Golf in Mallorca

Mallorca is known for the number of different sports that can be practiced there. Cycling is one of the great attractions of Mallorca, together with diving and hiking. But golf is also a highly valued sport on the island, both by Mallorcans and visitors.

In Mallorca there are more than 50 golf courses, with different characteristics and located in very different places. Today we are going to focus on golf in Santa Ponsa. That is why today we will tell you all about the main golf course in Santa Ponsa. It is Golf Santa Ponsa, which is divided in 3: Golf Santa Ponsa I, Golf Santa Ponsa II and Golf Santa Ponsa III. And we will also recommend Golf Fantasia, a mini golf located in the heart of Santa Ponsa, perfect for the little ones.

Santa Ponsa is a coastal town, near Palma de Mallorca, belonging to the municipality of Calvia. It is located in the southwest of Mallorca and has a variety of activities to do, among them, one of the best known: golf. The vegetation of Santa Ponsa allowed the creation of these different golf courses. Besides, nowadays they allow the surroundings of Santa Ponsa to be green and beautiful.

Golf Santa Ponsa

Golf Santa Ponsa is the best golf course in this area of Mallorca. Divided in 3 parts it has all the facilities to make your golf game perfect. Located just a few meters from the center of Santa Ponsa, you can enjoy courses suitable for all types of players. It is also the first golf course in Calviá and one of the first on the island.

Golf Santa Ponsa I

Golf Santa Ponsa I has 6.543 meters of course with different lakes and a variety of trees, which make it a very pleasant course for all players. Of its 18 holes we highlight the hole number 10, one of the longest in Spain and Europe.

Since it was inaugurated in 1977, Golf Santa Ponsa I has been visited by a variety of public figures such as the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh or, also, a number of professional players such as: José M. Olazábal, Barry Lane, Jesper Parnevik, Colin Montgomerie, Ian Woosnam, Lee Westwood.

Golf Santa Ponsa I hosts a number of tournaments every year. Nowadays many tournaments are still held annually, but it is true that in the past it was the chosen site for very important national and international tournaments. This makes this fantastic Golf de Mallorca one of the most prestigious golf courses on the island.

Golf Santa Ponsa II

Golf in Mallorca has a lower degree of difficulty than Golf Santa Ponsa I. In addition to its 18 different holes, it has a practice area with a 350-meter long driving range and a tee area of more than 100 meters. There is also a putting green and a short game area.

Surrounded by a pine forest and between large lakes, it is a golf course with many options in the game. In its 6,053 meters you will find different places that will catch your attention. On the 18th hole, a par 3, you will find a green in the shape of Mallorca that captures the attention of all the players at Golf Santa Ponsa II.

Golf Santa Ponsa II also hosts different tournaments every year. Thanks to them great public figures have been able to enjoy this place. From Michael Douglas to Adolfo Suárez have walked through the holes of Golf Santa Ponsa II.

Golf Santa Ponsa III

Since 1999 Golf Santa Ponsa III has been an idyllic place for all those who are just starting out in the world of golf and players who are looking for a short game. Because it only has 9 holes, unlike Golf Santa Ponsa I and Golf Santa Ponsa II.

It is located in the vicinity of Golf Santa Ponsa II so they share the driving range area, the tees on both sides, the putting green and the short game area. In addition, Golf Santa Ponsa III is adapted to be played in Pitch & Putt mode.

Golf Santa Ponsa III also shares with Golf Santa Ponsa II: Casa de Campo. It is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the place and atmosphere after practicing your favorite sport. Casa de Campo has a terrace, swimming pool and Sure ‘s restaurant. This restaurant has fresh dishes and select menus to replenish your strength after your round of golf.

Golf Fantasia

In Santa Ponsa, just a few meters from the sea, in the second row you can also enjoy Golf Fantasia. It is a mini golf, suitable for everyone, in which to spend a fun and different time. It has 3 different courses, each with its 18 holes.

Golf Fantasia is undoubtedly the ideal place to go with the little ones. As you go into this mini golf of Santa Ponsa you will find lakes with fish, ducks and turtles, you will go into caves and cross wooden bridges. It is a different place which will make you enjoy a new experience.

It has a bar where you can have a soft drink or ice cream after walking its trails. Its schedule changes according to the time of the year, so check before you go to make sure you can enjoy this fantastic mini golf in Santa Ponsa.

