Places to visit and see in Santa Ponsa

Places to visit and see

Tourist information and guide to sights, points of interest, places to visit and see in Santa Ponsa, Majorca, Spain.

Santa Ponsa, also known as Santa Ponça, is a popular beach holiday resort located about 6 km. from Magaluf and 23 km. from capital Palma de Mallorca, on the south west coast of Majorca. Holidaymakers may find and enjoy numerous places to visit in Santa Ponsa. Santa Ponsa is also popular with its white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. The main strip of Santa Ponsa, which is called Ramon de Montcada is the liveliest area of the resort and there are wide range of dining and wining opportunities for the holidaymakers.

As for beaches, Santa Ponsa beaches are great. Santa Ponsa Beach (main beach – Playa de Santa Ponsa), Pellicer Beach (also known as Little Beach – Playa d’en Pellicer) and Castellot Beach (Playa des Castellot) are the beautiful beaches in Santa Ponsa. Santa Ponsa beach is 1300 meters long and 130 meters width with fine sand, warm and crystal clear waters. Santa Ponsa beach has been awarded the Blue Flag that means it adheres to the strict rules and standards. It has also been awarded the prestigious “Q” for European Quality.

Holidaymakers may find and attend to boat trips that depart from the Santa Ponsa beach and from the port and enjoy the beautiful shores and sea along the south-west coast of Majorca. Most trips costs about 15-20 €. And as for watersports in Santa Ponsa; holidaymakers may also find all kinds of water sports activities at the Santa Ponsa beach such as water ski, jet ski, banana-riding, pedal boats and paragliding.

As for theme parks to visit and see in Santa Ponsa; Jungle Parc is the best option. Jungle Parc is located in a forest of 9 hectares in Santa Ponsa. Visitors may discover and enjoy the only acrobatic tree circuit in the Balearic Islands that include different circuits with a total of 100 platforms. Visitors will be required to move from tree to tree along bridges, ropes, vines and lots of zip wires.

As for water parks in Santa Ponsa; there is no water park in Santa Ponsa, but there holidaymakers may find some great ones around Santa Ponsa, along Majorca, at the nearby towns. Closest water parks to Santa Ponsa are located at the Palma Bay. The Palma Bay has two water parks. One of them is the famous Western Water Park in Magaluf (6 km. from Santa Ponsa) and the other one is the Aqualand in El Arenal (38 km. Santa Ponsa).

Holidaymakers may find the beautiful nature park La Reserva just after a short drive from Santa Ponsa. The nature park is worth a visit. Outdoor sports and adventure lovers may enjoy great day out at the La Reserva Nature Park.

Palma de Mallorca is located about 23 km. from Santa Ponsa. A daily visit to Palma and discover the beautiful scenery of the capital city is also one of the best sightseeing options and excursions from Santa Ponsa.

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Santa Ponsa horse back riding

Horseback Riding & Horse Safari in Santa Ponsa

Tourist information and guide to horseback riding and horse safari from Santa Ponsa, Majorca, Spain.

Horseback Riding & Horse Safari in Santa Ponsa is a lovely day out family friendly activity and adventure made along a scenic and peaceful trail on the north coast of Majorca. It is also one of the best things to do in Santa Ponsa.

You may attend to horseback riding tour from Rancho Grande that is a great location for a great horseback adventure located in Son Serra de Marina on the north coast of Majorca. You’ll have a 1.5-hour ride on your horse and enjoy the rugged outback scenery in the company of the Mediterranean coasts and typical tours also include evening trip with a barbeque dinner and country line dance.

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Outdoor Sports & Adventure in Santa Ponsa

Santa Ponsa Quad Safari

Tourist information and guide to quad and buggy from Santa Ponsa, Majorca, Spain.

Quad safari in Santa Ponsa is also a fun day out activity, off-road or beach quad fun and adventure made through the beaches, Paguera to the Galilea mountains and zip line through Galatzó reserve. It is also one of the best things to do in Santa Ponsa.

You may experience and enjoy the beautiful views of Southern Majorca, fun-filled 3.5-hour off-road route through pine forests and over streams and dry stones, Cala Figuera beach in Portals Vells. There you may relax and snorkel in the bay’s crystal-clear waters in southwest Mallorca’s three fingers. The quads are with a snorkel, so you may take the opportunity to explore the fish and kelp forests of this diverse underwater landscape. After a short break, then you may see the pirate cave hidden amongst the rocks and than you may travel back through the forest to your departure point.

