Every year, more than 6 million people visit the Balearic island of Majorca. The popularity of this Mediterranean resort attracts all types of holidaymakers, from people on family holidays to honeymooning couples on all inclusive holidays. Majorca has a fantastic range of attractions, offering something from everyone. Best of all, there are some great value hotels, late deals, and package holidays, so that everyone can afford a holiday in Majorca. Below you will find a cmprehensive guide to what to see and do in Santa Ponsa, one of the oldest holiday resorts in Majorca.
Santa Ponsa's key attractions
Many holidaymakers head to Majorca's beaches and coves, and the resort of Santa Ponsa has no shortage of those. Santa Ponsa is located barely 10 miles west of Palma de Mallorca, the island's capital, but visitors are often surprised at how much of a different world Santa Ponsa is when compared to the city.
People choose to spend their holidays in Santa Ponsa because of its charming location between the turquoise waters of its bay and the the region's green rolling hills. There are many villas, hotels, and apartments for rent in the area, offering all the amenities needed and catering to families, couples, and groups. The local accommodation options in Santa Ponsa include self catering and all inclusive holidays to suit all budgets and preferences.
Golf and sailing are popular activities in Santa Ponsa. One of the local golf clubs has hosted the European PGA Championships 6 times. If you are in Santa Ponsa to relax and recharge your batteries, you will be pleased to know that there are several high-end spas in town, where you can treat yourself to a bit of pampering in their saunas, jacuzzis, and Turkish baths.
Obviously, beach life is one of the key attractions in Santa Ponsa. You can rent a sunbed at one of the local beaches for a day or go swimming and sunbathing, or if you prefer a more active holiday, you can easily arrange for cruising, sailing, and scuba diving trips.
For a great day trip out of Santa Ponsa, drive or take a bus to the harbour town of Andratx, another of Majorca's highlights. Andratx is a great place to get away from it all and enjoy the pictureque beauty of its stunning location. To appreciate even better the outstanding beauty of Andratx's natural landscapes, tourists can take a short boat trip to Dragonera island, which is a natural park where you can go hiking to Far Vell (the island's lighthouse), where amazing panoramic views can be had.
While you are in Santa Ponsa, don't miss the opportunity to sample the best of Majorcan gastronomy in the town's bars and restaurants. Tapas are big here, especially those made with sobrasada (a type of spicy cold meat). Fish-based dishes are also popular here, but Majorca's culinary speciality are sweet treats like ensaimadas (soft pastries sprinkled with icing sugar) and rubiols (the sweet version of Cornish pasties).
Events in Santa Ponsa
There are many interesting events held in and around Santa Ponsa all year round. If you are in the town in January, make sure to drop by the San Sebastia festival, held in nearby Palma. Music, fireworks, and bonfires take over the streets of the capital. Head to the harbour for the best views of the fireworks displays.
Carnival and Easter are two of the main holidays in Santa Ponsa, and at this time of the year there will be many interesting events and parades to entertain you. The most important event in Santa Ponsa takes place in September (King James festival).
The weather & best time to visit
Winters are mild and summers are hot in Santa Ponsa. Visitors can enjoy more than 300 days of sunshine every year, and rainfall is also moderate. During the rest of the year, warm and sunny weather are almost guaranteed. If you want to combine great weather with a good deal then consider travelling in early May, June & September where prices a relatively low and weather is fine and sunny. Santa Ponsa is one of our best selling resorts so you can be assured that you can get the best deal when booking with A1 Travel
Article By Nick Lima