Shielded underneath the overhang of a lovely, subtropical bay lays Santa Ponsa. For a quite long time this resort has been one of Spain's most visited destinations. Especially famous with British voyagers, Santa Ponsa feels like a genuine home from home. Here holidaymakers can appreciate a healthy cooked breakfast and a traditional bar feast, while sightseeing the amazing perspectives of blooming Spanish land and Mediterranean Sea.
Santa Ponsa, a holiday resort located on the southwest coast of Majorca, is part of the district of Calvia. Being almost 12 miles west of the capital Palma, visitors do not usually tend to use transfers from Palma airport to Santa Ponsa since the tour operators prefer the transfer from Son Sant Joan International airport. This is influencing more individuals to make their own courses of action for the trip by either renting a car, or on the other hand by one of the numerous taxicabs from the arrival gate.
The principle of the taxi from Palma airport to Santa Ponsa is to drive on a fixed price basis. The price for the taxicab transfers from Palma to Santa Ponsa should be approximately 40 euros. However this price is only an estimate since the trip price may change depending on the number of people or suitcases and on the time traveling.
If a family is arriving at the airport with a child that needs a child seat, it is better to rent a car and ask for the option, since taxi drivers do not usually carry them. You may also travel with the child on a taxicab without the specific seat, but carrying him on the knees for the whole trip, which is quite uncomfortable.
What route you should take? The most basic course for this visit is, when you leave the airport roadway you will be joining the MA-19 highway which heads west to Palma, which it will later become the MA-20 as it surrounds the city. Follow this road until it turns into the MA-1 and looking for the exit for Santa Ponsa. After considering and setting your transfer method, the trip will probably take 30 to 45 minutes, depending on traffic and time of day.
Different touristic places transfer Santa Ponsa. Santa Ponsa has created a strong Celtic theme and has turned into a popular Irish and Scottish vacation destination because of the new bars and restaurants that have opened with these nationalities. This is why Santa Ponsa differs from the nearby resorts of Magaluf and Palma Nova (3 miles east) that are more British themed. Santa Ponsa has a wide variety of cafes, bars and restaurants and great facilities for visitors on self-catering services. In response to the UK and Irish influence in the town, many markets also stock UK branded merchandises, although sometimes, the prices charged may be higher than those you pay at home.
In high season, tourists and locals alike prefer the large beach at Santa Ponsa because of its new extension of imported sand to please the visitors. This makes the main beach become more crowded because of the popularity.
A smaller secondary beach is about 15 minutes away in walking distance, which is an escape if you do not prefer the crowds. Although both beaches have the modern resort facilities including watersports and beach activities, swimming is safe with no currents and in shallow waters because when the flags are in operation, care and awareness should always be sharp.
Boat trips, from the main beach and marina bay of Santa Ponsa, operate for approximately 10 euros per person. Giving a modern and exciting adventure with the small bar onboard. Most captains give the guests a chance to dive and jump off the boat to cool off in the ocean.
Once you have arrived to your vacation resort at Santa Ponsa, the return trip to Palma for tourism like sightseeing or shopping is easy via public transport. Every half hour, buses stop at Santa Ponsa heading east towards the city of Palma. Even though the bus from Palma airport to Santa Ponsa is still a viable option because of its price, residents do not recommend this since the trip commonly takes longer than usual because of the high amount of stops and the transport sometimes is very crowded which have been known to attract pickpockets.
The vibrant town of Santa Ponsa is one of Majorca's most cherished and beloved destinations that have been since the mid 1960’s. High-end hotels keep running along the sloping hills of Santa Ponsa, giving room for the ideal sea view. Situated on the southwest of the island, it is far off from the sights, sounds and distractions from the suburbs of Majorca’s capital. While Santa Ponsa offers its own variety of bars, restaurants and eateries, it doesn’t approach Majorca’s uncontrollably well known party shorelines. You’ll see that few of the bars and clubs have the Celtic topic due to the region’s prominence of Scottish and Irish guests. The pair of shorelines in Santa Ponsa offer holidaymakers anything they require for a fun day with sun. Visitors can hire umbrellas and loungers, and additionally any water sport equipment for wakeboarding, kite surfing, windsurfing and jet skiing. There are also cafes and volleyball courts, where you can appreciate an icy dessert on a hot summer’s day.
The main shore, named Playa Santa Ponsa is a wide stretch of brilliant sand that has been recently extended. As mentioned before, during peak season Santa Ponsa turns out to be extremely swarmed and those searching for more space will need to go to the littler yet calmer Little Beach. Also if the visitor gets tired of the beach and need a break from it, Santa Ponsa offers three incredible golf courses where you can take a shot at your swing.