Holiday Center

All these golf courses have something in common: their proximity to Holiday Center. Our aparthotel in Santa Ponsa is only a few meters away from these different golf courses, and from the beach. It is a family place to enjoy together. Our apartments have a modern and Mediterranean style that will make you feel at home.

In our facilities you will find a variety of activities to do. We have sports courts, activities for children, a large swimming pool, entertainment, billiards and video games area. In Holiday Center you will also find our buffet restaurant to taste and enjoy typical Mediterranean and Mallorcan food.

For these reasons, and many more, come and enjoy Holiday Center and discover all that this place and its surroundings have to offer, we are waiting for you!

Santa Ponsa

Are you planning a holiday in Mallorca and you don’t know where to stay? In this blog we make it easy for you, Santa Ponsa is the ideal place and then we explain why.

The only thing that is clear to you is that Mallorca is the ideal destination to spend your family holidays, but you are wondering in which town it is better to stay … We have no doubts and in this blog we will tell you why Santa Ponsa should be your holiday destination .

The town of Santa Ponsa, in addition to having an enviable location on the south coast of Mallorca, Santa Ponsa has many points in favor to offer a dream vacation to its tourists.

Santa Ponsa Beach

Santa Ponsa beach, for many one of the best beaches in Mallorca, has an enviable extension of approximately 1.5 kilometers of fine white sand. You will not find any problem to spread your towel or place the umbrella … The waters that bathe Santa Ponsa beach are 100% crystal clear and shallow, ideal for the little ones in the family.

But what makes Santa Ponsa beach one of the best beaches in Mallorca is that it has all the necessary services to make sure that its bathers enjoy a day at the beach in the best way. It offers water activities such as kayaking, paddle surfing, diving or sailing with the family on the beach by renting a pedal boat. Although you can also enjoy games in the sand, such as volleyball or soccer, among others.

Although if your priority is fun for young children, Santa Ponsa beach also has a children’s playground … Can you ask for more? Well, there is still more. Santa Ponsa beach has all kinds of services such as lifeguards, medical assistance, hammocks and umbrellas, showers and at the same time a great added value … A space adapted for people with disabilities.

Without a doubt, enough arguments for the beach of Santa Ponsa to be considered one of the best beaches in Mallorca.

Restaurants in Santa Ponsa

Another of the great virtues that the town of Santa Ponsa has are the wonderful restaurants that await inside. Restaurants in Santa Ponsa with a gastronomic offer for all tastes.

If you are looking for restaurants in Santa Ponsa with views of the sea, the beautiful bay, there are many possible options. Among them, the Mercader del Mar or the restaurant of the Santa Ponsa Yacht Club stand out. With these restaurants in Santa Ponsa you can enjoy a tasty Mediterranean offer on their menu. A real opportunity to try the best paella accompanied by fabulous views.

The area also has restaurants of all kinds. From vegan and healthy restaurants like Donna Vegana, Japanese and sushi specialists like Ebisu, Italians like Il Vivo or more local restaurants like Mesón del Rey where they offer typical Mallorcan food.

You will find a lot of variety and quality in any of the restaurants in Santa Ponsa. Your only blessed problem will be making the difficult decision about which restaurant in Santa Ponsa to visit first.

Cycling routes from Santa Ponsa

For cycling lovers, Santa Ponsa also becomes the ideal destination. It has numerous cycling routes from Santa Ponsa and specialized bike rides.

There are cycling routes from Santa Ponsa of all kinds, you have them short but intense, such as the climb to Coll de Palmanova of approximately 40 kilometers and of intermediate difficulty. There are also longer ones such as the climb to Coll de Sa Creu or if instead you are looking for flatter routes, Santa Ponsa to Port d’Andratx.

In the case of going with the family, cycling in Santa Ponsa can also be an interesting activity. Going all together on a bicycle along the coast will become a perfect experience if you combine it with a good ice cream afterwards.

In short, there are many cycling routes from Santa Ponsa, you just have to choose the one that best suits you and your family or your physical conditions … But of course in all of them you will enjoy a beautiful landscape during the bike journey, you choose the route that you choose.

