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About Santa Ponsa

Santa Ponsa (Catalan: Santa Ponça due to a roman village called Santa Pontia) is a holiday resort in the south-west of Majorca. Located in the municipality of Calvià, it is 18 kilometres from the capital Palma.


The resort is popular with Irish, Scottish, German and Dutch tourists. It is predominantly a summer resort with the season lasting from May to October. A family resort with plenty of bars, restaurants and nightly entertainment, and a clean and safe beach.

History of Santa Ponsa

Santa Ponsa is where King James the First (Jaume in Catalan) landed on September 12 1229 in his quest to conquer the island and take it from the moors after more than 300 years of Muslim rule. A cross at the entrance to the marina marks the spot where James landed. Majorca became part of the Kingdom of Aragon following James's conquest, and was later annexed to the Kingdom of Spain. Every September there is a grand fiesta to commemorate the landing with a mock battle between the Moors and Christians on the beach. It is a two week fiesta which incorporates a pop concert and firework display.

Useful information

For a handy guide to Majorca's climate please visit Majorca Weather. You'll find weather charts, current weather information and forecast links.

If you'd like to save money of airport transfers and flights there are some great tips to be found on resort hopper at the Majorca Holidays web site.