Things to do in
Santa Ponsa

Enter your dates to find available activities

Top activities


Our most recommended things to do in Santa Ponsa

Mallorca: Island Tour with Boat & Train Ride from the South

1. Mallorca: Island Tour with Boat & Train Ride from the South

Discover Mallorca in a variety of ways on this day trip from the south. Be picked up in a comfortable and air-conditioned bus, take the famous Tren de Soller tram, and enjoy a catamaran trip to La Calobra Cove. Enjoy pickup from your hotel anywhere in Arenal, Can Pastilla, Palma, Costa den Blanes, Cala Major, Portals, Palmanova, Magalluf, Santa Ponsa, Paguera, or Camp de Mar. Take a ride on the island's legendary wooden electrical train. This is the perfect vantage point to admire the most beautiful landscapes in the Tramuntana mountain range, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue with a boat trip on a catamaran to La Calobra Cove. Stop for lunch, and enjoy some time at your leisure. You'll also visit the Torrent de Pareis, a narrow mouth of a torrent between two cliffs. 

Mallorca: Coastline and Malgrat Islands Tour by Catamaran

2. Mallorca: Coastline and Malgrat Islands Tour by Catamaran

Take a catamaran boat tour around Mallorca's southwest coast and explore the bay of Paguera, Santa Ponsa, and Camp de Mar. See the island's high cliffs and deep blue waters. Tour around the Malgrats Islands, an archipelago marine reserve, as you spot local birds and fish or simply relax on deck. As you cruise along the coast, take in the stunning scenery, and time permitting, stop for a swim. The upper deck provides a spacious solarium, ideal for sunbathing and sightseeing. The lower deck is semi-submerged with underwater windows where you can see a large variety of native fish. The catamaran has a main deck equipped with 2 toilets and an entertainment area. Refreshments and snacks are also available for purchase at 2 bars onboard.

The Caves of Drach Full or Half-Day

3. The Caves of Drach Full or Half-Day

On your trip to Mallorca, don't miss this visit to the Caves of Drach, located in the town of Manacor. After being picked up, head straight to the Caves. These caves are an absolute wonder, formed millions of years ago by the water pressure of the Mediterranean Sea. The Caves of Drach comprise 4 separate and gigantic caves full of impressive stalagmites and stalactites. The most interesting attraction of these caves is their 177-meter-long underwater lake, known as Lake Martel. While inside the caves, admire a light show synchronized with the melodies of a small orchestra. Finish your visit with a stop at an exhibition on Manacor's pearl farming industry. Learn all about the manufacturing process of these classic gems. Or, if you choose the full-day option, continue with a visit to the Caves del Hams, famous for its fish-hook-shaped stalactites and stalagmites—the cause of their unique shape is still unknown. Then, finish off your full-day tour with a visit to the beautiful Porto Cristo, on the eastern coast of the island.

Santa Ponsa: 3-Hour Marine Reserve Kayak Tour

4. Santa Ponsa: 3-Hour Marine Reserve Kayak Tour

Discover the southwest coast of Mallorca, the perfect area to practice kayaking, filled with cliffs and rock formations that provide a stunning landscape, and lots of sites to explore. Enjoy a fun tour that provides excellent exercise and the perfect opportunity to get out onto the water.  First, arrive at the meeting point or, if you are staying in a hotel located within the mentioned areas, benefit from a hotel pick-up by choosing the relevant option when booking. Then, get kitted out with all the necessary materials and information from the guide. Listen as they explain in detail some paddling techniques, the tour route on a map, and the safety procedures. Hop into your single and double kayak which are very stable and easy to maneuver. The seats have a backrest for more comfort during the trip. Follow your guide throughout the tour as they show you the best places and ensure your safety. When you're ready to set off, paddle along the coast towards the Malgrats Islands marine reserve. During the journey, visit caves, walk on a small beach and explore the natural pool. Enjoy the opportunity to have a swim here in the crystal-clear waters and take a rest, before returning to the start point. From here, if you've chosen the hotel drop-off option, enjoy a convenient return transfer back to your accommodation.

Mallorca: Day Trip Cruise to Andratx Port with Swim Stop

5. Mallorca: Day Trip Cruise to Andratx Port with Swim Stop

Hop aboard a comfortable triple decker catamaran on this day trip to the Port of Andratx. See the Malgrat Islands and have some free time to explore the Port. Have the chance to purchase refreshments and snacks at one of the two onboard bars.  Choose to take your tour from the jetty in Paguera or Santa Ponsa. Meet your captain and embark on your seafaring adventure. Set anchor in a pristine bay to take a refreshing dip in crystal-clear waters. Enjoy the underwater windows on the boat.  Snap pictures of the dynamic coastline on the way to the Marine Reserve at the Malgrat Islands. Continue to the Port of Andratx. Take some free time to explore this traditional port town that lies between the mountains and the sea.   Return to your meeting point in Paguera or Santa Ponsa at the end of your cruise. 