Golf Santa Ponsa

Another of the attractions that the town of Santa Ponsa has is its wonderful and respected golf course, Golf Santa Ponsa. The golf course was designed in 1977 by Folco Nardi and has an extensive 18-hole course.

Golf Santa Ponsa has one of the largest holes in all of Europe, number 10, of no more and no less than 590 meters. Undoubtedly, the Santa Ponsa Golf course has a great name within this sport, it has hosted the prestigious European Tour 6 times. Golf Santa Ponsa has played players of the stature of Ballesteros, Langer, Woosnam, among many others.

Golf Santa Ponsa adds another hole in one more so that the town of Santa Ponsa becomes the ideal destination for your holidays in Mallorca.

Holiday Center

Now is the time to talk about the strong point of Santa Ponsa, the accommodation. Holiday Center is your ideal hotel in Santa Ponsa. Holiday Center, with its apartments, provides you and your family with well-being, comfort and the fabulous feeling of closeness that a home offers.

As you can see, Santa Ponsa is full of thousands of plans to do. Holiday Center is located just minutes from the best restaurants, beaches and activities mentioned.

In addition, in its facilities, you can live moments of calm and peace that are so necessary during your holidays in Mallorca. But also fun with activities led by our monitors so that you and your family can continue adding experiences together.

Now yes, it can be said that the best alternative to visit Mallorca is Santa Ponsa, it is Holiday Center.


Diving in Mallorca

Mallorca is the perfect place to organize your summer holidays. There are thousands of activities and places to discover on the island of Mallorca. In this way you will be able to know the amount of wonders it hides. Apart from the well-known beaches of Mallorca, it can be known through excursions, climbing and cycling. Or for those more adventurous, discovering scuba diving in Mallorca.

The Balearic Islands consist of 8 natural parks, 2 nature reserves and 2 natural monuments. Most of these places are located on the larger island. Therefore, if you are planning your Majorca holidays and you don’t know where to start, we recommend that you take a diving excursion in Majorca in some of the following natural parks and marine reserves.

Dragonera Island

Isla Dragonera was established as a natural park in 1995, to the west of Mallorca and just 800 meters from the coast of Andratx. It is an archipelago made up of Dragonera, the largest island of all. This archipelago consists of around 275 hectares, 2 smaller islets known as Mitjana and Pantaleu and, finally, with a small group of islands called els Calafats.

To get to the island Dragonera can be accessed by organized boats or directly with diving schools. You can leave from the port of Andratx or from the closest point that is Sant Elmo.

The seabed that makes up this entire coast is a paradise for anyone who likes nature and the sea. As it contains a rocky bottom and the usual crystalline waters of Mallorca, it is simply an ecological treasure.

You can also find beautiful caves, with air bubbles inside, in much of the island. They can be accessed and enjoyed during your diving excursion to the island of Dragonera.

In turn, and to rest from diving, excursions can be made in Dragonera. This excursion will take you to the end of the island, where the first lighthouse built on it is located. From this point you can see wonderful views of cliffs, the sea and the well-known Serra de Tramuntana.


Cabrera is a natural park that has a large land area, with almost 1,400 protected hectares, and a maritime part, with around 90,000 hectares. It is made up of the island of Cabrera, a smaller one called illa des Conills, and 15 smaller islets around them.

It is located in the south of Mallorca, with the Colonia de Sant Jordi as its closest point. The boats that will allow you to make your diving excursions in Cabrera set sail from this town.

In the dives you do in the Cabrera Sea you will find a multitude of different species. From fish to other marine animals such as mollusks and cetaceans. Clear examples are sea bream, sea bass, rays, nacras and even sea turtles. All this lives surrounded by the popular posidonia, called the lung of the Mediterranean.

As it contains so much marine diversity, fishing is prohibited and altering the marine and terrestrial ecosystem to protect it and allow it to follow its natural course.

There are several places where you can dive in Cabrera, but there is a very special one: the blue cave. It is a cave in Cabrera that at sunset, when sunlight enters, dyes the cave a spectacular intense blue color. Inside this you can see a variety of marine animals and also go deep until you find other small caves inside.

El Toro

El Toro was declared a marine reserve in 2004. This was due to the number of different marine species and due to the great diversity that exists in this territory. It ranges from Clot del Moro to Cala Refeubetx.

