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Santanyi

Santanyi Holidays

An area of southern Majorca that is filled with fascinating towns, natural surroundings and glorious beaches; all of this and more can be enjoyed on Santanyi holidays.

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Southern Majorca

Holidays in Majorca are enjoyed from a number of locations on the island and there is no better spot in the south than Santanyi. It's a quiet area that is rich in unspoilt countryside as well as offering pleasant Spanish town environments.

It is worth visiting this location for the coastline alone with 35km worth of beaches to choose from, there's definitely enough space for everyone.

Nature lovers and beach worshippers will fall in love with holidays to Santanyi. Couples looking to explore the surroundings will not be left disappointed while active families will be pleased with the activities on offer too.

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  • Euro
  • Spanish
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35km of beaches

It's hard to pinpoint exactly which beach is the best across Santanyi because there are miles of options that all include golden sand, shallow shores and crystal clear oceans. No matter where you choose to spend time by the coast, you're sure to feel the mellow vibes and relaxing state you were craving.

Cala Santanyi is a great tourist patch that features a beach and a good sized area of water that is bordered by small cliffs. The sandy area can get busy so arrive early to claim your spot but the beach is best used as a swimming facility thanks to the calm waves.

A more rugged beach is found at Playa es Caragol. A rough terrain of rocks and bushes lead out towards a massive beach that remains relatively quiet for much of the year. This tranquil beach is accessible via the lighthouse of Ses Salines.

Pedal across the waves

A unique way to ride the waves is aboard a bicycle catamaran. The whole family can pedal their way across the water and take in the views across the southern coastline. This is a great way to visit and even cycle underneath the Es Pontas arch: a natural rock formation that is a great sight to see from land or the ocean.

Cala D'Or is a tourist town found in Santanyi and one that offers plenty for visitors. The resort is home to seven beaches, a huge tennis club with plenty of courts and a boardwalk promenade that is filled with shops and restaurants.

Elsewhere along the coast you can practice your game at one of five top quality golf courses found on the coastline. With Majorca's weather providing ideal playing conditions, all of them feature 18-holes and each offers stunning views and surroundings.

Avinguda Tagomago shops

There is a good selection of venues to grab your retail fix from while enjoying holidays in Santanyi. Cala D'Or's main shopping street is the Avinguda Tagomago and it's filled with everything you could possibly wish for. Small boutiques, big brand name designers, typical souvenir shops, independent arts and craft makers, this street seems to have it all.

Further up the coast there is even more options available in the historic city of Palma. Interspersed between the ancient buildings and cathedrals, you'll find brilliant stores that offer everything from unique items to well-known designer products.

Restaurants in Santanyi

There are dozens of restaurants and cafes to dine in around the Santanyi district. Fortunately many are located by the ocean so you can enjoy the fresh air, blazing sunshine and delightful sea view while you eat.

The pallet on offer seems to cover all bases with Spanish options, seafood, Italian, German and Indian food all on the menu.

Hire a car to see it all

Drive south from the Palma de Mallorca Arport and it will take around 40 minutes to reach your chosen destination in Santanyi.

To effectively discover the nature, the old towns, the beaches and attractions spread throughout Santanyi, it is best to hire a car. You can book and collect from the airport or make the last minute decision by hiring from Cala D'Or.

Best time of year to visit

Holidays to Santanyi provide wonderful summer temperatures while the winters can get much milder. Average temperatures in August reach 26C but can top 30C during the days while January drops to 9C.

This resort is popular with guests from all over Europe including mainland Spain and Germany. This means that it is always a popular destination but with so many towns to explore and the miles of beaches available, it should never be overcrowded.