Santa Ponsa is a pretty coastal area which lies on the west coast of Majorca. This area southwest of the capital Palma is particularly popular with the Scottish and Irish tourists. As a result, there is a strong Celtic influence.
Santa Ponsa also welcomes many other northern Europeans. These include Germans, Scandinavians and other parts of the British Isles. Although not as hectic as some of the busier resorts, this area is popular during the summer months
Things to do in Santa Ponsa, Majorca
There are a few sandy beaches here to choose from. Playa Santa Ponsa is one of the better beaches on the island and is close to the shops, bars and restaurants. The water is calm here which makes this beach ideal for swimmers of all ages.
Attractions to check out include the Jungle Parc theme park. Landmarks are the old windmill and the Cruz del Descubrimiento monument (picture above).
Beaches of Santa Ponsa
Santa Ponsa Beach is the main beach located in the area. This beach has a length of 1300 metres and average width of 100 metres. You should have no problem finding space to spend a relaxing day soaking up the sun on this beautiful sandy beach.
Santa Ponsa Beach lies in a bay which is protected from the elements. As a result, the water is always calm here with hardly any waves. Swimming is ideal here for people of all ages and there is usually a lifeguard in attendance.
Sunbeds and parasols are available to hire. Several local bars and restaurants offer drinks and excellent Mallorcan cuisine. Playa des Castellot and Pellicer Beach are much smaller in comparison. These beaches lie on the outskirts of the resort.
Jungle Parc is the top attraction away from the beaches which is the biggest of it’s kind in the Balearic Islands.
Set in a 9 hectare pine forest in Santa Ponsa, Jungle Parc boasts over 130 different platforms for rope and zip-line activities. There are four different courses of varying difficulty. Some designed for youngsters and those looking to have a fun day out.
The Extremo course (Extreme Course) will test even the most experienced climbers. The Piratas course (Pirates Course) is for children of 4 years and above. Prueba (Test) and Explorador (Explorer) make up the other two courses.
Jungle Parc tends to be open to everyone for much of the holiday season. There are also times when the park is reserved for groups only. Here you can check out the monthly timetable and opening hours to ensure you do not waste a journey. Tickets prices vary from 14 – 18 € with special offers for multi-courses.
Below is a promotional video from the Jungle Parc website. This video gives a good idea of what to expect when you visit.
Points of Interest
Santa Ponsa Windmill (Molino) was built in 1818 and is one of the many windmills found on the island of Majorca. This particular windmill is lies on the outskirts of the resort and was restored in 1971.