Whether for the scenery, curiosity or artistic interest, Santanyí is definitely worth a visit and the best time to go is at the weekend or midweek. Wednesday and Saturday is market day in Santanyi, so it’s best to get there early. That way you can also enjoy breakfast in advance in one of the charming cafés while watching the hustle and bustle of one of the most beautiful markets on the island, somewhat reminiscent of Ibiza. The Cafe & Restaurant Goli is particularly popular. But we can also warmly recommend the Hotel Santanyi, the Laudat, Henry’s Pizza (Til Schweiger) or the Sa Botiga. And of course you have to stop by Sa Cova in the pedestrian zone - co-owner is Uwe Ochsenknecht. Check out the galleries or stroll through the market stalls with plenty of choice for curiosities. There are many galleries and art studios in Santanyí and a stroll through the alleyways is highly recommended if you are looking for a special piece of art or decorative item for your home.
A great way to spend a Sunday is to take a boat trip to the Cabrera Nature Reserve. The island is famous for its beauty, rare animal and plant species and crystal clear waters that are a paradise for divers. The day trip can be booked directly at the port of Colonia Sant Jordi, the boats leave at 09:30. Don’t forget your picnic basket as you will have the whole day there for walking, sunbathing or snorkelling.
LEISURE & SPORT
Divers get their money’s worth in Santanyi. The Cala Santanyi Diving Center is located directly below the Hotel Pinos Playa in Cala Santanyi. Diving is therefore possible directly in front of the diving centre at depths of 3 to 10 metres. Ideal for beginners. For all others, there is a dive boat equipped with 400 hp with which up to 25 different dive sites can be reached within 5 to 25 minutes.
In the wooded surroundings of the east coast, there are also wonderful hiking tours - some hikes lead almost exclusively along the sea and leave nothing to be desired.
Santanyí is a municipality and town in the south-east of the island - a pretty, rural and authentically Mallorcan place. With a privileged inland location, but very close to more than 48 km of picture-perfect coastline and the second largest natural park in the Balearics, this village of golden sandstone buildings is surrounded by stunning nature.
The surrounding environment of Santanyi, the light and the ambience in the town seem to be made for creative people and have attracted many international artists over the years. Nowadays, art still plays a central role in Santanyí and you can discover many different galleries and workshops in the narrow streets of this peaceful town.