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Santa Ponsa is located in the southwest of the Balearic island of Mallorca. It belongs to the municipality of Calvià. It is about 20 kilometres from the island's capital, Palma, via a motorway. Santa Ponça has about 12,000 inhabitants.

The centre of Santa Ponsa is grouped around an elongated bay surrounded by steep cliffs. The wide, fine sandy beach is located at the front of this bay. Adjacent to it is a small green area. Separated by a moderately busy shore road, restaurants, cafés and souvenir shops line the beach zone. Voluminous, five- and six-storey mid-range hotels with good, modernised facilities characterise the north shore and the middle area.


A few minutes' walk from the centre is a picturesquely situated marina. The elegant villa districts of wealthy foreigners and Spaniards stretch along the north and south shores. Many Germans have settled here. The millionaire's hill of Santa Ponsa is also known as "Ensaimada". Many celebrities from radio, television and sport live here. In well-kept residential complexes, one can enjoy leisure time with spacious gardens and communal pools.

The entire infrastructure of Santa Ponsa is excellent. The road network is very well developed, all easements are represented here, also especially in the nearby industrial area of " Son Bugadelles". In the catchment area of Santa Ponsa is currently the English school "Baleares International College" in the neighbouring town of Magaluf. In the immediate vicinity, there are four well-known golf courses as well as the luxury yacht harbour Port Adriano, newly built in 2009, which is located close to the border with the municipality of El Toro.

On the history of Santa Ponsa : Near the town centre, in the Puig de sa Morisca Archaeological Park, there are the remains of a settlement of the Talaiot culture, which have been partially excavated and restored. It was inhabited from around 1200 BC until the Christian reconquest in the 13th century AD. On 10 September 1229, James I of Aragon landed with a force near the present marina, initiating the reconquest of the island from the Muslim Moors. A column was erected on the site to commemorate the event. Today, the battles of the landing are re-enacted on the beach with a large town festival every first weekend in September.

Santa Ponsa has a mild Mediterranean climate, naturally influenced by the Mediterranean Sea. Because of this influence, the occurrence of weather extremes is unlikely. This is one of the reasons why Santa Ponsa and the southwest are among the most important tourist areas in Mallorca. Summer is the driest time of the year; most precipitation falls here in January and February.