Other option is to take 4-hour off-road tour and rumble through rugged rocky terrain filled with steep slopes. And than you climb through Paguera to Galilea and reach the Galatzó reserve, that is a natural park with private access. Here you may round out your trip by taking a zip line across the park. There you may take a break and than return to departure point through Finca Galatzó.

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Santa Ponsa Sightseeing

Palma de Mallorca Sightseeing

Tourist information and guide to places to visit and see in Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Spain.

Palma de Mallorca is located about 23 km. from Santa Ponsa. A daily visit to Palma and discover the beautiful scenery of the capital city is also one of the best sightseeing options and excursions from Santa Ponsa. In Palma, there are many great places to visit and see. Popular sights in Palma include; Bellver Castle, sa Llotja (old commercial exchange), the La Almudaina Royal Palace (the old Citadel) and the La Seu Cathedral. The whole route should be done on foot. Hardly any distance at all separates the Cathedral from the Almudaina, the Mallorcan Museum and the Moorish Baths.

The La Seu Cathedral is a gothic style cathedral  and one of the best sights and landmarks in Palma. There is also a fine Baroque cloister and an interesting Cathedral Museum in the La Seu Cathedral, displaying excellent Gothic paintings and sculptures. Opposite the Cathedral, just across the Plaza de l’Almoina, is the Almudaina. Nowadays the H.Q. for the Balearics Military High Command, it began life as an alcázar (fortress/residence) of the Moorish Walis’ Caliphate (11th-13th centuries) before being converted into a palace by James II (14th century).

The Church of St. Eulalia, located in the square at the rear of the City Hall, was the first Christian church built in Palma and is a good instance of Catalonian Gothic. Sant Francesc, Santa Clara, El Socorro, Sant Miquel and Monti–Sion (on the site of an old synagogue) are further churches of note in the Old Quarter.

Other popular sights at the newer parts of the city include the modernist buildings on the Plaza Weyler, particularly the Gran Hotel, now restored and refurbished as the head office of the La Caixa Foundation (a Catalonian savings bank) and, in its time, the first hotel ever built in Palma. It’s an easy walk from the City Hall, via the Plaza Mayor (Main Square).

Bellver Castle is also another great sight that it was constructed in the 13th century at the time of James II and, though never used as a defensive stronghold, served as a prison in different periods. It is the only building which is not within easy walking distance of the city centre. The Castle overlooks the El Terreno Quarter and the Palma Bay.

Holidaymakers may visit and discover Palma by themselves via car hire or buses. Also another great option is the Palma City Sightseeing Bus. Visitors are able to hop off at any of the stops along the route and hop back with a 24 hour valid ticket with the City Sightseeing Bus.

Palma City Sightseeing Bus Tourist Information
Start Point:
 Stop 1 – Antoni Maura
Duration: 80 mins
Frequency: Every 20 – 25 mins
Season: Summer from 09.30 ; Autumn & Winter from 10.00
Ticket Length: 24 hours
Contact Tel: +34 90210108
Web: http://www.city-sightseeing.com/tours/spain/palma-de-mallorca.htm

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Jungle Park in Santa Ponsa

Jungle Park in Santa Ponsa

Jungle Parc is a great theme and outdoor adventure park located in Santa Ponsa, Majorca, Spain. A fun day out at Jungle Parc is one of the best things to do in Santa Ponsa. It is very ideal for individuals, families, groups of friends, company outings, schools and even stag and hen parties.

Jungle Parc is located in a forest of 9 hectares in Santa Ponsa.

Visitors may discover and enjoy the only acrobatic tree circuit in the Balearic Islands that include different circuits with a total of 100 platforms.

Visitors will be required to move from tree to tree along bridges, ropes, vines and lots of zip wires.

There are variety of circuits. The circuit named „Pirates“ is fun and very suitable for children of 4 years and above.

Also there are two circuits for adults, named „Explorer“ and „Extreme“.

Jungle Parc Santa Ponsa Visitor & Tourist Information

Address:
 Avenida Jaime I – 40A – Santa Ponsa, Mallorca, Spain
Access: Buses Lines 104 and 110B
Tel: +34 630 948 295
Email: mallorca@jungleparc.es
Web : http://www.jungleparc.es/en/

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Surfing and stand up paddle tour in Santa Ponsa

Surfing, Stand-Up Paddleboard & Kayak in Santa Ponsa

Tourist information and guide to paddle surf, stand-up paddleboard and kayak in Santa Ponsa, Majorca, Spain.

