Costa de la Calma
Between the towns of Santa Ponsa and Peguera in the municipality of Calvià and just in 20 km from Palma de Majorca, lies one of the best holiday destinations in the Balearic Islands, the Costa de la Calma. Here you can find incredibly photogenic spots such as the Cala Blanca beach - one of the best beaches in Majorca. With spectacular rocks and small bays scattered around, this area in the south-west of Majorca provides you with many reasons to choose Costa de la Calma when planning your holidays to Majorca.
Beside the great water quality of the local beaches and bays, suitable for bathing and family tourism, the Costa de la Calma is surrounded by places of a unique beauty, making it the best option for a weekend getaway with your significant other or friends.
As always, Iberostar offers you the best hotels in Majorca, and one of them - Suites Hotel Jardín del Sol – gives you an opportunity to enjoy the Costa de la Calma in a relaxing atmosphere leaving all your worries behind.
Beside the undeniable charm of its landscape, the Costa de la Calma also stands out for having a long history. In fact, it was here that King Peter the fifth of Aragon landed in 1343 before taking control of the island and removing King James the third of Majorca from the throne.
However, this episode has very little to do with the tranquillity characterizing this residential area to the point that it is even named the Coast of Tranquillity - Costa de la Calma in Spanish. So, go ahead and book Iberostar Jardín del Sol Suites for your Majorca holidays to experience and enjoy the tranquillity first hand.
Sure enough, the reason this dreamy corner shines out is its extraordinary beaches which are definitely some of the best beaches Majorca can offer. For example, the Cala Blanca or Castellot beaches are ideal for relaxing while swimming in the sea or for contemplating one of the most beautiful sunsets on the island. One could also say the same about Mont d'Or, a white sand and fine pebble beach spread on the edge of a beautiful cliff. Its thick Mediterranean vegetation and turquoise waters stimulate the senses in the best way possible.
There is also no doubt that playa Santa Ponsa should be added to this list. Surrounded by pine trees it is considered the longest sandy beach in the area - about 560 m in length, plus Caló d'en Pellicer bay, a very beautiful place suitable for anchoring boats. Located near Iberostar Cala Blanca hotel, Santa Ponsa beach offers a lifeguard service, as well as a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues.
What is more the Calvià municipality has other sights to show, such as the Santa Ponsa windmill, for example. This attraction was constructed in the middle of the nineteenth century, and nowadays it is considered a vestige of the traditional Majorcan economy, also called a Cross of Discovery – a place frequently visited by fishing enthusiasts.
And, of course don't forget that Palma de Majorca, the capital of the Balearic Islands is really close by. If you are looking for things to do in Palma de Majorca, you will have no trouble finding an answer. Enjoy the prosperity this city is famous for or get to see the numerous monuments, majestic gothic cathedral, and the castle of Bellver and why not explore the historical Jonquet district.
Finally, the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, which was awarded World Heritage Status by UNESCO in 2011 is nearby as well.
Besides sightseeing in the Costa de la Calma, this destination is perfect for sport lovers, especially for those planning golfing holidays in Majorca.
The Calvià municipality provides five golf courses to practice your swing: Golf Santa Ponsa I, Golf Santa Ponsa II, Golf Santa Ponsa III, Real Golf de Poniente and Real Golf Bendinat. Any of these facilities offers you the chance to practice putting in an exceptional setting. Therefore, if you are looking to be impressed by playing golf in Spain we recommend going for golf in Majorca.
Let’s not forget about water sports as Calvià has five marinas: Portals Vells, Portals Nous, Puerto Portals, Palmanova and Port Adriano, all of which offer water sports and recreational sailing activities.
Those interested in getting familiar with local traditions should know that the Costa de la Calma together with the town of El Toro hold a festival to honour its patron saint from the 4th to the 15th of August. This is an amazing opportunity to dive into the popular culture of the island and learn a bit more about the idiosyncrasy of the Majorcan people.
Taking into account the fact that one can reach Palma de Majorca from here in just few minutes by car, the Costa de la Calma is also a good destination for shopping lovers. So, do not hesitate and choose to spend your holidays in Majorca in one of its most tranquil corners with the opportunity to be active just a stone's throw away!
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