It is located in the urban town of Santa Ponsa and can be accessed from the Port
Adriano or from the Santa Ponsa Yacht Club, these being the closest ports to the Toro Marine Reserve.

It is a very popular place for divers from all over the world. In El Toro you can find a variety of fish in a very special habitat. Fish such as amberjacks, moray eels, groupers, and barracudas. In turn, you will find other marine animals such as octopuses, mollusks and nudibranchs.

The dives at this point of the island are viable for all types of divers, from novice to experienced. But if you still do not dare to dive in Mallorca, it is the ideal place to snorkel, due to the cliffs that are created between the sea and the land of the island of Toro.

The Malgrats Islands

The Malgrats Islands is an archipelago made up of a larger island called Malgrat and 3 smaller ones known as Conills, Rates or d’Enmig. This area was declared a marine reserve in 2004, like El Toro. Since then its marine life has increased dramatically, making this place even more valuable.

Also due to being a nature reserve fishing is restricted. Like the anchorage by all kinds of boats, due to the protection of the well-known posidonia, from the Mediterranean Sea.

It is located in the municipality of Calviá and can be reached from the Santa Ponsa Yacht Club and from Port Adriano. From these places you can access up to 5 dive sites in the Malgrats Islands.

This place has a very special diving section due to the fact that a 133 meter Balearic frigate was sunk a few meters from the Malgrats Islands. It is located 400 meters deep and has since become an artificial reef. But, thanks to it, marine life has been enhanced and it serves as a home for all the marine animals in the area. In this way it is also beneficial to conserve natural reefs, and to keep marine life growing.

Holiday Center

As you may have seen, all these places are very close to our hotel in Mallorca Holiday Center. Therefore, if you are looking for a place to stay and enjoy diving: Holiday Center is your ideal hotel. At our aparthotel in Mallorca we want you to enjoy the island of Mallorca and, in turn, the moment of tranquility when you arrive at the hotel after a wonderful day discovering the Mallorca. So if you are thinking of booking your holidays in Mallorca and wanting to dive, book now at Holiday Center for a wonderful experience. We will wait for you!

Cycling Mallorca

Cycling Mallorca

Cycling in Mallorca is a very popular activity on the island. More and more people are attracted to this sport that perfectly combines physical exercise with enjoying nature. Another big reason why cycling in Mallorca is so popular is that the island is the perfect place to enjoy the thrill of cycling.


Typical Majorcan food

The Mediterranean diet is recognized worldwide as one of the healthiest ways to eat. As its name indicates, the Mediterranean diet is the set of ingredients and foods that are consumed in the regions bathed by the Mediterranean Sea. The temperate climate of these regions allows an excellent cultivation of a great variety of fruits and vegetables, such as tomatoes or olives. The olive is very important in the Mediterranean diet, since it is the main ingredient with which olive oil is made.


Family hotels Mallorca

Mallorca is one of the most renowned tourist destinations in the world. No matter what holiday you are looking for, you will always find the perfect activities in Mallorca. If you want a romantic getaway, in Mallorca you will find many hidden coves and the most avant-garde restaurants. If you prefer a cycling holiday you can enjoy spectacular routes.


Shopping Centres Mallorca

Shopping Centres Mallorca

Although many believe that Mallorca has nothing to offer but spectacular beaches, which is no small thing, the reality is very different. Mallorca has a very varied leisure offer and as the cold and rain are now approaching, taking a dip in the beach is no longer an option. That’s why it’s important to know places where you can spend a pleasant day sheltered from the weather. These are the times when plans such as taking a stroll through the wide variety of shops that Mallorca has to offer or taking refuge in the cinema to enjoy a film with a huge bucket of popcorn, become the perfect options to liven up your afternoon holiday. That is why we would like to recommend you some of the main shopping centres that you will find in Mallorca and we are sure that they will satisfy all your needs.

Mallorca has, mainly, three shopping centres located in Palma and its surroundings, so it is very easy to reach them, both by public transport and by car. If you choose the latter option, don’t worry, they all have ample parking spaces so that you don’t have to break your neck looking for a place to leave your car and you can just enjoy yourself.

