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Santa Ponsa, Majorca
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Santa Ponsa Overview
Ideal for family holidays: To the south-west of Majorca, Santa Ponsa holidays 2017 are a little quieter than nearby neighbouring holidays in Magaluf. That, combined with the three gentle beaches here, makes Santa Ponsa holidays very family-friendly and set up to offer what British tourists love on their holidays – lots of sun, sand and sea.
Attractions in Santa Ponsa
Cruz de la Conquista: King James the First of Spain landed in Santa Ponsa in 1229 to conquer Majorca after 300 years of rule by the Moors. To commemorate this important event in Spanish history, a stone cross has been placed on the spot where he landed.
The hike up the hill to reach it is well worth the effort, as you’ll be rewarded with some stunning views of the seafront and tree-top mountains. You can take some fantastic photos while you’re up there, plus it makes a great break from the beach if you fancy a change of scenery whilst on your holidays in Santa Ponsa.
Activities in Santa Ponsa
Santa Ponsa Golf Course: For keen golfers the Santa Ponsa course is a must. With perfectly trimmed grass, water features and challenging holes, it’s easy to see why the Balearic Open is played here.
That fact, together with the high standards of service and excellent facilities puts this course high on the checklist for golfing holidays to Majorca. Also, golf is much more enjoyable when played in the glorious sunshine during your holidays to Santa Ponsa!
Beaches in Santa Ponsa
Santa Ponsa Beach: The main beach in Santa Ponsa holidays is excellent, with lots of room for lounging in the sun. The pure white sand slopes gently into shallow waters ideal for children, so it’s no surprise that this stretch of coast is particularly popular for family holidays. There are many palm and pine trees that offer some cooling shade too.
Cala Toro: Just a little further along from Santa Ponsa holidays, on the same part of coastline of Majorca, you’ll find Cala Toro. This is a much smaller stretch than Santa Ponsa Beach, but it’s backed by some rugged rock faces that make for an interesting sight while you sunbathe on your holidays. Plus, if you fancy looking at a change of colour, the sand here is of the golden variety rather than pristine white!
Restaurants in Santa Ponsa
No.8 Bar and Grill: This may not be a traditional Spanish restaurant, but if you’re looking for a place that serves steak and burgers simply but perfectly cooked then there’s nowhere better on holidays to Santa Ponsa. Also be sure to give their Cajun fries a try too. The food comes in huge helpings with plenty of ketchup and mayo on the side so you can really treat yourself to a slap-up meal, even on cheap holidays to Santa Ponsa.
Il Carpaccio: It may seem a little unusual to choose an Italian restaurant while you’re on holidays in Spain but the service and food at Il Carpaccio are both reliably excellent. The clue’s in the title for their signature dish: thin slices of beef with fresh rocket and olive oil – a dish called ‘Carpaccio’.
Meson del Ray: Faultless Spanish food served with a smile. And who can ask for more than that on their holidays? The menu here actually changes everyday depending on what’s been bought fresh from the local Santa Ponsa market.
Nightlife in Santa Ponsa
Costa de la Calma: Sure, Santa Ponsa holidays may be a little quieter than the holidays surrounding them in Majorca, but that doesn’t mean they’re short on life – or bars for that matter! Along the centre of Santa Ponsa and the Costa de la Calma (one of the main bar streets which is anything but ‘calm’) you’ll find all kinds of bars and clubs to have a drink and a dance.
As us Brits have been having holidays in Santa Ponsa for over 40 years, the resort caters for us well, so you can expect plenty of Irish and Scottish themed bars, as well as English pop music, Sky TV and a big selection of British-favoured beers.
Many bars are open till around 1am, which is a bit earlier than you’d expect on holidays in Magaluf, but it’s still more than enough time to get tipsy!