Mallorca: Catamaran Coastal Cruise with Lunch

6. Mallorca: Catamaran Coastal Cruise with Lunch

Discover the beautiful southwest coast of Mallorca and enjoy the beauty that the sea has to offer on this exclusive catamaran. Cruise along the southwest coast of Mallorca on a modern catamaran with submarine-like windows on the hull of the boat. During the cruise, you have the chance to drop anchor at a secluded bay where you can swim and snorkel in crystal blue waters at theMalgrats Island. Your tour will also make a stop in Port Andratx for 40 minutes, one of the most exclusive harbors in Mallorca. Refresh with a complimentary buffet lunch with pasta bolognese and pasta salad, and enjoy one of our two bars onboard. Relax and sunbathe on board while you navigate the natural reserves of Malgrats Island.

Santa Ponsa or Paguera: Dolphin Watching Cruise with Lunch

7. Santa Ponsa or Paguera: Dolphin Watching Cruise with Lunch

Discover dolphins playing in their natural habitat on this dolphin watching cruise from Santa Ponsa or Paguera. Relax with a drink or refreshment that you can purchase at one of the two onboard bars. Use the snorkeling equipment to explore the marine life at a swim stop.  Board the ship at Playa Tora beach in Paguera or at Santa Ponsa beach. Sail along the coastline and slowly make your way out to sea. Look for sightings of dolphins in waters that are home to Risso's dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, and white-sided dolphins. Savor a buffet on board consisting of green salad, pasta salad, pasta Bolognese and bread. Search for 21 species of marine mammals. Make use of the semi-submerged lower deck which has panoramic windows for underwater viewing. Spend time on the boat's main deck which is equipped with a bar, service rooms and an entertainment area. Soak up some sun in the spacious solarium. Return to Santa Ponsa or Paguera at the end of your tour. 

From Santa Ponsa or Paguera: Dolphin Watching Boat Ticket

8. From Santa Ponsa or Paguera: Dolphin Watching Boat Ticket

Sail along the coastline while examining the underwater world from the submerged windows of a glass-bottomed boat with this dolphin watching ticket. Choose to depart from Santa Ponsa or Paguera. Stop for a refreshing swim crystal blue waters. Board your boat at the beach jetty in Santa Ponsa or at the Playa Tora jetty in Paguera. Settle in on the boat which is equipped with a bar, service rooms, and an entertainment area. Soak in some sun in the spacious solarium on the upper deck.  Head to the lower deck to view the underwater world through the semi-submerged panoramic windows. Look for 21 species of marine mammals, including Risso's dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, and white-sided dolphins.  Let your captain steer you to where the dolphins are most active so you have the best chance of seeing them frolic in the water. Return to your meeting point in Santa Ponsa or Paguera at the end of your tour. 

Santa Ponsa: Try Scuba Diving in a Marine Reserve

9. Santa Ponsa: Try Scuba Diving in a Marine Reserve

The PADI Discover Scuba Diving program is a fun and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world. This 3-hour experience includes a basic lesson, some simple exercises in shallow water, and a dive to a maximum of 6 meters with a PADI instructor. The activity takes place in the Malgrats marine reserve, a 10-minute boat ride from the dive center. Your instructor will teach you the basics to ensure an enjoyable diving experience. With personalized attention throughout the activity, you’ll feel safe in the water at all times. After the paperwork, your instructor will explain the basics of scuba diving and fit you with equipment. Once on the boat, enjoy an in-depth tutorial of breathing and equalizing techniques, and how to move underwater. The exercises in shallow waters will help you get comfortable and enjoy this wonderful experience in the turquoise waters of the marine reserve.

Tour of Formentor: Market, Beach, and Alcudia Town

10. Tour of Formentor: Market, Beach, and Alcudia Town

Visit a traditional market to meet local people and discover the sights, smells, and flavors of this region. Visit the town of Alcudia, which is a beautiful place full of history. Admire the city walls encircling the Old Town.  Then, visit Alcudia where you will stop for 2 hours. At Playa de Formentor, you'll have free time for about 45 minutes, during which you can enjoy the views and relax. Return on a coastal route with panoramic views from the seaside cliffs. 

Frequently asked questions about Santa Ponsa

What top attractions are a must-see in Santa Ponsa?

The must-see attractions in Santa Ponsa are:

Other Sightseeing Options in Santa Ponsa

Want to discover all there is to do in Santa Ponsa? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Santa Ponsa

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,212 reviews

We did the half day visit to the Caves of Drach and would really recommend visiting them it was a wonderful experience ( wait until the end with the orchestra’) My only downside was we had to wait over 30 minutes for the coach to pick us up in the morning and we were stuck at the docks with nowhere to get a drink etc

Really enjoyable day trip. Well organised, and interesting. Alcudia is a lovely town with good shops and places to eat. The trip took in some beautiful scenery, all done in the capable hands of an experienced driver. Would definitely recommend this trip to other travellers.

Pick-up went smoothly, Juan the tour guide was great, always made sure that everyone came with us. Stays between stations were good in terms of time. The trip was worth the money!

Was a brilliant experience, good way to see a section of the island in a unique car. Would definitely book again

Great tour. Everything was planned and carried out flawlessly.