With the arrival of March we are possibly at one of the best times of the year… Flowers are blooming, the weather no longer has that cold, bitter sharpness to it and everywhere you go you’ll see cyclists, runners and those on rollerblades chasing the promenades, old or young; slow or fast, everyone is out to enjoy the spring sunshine. Everyone can feel the summer etching its way in, encasing us in waves of warmth with the longer days and shorter nights so before the weather is too hot too handle, before we can no longer step outside without wanting to immediately dive into the pool or our ice cream melts the second it’s taken out of the freezer, we want to enjoy the cool spring air, too hot for rain; to cool for the baking sun… So what better way to kick off spring than a beach party full of Spanish and Majorcan dance, shows and spectacles in Santa Ponsa!
Santa Ponsa is a very popular beach destination for British and Irish tourists during the summer. Our family-orientated Gran Isla Hotels resorts in Santa Ponsa are always buzzing with life during this busy period with huge groups of families reuniting for a big family holiday or returning guests being welcomed back to the island and to our hotels after a winter season apart. Holidaymakers from all over Britain and Ireland come to this stunning paradise to take advantage of the spectacular Santa Ponsa beach (just 300 metres away from our Jutlandia Family Resort, Pirates Village Apartments or Plazamar Serenity Resort) which proudly sports the Blue Flag. This Blue Flag is the most-sought out recognition for beaches on the island. When a beach in Majorca receives this recognition it means that it has been approved for having an excellent standard of cleanliness, strong water quality and has a lack of pollution. Good for the environment and even better for you, our guests!
Of course, summer is a fantastic time of year, you get to meet so many new friends and everyone enjoys the lively and fun atmosphere. However, right now, just before we welcome the summer season, if you prefer a quieter atmosphere and want to make the most of March to learn more about the culture of Spain and Majorca, Santa Ponsa beach in Majorca is where you should be on 26th March. On this day, we invite you to come and enjoy ‘Viva Santa Ponsa’. What is this you ask? This is a beach party combination of Spanish and Majorcan dance with equestrian shows. And if you know anything about Spanish parties you know they’re fun, lively and last well into the night,even when the events are over.
To kick off the day, starting at 11:00am you can catch the traditional Majorcan dance: Ball de Bot. In this dance, Majorcans sport traditional wear and follow the steps that come so naturally to them having been learning them since they first learnt how to walk, teaming the outfits with castanets and traditional folk music, makes for a great and unique experience, one that you won’t see anywhere else!
Onwards from 12:00pm you’ll find yourself watching traditional Spanish dancing. From Sevillian flamenco to rumba and many others: you’ll see it all. This is a unique experience and one that you shouldn’t miss out on, especially because it’s not often you can see all these authentic Spanish dances all in one go!
Now the grand finale, an equestrian show at 13:00pm! You’ve never seen a show like it! With trained professionals performing with horses and dancing perfectly in time with the traditional Spanish music, it’s a great experience to share with all the family, especially the little ones.
To finish off, from 13:30pm you’ll be able to join in and dance into the afternoon to the traditional Spanish music. It will truly be a great experience for you to come enjoy a day of discovering Majorcan and Spanish culture, sharing fun times with your family and friends and meeting and socialising with the locals as well. It’s the perfect celebration for Majorcans to celebrate and share their culture with tourists, other residents and seasonal visitors. It’s also the perfect opportunity for you to take advantage of the stunning Santa Ponsa beach right before the high season!