The very popular holiday resort of Santa Ponsa, along with its more infamous neighbours Palma Nova and Magaluf, are all part of the municipal district of Calvia on the south west coast of Majorca/Mallorca approximately 20km, or 12 miles west of the capital Palma.
The resort of Santa Ponsa is very proud to have no less than three full size golf courses within a few minutes drive of the town, which are known by the less than original names of Santa Ponsa I, II and III.
The town is cheerful, easy going and is essentially a family resort, although little now remains of the original village that was Santa Ponsa before the onset of mass tourism in the early 1960′s.
Santa Ponsa is located on the SW coast, in Calvia region. It is a deeply incised, gulf-like bay with fine sandy beach and large flat area behind; hilly pine woods to N and S. Developments have flourished on the steep flanks and extended to hill summits on edges of resort.
Principal white-sandy beach runs the width of bay and has been considerably extended with imported sand in recent years. Swimming is safe, with generally no strong currents and fairly shallow waters
Although Santa Ponsa only holds one fiesta each year, it is widely acknowledged as being one of the biggest and best on Majorca. The Fiesta of Rei en Jaume has now grown into a two week celebration that usually starts around the 1st of September.
During the day Santa Ponsa and Poniente golf courses offer a great haven for the avid golfer. The area also boasts tennis, water sports including scuba diving (PADI courses), horse riding, football and sports grounds including skateboarding, boat trips and cycling. A very wide choice.
Santa Ponsa has plentiful restaurants and eateries serving local Majorcan, Spanish, Chinese, Italian and Indian dishes. Variety ranges from fast-food outlets and kebab houses to a la carte dining with sea views.
The nearest weekly market to the town is held in nearby Andratx every Wednesday morning. Special market buses are always laid on from Santa Ponsa throughout the day, although these are always full by the time they arrive in the resort.
One of the newest attractions in nearby Calvia is the Western Park. It’s the combination of both a water park and a wild west theme park, that is really suitable for all the family. During the day there’s a number of predatory birds shows going on, a small animal farm, and green lawned areas to relax in.