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Santa Ponsa

Santa Ponsa, or Santa Ponça, in the south of Mallorca, is a charming corner of the island that will captivate you with its natural beauty, its warm climate and its relaxed and quieter atmosphere than other busier parts of the island such as Playa de Palma or Palmanova and Magaluf.

The town of Santa Ponsa is separated from Palma de Mallorca, the capital, by 21.7 km by car, and is served by the Ma-1 motorway, in very good condition, which comfortably connects the two points in 27 minutes.

The coves and beaches of Mallorca do not leave anyone indifferent, and Santa Ponsa, with its stunning golden sandy beaches, its crystal clear waters, as well as its wide range of entertainment, has become a popular tourist destination for travelers from all over the world and of all ages.

Whether you are looking for a family holiday by the sea or exciting outdoor adventures, Santa Ponsa has plenty of attractive content for everyone who wants to visit this area in the south of Mallorca.

Panoramic view of Santa Ponsa

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Santa Ponsa

How to get to Santa Ponsa

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There are several ways to get to Santa Ponsa, but before deciding which means of transport you want to use to get around the island, you should be clear about the type of trip to Mallorca you want to make. If you intend to stay in this beach area and not move around the island, it is best to use public transport or private transfer services to get to your hotel.

If you want to stay in Santa Ponsa but with a clear intention to move around to visit the most interesting places in Mallorca, then we recommend you to think about a rental car that you can pick up at Palma Airport, if you arrive to the island by plane.

Santa Ponsa is a very busy tourist centre, so it also has a public transport service to the airport and to the capital, Palma de Mallorca.

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Getting to Santa Ponsa by car

If you want to get there from Palma, you must take the Ma-1 motorway. As we were saying, the distance is 21.7 km, which will take you about 25 minutes to complete.
From other parts of the island such as Alcudia and Pollensa, in the north, it will take you about an hour, but the road is good so the drive will be quite pleasant.

From the centre of the island, for example from Sineu, 58 km separate you from Santa Ponsa.

From other mountainous parts of the island, where the curves are endless and the route time can be considerably longer, such as Valldemossa, Deiá or Sóller, we recommend that, unless you want to see and contemplate the marvellous views, you go first to Palma and from there to Santa Ponsa.

Getting to Santa Ponsa by public transport

As we have been saying, if your idea is to arriving to Mallorca by plane, you must know that the Airport of Sant Joan is located 30 kms away from Santa Ponsa, so if you want to get from the airport by public transport, first you will have to go to the bus stop in the “Arrivals” area, and when you leave the terminal take the A1 line. This bus has a fare of €5.

You will not be able to get there directly by public transport, you will have to go through Palma first. There, get off at Plaza de España and at the Parc de las Estaciones, opposite, take bus number 103 to your destination.

If you want more detailed information on how to get around Mallorca using the public transport network, you can find it in these two articles:
🚌 Public transport in Mallorca: metro, bus and train in Mallorca: lines, timetables and fares.
🚕 Servicio de taxis en Mallorca: teléfonos, tarifas y paradas de todos los taxis de Mallorca.

Private transfer to Santa Ponsa

🚐 If you want to get to Santa Ponsa easily from the airport and from other parts of Mallorca, you can do so by booking the services of a private transfer. Enter the dates and place where you want to be picked up and get the cost of the service instantly.

What to do in Santa Ponsa

Depending on the climate and weather in Mallorca, according to the time of year you visit us, in Santa Ponsa you will be able to do very different activities. For years now, the island has been deseasonalising tourism, previously anchored only in the summer months, and has a very interesting offer for tourists all year round.

Although it is true that nowadays, the option of enjoying the beaches is still the most demanded in the largest of the Balearic Islands, and in this area it was not going to be any less.

Beaches of Santa Ponsa

If you are looking for beaches for children in Mallorca, this area has beaches that are ideal for them and for you, as their shallow shores and calm summer waters will guarantee you the peace and quiet you need.

Below we tell you which are the best beaches in Santa Ponsa:

Beach of Santa Ponsa

It is the main beach of this town and has a fine-grained sandy beach and crystal clear waters as you can see in the photo. The beach is approximately 500 metres long and offers a wide range of facilities such as sun loungers, parasols, showers, bars and restaurants. This beach is perfect for families as it has a play area for children, plenty of shade thanks to its extensive pine forest and calm waters during the summer season.

bathers relaxing on the shore in Santa Ponsa

Cala Blanca in Costa de la Calma

The beach of Cala Blanca is also known as Costa de la Calma, as it is located within the well-known urbanisation, a beautiful and very picturesque corner of this southern area of the island of Mallorca.

Cala Blanca is a beach with crystal clear waters and white sand, surrounded by cliffs and Mediterranean vegetation. It is a much less frequented beach than the previous ones, which gives it a greater sense of tranquillity and intimacy.

In this corner there is a clear differentiation of public, as foreign tourists tend to prefer the sandy part, while Spanish visitors prefer the stone area with the beach bar. Yes, we love bars!

At the beach bar you can have a snack, lunch and drinks until late in the evening. You are likely to find a lot of people in summer as it is a popular and comfortable place to spend the day and socialise.

The beach bar in Costa de la Calma is on the right side of Cala Blanca and is an eminently stony area, which serves as a swimming pool and natural aquarium, being perfect for swimming and snorkelling due to its rich marine life, so don’t forget your snorkelling gear !

It has neither strong sea currents nor swells during the summer season.

This area has pool railings installed on the rocks to get in and out of the sea, making it a very comfortable place to spend the day.

Beach of Port Adriano

The beach of Port Adriano is a very beautiful beach located 8 minutes drive from the beach of Santa Ponsa, close to the luxury marina of Port Adriano. With a length of 180 metres, it offers a peaceful and relaxing environment to enjoy the sun and the sea.

