Another main attraction is the wine grown on the Santa María land, which attracts thousands of visitors. Founded in prehistoric times, around 3000 to 1400 BC, Santa Maria has a long tradition of wine production. In the 18th century, it also gained importance as an exporter of brandy to numerous countries - within Europe and beyond its borders. The journey to Santa Maria takes you through huge wineries. Mallorca has around 70 wineries (“bodegas”) and in recent years many winegrowers have opened their doors to visitors, offering guided tours and tastings. A widely known route crosses the “Denominación de Origen” (D.O.) Binissalem, which is paved with centrally located wine-growing villages such as Santa Maria del Camí, Consell, Binissalem, Sencelles and Santa Eugenia. There are 14 participating wineries involved in the Wine Route project under the umbrella of the D.O.. Binissalem.
A few years ago, Livingdreams also opened - a concept store with gorgeous handmade wooden tables and decorative items, as well as a café and restaurant. Another newcomer to Santa Maria is Villa Wesco - the German homeware brand opened its doors in March 2016 and offers a furniture outlet and high-end cooking classes.
One of the main attractions is undoubtedly the Sunday market. It hides away from the main street in one of Santa Maria’s many hidden squares. And yet it’s child’s play to find it on a market day, because all you have to do is follow the streams of shoppers. Particularly popular is the German-run restaurant Moli des Torrent, housed in an old and beautifully restored mill. Here you can enjoy traditional cuisine with a refined touch. The associated garden and idyllic terrace also invite you to linger. The service is good and the décor very tasteful.
The Santa María del Camí region is a touring paradise. With currently 79 tours, leisure sports enthusiasts and active holidaymakers can choose from a large and very varied selection. A total of 4 hiking tours and 75 cycling routes lead through the Santa María del Camí region and invite you to explore. Golf lovers in particular get their money’s worth here. The Puntiró golf course is known for its special combination of a very modern clubhouse and a beautiful old tree population. The Son Gual golf course on the way from Palma to Santa Maria is also one of the best golf courses on the island. Here, however, it is mainly small lakes and hilly areas that make up the special charm. From the clubhouse you have a fantastic panoramic view over the golf course to Palma.
Santa María del Camí, often simply called Santa María, has almost 7,000 inhabitants and has become one of the most sought-after villages in recent years, both by locals and foreigners. This is mainly due to its privileged location, as it is in the central part of the island, just 15 minutes from the airport and the city of Palma, as well as the beaches, and enjoys excellent access. In Santa María you will find a wide range of services.
There is also a renowned international school, “The Montessori School“, as well as a public school. The leisure centre “Mallorca Fashion Outlet” is only a few minutes away by car and offers many fashion shops, bars, restaurants, activities for the whole family and a large cinema.