Surfing, Stand-Up Paddleboard & Kayak in Santa Ponsa is a great beach day out activity and ultimate fun for beach goers. It is also one of the best things to do in Santa Ponsa. You may take your surf or kayak day out from the meeting point at Santa Ponsa Yacht Club.

As for Stand up Paddle Surf, you may enjoy and experience the stunning scenery of Majorca from your surf board. You may also explore the Santa Ponsa coasts with its many beautiful caves, cliffs, the Malgrats Islands, the mountains of the Tramuntana and more. You may also have a chance to swim in the most inaccessible corners of the island.

As for Kayak or Stand-Up Paddleboard, you may traverse the area on your own and explore many beautiful sights such as Malgrats Islands and many hidden caves and impressive cliffs as well as enjoying the chance to relax and linger in the areas you want to explore at length.

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Cycling in Santa Ponsa

Cycling in Santa Ponsa

Tourist information and guide to cycling in Santa Ponsa and along the island of Majorca, Spain.

 

Santa Ponsa and the island of Majorca offers great natural environment and beauties for the outdoor sports lovers and also the flora & fauna of Majorca is outstanding. Cycling along Santa Ponsa and Majorca is also one of the best greatest things to do in Santa Ponsa.

Touring Santa Ponsa and the island of Majorca by bicycles is one of the best ways to enjoy and discover the natural beauties of Majorca. There are a lot of tourist routes in Santa Ponsa and Majorca to discover by cycling.

Cycling routes for Santa Ponsa and Majorca is listed below.

Route 1 (14 miles): Santa Ponsa-Calvià-Es Capdellà-Peguera-Santa Ponsa

Route 2 (12 miles): Magaluf-Son Ferrer-El Toro-Santa Ponsa-Andratx/Palma junction-Palmanova-Magaluf

Route 3 (28 miles): Palmanova-Calvià-Coll des Tords-Puigpunyent/Palma junction-Puigpunyent-Galilea-Es capdellà-Calvià-Palmanova

Route 4 (19 miles): Illetes-San Agustín-Génova-Coll de sa Creu-Palma / Calvia junction- Calvià-Palmanova-Portals Nous-Illetes

Route 5 (17 miles): Peguera-Es Capdellà-Andratx-Port d’Andratx-Camp de Mar-Peguera

Cycling in Santa Ponsa

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Zoea Mallorca Diving Centre in Santa Ponsa

Zoea Mallorca Diving Centre in Santa Ponsa

Zoea Mallorca offers about 30 exciting dive spots that include four of Majorca´s marine reserves (El Toro, Malgrats, Cabrera and Dragonera) that is reachable in less than 20 minutes with one of the three diving boats.

Also in their PADI 5 star IDC dive center, diving lovers may find courses from beginners to diving instructor.

Zoea Mallorca Dive Centre is open all year round and every day at 9:30 the boat leaves for diving.

Zoea Mallorca Diving Centre Visitor Information
Zoea Mallorca diving centre is located in the southwest of Majorca, in Santa Ponsa. Zoea Mallorca offers the best scuba diving service for the diving lovers with great facilities on a professional, comfortable and safe surrounding.

Address: SANTA PONÇA DIVING CENTER; Club Naútico Santa Ponsa; 07180 – Calvià Majorca, Spain
Tel: +34 971 691 444

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The Square (Los Jardines) in Santa Ponsa

The Square (Los Jardines) in Santa Ponsa

The Square (Los Jardines) is a great nightlife spot in Santa Ponsa.

The Square (Los Jardines) is located on the Costa de la Calma side of Santa Ponsa Bay (move on Ramon de Moncada towards the hotel Punta del Mar).

The area is surrounded with variety of lively bars, restaurants and shops. There are live shows by top performers every night providing great family entertainment.

The entertainment mostly starts at 08.30 pm. and first for children and than an hour later at 09.30 pm. replaced by a tribute to some famous artists. Some of the best tribute acts and entertainers in Majorca takes place are on stage at The Square every night and all are free of charge. Visitors may buy a drink or take a meal in the local bars and restaurants while watching the shows at The Sqaure.

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Boat trips and cruises around Santa Ponsa an Mallorca

Santa Ponsa Boat Trips, Cruises & Boat Excursions

Tourist information and guide to boat trips and cruises from Santa Ponsa, Majorca, Spain.