Shopping Centres Mallorca

Porto Pi

The Porto Pi Shopping Centre is one of the oldest in Mallorca, having opened in 1995. It is located next to the port of Palma de Mallorca and this privileged location has made it a reference point for both residents and tourists. It stands out for being completely covered so it becomes a perfect option in the rare, rainy afternoons in Mallorca. It has 6 commercial floors and is dominated by clothing shops with the most prominent brands both nationally and internationally. In the Porto Pi Shopping Centre you can find shops like Zara, Tommy Hilfiger or Lacoste among others. In spite of focusing on fashion you will also be able to find shops of all types such as electronics, toys, sport or home. If after a long walk through this magnificent shopping centre you feel like having a bite to eat you won’t even have to move, as on the top floor you will find a multitude of restaurants where you can recharge your batteries after a morning’s shopping.

If you don’t have a car, don’t worry. Line 1 of Palma de Mallorca’s intercity buses will leave you right at the door. This is also a highly recommended option, as line 1 runs along Jaime III and Passeig Mallorca streets, where there are also a large number of shops and restaurants. If you go by car you can park in one of its 1,570 covered parking spaces.

Mallorca Fashion Outlet (Festival Park)

Opened in 2002 under the name of Festival Park, which was changed to Mallorca Fashion Outlet in 2019. The Mallorca Fashion Outlet offers a completely open shopping centre where you can walk around or calm your appetite in its restaurants. This shopping centre is located only 7km from Palma and offers a wide range of shops of the best fashion and sport brands. This makes it the ideal place to take a walk on a sunny autumn day. It also has a very particular style reminiscent of a small village, so a walk among its shops is a very important part of your visit to Mallorca. This huge shopping centre stands out for offering its customers the best prices, as it is focused on outlet sales, so visiting its shops and taking advantage of the incredible discounts they offer is an opportunity not to be missed. It also has an enormous gastronomic offer with several restaurants, cafes and ice-cream parlours for all tastes. Enjoy one of the restaurants, sit down to rest and have a coffee on one of the terraces before continuing with your shopping or go to see a film in the Cinesa Festival Park multiplex. Cinema in Mallorca that has 20 theatres where you can see all the film premieres with IMAX quality.

The mall Mallorca Fashion Outlet is located in the municipality of Marratxí, just 10 minutes from Palma by car and 20 minutes from Palma de Mallorca airport. It has a huge free outdoor car park where you can park without complications. If you don’t have a car you can get there by train, as the centre has a stop with its own name so finding it will be easy.

FAN Mallorca

The FAN Mallorca Shopping is the newest and most modern of all the shopping centres in Mallorca. It is located only 2 minutes from Palma de Mallorca Airport and has a huge gastronomic, commercial and entertainment offer. On its two floors you will find the main national and international fashion brands as well as sports, beauty and electronics shops. It also has a huge supermarket where you can do all the necessary shopping for your daily life. In spite of being an open-air shopping centre, it has large balconies with which you can take refuge in case of bad weather, which makes a visit to FAN Mallorca Shopping a great option whatever the weather.

On its two huge floors you will also find a wide variety of restaurants where you can taste dishes from all over the world, from Argentinean roast to Japanese ramen. But if all that Fan Mallorca Shopping has to offer is still not enough, you can also enjoy the latest releases in its Artesiete Fan multiplex, which has 8 cinemas equipped with the latest technology to enjoy the cinema like never before. Its proximity to the airport makes it the perfect place to spend your last hours in Mallorca.

If you come by car, you can park in its huge car park which has both underground and outdoor spaces so finding a parking space will not be a problem. If you choose to visit FAN Mallorca Shopping by public transport you can choose one of the five bus lines (L18, L28, L32, L23 and L31) which will leave you just a few metres away.

Holiday Center Santa Ponsa

As you have seen, the options to reach any of the three main shopping centres in Mallorca are endless so you can easily get there from Holiday Center Santa Ponsa. The ideal place to stay on your holidays as you will be able to enjoy all the comforts to spend a dream holiday on the wonderful island of Mallorca.


where to eat in mallorca

Where to eat in Mallorca

Have you already decided to visit Mallorca during your vacations? This beautiful island in the Mediterranean has a very special charm that makes all its visitors fall in love. Everyone who has ever been to this little paradise knows exactly what we are talking about, everyone wants to return to the island even before they have left. If on the other hand it is your first time, make sure you soak up all that the island has to offer, its landscapes, its culture, its beaches and above all its gastronomy!