It is a beach that retains the natural charm of the coast with a more sophisticated and exclusive ambience, and over time has become a favourite spot for tourists and locals alike.

In the marina of Port Adriano you will have the opportunity to rent a boat and make your holiday unique by experiencing privileged views from the water and enjoying a nice dip in the sea.

What to do in Santa Ponsa

Its crystalline and shallow waters are ideal for swimming, having fun and practising a wide range of water sports such as diving, snorkelling, paddleboarding and kayaking; and many other sports out of the water, such as cycling and hiking in Mallorca.

But yes! You should be aware that practising sports in nature carries a risk. Do you want to spend your holidays with the peace of mind that if an undesirable unforeseen event happens to you, you will have medical cover, convalescence paid for at the hotel, dental expenses, travel expenses for a family member…?

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Boat trip with snorkelling

Would you like to enjoy a wonderful boat trip to the famous Malgrats Islands, snorkelling and getting to know its rich marine life?

Two girls snorkelling in the waters off Santa Ponsa, Mallorca

The activity takes place with a Spanish-speaking guide, although sometimes it could be done bilingually.

The trip includes:

  • Pick up and transfer back to the hotel (in the area of Calviá)
  • Boat trip around the Malgrats Islands
  • Full snorkelling equipment
  • Qualified instructors

The reviews of the users who have done this activity endorse the quality of it, so don’t miss the chance to experience one of the most amazing sensations like being on the seabed of Mallorca!

Playing golf in Santa Ponsa

Santa Ponsa is known for its high quality golf courses If you like golf and you are a lover of this sport, don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy a day and play on the golf course in the Santa Ponsa Golf Club which has a number of holes that will elevate, challenge and test you as a golfer.

Rent a boat in Port Adriano

Now that you are in one of the paradises of the Mediterranean, are you going to miss the opportunity to rent a boat in Mallorca?

If you are near or intend to have your accommodation in Santa Ponsa or surroundings, you should know that Port Adriano, one of the marinas with more cache of the island, is very close.

You will be able to rent your boat with or without a captain in Port Adriano, and if you don’t have a licence, you can also rent a boat without a licence, it’s your choice. In Port Adriano you have a large number and variety of different types of boats according to your preferences and possibilities.

We recommend that if you are looking for a total experience, you should consider chartering a sailboat. You won’t forget it.

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We ask you to be responsible with the seabed and to take care of the environment of the island, avoid anchoring on the Posidonia fields which are the treasure of the Balearic Islands.

Don’t you know what Posidonia oceanica is? We tell you all about it to make you aware and participate in the conservation of our Mediterranean Sea. Thank you very much!

Posidonia oceanica in Mallorca

Restaurants in Santa Ponsa

Santa Ponsa is a town that in summer is practically focused on tourism, so you will have no problem finding any type of restaurant of any cuisine in this area. Just stroll around the beach, which is the heart of the town, and you’ll find a wide variety.

However, if you want to be on the safe side, here are some recommendations:

  • Donna Vegana: a vegan restaurant with great ratings on Google and TripAdvisor. All their products are 100% gluten-free, made with local organic products, 80% of which come from Mallorca.
  • Pacífico Soul Kitchen: don’t get confused by the name. This is a Mexican restaurant with a 4.6 rating on Google where all diners rave about it.
  • Baguette Land: Are you in sandwich mode and want to eat one of the best in the area? Don’t miss this place.
  • Tapas y Más: Fancy something casual like tapas? This restaurant has a fairly extensive menu where you are sure to find tapas and many other things that you will enjoy.
  • Sa Cantina de Port Adriano: although it is not actually in Santa Ponsa, we cannot fail to recommend this restaurant which offers Mediterranean and Mallorcan cuisine, and where the “pa amb oli” and the variats mallorquins stand out, two of the best dishes of mallorcan gastronomy that you should taste.

Variat mallorquí in the Bar Sa Piscina in Campanet in Mallorca

Hotels in Santa Ponsa

Santa Ponsa is one of the best areas to stay in Mallorca, as it has a wide range of accommodation and all the comforts that a tourist-oriented place can offer.

We have compiled a list of hotels and accommodation in Santa Ponsa that may be of interest to you based on the positive reviews and comments from our readers.

  • Pure Salt Port Adriano 5⭐: Pure Salt Port Adriano is a luxury hotel with a privileged seafront location. It offers elegant and spacious rooms with dreamlike panoramic views, an outdoor swimming pool, a luxury spa, a gourmet restaurant and direct access to the beach. It couldn’t be better.
    We always recommend this hotel as one of the best hotels in Mallorca.
  • Iberostar Jardín del Sol Suites 4⭐: Iberostar Jardín del Sol Suites is a contemporary-style hotel featuring spacious, modern suites with private balconies and sea views. It has an outdoor swimming pool, a spa with an indoor pool, gymnasium, several restaurants and direct access to the sea. Like the Pure Salt, it is one of the best jacuzzi hotels on the island. Ideal for couples.
  • H10 Casa del Mar 4⭐: just a few metres from the beach, this boutique hotel offers modern and stylish rooms. It features an outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi on the rooftop terrace, spa, restaurant and daytime and evening activities for adults.
  • Santa Ponsa Pins 4⭐: This Mediterranean-style hotel is just 300 metres from the beach. It offers an outdoor swimming pool with sun terrace and comfortable rooms with private terraces.

Map of hotels in Santa Ponsa

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So far our article about Santa Ponsa. What do you think? Will you stay in Santa Ponsa or its surroundings? Do you plan to include this town as one of the places to see in Mallorca?

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