Daily boat trips in Santa Ponsa is also a fun day out activity made through the crystal clear waters and beautiful coves of Majorca. It is one of the best things to do in Santa Ponsa. You may experience and enjoy the beautiful views of the Palma Bay as you cruise out to sea, passing through the beautiful locations such as Magaluf, Portals Vells and Punta de s’Estaca.

During the trip boats stop at several locations and you are able to swim or sunbathe on board while taking in stunning views of the Mallorca coasts. Boat trips also has a lunch of paella with cava in the company of Spanish music onboard. Holidaymakers may find and attend to boat trips that depart from the Santa Ponsa beach and from the port and enjoy the beautiful shores and sea along the south-west coast of Majorca. Most trips costs about 15-20 €.

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Golf in Santa Ponsa

Golf in Santa Ponsa

Tourist information and guide to golf & golf courses in Santa Ponsa, Majorca, Spain.

Santa Ponsa is a great holiday destination with a perfect and relaxing atmosphere. Santa Ponsa is also best known for its golfing opportunities. Golf in Santa Ponsa is also one of the great attractions.

Santa Ponsa has three large golf courses named  Golf Santa Ponsa 1, 2 and 3. They include two 18-hole and one 9-hole golf course. Golf Santa Ponsa 1 is public, 2 and 3 are private and for members only.

Golf Santa Ponsa 1 is the only golf course open to the public. It is popular with its wide and open area that is spreading over 73 hectares. Many national and international tournaments are being held here. Average cost is about 90 Euros.

Visitor Information for Santa Ponsa Golf 1
Santa Ponsa Golf 1
Address: Urbanization Santa Ponsa, 07184, Calvia, Majorca, Spain
Tel: +34 971 690 211 ; Fax: +34 971 693 364

Visitor Information for Santa Ponsa Golf 2 and 3
Santa Ponsa Golf 2 and 3
Address: Urbanization Nova Santa Ponsa, 07184, Calvia, Majorca, Spain
Tel: +34 971 232 531

In addition; there is also an organisation located nearby Magaluf, named „Mallorca Golf Connection„. Here holidaymakers may book golf in Majorca. It is the official TUI Thomson golf booking agency in Majorca that offer discounted green fees, along with transport to and from the courses. (Address: Avenida Solivera 5, Local 17, 07182, Magaluf ; Tel: +34 971 221 973; Fax: +34 971 221 974 ; Web: www.mallorcagolfholidays.com)

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Eating out in Santa Ponsa

Eating Out in Santa Ponsa

Santa Ponsa is a great holiday destination with a perfect and relaxing atmosphere.

The main strip of Santa Ponsa, which is called Ramon de Montcada is the liveliest area of the resort and there are wide range of dining and wining opportunities for the holidaymakers.  Most of the Santa Ponsa restaurants, bars and pubs in Santa Ponsa are focused on a family holiday.

Eating Out, Dine & Wine in Santa Ponsa for you

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Santa Ponsa Shopping - What to Buy in Santa Ponsa?

Santa Ponsa Shopping – What to Buy in Santa Ponsa?

Shopping in Santa Ponsa is great. Holidaymakers may find variety of nice shops, boutiques, markets and craftworks in Santa Ponsa and around.

The best shopping region in Santa Ponsa is the promenade along the Santa Ponsa beach. Holidaymakers may find variety of nice shops selling quality clothes, shoes, handbags and more. Holidaymakers may also find variety of nice shops and boutiques along the main streets of Santa Ponsa.

Holidaymakers may buy arts and crafts in glass, ceramics, shoes, leather, silverware, trinkets, jewellery, pearls, embroidery, fabrics, all the latest trends in fashion and more…

As for street markets along Santa Ponsa; the nearest market to Santa Ponsa is at Andratx, 14 km. from Santa Ponsa, and is held every Wednesday. Holidaymakers may use bus or taxi to get there. Other popular  street market is Inca, located 50 km. from Santa Ponsa and it is the biggest market in Majorca and held on every Thursday. It is better to get there with a car or with an organised coach trip.

In addition; also shopping at the capital city Palma de Mallorca would be a great attraction for the holidaymakers. Palma de Mallorca offers a wide range of shopping facilities and items such as top quality leather goods, footwear, antiques, local handicrafts and Mallorcan ceramic ware.

From the famous El Corte Ingles (large Spanish department store) to the exclusive designer stores such as Cartier and Louis Vuitton, shopping in Palma is also fantastic. There is also a street market in Palma that is held on every Saturday in the mornings.

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