Things to Do in Santa Ponsa
With two marinas close by, boat trips are very popular in Santa Ponsa. From snorkelling trips through to glass bottom boats, dolphin watching, and trips over to the nature reserve island of Sa Dragonera, there’s certainly something to suit everyone.
There are a few yacht charter companies to choose from, with both sailing and motor yachts of various sizes on the menu. These can be charters for varying lengths of time, from a half day through to weeks or even months. Be sure to check out Club Nautico Santa Ponsa and Port Adriano up the road to find the boat you desire.
There are a whole lot of watersports you can try here. It’s easy to find family-friendly activities like pedaloes, kayaking, SUP paddle boarding around the beaches and marinas. Thrill seekers will be pleased to know jet skiing is available in Santa Ponsa and Port Adriano.
Whether you are a beginner diver or learning to be an instructor, ZOEA Scuba Diving Centre in Club Nautico Marina will provide a trip to suit your individual ability. There are more than 30 diving sites available off the coast of Mallorca, including marine reserves, caves and sunken ships.
Golf enthusiasts are spoilt for choice if staying in this area on the island as there are several golf courses in the vicinity. Golf Santa Ponsa is located within the resort and has played host to the PGA European Tour six times. It is a long course of 6,543m with 18 holes (Par 72). The 10th hole (Par 5) is one of the longest in Europe with 590 meters.
Tennis enthusiasts can pop down to Santa Ponsa Tennis Club where there are both clay and grass courts available to rent. There’s also an academy if you fancy improving your tennis skills whilst holidaying on the island.
The most popular theme park in Santa Ponsa is Jungle Parc, an outdoor adventure playground aimed at both adults and children who love an adventure. It’s a high-rope course up in the trees, where adventurers climb from tree to tree along bridges, ropes, vines and lots of zip wires. There are a variety of circuits available, some are tailored for adults and others for young children.
Down the road, in the neighbouring resort of Magaluf, you will find Western Waterpark which caters for people of all ages with wave pools, outdoor rapids and slides for the adrenaline junkies. At the other end of the spectrum, there’s a baby pool with slides for the tiny tots.
There are plenty of convenience stores found within the resort alongside the typical holiday resort souvenir and beach shops selling local ceramics, inflatables, towels and sun cream. There is a small market held in Santa Ponsa on Saturday mornings on Avenida Riu Sill but the closest big market is held just down the road in Andratx every Wednesday. It’s well worth the visit. If you don’t have your own car you can get a bus or a taxi there.
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Also see: Sports & Activities in Mallorca, Majorca