Santa Ponsa is only 18km from Palma. It is a tourist and party area, especially for the Irish but don’t let that put you off. Once you’re out on the water it’s a whole different place.
HOW TO GET THERE
To get there from Palma you can either catch bus 102, 104 or 111. Bus 102 or 111 are the two quicker buses with fewer stops compared to the 104, however, they will all get you there. Make sure you check the routes before you leave as they do different runs depending on the season. A ticket will cost you €3.40 unless you have a residence card then it is reduced to €1.20.
We rented two 2 person kayaks for 2 hours for €14.00 per person from inside the marina. Make sure you take some water, a hat and your underwater camera with you and slip slop slap before you go! The people from the kayak centre will show you a map and how to get to the natural pool and caves.
2 hours was enough for us to explore the areas and have a swim. It will take you about a 30-minute paddle to and from the natural pool area which leaves you an hour to explore.