Santa Ponsa

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Santa Ponsa
Santa Ponça (Catalan)
Santa Ponsa (Spanish)
Santa Ponça
Santa Ponsa
Santa Ponsa
Santa Ponsa is located in Spain
Santa Ponsa
Santa Ponsa
Santa Ponsa shown within Majorca
Coordinates: 39°30′17.28″N 2°28′9.66″E / 39.5048000°N 2.4693500°E / 39.5048000; 2.4693500Coordinates: 39°30′17.28″N 2°28′9.66″E / 39.5048000°N 2.4693500°E / 39.5048000; 2.4693500
Sovereign state Spain
Autonomous community Balearic Islands
Province Balearic Islands
Island Majorca
Comarca Serra de Tramuntana
Municipality Calvià
Postal code 07180
Dialling code 971

Santa Ponsa (Catalan and officially: Santa Ponça) is a small town in the south-west of Majorca. Located in the municipality of Calvià, it is 18 kilometres from the capital Palma.


Santa Ponsa derives its name from a Roman villa called Sancta Pontia. Santa Ponsa is where King James I of Aragon (Jaume in Catalan) landed on September 12 1229 in his successful quest to conquer the island and take it from the Moors after more than 300 years of Muslim rule. Majorca became part of the Kingdom of Aragon following James's conquest, and was later annexed to the Kingdom of Spain. A cross at the entrance to the marina marks the spot where James landed. 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.


The town is popular holiday destination and attracts people from countries with colder climates such as Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland and Great Britain, especially from May to October. Some have bought villas and apartments in the hills on each side of the bay.


Santa Ponsa has two 18-hole (I, II) and one 9-hole golf courses (III).[1][2][3] Santa Ponsa II has hosted a PGA European Tour event and is open only to club members. Its 18th green is in the shape of the island of Majorca within a pond, reached by a bridge.

The Baleares International College, an English school founded in 1956, is located on the road to the nearby village of Magaluf.

Santa Ponsa also has a private marina, Club Náutico Santa Ponsa (Santa Ponsa Yacht Club), built in 1975 within the natural cove known as "Sa Caleta". The marina can accommodate up to 522 boats from 7m to 20m in length as well as offering dry dock services.

Santa Ponsa hosts the Balearic Islands node of the COMETA electric power transmission system from the Spanish mainland.



  1. ^ "Golf Santa Ponsa". Retrieved 2011-01-24. 
  2. ^ Craig Wilson. "Nova Santa Ponsa Golf Club, Spain". Retrieved 2011-01-24. 
  3. ^ "Hábitat Golf Santa Ponsa". Retrieved 2011-01-24. 

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