Are you looking for the perfect base for your upcoming holiday? Then look no further than the stunning island of Sa Coma!
Sa Coma is a delightful resort set behind a glittering white sandy beach. It’s an awesome place for beach getaways, family breaks in the sun, and romantic couples’ escapes. But what activities does Sa Coma offer? Are there many hotels available? Read along to find out more about this fascinating and picturesque island.
What Is Sa Coma Like?
Sa Coma is a beach resort located in northeast Mallorca. Boasting a stunning blue flag beach and many leisure activities, it’s no wonder, so many families choose it as their holiday base. In north Sa Coma sits Cala Millor, and in the south, you’ll find Porto Cristo – a beautiful fishing village.
Sa Coma is a small resort part of the municipality of Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, ideal for both holidaying couples and families. There are plenty of beautiful beaches for sun lovers to choose from – Play de Sa Coma and one in Cala Millor, and another in S’Illot. The marinas in Porto Cristo and Cala Bona are also worth a visit.
History & Culture Of Sa Coma
In the 1980s, Sa Coma was created as a residential development and tourist resort. In 1985, the headland that adjoins Sa Coma, Sa Punta de n’Amer, was given the title of an official nature reserve.
There, you can discover the defensive tower, Es Castell, which was built in the 17th century. This incredible tower offers not only amazing sea views but also has its own museum. A ring of these towers can be found all over Mallorca, and they were used as warning systems and defences against pirate attacks!
Beaches In Sa Coma
The Sa Coma beach is one of the top 20 Mallorcan beaches and is nearly a kilometre long, with clear water that’s quite shallow. If there are easterly winds, there may be waves, but the lifeguards watch the beach and its sunbathers.
This sandy beach also has many sunbeds and umbrellas, as well as toilets and showers too. Behind the beach, you’ll find a promenade that’s perfect for an evening stroll as it stretches to Cala Moreya, south of the town of S’Illot.
The 4-star Hipotels Mediterraneo Club is situated next to the Sa Coma beach and offers lots of activities for the whole family.
You can visit some amazing beaches to the south of the island. The beautiful bay of Cala Varques has two sandy beaches that are ideal for diving and swimming. Keep in mind there is a short walk from the car park to the beach, so try to pack light!
Things To Do In Sa Coma
The area of Sa Coma is great for bike rides. You’ll find mountain routes to the San Salvador and Cura monasteries as well as easier coastal routes. There’s also a bike station where you can rent bikes between March and November.
Visit a typical Mallorcan village
If you want to explore the island more, there’s a traditional 16-century Mallorcan village you can visit, Sant Llorenç des Cardassar. Here you can admire the impressive architecture, learn about the village’s rich history, and take part in excursions.
Near Sa Coma beach, you’ll find a horse riding school where you can book lessons or take a trek into Punta de n’Amer.
If your family enjoys waterparks, you can take a bus ride to the Alcudia Waterpark. Or, you can arrange a trip there with a tour operator in one of the Sa Coma hotels. While you’re there, you could pay a visit to the Alcudia resort too.
If you prefer, you could visit waterparks in the south – Western Waterpark or Aqualand. You can either travel by bus or car or organise a trip with a ticket office.
Safari zoo park
If you’re staying in Sa Coma, don’t forget to visit the Safari zoo park. Although this is a fun day out, be on the lookout for monkeys jumping onto your car! If you’d prefer not to risk your car getting jumped on, you can hop on the safari train that goes around the park itself with stopping points.
There’s also a train that operates in the resort, picking up tourists who are visiting the safari park.
Golf Paradis is a mini golf course with 36 holes, set in tropical gardens, cascading water, and children’s boat rides. There’s a windmill where you can get refreshments, and a big lagoon-style pool with different water slides called La Reserva. Your entrance fee includes food.
Talaiot Na Pol
If you’re a culture vulture, check out the Talaiot Na Pol. These are ancient buildings made from stone that were used for a variety of things and are very common in Menorca and Mallorca.
In S’Illot, there’s a well-preserved Talaiot settlement. This ancient wonder is considered an important archaeological site in the Balearic Islands.
Visit Punta de n’Amer
Why not take a stroll along the Punta de n’Amer, the lush peninsula that sits north of Sa Coma? Walk along the sandy footpaths and take in the endless ocean views from the craggy coastline.
The capital of Majorca, Palma, is just an hour’s drive away and is super easy to get to. This fantastic city is a destination you can enjoy all year round. Whether you’re visiting in the winter months or enjoying a summer holiday, there’s always something to do.
Shop the designer stores, sample the many food markets and pay a visit to the enormous Gothic cathedral. There are also plenty of things to do for the kids, such as the Palma Aquarium.
This is an amazing experience for kids and adults alike. Learn about the sealife and their habitats, as well as the protection and preservation work the aquarium has done ever since it was founded in 2007.
Hotels In Sa Coma
The hotels on offer in Sa Coma are mainly 3 and 4-star establishments, 5-star family-friendly hotels, and apartment complexes. If you’re looking for a high-end holiday experience, you’ll find a good selection of luxury villa rentals in the area.
Restaurants In Sa Coma
Because Sa Coma is a smaller resort and the hotels make up a large part of the dining scene, you won’t find many restaurants there. But, you will find a few eateries offering traditional Spanish cuisine.
Nightlife In Sa Coma
The Sa Coma nighttime entertainment mainly happens in hotels, but you can find entertainment in other places, such as bars and clubs. But, if you want to experience some Mallorcan nightlife, head to Cala Millor or Manacor for some more exciting evenings.
Events In Sa Coma
The Smooth Jazz Festival is an amazing cultural event held every May in Sa Coma. It’s here you can enjoy a week of live jazz, funk, and soul music. Then in July, the festival of the patron saint is held, with plenty of local food, a parade of giants, and bands playing music. There are also many smaller, local events that can be found on the Sa Coma official website.
Shopping In Sa Coma
Groceries and holiday essentials can be purchased in Sa Coma. You’ll find two pharmacies, one on Avenida De Las Palmeras and the other next to the Hotel Mediterranea Blau. There’s also a big Eroski hypermarket where you can do your holiday food shopping and even buy electrical goods.
Sa Coma has a weekly market which is on from 7 pm on Wednesdays in the summer months. You could also visit the market in the nearby town of Son Servera every Friday morning. Here you can buy everything from leather goods and sunglasses to local produce such as cheese and sausages.
But, if you’d like some luxury retail therapy, take a trip to the larger resort of Cala Millor, known for its bigger shopping scene.
How To Get To Sa Coma
The island of Sa Coma is just one hour away from Palma airport if you go by car. You can also hire a car, take a local bus, or take a taxi to the island, which also takes just one hour.
Surrounding Areas Of Sa Coma
If you’d like to venture outside of Sa Coma, a trip to the Caves of Drach in Porto Cristo is essential.
You can purchase tickets for the caves from ticket offices, or you can book a tour operator in your hotel. Of course, you can buy tickets at the door too.
For the golfers, there are two courses just outside Sa Coma. The Pula Golf Club at the Pula Golf Resort, which also has a 4-star hotel, is 10km away from the island. A course slightly nearer to the island is Club de Golf Son Servera which is 9km away.