Energetic and effervescent are two fitting words with which to describe the lively and lovely resort of Santa Ponsa. Occupying a prime position upon Majorca’s curvaceous coast, the sun-drenched destination has been alluring visitors since the 1950’s. Soft, silken sands unfurl into the crystal clear waters of the ocean, an expanse home to an impressive portfolio of water sports. Cultural connoisseurs are sure to be satisfied with the architectural offerings of the island capital, which can be reached in a short drive. A luscious location upon the seafront means seafood is always the dish of the day, ensuring enthusiastic epicureans will be delighted by the dishes on offer.
Undoubtedly the resorts primary allure, Playa Santa Ponsa is a sunny and social stretch of sand upon which fabulous tourists facilities can be found. Flanked by towering palm trees, the azure water of this blissful beach beckons sun worshippers with its warm embrace. Bustling bars, luxurious hotels and excellent eateries provide an exciting backdrop to this seaside haven.
Those seeking a type of satisfaction that doesn’t come with sun and sand will delight in the proximity of Palma, Majorca’s compelling and cultural capital. The class and the contemporary combine in this cosmopolitan city, whose most notable landmarks include the Gothic and grand cathedral and the perfectly preserved Bellver Castle.
Although most of the resort is dominated by tourism, remnants of traditional Spanish culture still remain. An eatery that encompasses the essences of sublime Spanish specialities is Il Vivo, a tapas bar hailed by many as the resort’s best restaurant. Sample sizzling chorizo sausage, lightly fried squid and crispy croquettes in order to appease an appetite for authenticity. (Carrer Huguet des Far, 34, Costa de la Calma, Spain)