A paradise on the southeast coast of Mallorca
Cala Santanyi is located in the southeast, or also called by the Mallorcans “Migjorn” zone which means something like “south wind” or “south”. A stunning combination of natural beauty of the landscape around, breathtaking natural beaches, water sports of all kinds and the town of Santanyi in the near distance with its top venues and culinary
Surprises. This place will simply enchant you, whether you want to spend your vacation in one of the beautiful cottages or buy your new dream home here….
The town of Santanyi and a varied gastronomy
The Cala de Santanyi is less than 10 minutes away by car, and therefore offers the perfect combination outside of
to live close to the sea, but still enjoy the benefits of the city. Santanyi is always worth a visit, with its well-preserved old town, with small streets and many boutiques. The stroll through the streets of Santanyi often changes into a small shopping tour through the many boutiques with interesting products (both international and local products, such as textiles, decoration, gourmet…). After all the walking you can then choose one of the delicious restaurants (where you have a lot of variety), and first eat something in peace or drink a “Cafe con Leche” or “Carajillo”.
just 10 minutes away by car
Picturesque atmosphere in the old town and its history
The picturesque streets in the old town of Santanyi are littered with beautiful houses and town palaces, with natural stone cladding and large wooden doors in typical Mallorcan style. Scattered in the streets you will also come across traces of bronze-ze megaliths.
The church “Sant Andreu Apostol” was built in the 18th century by the master builder Antonio Mesquida. Upon entering the interior, you will immediately notice the beautiful organ that stands here. This was handcrafted by Jordi Boschs, who was the organ builder for the Spanish crown.
In the main plaza, the Plaza Mayor, there is also the old building of the City Hall and the Chapel of the Rosary from the 14th century.
The Porta Murada in Santanyi
The old town fortifications of Santanyi are still partially preserved, and tell many storybook tales of pirate attacks and the history of Santanyi.
The beautiful beach of Cala Santanyi
The Cala Santanyi (the beach of the same name as the resort) is a cove covered by palm and pine trees, with a 130 meter long sandy beach. Fine sand and crystal clear blue water characterize this natural beach, making it the perfect place for swimming. A perfect place to unwind with friends & family, or do some water sports like snorkeling and diving to explore the underwater world. Also “Paddle Surf” becomes the last years more and more popular in the subject of water sports. Culinary this beach also surprises, because here is not only a beach bar or beach bar available (we mean those typical where there are only a few water ice or cheese sandwich, of course, there are also mega beach bars with top cuisine in Mallorca!), but immediately a few restaurants. Especially the Hostal Playa is famous for its “Fideua” (the noodle version of Paella), which we can also personally recommend (especially in spring/early summer it is so, relaxed to enjoy a glass of white wine directly on the beach of Cala Santanyi).
Fine sand and crystal clear blue water
Beach volleyball and pedal boat are also popular and offered at this beach, which gives the whole one place a great vacation atmosphere. Moreover, the beach itself is known to be very clean and to place a high value on the environment (it is also marked with a blue flag).
Location and arrival to Cala Santanyi
From Palma and the airport you can get to Santanyi and Cala de Santanyi within 45 minutes (a distance of about 56km), you just have to drive south on the highways Ma-10 and Ma-19, where you will pass Llucmajor and Campos. There are also several public buses from which you can get to Santanyi and Cala Santanyi, which is a great option especially if you are on vacation and do not have a rental car.
If you want to reach the place by boat, you can either anchor on the beach in the deep water, or go to the nearest port which would be Cala Figuera.
Restaurants in Cala Santanyi
In Cala Santanyi there are several beach bars, restaurants and cafeterias. Family-friendly beach fare as well as local dishes are offered to them. Hamburgers, fish and chips, paella, tortilla or fideua. As already mentioned, we recommend the restaurant “Hostal Playa” which is located right next to the beach.
Many restaurants also offer takeaway food, so you can also eat right on the beach at a romantic beach picnic. The small supermarkets are also perfect for this.
If you are looking for more upscale restaurants with international cuisine, we recommend a short trip to Santanyi.
Other interesting locations in the area
The Mondrago Nature Park
Especially for nature lovers, this nature park, including beaches, is a true paradise. The flora and fauna could develop in
of this zone spread freely, and that’s what makes this pristine touch. In the park you can also get around whether on foot or by bike, and there are also gastronomic and accommodation facilities (small hotels or hostels).
Here is a drone shot of the two beaches in Çala Mondrago
A real hotspot for influencers and vacation hobby videographers, and just 10 minutes from the center of Cala Santanyí. Es pontàs means something like “gate to the sea” and is located on the coastline of Santanyi, between Cala Santanyi and Cala Llombards. The bridge made of natural stone is located directly in the sea, and was formed by the slow wear of the waves, wind and weather on the coast.
Snorkeling and swimming at Es Pontàs
Especially for snorkeling and diving, the area around Es Pontàs is coveted and well visited. This zone is also a good swimming spot for advanced swimmers, with the highlight of swimming through the gate.
There are many more great hotspots in the Cala Santanyi area, we are happy to recommend our personal highlights! Just follow us on Facebook, YouTube or Instagram and ask in our comments or send us a message.
Conclusion about Cala Santanyi
Cala Santanyi is a very beautiful and quiet area in the southeast of Mallorca. The place is small, but offers everything your heart desires. Moreover, you are only a few minutes away from the town of Santanyi with its many gastronomic options, as well as port and yacht harbor like Cala Figuera or
. For golf lovers there are also some options through the Vall d’Or Golf Club near Cala d’Or and
Have you ever been to Cala Santanyi? If so, how did you like it?