    Customise your next Santa Ponsa holiday at On The Beach and take advantage of our great deals on flights and hotels in Majorca!