Why go to Cala Santanyi?
Cala Santanyi is a small resort with a relaxed atmosphere that suits those who looking for a retreat from busy lives at home. There are limited water sports in the resort but more are provided in the area. With a soft sandy beach that never seems to be crowded, and warm shallow seas, Cala Santanyi is a haven for lovers of a seaside holiday.
Who is Cala Santanyi popular with?
Cala Santanyi is particularly popular with families and couples seeking peace and tranquility. It also attracts walkers and there are some very pleasant coastal paths and inland trails.
When to go to Cala Santanyi
Cala Santanyi holidays can be taken taken at any time of year as the winters are mild. April to October are the most popular times to visit with temperatures rising into the thirties at the height of the season.
Cala Santanyi - The place
Cala Santanyi is a small resort that gives real pleasure to those wishing to unwind and relax in warm sunshine. The beach is perfect for families with young children as the soft sand and the clear shallow water are an ideal combination. The small bay is popular with sailors and the vibrant waters are often dotted with gaily painted boats and dinghies.
Apart from swimming and water sports, Cala Santanyi is very popular with ramblers and cyclists as there are many paths both along the coast and inland towards the town.
With good accommodation, a variety of cuisine, and further recreational facilities in neighbouring resorts, Cala Santanyi holidays are sure to please.
Cala Santanyi nightlife
Cala Santanyi nightlife is very low key, reflecting the resort's popularity with families and couples. Evenings are spent strolling through the resort and along the waterfront enjoying al fresco dining.
Cala Santanyi shopping
Cala Santanyi shopping although limited, provides for all your holiday needs. The market at the inland town of Santanyi and also the one in Felanitx offer opportunities to haggle over the prices of your gifts and souvenirs. Popular purchases include local pottery, leather goods, embroidered linens, basketry and jewellery.
Cala Santanyi Eating
Cala Santanyi eating caters for most tastes. Restaurants serve a variety of food from local island fare to international cuisine. If you are new to the flavours of Spain, order tapas and you'll receive a variety of tasty, bite sized morsels. They are useful if you wish to stave off hunger during the sometimes long gap between lunch and dinner. Local wines are as pleasing to the pocket as they are to the palate. Children are always welcome customers and their taste and portion sizes are usually accommodated.
Things to do in Cala Santanyi
Cala Santanyi is essentially a family resort and one where holiday makers come to relax in the sun, surrounded by a wonderful landscape. It is of course the perfect spot for those who ask for little more than a sandy beach, tasty food and warm and friendly locals.. However, for those who enjoy sporting activities on land and water, Cala Santanyi and neighbouring resorts provide a good choice of activities. There are a variety of water sports, golf, tennis and cycling.
Since Majorca is a small island visitors can enjoy all of its attractions including water parks, a safari park, a wooden maze that becomes very scary after dark, a bird sanctuary, stables for horse riding, , a go-kart track and the Fantasia mini golf at Palmanova, to name but a few. While local buses offer a fairly good service, if you wish to explore the island fully, including its more remote parts, car hire is recommended.
The two water parks near Palma offer an exciting day out for adults and children alike. Aqualand has some terrifying vertical drops which certainly raise adrenalin levels. The Palma Aquarium, also close by, is on the top ten list of tourist attractions that appeal to all age groups. At Marineland you can see dolphin shows as well as a range of sea life.
A wide range of excursions can be enjoyed by couples. One of the most popular is the Soller and La Colobra island tour. This includes a coach journey into spectacular mountain scenery, a boat trip along the rugged western coastline followed by journeys on the Soller tram and the old, wooden Soller Train. The Soller Botanical Gardens at Camp D'En Prohom, terraced gardens where many rare and endangered species are grown is also worth a visit.
The historic town of Palma with its impressive Gothic Cathedral, its fine buildings and museums, and its multitude of specialist stores and fashion boutiques, makes a welcome change from the beach and most couples make time for a visit. It offers plenty of opportunities for buying your holiday gifts and souvenirs. The markets of the island have great appeal with the one in Felanitx said to be the best. Visitors may also wish to tour the pearl factory in Manacor where jewellery can be purchased. The east coast has the spectacular Caves of Drach and also the Caves of Ham. The caves are well worth seeing as the caverns and enormous stalactites and stalagmites are dramatically illuminated.
Majorca also has many pretty inland villages where the pace of life has remained unchanged for decades. One of most charming is Valldemosa, which is the highest on the island and certainly one of the most picturesque. Be sure to visit its thirteenth century monastery. Deia, framed by the Tramuntana mountains, is another beautiful and traditional village that should not be missed.